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Fully assembled Apple iPhone 5 pictured side to side with older siblings

0. phoneArena 31 Aug 2012, 08:03 posted on

The Apple iPhone 5 is expected to be the biggest redefinition of the iPhone since it launched way back into 2007, changing our perception of what’s a smartphone…

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posted on 31 Aug 2012, 08:36 9

17. bloodline (Posts: 706; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


posted on 31 Aug 2012, 10:45 3

47. Savage (unregistered)

I want a phone which flies. Did Apple know that? O.o

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 08:39 1

18. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)

It looks the freaking same. doesn't do anything much except the size. what's wrong with sites like phonearena? they must be desperate to have a iPhone 5. next thing we know it will get lost at the same bar like it did on the previous iphone models and they raid some poor guys home with the fake APPLE POLICE

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 08:39

19. amiaq (Posts: 509; Member since: 30 Jun 2012)

I believe Apple will pull off a completely redesign iPhone. All these leaks are merely diversions.

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 09:02 1

30. sithvenger (banned) (Posts: 371; Member since: 25 Aug 2012)

Exactly, jus mockups. Apple wouldn't allow the phone to b showcases like this before they announce it. Remember what happened when Jason chin bought the phone that was left n the bar. Need I say more

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 08:41 2

21. J-LoTheGreat (Posts: 32; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)

WHY is the camera above the speaker? Come on now I have not seen 1 REAL phone have the camera above the speaker! Seems to me that this image or prototype is not real!

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 09:42 1

37. true1984 (Posts: 823; Member since: 23 May 2012)

That's innovation to Apple

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 09:58 1

39. J-LoTheGreat (Posts: 32; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)

Why not put the camera on the side of the phone by the volume buttons. No one in their right mind would try to copy that one.

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 11:30

58. frydaexiii (Posts: 1443; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)

So all your earwax can cover up that camera hole, so when you use the front facing camera as a mirror, you see yourself for what you really are.

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 08:43 2

22. champ_vl (Posts: 44; Member since: 31 Aug 2012)

It looks like a remote control. Damn this is one ugly stretched out phone. Apple engineers to lazy to come up with something new and fresh.

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 08:45 2

23. chocolatebear76 (Posts: 122; Member since: 03 Mar 2011)

If this should turn out to be or look like what apple is about to announce then no wonder they are suing android hardwear manufacturer as it's clare apple has ran out hardwear innovation,just a matter of time before sales starts dwindling,s**t!

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 08:49 3

25. KickRocks (Posts: 166; Member since: 22 Mar 2011)

What a stretched out long piece of crap. Thats the best they could do to make it somewhat better. Lmbo!! Same boring look with the same boring grid and same boring OS!! Iphone 5=FAIL. Line up now sheep for the most Irevolutionary device yet w/over 200 new features and a 3.9 inch screen. Lol. Baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 08:54

26. sithvenger (banned) (Posts: 371; Member since: 25 Aug 2012)

That's not the new iPhone guys. Remember gizmodo n 2010

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 09:06 2

32. Diego! (Posts: 575; Member since: 15 Jun 2009)

If that happens to be the new iPhone, I guess Samsung doesn't need to worry to pay that billion dollar.

That iPhone 5-6 or whatever is called is really ugly. And boring.

Even Samsung Galaxy S III which was criticized due to its design, looks ten thousand times better than this one.

Let's wait and see.

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 09:24 1

34. redmd (Posts: 1269; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)

With the current iOS, I think it's possible to remove that physical home button. What a waste of Bezel iPhone 5. 4.3 inches would have made a significant increase in screen size from 3.5.

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 09:41 1

36. YaIphoneiscool (Posts: 27; Member since: 29 Aug 2012)

Wow best looking phone ever!!!

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 09:46

38. Iphone4 (unregistered)

this cannot be a iphone 5.

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 10:04

42. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)

Why you think so?

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 09:59 2

40. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)

Note 2 looks better than this

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 12:03

68. gallitoking (Posts: 4718; Member since: 17 May 2011)

you mean the stretch out SGSIII?

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 10:02 2

41. structureman116 (Posts: 139; Member since: 14 Sep 2010)

This is nothing but a bigger piece of the same old [rApple!!

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 10:21 5

43. teerex42 (Posts: 210; Member since: 14 Jun 2012)

Bwaahhaaahaahhhaaa...what a joke......lame iphone design. I'll keep enjoying the beautiful long and WIDE 4.8 inch HD super amoled display of my samsung galaxy s3 ;) with the specs that blow the isuck out of the water! The decline of the iphone is on it's way!

