We use cookies to provide you with a better experience. If you continue to use this site, we'll assume you're happy with this. Alternatively, click here to find out how to manage these cookies

hide cookie message
80,258 News Articles

'iPhone 5 production line' images emerge

Pictures show Wintek workers handling display components

A photograph that allegedly shows a production line at iPhone component supplier Wintek has emerged on the web.

The workers pictured in the snaps, which were discovered by Vietnamese website Tinhte, appear to be handling display components and it is claimed that the parts in question belong to the iPhone 5.

Though the pictures don't show any components close up, there are one or two details that can be made out which would appear to be consistent with other reports we've heard about the iPhone 5.

iPhone 5 launch coming 7 October - report

For a start, the home button appears to have been elongated, which matches up with some designs that Chinese case manufacturers are working on. The elongated home button could be to support left- and right-swiping gestures.

Also, it looks as if the screen could be edge-to-edge, or certainly wider than the screens on previous models. However, it is difficult to make comparisons on the basis of these images alone.


IDG UK Sites

iOS 8 release date, new features and compatibility: Free to download from 6pm

IDG UK Sites

Why local multiplayer gaming is rapidly vanishing: we look at the demise of split-screen and LAN...

IDG UK Sites

Colour-depth not resolution is what will make 4K a success or failure

IDG UK Sites

iPhone 6 vs iPhone 6 Plus: Which new iPhone 6 model should I buy?