But the source is not sure which metal it exactly is, or is it just for the sake of the looks, but the metal is definitely there, in all the pictures. It appears that the antenna band is moulded into the metal backplates, which seems to be Apple’s way of including a unibody enclosure for all delicate parts making the iPhone, lighter, thinner and stronger.
Also if Apple is successful with this pattern and is able to accommodate all the parts in the minimum area, then it would be great because it definitely needs to make a lot of room to include a higher capacity battery if it wishes to include the LTE radio in the next iPhone.
Above you can see what the source believes is the front glass of the next iPhone and with the back panel. The width of the screen is the same but it is a bit taller to accommodate the rumoured larger 4 inch screen, the source says. Also we can see that the front camera lens, which is used for FaceTime has been moved to the centre, just above the earpiece. And there is another confirmation from the pics above that the next iPhone would not arrive with edge-to-edge technology and it will come with the tradition MicroSIM.
So are these part genuine and will they arrive on the final iPhone? Or are these meant for some testing devices? Well we’ll know it all when Apple releases the iPhone 5 with iOS 6, later this year.