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 10:43 6

45. Savage (unregistered)

*Sigh* This is what I was afraid of. Same design 3 generations in a row. And with iOS 6 being an incremental update, playing catch-up with Android. Apple better have something good this time. Competitors have released their best phones yet and if you want people other than your rabid fanbase to buy iPhones, surprise us like you did in 2007.

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 10:44 3

46. redsox420 (Posts: 90; Member since: 27 Aug 2012)

iBoring.. More of the same. Lets just stretch it out. Add some matte plastic/rubbery type material at the top and base. Different colored logo.. yada yada yada..

show me something new and innovative, since your the kings of innovations. the kings of cool. Really, after the Note 2 just dropped, Cupertino is quaking. Wondering if they can find any forged patents to stop this Note from destroying Apple.

I am waiting for the lines to form at the local apple store in the mall.. I think I hear the herd stomping around now.. 4 inches of lovely over pixelated screens. Enjoy fanfolks.. Ill grab the Note part duex when it comes out.. We know the specs of it, no need to rewrite, except for a removable battery, expandable memory.. yada yada yada..

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 10:46 1

48. alan_1230 (Posts: 83; Member since: 22 Apr 2012)

I am in denial that Apple would let there official phone just be tossed around like this they would of sued by now ! I believe they will release something completely different

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 10:52 3

50. fwinst (Posts: 64; Member since: 08 May 2010)

Same stuff, different day. Seems the only pepole using their imaginations in Cupertino, are the legal teams.

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 10:53

51. FoneAddict (Posts: 259; Member since: 05 Jul 2011)

iPhone 5 form factor just doesn't look right! It looks long and skinny, terrible design.

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 11:07

53. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3771; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)

Apple's patent lawsuit against Samsung and the like are hitting it back finally.
What's iPhone 5 without the height? 4S.
Apple don't have room to move anymore...they might be afraid that other manufacturers are out there ready to sue them when they make the wrong move.
It looks abnormal... Two hand operation is going to be mandatory.

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 11:17

54. xtian1103 (Posts: 363; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)

i wonder how all the bashing and cursing on apple will have an effect on the sales of this phone? whether you like it or not, prepare for an onslaught of apple news this month and october.

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 11:21

55. 7ceez (Posts: 26; Member since: 08 Sep 2011)


posted on 31 Aug 2012, 11:23

56. 7ceez (Posts: 26; Member since: 08 Sep 2011)

I'm just saying, I have an iphone 4 now cause of work an all but I've had android,wp,blackberry, etc. if this truly is the "newest" design I will definitely be leaving my options open...Its time to stand out from the crowd, not be seen with the same thing everyone else is holding lol

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 11:47

62. qwertypoor (Posts: 72; Member since: 09 Jun 2012)

It's to many leaks and haven't heard of anyone being in trouble seems like this might not be real

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 11:52

66. shamataa (Posts: 216; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)

Boring! Nothing new here folks. Really a dull looking phone now. Note 2 will destroy this to pieces/much better phone.

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 12:04

69. eman99 (Posts: 368; Member since: 03 Aug 2010)

real lame nothing daring outside the box in design lame

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 12:11

72. helios225 (Posts: 5; Member since: 06 Aug 2012)

boring old design,please v want a compitator to our android phones

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 12:31

76. intos (Posts: 90; Member since: 06 Jan 2012)

wow !! im very impressed !! The designer he should think a lot to do that... at least 5 minuts !!!! or 10 !!! But yeah !! If the iphone looks like that , im convinced that this company does'nt care to make a beautifull phone !!!! they just dont want !!!! Simple they give you a big screen !!! its like they say to you !! " just take your f***g 4 inch screen and shut up !!! Dont break my balls now !! ''

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 12:51 1

80. skymitch89 (Posts: 1299; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)

These pics are new, but it's not like we haven't seen the iPhone 4/4S next to the "iPhone 5" before.

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 12:54

81. skymitch89 (Posts: 1299; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)

These pics are new, but it's not like we haven't seen the iPhone 4/4S next to the "iPhone 5" before.

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 13:14

83. timtimity (Posts: 196; Member since: 13 Aug 2012)

I like Apple and Android and I am not having a go just because it's an Apple product, but it seems to be a bit of a lazy design. I know people liked the design of the 4 and 4S and normally I'd see nothing wrong with a company keeping a form factor they know people like, but Apple make such an emphasis on the design and looks of their products that it seems lazy of them to not change how it looks.

