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iPhone 5 redesign apparently won't extend to SIM card tray

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iPhone 5 redesign apparently won't extend to SIM card tray
What you see here is purported to be the SIM card tray for the iPhone 5. Hardly the sexiest part of a phone, but it’s remarkable in how similar it is to the current iPhone 4S design. In particular, notice that the front of the tray is still flat and metal. If this is legit, it suggests that the iPhone 5 (or perhaps the “new iPhone”) won’t be as radical of a design overhaul as some people are expecting.

Why? Remember all of those renders of phones with rounded metal backs? Where would a flat SIM card tray fit in? This suggests that the next iPhone will have flat sides (or at least one), rather than a curved unibody backplate. And that means the front and back will most likely be flat as well (whether the back would be made of glass is still anyone’s guess).

Perhaps the new iPhone will be a somewhat larger and thinner device that otherwise maintains the same aesthetics in the popular iPhone 4/4S phones? Or perhaps it won’t even be much bigger, but sport the taller aspect ratio screen that was hypothesized a little while back? Slap the iPhone 4S parts on that and it wouldn’t be a bad looking phone.

iPhone 5 redesign apparently won't extend to SIM card tray
Clearly all of these inferences hinge on whether the leaked part is legitimate – and that’s something we can’t know with any certainty. But it does lead to a jumping off point for discussion: Are you ok with a minimal redesign of the next iPhone’s appearance, or are you hoping for something more radical?

Sound off in the comments section below!

source: SW-Box via geek.com

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posted on 02 May 2012, 09:36 8

2. andro. (Posts: 1999; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


Expect apple to produce something slightly more than an incremental change but not by much. It will of course change everything again as we know it

posted on 02 May 2012, 12:15 9

20. sithman (banned) (Posts: 299; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


There's nothing in the horizon that will change everything, but u have to admit the OG iPhone did change the game. I think apple is driven by the competition, there's now a real need to step it up. I'm an iOS guy, but I must admit android is big time now. I think apple recognizes this as well, and will hit a homerun with the next iPhone. Not saying it will be better than the top android devices, but on par with what's on top.

posted on 02 May 2012, 12:30 7

23. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


Having a discussion with andro is pointless. He trolls Apple articles daily

posted on 02 May 2012, 12:32 8

25. gp284 (Posts: 120; Member since: 25 Feb 2012)


Its funny because your the Apple opposite of Andro!

posted on 02 May 2012, 12:37 5

29. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


Actually not true at all. I very rarely comment on android articles. I'm happy and secure with my phone choice unlike him.

posted on 02 May 2012, 12:41 4

31. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


no, he meant you are a pointless troll. And yea, we see you on android articles.

Amazing since we shouldnt be seeing you at all since you lost the bet. Funny how that worked out, eh?

posted on 02 May 2012, 13:04 2

41. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


Funny how you choose to believe one analyst but not the other. That fits right in for you where you block out anything that doesn't fit your dogma.

posted on 02 May 2012, 13:13 4

43. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


i chose to believe 500 vs 1.
you chose to believe 1 vs 500.

tell me who blocks out what? lol

posted on 02 May 2012, 13:16 2

45. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


There's two major companies and one says Apple won. Deal with it.

posted on 02 May 2012, 13:23 2

47. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2403719,00.asp

posted on 02 May 2012, 13:24 2

48. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


http://www.usatoday.com/tech/news/story/2012-04-27/samsung-apple-smartphone-sales/54584550/1

posted on 02 May 2012, 17:55 1

54. gallitoking (Posts: 4720; Member since: 17 May 2011)


I believe taco

posted on 02 May 2012, 17:59

55. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


gallito no one ever accused you of being smart. ;) btw I'm still waiting for you to re-email me.

taco they take from the same ssource.. so it's one source not 2... and you are the only person in the area that thinks that out of 3 or 4 numbers for sales ONLY the absolute lowest one that gives apple a slight advantage is the winner. you are pathetic.

posted on 02 May 2012, 18:08

57. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


it also gives a range of 33 million to 45 million SOLD for Samsung compared to apples 35 million SHIPPED.

the facts are not in your favor. give it up

posted on 03 May 2012, 11:53

65. gallitoking (Posts: 4720; Member since: 17 May 2011)


remix i did email you.. u didnt respond... nto to may email.. and not to my draw something

posted on 03 May 2012, 12:52

66. good2great (Posts: 1042; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


awww the sworn enemies on this site playing draw something together... cute!

hahaha

posted on 02 May 2012, 20:24 2

63. JeffdaBeat (unregistered)


What I find ridiculously funny is the fact that Apple topics get the most conversations...and Android topics don't. Check out the front page. For as much as people hat Apple, they sure as hell love commenting on it.

posted on 02 May 2012, 09:42 11

3. mas11 (Posts: 1034; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


The iPhone 5 now with 4G Lte. This changes everything, except the 4G symbol in the upper left hand corner, that stays the same.

posted on 02 May 2012, 10:46 2

14. iamcc (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


LOL I got a laugh out of that. Thanks!

posted on 02 May 2012, 11:57 2

18. troybuilt (Posts: 155; Member since: 16 Dec 2011)


LOL! That's funny. You'll even have 4G while on a cruise. World 4G total coverage.

posted on 02 May 2012, 13:13 3

44. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


the wifi indicator will now show 4g. :)

posted on 04 May 2012, 09:57

68. troybuilt (Posts: 155; Member since: 16 Dec 2011)


I heard Apple is releasing a software update for the iPhone 2G. It's going to start showing 4G service. LOL!

posted on 02 May 2012, 16:34

51. jcpwn2004 (Posts: 314; Member since: 18 Jan 2012)


lol maybe it will say 4g lte now in the corner!!

posted on 02 May 2012, 09:46 2

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


Looks like a part of door lock. :D

posted on 02 May 2012, 09:54 1

5. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)


think regardless of how small or big of change the iphone 5 is,one thing for sure that it will sell in the millions..one thing apple have are tens of million loyal followers who will buy only apple products therefore regardless apple will be making billions weather its a update like the 4 or an update like the 4s.personally i think they will redesign the iphone but it will have similar design as the 4/4s but with more curves and i think a 3.7-3.9'' screen

posted on 02 May 2012, 09:59 5

8. jmoita2 (Posts: 930; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)


The more the iPhone changes...
The more it stays the same.
Funny, but it reminds me of Blackberry.

posted on 02 May 2012, 10:18 5

9. good2great (Posts: 1042; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


uh come on fellas... a whole hoard of android angry mob on iphone rumors... no one crashed you guys' party with galaxy s3 rumors now....

not ONE comment above me is from an iphone user that really has something beneficial to add about this post... smh

posted on 02 May 2012, 10:45 1

13. jmoita2 (Posts: 930; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)


As a matter of fact,I am in the industry and deal with the iPhone in all its variations on a daily level. The truth hurts...

posted on 02 May 2012, 11:13 4

16. gallitoking (Posts: 4720; Member since: 17 May 2011)


and what truth is that. the iphone works for me and I am happy..

posted on 02 May 2012, 12:33 4

26. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


You're sad. That's the truth. G2great is exactly right. No one goes to troll android articles, but every Apple article is filled with the same group of trolls.

It shows you guys are insecure about your phone choice.

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