There are no shortage of iPhone 5-related rumors making the rounds. But talk is cheap, so I tend to put more stock in rumors that are associated with actual, physical hardware.
In the gallery below I sift through the current hardware leaks and take a look at what the alleged iPhone 5 parts might tell us about Apple's forthcoming -- and highly anticipated -- iPhone 5.
Is there anything left for Apple to unveil?
|Gallery: iPhone 5: Rumor roundup|
Components amounting to an entire iPhone 5 have leaked over the past few weeks. Also, there's what purports to be a complete, bootable iPhone 5 that's cone from the assembly factory in Jincheng, China.
Here's a visual tour of the leaked hardware. Click on the links below to jump to the appropriate spot in the image gallery for more details on the leaked hardware.
|Chassis||Sensor holes||Connector cable||Dock connector|
|Volume control/mute switch||Front lens scratch test||Full booting iPhone 5|
|Front lens||Dock connector plug||Speaker, not NFC chip|
|Front lens measurements||SIM card tray for nano SIM||Redesigned earphones|
I suspect that when Apple chief executive Tim Cook stands on stage September 12 and unveils the next iPhone, we're going to be hit with a very strong sense of déjà vu.