iPhone 5 Leaks: Larger Screen, Smaller Dock, Bottom Headphone Jack

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June 7 2012 2:52 PM

iPhone 5 Leaks: Larger Screen, Smaller Dock, Bottom Headphone Jack

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New rumors suggest an iPhone 5 out this fall will feature a longer screen and a headphone jack on the bottom. Edward Tse, 18, the first person to purchase an Apple iPhone 4s in Hong Kong's Apple store.

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If the latest iPhone 5 leaks and rumors can offer a megabyte or two of truth in totality, then this coming fall the world is likely to see some big changes to Apple’s top-selling gadget.

A new video leaked online by parts-seller ETradeSupply and reported by Gizmodo seems to feature a back plate of iPhone’s next generation. Notable differences include the suggestion of a significantly longer screen, a much smaller dock connecter, and a smaller SIM card slot. IPhone owners will recognize another design shift that could be considered heresy—a headphone jack that has moved from the top to the bottom of the phone.

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While the launch of the iPhone 5 will likely come in October—not at the company’s Worldwide Developer Conference next week—the latest leaks give Applephiles something to talk about. And a bigger screen could suggest another kind of first—the Mac maker taking design cues from … gasp … other smartphones!

Ben Johnson is the producer of Marketplace Tech from American Public Media.

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