It's not anything we've not seen before, but possible pieces of the new devices have been 'uncovered' by iResQ that seem to confirm a redesign.
The notion of a smaller dock connector has been reinforced, with a 9-pin option being the most likely. According to Apple Insider, this would be an 8-pin configuration with a ninth coming through the metal in the surrounding shell.
Do you care? Probably not – but it does mean faster data transfer and a more reliable connection, even though it's a smaller component.
Jack on the move
And remember when we told you about the headphone jack being moved to the bottom? Well, these parts also suggest the same thing – whether this will annoy Apple fans used to taking their phone out of a pocket in a certain way is yet to be seen.
It's just over three weeks until we may get to see the new iPhone 5 in the metallic, two-tone flesh – best start buying those camping supplies now if you're going to queue for it.