updated 04:55 pm EDT, Fri May 29, 2009
Matte finish iPhone images
An additional image has surfaced that allegedly shows the back case of an iPhone with a matte finish. The photo, posted on MacRumors, appears to match an earlier leak indicating a new finish for an unconfirmed revision. The form factor does not appear to be changed from the existing 3G model. It is unknown if the company has chosen a different material, possibly metal, to construct the back case.
A supposed third-generation bezel image surfaced earlier this week from a Hong Kong parts supplier. The design is different from the current model, with a black frame instead of the silver metallic finish of the current iPhone. If the leaked images are authentic, they would add evidence to suggestions that the upcoming iPhone will feature mostly internal changes.
Many expect Apple to launch a new family of iPhones at the upcoming WWDC keynote in June. Several analysts, however, claim the company could hold a special event following the conference to coincide with Steve Jobs' return from his leave of absence.