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Latest speculation on Apple iPhone 5 includes 3.7 inch screen and complete redesign

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Latest speculation on Apple iPhone 5 includes 3.7 inch screen and complete redesign
Recent talk was that the Apple iPhone 5 would have nothing more than minor tweaks made to it when compared to the iPhone 4. Many were saying that the Apple iPhone 6 for 2012 would be the model with a major design change. Challenging that speculation is Joshua Topolsky of This is my next who said on Friday that his sources are telling him that the iPhone 5 will have a major redesign. Just to make things clear, this sources struck out when they told Topolsky that the Apple iPad 2 would launch in April with a high resolution screen, dual mode GSM and CDMA radios and an SD card slot.

Nonetheless, for those who are interested, the Apple iPhone 5 is expected to have an expanded home button that will double as a "gesture area". The screen, now 3.7 inches, will be spread out from edge-to-edge. The resolution would remain the same which would lower the ppi from 326 to 312, but would still be above the 300ppi line that allows Apple to call it a "Retina Display".

According to Topolsky, "Our sources say the new model (or at least one of the new designs in testing) looks “more like the iPod touch than the iPhone 4.” The phone will be thinner than the iPhone 4, and may have a “teardrop” shape which goes from thick to thin (something along the lines of the MacBook Air profile)." He also said that art work he has seen about the project would indicate some sort of inductive charging and also reports that the device will be a world phone with both a GSM and CDMA radio. This last item dove tails with our earlier report that Verizon expects the iPhone 5 to be a world phone.

Topolsky's report contradicts Concord Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. As we reported, the latter has sources who have been pretty accurate lately and he has said this past week that the iPhone 5 will be very similar to the current iPhone build.

source: Thisismynext via AppleInsider

This is a drawing of what the Apple iPhone 5 is rumored to look like according to Joshua Topolsky's sources

This is a drawing of what the Apple iPhone 5 is rumored to look like according to Joshua Topolsky's sources


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posted on 22 Apr 2011, 21:15 5

1. Gsmalltheway (Posts: 147; Member since: 15 Aug 2009)


That design is so old......plus i dont think apple wojld release something that fragile

posted on 22 Apr 2011, 21:23 1

4. i_have_the_iphone10 (unregistered)


yeah because glass on the front and back of the phone is so tough??? dont get me wrong i love my iphone 4 but it was stupid of them to make the back out of glass

posted on 23 Apr 2011, 01:15 2

12. BobbyTaba (Posts: 316; Member since: 11 Aug 2010)


thats the ugliest design ever

posted on 22 Apr 2011, 21:22

2. agedbeer (Posts: 12; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)


Oh, I really, really hope that's not how it's gonna be. The Apple-fanboy side of me will be most unhappy, but this, of course, is speculation.

posted on 22 Apr 2011, 21:22 3

3. protozeloz (Posts: 5378; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


whats wrong with the iP4 design?

posted on 23 Apr 2011, 15:21 3

22. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


agreed. simply a 4 inch edge to edge and a revamped ios and it will be enough

posted on 22 Apr 2011, 21:55 2

5. luis_lopez_351 (Posts: 951; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


Bigger screen, thinner profile, must be a battery hog?

posted on 22 Apr 2011, 22:10 1

6. ChollaAnythingApple (Posts: 9; Member since: 14 Apr 2011)


i pray this is not it. just remake the iphone 4 with a metal back, 64gb and 12mp cam

posted on 22 Apr 2011, 22:22

7. Dennis (unregistered)


Ladies and gentlemen, let me introduce you the iPhone 6! It will be in production during the summer of 2012 and will be available only in black on the date of September of 2012.

Thank you

posted on 22 Apr 2011, 22:37 1

8. da fresh (unregistered)


doesnt anybody already get it it wont be Iphone 5 this year , yes this design may be true to life for the next one in 2012. this year its just going to be Iphone 4s with the same previous design but faster dual core processor under the hood and dual cdma/gsm chip thats all................damn how could people be so naive

posted on 23 Apr 2011, 15:23

23. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


done be so quick to doubt. the origional iphone didnt follow this model. one more time of a 3g 3gs and i would say it is a model. but with only one instance it isnt much to go by

posted on 22 Apr 2011, 22:40

9. TOdoubleD (Posts: 114; Member since: 28 Mar 2011)


I like the edge to edge screen, but its still to small. It also looks to much like my ipod touch.

posted on 22 Apr 2011, 23:33

10. MrsAmanda1983 (unregistered)


this is probably another strike out rumor too BUT if that is what the new iphone will look like I will stick with my iphone 4 until the iphone 6. that phone is ugly!

posted on 23 Apr 2011, 00:29 1

11. joey18 (Posts: 521; Member since: 20 Jul 2010)


