Leaked photos and video of Apple iPhone 5 real, blog claims

An screenshot of an alleged YouTube video of Apple's next iPhone, spotted at IFA 2012. YouTube/gsmisraelnews

An screenshot of an alleged YouTube video of Apple's next iPhone, spotted at IFA 2012.
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(CBS News) Speculation about Apple's new iPhone is at fever pitch, particularly now that invitations to a Sept. 12 event have been sent out to the media.

The blog iMore garnered attention for accurately predicting the date of the Apple's iPhone 5 press event and now the site claims that leaked photos and video of "dummy phones" are accurate. 

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The photos in question are from the website iLounge, which reveals a taller iPhone with a 4-inch screen. Those photos align with several rumors that the iPhone 5 will increase in size - from a 3.5-inch to 4-inch display. The concept photos also reveal a 20 percent thinner body.

Last week, an alleged video of a dummy iPhone 5 filmed at the tradeshow IFA 2012 made rounds. If the rumors are accurate, consumers can expect to see a taller, thinner iPhone 5.

Other rumored details of the iPhone 5 include a smaller dock connecter, new location for headset jack, 4G LTE connectivity and additional hardware updates.

Invite for a Sept. 12 event at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco.
Apple
Apple sent out invitations Tuesday to a press event in at San Francisco's Yerba Buena Center for the Arts on Sept. 12.

The invite is black text on a white background, with a huge number 12 with the text "It's almost here" above. Below in lieu of a shadow of the number 12, the number 5 appears instead - hinting at an iPhone 5.

There are no hints of additional product release at this time, though many believe a smaller iPad will be announced either with the iPhone 5 or at a separate event in October.

Rumors of an iPad mini with 7.85-inch display have been circulating for some time. Previously, the Chinese blog NetEase reported that Apple has placed an order for an iPad mini. According to the report, 6 million units have been ordered for release in the third quarter. The smaller tablet is estimated to retail anywhere from $249 to $299.

In March, DigiTimesreported that "makers" in Apple's supply chain have started "delivering samples of a 7.85-inch iPads for verification." Weeks later, a report from the Korea Times cited an unnamed Samsung official that corroborated previous reports of a 7.85-inch tablet.

Citing "several sources," AllThingsD reported last month that an iPad mini will be announced in October and not with the iPhone 5, which is expected to come out in September.

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