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iPhone 5 Front Panel Leaks Again, NFC Appears to Be in Tow this Time (Gallery)

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We’ve seen our fair share of iPhone 5 front panel leaks but, now, it appears we get a look at a nearly-complete build of the front of the device. The latest image, above, includes the full LCD, flex cables, the front-facing camera and the metal bracket that keeps it all together. There’s also a small square area at the top, however, which Macotakara thinks could be the phone’s near-field communications (NFC) chip.

We’re expecting the iPhone 5 to take advantage of NFC, especially with iOS 6’s Passbook feature, which allows you to store frequently used cards, such as a frequent flyer or shopper’s club card, although it’s unclear right now if Apple has plans to deploy the phone with a finalized mobile payment solution, too. We’re still expecting Apple to reveal all of the goodies on September 12, which is just short of a few weeks away, so stay tuned for plenty of fresh iPhone 5 news between now and then.

In the meantime, check out a few additional images in the gallery below.

iPhone 5 Front Panel Gallery

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Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...