Again, I'm not saying it's bad, it just seems odd that a company that promote themselves as a company centred around design and looks are sticking with an old design.

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 13:49

91. CreeDiddy (Posts: 744; Member since: 04 Nov 2011)

What i think Apple should do is shake up the market and do this:

iPhone 5 = 4" screen
iPhone X = 5.5" screen (the X stands for Xtra Large)

The iPhone X would be priced at $399 and $499 on a 2 year contract. They would come in 64GB and 128GB models. This would cover their entire screen spectrum from the:

iPhone 4S = 3.5" screen
iPhone 5 = 4" screen
iPhone X = 5.5" screen
iPad Mini = 7.85"
iPad 3 = 9.7"

Let me know what your thoughts on this...

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 14:01

93. Peter27 (Posts: 233; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)

I love how all the iFans writing. No this is not the design of the new iPhone 5,
They would never let ... blah blah.

You really think Apple would let some fake renders circulate the web, knowing that many people who are put off with that will go for different phones ?

Do you know how many people already bought some new phones over the summer, because they seen the renders and said to them selves there is no point in waiting ?

posted on 01 Sep 2012, 00:13

110. xtian1103 (Posts: 363; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)

don't dream of creating screen problems for apple. fragmentation is android's trademark, leave it to them.

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 15:17 2

102. parkwaydr (Posts: 572; Member since: 07 Sep 2011)

Man, that thing is ugly.

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 16:24

104. tedkord (Posts: 11700; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


I guess the LG well hasn't run dry yet.

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 16:45

105. JessJess (unregistered)

Helps to show this in actual terms of usage, very helpful:

posted on 01 Sep 2012, 00:26

111. TechDork (Posts: 292; Member since: 10 May 2010)

In the next 5 years, maybe they'll make the screen wider! Smh..

posted on 01 Sep 2012, 03:17 2

112. ddeath (Posts: 168; Member since: 14 Apr 2012)

Maybe they should call it iPhone 4S+1 row.

A: "Hey, is that an iPhone 4S?"
B: "No, it is an iPhone 5."
A: "Huh? You sure? It looks like an iPhone 4 or 4S to me."
B: "It's longer! Ok? See? It has a 4 inch huge screen! It also has an extra row of app icons! That's amazing innovation!"
A: "Ooookkaayy... I don't want to argue with that..." *Goes back using his/her 1+ year old Samsung, HTC, Sony etc. 4++" screen phone he/she is holding.*

posted on 01 Sep 2012, 04:01

113. amehtab (Posts: 8; Member since: 15 Aug 2012)

The design is same just stretched ... boring
Hey Apple look at the Nokia designs , your every phone doesn't need to look like iPhone4 ..common innovate something !! [That's what you said to samsung , Right ] :P

posted on 01 Sep 2012, 11:43

116. iami67 (Posts: 318; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)

Is it just me or does the new iphone look like an ice cream sandwich bar i hear a lawsuit coming from google lol.

Apple's Thinking:" The ice cream sandwich software is doing so well lets make are phone look like an ice cream sandwich then sue google for copying us even thou they had the name first."

posted on 01 Sep 2012, 16:56

117. osanilevich (Posts: 284; Member since: 29 Sep 2009)

it looks like one of those 'spot the differences' pictures

posted on 03 Sep 2012, 12:07

119. TediT (Posts: 41; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)

It's just a bigger 4S. Sorry guys but I really don't think you should spend more money to sth that's similar to what you have

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 17:26

121. hosker (unregistered)

is the same thing with samsung... galaxy s, s2, s3,galaxy mini 2, Ace plus, Ativ s, note, note2 ,Duos, Rush, Stellar, Appeal, Reverb, etc... just getting bigger and bigger each month. as long as samsung changes the name of the phone and the screen size people wont be able to tell is the same thing "just bigger".

"yaY lets buy the new galaxy s3,it has 4.8"screen" ...a month or 2 later the Note 2 comes out and again "yaY 5.5 screen lets get it,samsung power activate!"

posted on 07 Sep 2012, 17:54

122. krypticsoul (Posts: 11; Member since: 18 Dec 2009)

Its a 4S with a BONER.....

posted on 10 Sep 2012, 20:38

124. Abdul92 (Posts: 43; Member since: 23 Aug 2011)

Too bad that the thing on the right is not an iPhone 4 or 4S, but rather a fake iPhone by some company in China.

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