Following an earlier leak of supposed next-gen iPhone components, another extremely interesting image has surfaced at MacPost showing what may be the back panel of the iPhone 5, bearing the N94 code name many of us know so well.
The inside of the back panel is marked with several codes, including a date stamp of June 7, 2011, the code “EVT2” for “Engineering Verification Testing,” and the development prototype code “N94.” To make more sense of this code, consider that the originally AT&T release of the iPhone 4 was dubbed “N90”, and the Verizon iPhone 4 was dubbed “N92.”
The leaked prototype back panel doesn’t show a model number, FCC ID, or capacity, instead replacing this information with X’s, and giving little useful insight into what may be inside the device. The device seems suspiciously similar to an A5-powered iPhone unit found this April that Apple appeared to be using to test T-Mobile support.
There are a few things we think we now about the N94 based on current and past reports – it will feature a redesigned antenna, it will largely look like an iPhone 4, it will feature support for T-Mobile, and it will have an A5 processor. The above image (click to expand) shows some photographs of the n94 device that turned up in April.
This may serve to back up our previous report that the iPhone 5 may be arriving on T-Mobile’s network at launch.