The new iPhone is all but certain to have a 4-inch screen, but newly-leaked front pieces for the black and white versions seems to confirm that Apple will be moving the FaceTime camera to the middle of the headpiece. Since the iPhone 4, the FaceTime camera has been offset left of centre, disrupting the otherwise-symmetrical face of the phone.
The parts, obtained by Apple.pro, suggest that Apple is unifying the design of the iPhone with that of the iPod Touch, which introduced a centred FaceTime camera in its fourth-generation model two years ago. It has yet to receive a design refresh since then, but the new iPhone is expected to encroach on the iPod’s thinness title later this year.
While it’s possible these could be fake, they’re too evolutionary to be the work of a great artist. As we saw previously with the mockups of the new iPhone, people love to speculate on what new versions of the device will look like. At this point, unless another iPhone-left-at-a-bar situation repeats, we’re waiting until at least September for the announcement.