One of Apple's partners has recently posted photos apparently showing an iPhone 4 and another purported egde-to-edge iPhone running SpeechTrans.
Nuance Technologies is a company that provides speech recognition technology to Apple. iOS users can already download SpeechTrans Ultimate, a real-time translation software application developed by Nuance, from the App Store or iTunes.
The edge-to-edge iPhone (opens in new tab) might actually be the upcoming iPhone 5 since rumours have suggested that Apple’s next smartphone could be powered by a dual-core A5 chip and have an edge-to-edge screen.
The photos should however be regarded with suspicion since Apple would not allow anyone to post photos of its fifth-generation iPhone before the official introduction and Nuance would not risk a lawsuit from the tech giant.
Or maybe the photos are genuine and are part of Apple marketing strategy?
The leaked photos also show a home button which is unnaturally close to the bottom of the display. It is exactly this detail that has determined many Apple fans to claim the photos are the result of some sloppy Photoshop paste work.
Apple is expected to launch its fifth-generation iPhone somewhere around September according to many pundits, or even at the beginning of 2012.