Claimed Rear Shell with Sides for Next-Generation iPhone Surfaces

9to5Mac reports that iPhone repair firm iFixyouri has received information on a new part claimed to be the rear shell for the next-generation iPhone. The part is reportedly made of an aluminum alloy that integrates both the rear panel and sides for the device. 

Notably, the part is relatively consistent with previous claims that the next-generation iPhone would integrate a “metal panel” to the center section of the device’s back, but in reality the panel appears to simply be a different finish applied to that portion of the casing. 

With the part also including the device’s edges, a port for a smaller dock connector can also be seen, as well as larger speaker and microphone grills. The part’s source claims that Apple will take advantage of the space freed up by shrinking the dock connector to enhance speaker performance in the next-generation iPhone. 

Finally, the supplier claims that the part is showing up not only in black and white, but also in two other unspecified colors, although it is unclear whether those colors would make it to final production. 

Update: The part appears to show the headphone jack being on the bottom of the device as on the current iPod touch, rather than along the top edge as found on all iPhone models to date. That observation would fit with a recent part leak of what was claimed to be the headphone jack and earpiece. But many observers suggested that the center feature on that part looks more like a dock connector than an earpiece assembly. Moving the headphone jack to the bottom of the device would explain the layout of this component. 

Update 2: Repair firm uBreakiFix has also received photos of what may be the same part in white. The “iPhone” font on the shell appears to be somewhat suspicious, seemingly of a lighter stroke and/or looser spacing between the letters. But otherwise the part appears identical to the previously-posted part, which seems to carry a more typical “iPhone” typeface. 

9to5Mac has received more photosshowing these same parts in black and white, as well as a mid-frame plate. 

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In addition, the source has also provided a photo of what is claimed to be the next iPhone’s front panel in black, which shows that the FaceTime camera has been moved from beside the earpiece to above it. 

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Untethered Jailbreak iOS 5 and 5.0.1 AVAILABLE for all non-A5 devices! [PICTURE GUIDE]

Hi Everyone,

After the long wait, the dev team (mainly pod2g) has released an untethered jailbreak for iOS 5 and 5.0.1! In order to apply the jailbreak, either…

If you are semi-tethered or tethered jailbroken:

1) Go over to Cydia and search for “Corona 5.0.1 Untether” and install.

2) Reboot

3) Congrats! You’re done

If you are not jailbroken:

1) Download redsn0w from the links below (corresponding to mac vs. pc)

redsn0w 0.9.1b2 for mac:

redsn0w 0.9.1b2 for pc:

2) Plug in your idevice (and backup if you are not familiar with jail breaking process, just in case)

3) Follow directions on screen after opening redsn0w

Press “Jailbreak”

Press “Next”, then do the following on your idevice

The following will happen – don’t press anything…

Keep “Install Cydia” checked and press “Next”

Your idevice should look like…

4) Wait a few minutes…

5) You’re done! YES

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Siri Dictation ported to iPhone 4 (iOS 5/5.0.1 Jailbreak Necessary)

After much anticipation… Siri’s Dictation Feature has FINALLY been ported over to all devices supported by Apple to run it’s newest OS (iOS 5 and iOS 5.0.1).  In order to get the new feature up and running, you must have a jailbreak.  Thus far, there are no public untethered jailbreaks.  The best jailbreak available up until today is the “semi-tethered” jailbreak.  I will be writing a post on how to do a “semi-tethered jailbreak” shortly.  For those of you who already have a jailbroken device running 5.0 or 5.0.1 follow the following steps:

1. Head over to Cydia

2. Go to manage tab at bottom of screen

3. Click on the sources option

4. Tap edit at the top right

5. Tap add at the top left

6. Type the following Repo:

7. Tap add source

8. Scroll to Siri0us and install

9. Let the phone go through the steps

10. Reboot tethered and you should have a working phone with Siri’s dictation feature!

**UPDATE: I have been notified that some users are having issues because of a server overload.  If you are unable to install Siri0us, add this source instead:

(Video courtesy of iDownloadBlog)

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– Rohan Shah