Rumour – iPhone 5 case spotted

Alleged leaked shots suggest a smaller dock connector, larger speakers and aluminium back

Several websites have published photos purporting to show the casing of the new iPhone/iPhone 5/whatever you want to call it.

9to5Mac appeared to be first to publish the shot (forwarded to them by iPhone repair firm iFixyouri), and it looks genuinely convincing. The shape is fairly similar to the current iPhone 4 and 4S models, except with a smaller dock connector and larger speakers. The site was also told that the back is made from aluminium alloy.

We've heard rumblings of a smaller dock connector in the past, and its reduced size means the bottom-mounted speakers can be larger and – we assume – capable of belting out higher quality audio.

Another shot, published on Engadget, shows a white casing with an obvious silver backplate. As with most leaked shots the quality isn't good enough to tell if it's actual metal, but we'd assume it is. It also looks slightly curved, by the way the light is bending on it.

What do you think? Clever fake or the real deal? Let us know in the comments box below.

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