Could this be the iPhone 5?

Summary:Are you ready for the next-gen iPhone? Leaked photos over the weekend suggest the next iteration of the iPhone could feature a display that stretches to the edge of the case, and a rear flash and camera that are further apart than the iPhone 4.

With the iPhone 5 expected to be unveiled this fall, hints on what the next iPhone will feature ahead of its launch are picking up steam. Leaked photos over the weekend suggest the next iteration of the iPhone could feature a display that stretches to the edge of the case, and a rear flash and camera that are further apart than the iPhone 4.

GadgetsDNA first reported photos of the alleged iPhone 5 cases from Kulcase, which surfaced on Alibaba.com, a business-to-business trading site for Chinese manufacturers and suppliers. "It’s worth paying attention to these designs as Asian suppliers often get the details of the device ahead of the official launch," according to the news site. These cases have two rear holes and a thiner bezel to accommodate the wider screen so they clearly aren't meant for the iPhone 4 but a close cousin of it.

According to AppleInsider, the often accurate Apple.pro also published a photo comparing the camera component of both the iPhone 4 and purported iPhone 5, which shows a rear flash and camera lens that are wider apart that support the case layout of the Kulcase designs.

(Of course, there is a chance that this is not an iPhone 5 at all but just an upgrade of the iPhone 4. So technically speaking, and following the naming tradition of previous-gen iPhones, this particular version could be the iPhone 4GS, but I digress.)

What would you change in your iPhone 4? What other specs have you heard that you think will be incorporated into the next-gen iPhone?

[Source: GadgetsDNA, AppleInsider, Apple.pro (via Google Translate)]

[Images: Alibaba.com and Apple.pro (via Google Translate)]

Topics: Smartphones, Hardware, iPhone, Mobility

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Gloria Sin is a New York-based freelance journalist who writes about the tech toys that you can't live without for ZDNet. She has little patience for poorly designed user experiences, and is not afraid of opening the guts of her own machines for repair or hacking her gadgets for new uses.She has written for FastCompany.com, Popular Scienc... Full Bio

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