iPhone 5 back shows glass and aluminum panels

This weekend there's been another set of details dropped on top of a very tiny image that shows what the top back of the device is set to look like. This next generation iPhone will have two glass panels on the back on top and bottom of a larger aluminum panel, with the glass panel at the top having a single LED flash and large lens for it's back-facing camera.

This device image is certainly a prototype for the device that Macotakara says its sources are saying is near production. Manufacturing plans in China have been reported to be getting prepared for the start of production for the iPhone 5, and several leaks over the past couple of weeks have lent themselves to the same idea – that this device will be taller, but not fatter, than the previous iPhone models iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S.

This device has been said to have at least a dual-core processor (as the iPhone 4S does now with the A5 manufactured by Samsung) with many reports suggesting this next-generation architecture will feature four CPU cores instead. This device will also have a dock connector on its bottom that's the first in the Apple mobile line not working with the 30-pin connectors that've been on the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touches since the start.

Have a peek at the timeline below to see additional tips and leaks dealing with the iPhone 5 (or whatever it'll end up being called) and stay tuned for more!