Apple iPad 3 to be slightly thicker, iPhone 5 longer so as to accommodate a 4" display

Apple iPad 3 to be slightly thicker, iPhone 5 longer so as to accommodate a 4
Welcome, new season of leaks about the next iDevices, we've hardly had reruns of the last one. And so it goes - the iPad 3 we've heard ad nauseam about already, is now rumored to be slightly thicker than iPad 2, in order to accommodate the twin LED light bars needed for the high-resolution display, which was supposedly the culprit for its delays. This one is supposed to come in March the latest, and supposedly announced as soon as January, if its screen makers LG, Samsung and Sharp get their ducks in a row on time.

Most of the iPad 3 stuff we've heard already, but the Fresh Prince of rumors now is that the iPhone 5 has lost its teardrop shape, that was supposedly in a prototype canned this year by Steve Jobs himself. It is now allegedly 0.31" (8mm) longer, in order to accommodate a larger 4" display, and will have metal casing. That one could be aluminum, or maybe it will be that Liquid Metal alloy stuff that Apple bought, which keeps the same color even if you scratch it deep, like Nokia's new polycarbonate chassis on the Lumia 800 Windows Phone.

All rumors and speculation at this point, and will likely stay that way until next summer, when the iPhone 5 is said to be released, but we'll undoubtedly have fun guessing in the meantime.

source: iLounge

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30 Comments

1. android_hitman unregistered

i love apple rumors... they are never true... it's only about advertisement

11. ryq24

Posts: 875; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

so true!

16. ivanko34

Posts: 617; Member since: Sep 04, 2011

So true from apple

18. tacohunter

Posts: 408; Member since: Nov 06, 2011

These rumors are not for advertising. Look at the source it isn't apple who spred these rumors out it are other people who might have had a glimce of the future of apple. For example the ipad 3 retina display was a rumor and now it's totally confirmed.

23. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

He doesn't care about facts. He's only here to troll.

2. HTCOE

Posts: 650; Member since: Nov 20, 2011

rumors rumors rumors this is exactly how their brand gets more global awareness

4. iwebdroidberry7

Posts: 230; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

Don't we get like 10 Android rumors a day?

5. HTCOE

Posts: 650; Member since: Nov 20, 2011

yea from devices which support it like htc, samsung, motorola, etc not from google itself

22. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

What?! This website is full of rumors for all products. Thanks for your excuses though.

3. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

i thought the tear drop shape would've been nice. o:

6. bigboy029

Posts: 74; Member since: Jan 03, 2011

That liquid metal stuff would be awesome! I remember how awful the back of the original iphone looked when it got really scratched up. I

7. BattleBrat

Posts: 1476; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

I'll be waiting...., if the Ip5 isnt Ipod touch like I might not get it. But the RAZR I just got, on the other hand, is awesome, I know quad cores are coming soon, but I can see myself loving this phone for 2 years as I've loved my OG DROID, And finally I have the Lapdock, something I've wanted since introduced on the Atrix (an ATT phone, I, being on verizon had to wait.) And with an HD dock and bluetooth keyboard, I can connect to my TV in the same way. I cannot wait until all we carry around is phones and plug them into Lapdocks, home docks, and then BAM! that's your computer, mark my words, the day will come! I'm surprised only Motorola is doing it...

8. Carlitos

Posts: 665; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

Well, don't feed yourself rumors guys. This design, is lovely but its just rumors. On the other hand you have HTC, coming out with this quad core beast, with a very sexual dewing, coming out around the same time. And who knows what samsung and Motorola have underway.

9. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

apple rumors are always better than the device. projection keyboard anyone? lol

19. tacohunter

Posts: 408; Member since: Nov 06, 2011

They never had this rumor althought i saw this on a regular phone (youtube). It even could make coffee. And if you saw it's probably a concept of some people.

21. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

The projection keyboard was never a real Apple rumor.

10. ilia1986 unregistered

It will still suck. :D

12. faisal8708

Posts: 104; Member since: Nov 15, 2011

Suck or not it will still out sell any other device including SGS3

15. iamcc

Posts: 1319; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

THANK GOD. I have spent years looking for a reliable psychic. Can you please tell me if the world is going to end in 2012? I need to know, since you have all the facts and all.

17. ilia1986 unregistered

Yep. That's the sad part.

25. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Get over it man. No one cares about live wallpaper. It's your fault for getting an iPhone to "customize". Everyone knows Apple doesn't make their products customizable.

26. Johnny_Mnemonic

Posts: 240; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

@ taco like I said with Apple you have your hands tide up there's no free will jajajajajaja

28. BattleBrat

Posts: 1476; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

"Everyone knows Apple doesn't make their products customizable" Me and my Itouch 4 with its furry hello kitty case beg to differ! (I'm kidding) For a company that prides itself on catering to people who are "individuals" (artists, musicians, etc.) that statement, which is true, is a kick in the nuts to me, I love my Itouch 4, it sucked when apple didn't release an updated Itouch, it sucked worse when the 4s was revealed to have battery issues. I mean what the HELL was apple doing for 15 months!?! My Droids allow me to customize pretty much anyway I want, and I get great battery life (50+ hrs on the Droid with average use, I got 30%@72hours on my Droid X, haven't used the RAZR yet) And Custom wallpaper?!?! What are you talking about? ITS THE WIDGETS BABY!!!! They allow me to do things without opening apps. At work and home, I have a good strong N wifi signal, I connect my OG Droid and my Itouch 4 to them, I can send a facebook message, tweet, or email, faster on the OG Droid than the Itouch, why? because I don't have to open any apps, it is all right there. That is why I have been preferring Android for phone use, I WAS going to give the 4s a shot, but the battery life murdered it. Now, I wait for the iPhone 5. Make no mistake taco, I like apple, but they are starting to stagnate with it's old iOS design, it is getting boring, it needs to change radically.

29. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

yeah if iOS made some drastic changes for the better i wouldn't be so hard on it which i hardly really am (with the exception of some troll posts just out of humor) but my argument is always really that iOS is just stale bread now, get some fresh bread, toast it, butter and jam it and i'll reevaluate it. no one has to this day made another phone that feels as nice as the iPhone 4 with the exception of maybe the Blackberry Bold 9900 and the Motorola Droid 3 and i am totally jealous of all the nice cases and accessories there are for the iPhones. i'd have more trouble trying to decide on one for the iPhone than i am trying to find one i really like for my Droid 3.

24. Dj21o

Posts: 437; Member since: May 19, 2011

Lol, yeah it will. But Android makes more phones, not like you retards holding a phone that is impossible to see on. And who is on top for all sales? Sure, you can say it outsells any phone, but that is all Apple offers lmao. Your post means nothing. Oh, and ICS kills IOS5. Almost ported over to my GSII. :) I'm sure Apple will have ICS by next year, so you just hold tight little buddy. :)

13. JayLeBlanc

Posts: 33; Member since: May 16, 2011

The next iPhone is the iPhone 6, not the iPhone 5!!!! Why do people keep making this mistake? iPhone 1 = iPhone iPhone 2 = iPhone 3G iPhone 3 = iPhone 3GS iPhone 4 = iPhone 4 iPhone 5 = iPhone 4S iPhone 6 = whatever apple has coming out next year

20. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Well, it's an easy mistake to make, given that the iPhone 2 was called the 3G. They could call the next one the iPhone 4G if they wanted, it's all marketing anyway.

30. elandrumiii

Posts: 109; Member since: Mar 20, 2010

They never asked how many got released they numbered it they way they want.

14. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

I hope Apple does a better job of upgrading their hardware specs this time around. If there is no LTE radio in the iDevices, Android is going to continue to widen its sales lead. I am starting to see envy on the face of iDevice owners when I have opened and am responding to e-mail attachments that they are waiting for the download to complete.

27. BattleBrat

Posts: 1476; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

I think apple did a good job upgrading from the 4 to the 4s, dual core processor, Bluetooth 4.0, I heard the video processor is a beast. What killed it for me was the battery life, I forced the 3 (now 4) people I know with 4s's to update (they did it through their phone) and STILL none of them are breaking the 1 day mark. Glad I got the Droid RAZR. The Invisible shield and Otterbox arrived, it is a Zagg Invisible Shield maximum so it is gonna be fun to install, the otterbox commuter is thin, damn near thin as the Droid x without a case, I like it! Just waiting on the Wrapsol, but considering the RAZR still has it's factory screen protector I should be able to use it tomorrow when the Invisible shield sets up. Doug, what App do you use to determine network speed?

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