9to5Mac is reporting that iFixyouri has received information on what is claimed to be the rear shell of the next-generation iPhone. This shell is reportedly made of aluminum alloy that makes up both the rear and the sides of the device.
This finding of course, falls right in line with previous reports that the next-generation iPhone would have a metal panel on the center section of the device’s rear. Also of note, because this back panel includes the sides we can confirm that this new shell has room for a new, smaller, dock connector, and it appears that the headphone jack was relocated to the bottom of the device for this redesign.
The supplier also claims that the new iPhone would come in two additional colors alongside the traditional black and white. Those colors were not specified, and it remains to be seen if they make it into production.
Lending further credibility to these reports, uBreakiFix has also posted photos of what appears to be the same component. The only thing that makes this component suspect, is the typeface “iPhone” is set in. It appears far lighter than the Myriad Pro used on the other leaked shell, and all other iPhones to date.
Only a short while after the rear shells surfaced, 9to5Mac followed up with more photos exhibiting the parts in black and white and showing off the plate located in the center of the back component. This report also shows off what is claimed to be the front panel.
The biggest difference that can be discerned at this time, is that the FaceTime camera has been moved from beside the earpiece to directly above it.
Photos courtesy of iFixyouri, uBreakiFix, and 9to5Mac.