IPhone 5 Video Supposedly Shows Housing for Apple’s Next Gadget

IPhone 5 Video Supposedly Shows Housing for Apple’s Next Gadget

IPhone 5 Video Supposedly Shows Housing for Apple’s Next Gadget

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July 30 2012 3:37 PM

IPhone 5 Video Supposedly Shows Housing for Apple’s Next Gadget

In the iPhone 5 leak hall of mirrors, it’s hard to tell what’s real and what is a mirage—but the latest video rumored to show the next level gadget’s design is convincing.

Japanese blog Macotakara posted a video this week showing what could be the housing of Apple’s new phone, featuring a side-encompassing back plate, that smaller charging dock we’ve been hearing about, and a headphone jack at the bottom. Also in the video: black and white “home” buttons, the glass front panel, and what appears to be a larger 4-inch display over all—yet another one of the common rumors heard in recent months.

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One of the internal parts shown in the video may be part of the device’s power cable, and could be related to a near-field communications chip, which would work with iOS 6’s e-wallet functionality and Passbook. Will we get any final answers before October’s supposed release? Hard to know—but we’re starting to get a clearer picture.

Video by Dallas Jensen.

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