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Purported 'iPhone 5' housing examined in hands-on video

A hands-on video of what is claimed to be the external housing for Apple’s next-generation iPhone has been published on YouTube. Cell phone parts retailer ETradeSupply managed to procure what it says is the unibody aluminum case Apple will use on what it refers to as the “iPhone 5,” which BGR expects to launch this fall. The iPhone casing appears identical to the housing that appeared in a number of leaked photos published by various websites last week. Visible in the video are a new, smaller port for a redesigned dock connector, a relocated headphone jack, new speaker grills and a taller design that will reportedly be home to a larger 4.08-inch display. The case appears to be significantly thinner than the housing found on the current iPhone 4S and iPhone 4, and the unit will supposedly make use of a new smaller SIM card. The full hands-on video can be seen below.

Zach Epstein

Zach Epstein has worked in and around ICT for more than 15 years, first in marketing and business development with two private telcos, then as a writer and editor covering business news, consumer electronics and telecommunications. Zach’s work has been quoted by countless top news publications in the US and around the world. He was also recently named one of the world's top-10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes, as well as one of Inc. Magazine's top-30 Internet of Things experts.

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