More exclusive iPhone 5 case pictures emerge

Big screen, curved back, tapered edges… all the clues to the design of Apple’s next handset can be found in these leaked pics

Thanks to a source from Fonegadgets in Braintree, Essex, we’ve got our hands on some exclusive shots of what appears to be a bona fide iPhone 5 case, complete with cardboard mock-up. Here’s our take on what Apple’s hype-blasting blower will look like.

Bigger screen

A bigger screen has been on the cards since the very beginning of the iPhone 5 rumour mill and as the mock-up above shows, an noticeable increase is definitely present – our estimate is a 4in affair. As for the resolution? We’ll just have to wait and see…

Level-headed

The noggins of the fourth and fifth generation devices look identical, with business as usual for the headphone jack and power button. This angle also suggests iPad-like tapered edges which we imagine will result in an iPhone 5 with a drastically thin sliver of a body. Speaking of which…

Calorie control

The iPhone 5 appears to have gone on a diet with a definite few precious millimetres shaved off, as noted by our highly technical red measuring line. No expense is spared here at Stuff HQ.

Un-rear-markable

There’s not much to see at the rear, although the bottom of the handset will undoubtedly host the proprietary Apple dock/charger connection as well as stereo speakers and microphone.

Back to the future

The volume buttons remain in their previous position, but on the iPhone 5 Apple has ditched the dinky round buttons of the iPhone 4 for the longer, thinner alternatives found on the 3GS.

Top heavy

It may be our imagination, but we’re pretty certain that there is a slightly curved difference in thickness along the back of the case, suggesting a subtle thinner taper towards the bottom of the device. The mute switch remains, albeit now on the right hand side.

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