Rumour mill gets going on iPhone 5

Rumour mill gets going on iPhone 5
Rumours suggest this is what the new iPhone will look like

We have our new Macbook Pro’s, and the iPad 2 release is imminent. We also have iOS 4.3 to look forward to alongside OS X 10.7 Lion. So, what’s next for everyone to talk about? Naturally, it’s the iPhone 5.

Fresh rumors from Japanese site Macotakara.jp (citing Chinese sources) claim the iPhone 5 will have an aluminum back case akin to the iPad. The antenna will be redesigned too, so that signals (3G, wifi, etc.) will be sent & received through the plastic Apple logo on the rear of the case.

This is, of course, a departure from the iPhone 4 case design which is far more rigid and has a sheer black back on the case made of glass. Early into the product launch Apple came under fire for having poor signal strength issues, particularly for US customers on AT&T who reported wide ranging call dropping issues. This, it appeared, came as a result of the way in which the antenna was placed in the phone, which subsequently got blocked when you held the phone a certain way.

As always, this rumor is just that – a rumor, so take it with a pinch of salt. It’s also advised to expect far more rumors on the horizon as a launch is likely in the summer, regardless of what the device looks like.

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  1. LesterBurnham says:

    Love it! I love the iTouch inspired design!

  2. Ben says:

    So, the rumor is that they're going to remove the backlight for the camera, take a step backwards in design, and completely ditch all the engineering that went into the new antenna?

    A grain of salt is not needed for this one…more like a giant block of halite!

  3. Yasir says:

    I prefer the glass back – this design is a bit of a backward step. I can see the aluminium back getting scratched and dented easily. Hope rumors are false.

    All the signals are going to feed through the tiny apple logo and this is an improved reception design!! Bulls**t spring to mind!!

  4. Matt says:

    That's justan iPad 2 made to look like an iPhone. Not even close to true!

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