Ilike this disieng i looks the old iphone but much tinner the new iphone is to square and looks to small compare to the old one if this is not the disieng i hope to look the iphone 4 but more tinner and little biger

posted on 23 Apr 2011, 02:47 1

15. messiah (Posts: 433; Member since: 19 Feb 2010)


plus one for the attempt, amigo.

posted on 23 Apr 2011, 01:49

13. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)


where are they fitting in everything!? xD
the only thing i like from this approximation of the redesigned iPhone is the tear drop shape. not the edge to edge screen and not the crater for a home screen button. knowing Apple they might have some kind of innovative new capacitive button on the front that has gesture support, maybe like we've seen on the new iPod Touch?

posted on 23 Apr 2011, 02:06

14. IOS5 (unregistered)


dont think so this the new redesigned phone arena why you copying chaines fake magazine or web site! this one of the ugliest design ever and i dont think so Apple going redesigned the whole phone just for 3.7" screen!

posted on 23 Apr 2011, 02:51 2

16. cheetah2k (Posts: 842; Member since: 16 Jan 2011)


3.7" screen is so 2010....

posted on 23 Apr 2011, 05:13

17. Phullofphil (Posts: 801; Member since: 10 Feb 2009)


I dont think this will be it. But having said that i thought the iphone 4 design was ugly untill i held it in my hand. If this phone is true it will feel solid and looki nice. I personaly like the iphone four but the back glass is to fragile. But i also know an apple repair shop so it realy doesnt matter when i get work done for free. I get exicited with any new phone does not have to be apple.

posted on 23 Apr 2011, 07:56

18. samirsshah (Posts: 61; Member since: 10 Mar 2011)


Better go with this than the same physical design borrowed from iPhone 4 with better camera sensor. CHANGED PHYSICAL DESIGN ALWAYS DIFFERENTIATES.

posted on 23 Apr 2011, 08:11

19. obamabinladin (Posts: 13; Member since: 23 Nov 2010)


the new iphone is going to look similar to the iPhone 4. just there going to call it the iPhone 4S like they did from the 3G to the 3GS. everything is going to look the same maybe few minor details like hard ware better camera and other stuff. but a re design on the new one is unlikely b/c in 2012 apple wants to release there 4G phones b/c that is when AT&T and Verizon both "fully" complete there 4G networks so don't be fooled about this rumors. let history repeat itself.

posted on 23 Apr 2011, 09:32

20. deago78 (Posts: 157; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


The front is a possibility and looks very nice IMO. The back seems more than a little unlikely. Why design so few products and then make the design of two of your products nigh indistinguishable. Also I fail to believe that the thinnest part of the phone is the part with the largest hardware button on the device.

posted on 23 Apr 2011, 14:59

21. Kjayhawk (Posts: 290; Member since: 07 Oct 2010)


its an upgrade

posted on 23 Apr 2011, 17:11

24. sina13 (unregistered)


the next version of iphone will be iphone 4s , not iphone 5
and disign is same as iphone 4 ,
apple just added a5 cpu and 8 mp camera with 720p video recording !
thats it ,,, noting more

posted on 24 Apr 2011, 00:21

27. ILikeBubbles (Posts: 302; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)


honestly i think this is scary ugly... like ugly as sin ugly... and not sexy sin.. i mean Nurgle sin. (look it up ^^) PLUS the main reason why i don't have an ipod touch (YES i'm a huge Android fan over any other mobile os but i think that Apple really has the MP3 player market down.) is because it looks like this. i want something that feels solid that i won't break. now make the ipod touch look just like the iphone 4 and i'll spend 350 on it but not until then. other than that, i say keep the iphone 4 design. then again this is a concept design... and everyone knows we rarely see concept designs become real implementations. ^^ we can only hope this is a true example of that.

posted on 24 Apr 2011, 04:47

28. shafboy (Posts: 179; Member since: 26 Sep 2010)


Not Apple's style. They won't do this.

posted on 24 Apr 2011, 06:01

29. kk (unregistered)


dislike! the design looks too old and fragile!

posted on 24 Apr 2011, 09:08

30. KingK (unregistered)


who cares how shitty and ugly apple makes it, people will still buy it.

Keep everything the same and call it iPhone 5 and people will upgrade lol

no one gives a crap what you want.

posted on 24 Apr 2011, 17:12

31. eren (unregistered)


im really lookinf forward this device..i might throw away all my knifes and use this to slice and cut while playing games...:)

posted on 25 Apr 2011, 18:27

32. andriodlover:) (unregistered)


AND MY APPLE FRIENDS WERE LAUGHIN AT MY DROID X'S "WEIRD" DESIGN! STILL BEATS APPLE IF THIS IS IPHONE 5

posted on 25 Apr 2011, 21:10

33. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6584; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


Didn't STEVE JOBS MR. CEO HIMSELF SAYS THEY DON'T NEED A 4" IPHONE?

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