Taking iPhone 5 design-speculation to an all new level, benm.at have produced a physical mock-up of the device, with the form factor based on leaked documents, rumors and expected changes.

Based on CAD designs, hardware components, several leaked hints, cases and recent, believable mockups we created a three-dimensional computer model. This virtual model was then used to build a very detailed, true prototype that you can hold in your own two hands.

The process to create this prototype is the same that’s used to create the iPad. The back was machined from a sold block of aluminium, which was later treated with glass pearls to get the same slightly rough touch that we already know from the iPad.

Based on what we’ve heard so far, the iPhone 5 may feature a tapered design with a wider screen and elongated home button. All will be revealed next tuesday at Apple’s media event where the iPhone 5 and/or iPhone 4S are expected to be announced.