Do you like the iPhone 5's alleged new design?

Do you like the iPhone 5's alleged new design?
We see all kinds of iPhone mock-ups every year, but they have never been so consistent as what we've seen during the last few months. It's like everywhere you look, there's this iPhone prototype with its taller and thinner body, and back side made of metal and pieces of glass/plastic for the upper and lower ends.

While it stays true to the spirit of the iPhone 4 and 4S, this new alleged design is definitely a departure from the previous models. And because we're seeing it again and again, we're starting to believe that this might, in fact, be what the iPhone 5 will look like.

Granted that we'll know for sure very soon (read: tomorrow), we decided to run a quick poll and see what you guys think of the alleged new iPhone appearance. Do you like this design? Does it make you want it? Or, maybe you can't stand it... and you feel like this will be the first iPhone that won't have attractive, exquisite looks? Feel free to cast your votes in the poll after the images!

Do you like the iPhone 5's alleged new design?

Yes, it's cool.
30.71%
Can't turn me on.
69.29%

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  • Display 4.0" 640 x 1136 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A6, Dual-core, 1300 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 1440 mAh(8h 3G talk time)

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42 Comments

1. wendygarett unregistered

Can't turn me off :)

4. zuckerboy

Posts: 898; Member since: Dec 22, 2011

Because u r ifan u accept anything that apple gives u

6. wendygarett unregistered

I confess :) but I will have it with the discounted second hand phone instead... So that I can save more money to enjoy some android :)

20. Zarak

Posts: 23; Member since: May 21, 2012

The black version is fabulous!

21. wendygarett unregistered

I always bought the black version... so I stick to the black ^__^

25. serious9010

Posts: 254; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

haha how people talk differently to "wendy" now that HE got rid of the profile pic with boobs :D

30. darkkjedii

Posts: 30977; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Lmao exactly

39. Jobes

Posts: 364; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

"FABULOUS" Nice shirt. Winner winner chicken dinner.

18. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Too bad...iPhone 5 itself is drowning the face of iPhones!!

2. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

It's okay, but it's still too similar to previous versions. I like the looks of the Razr Maxx HD a lot better.

11. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

Yeah I agree, its just okay. It definitely isn't ugly, but let's keep hoping this isn't it. Back in May, Johnny I've (the chief designer of Apple for those who don't know) said that "What we’re working on now feels like the most important and the best work we’ve done." If he was referring to iPhone, this can't be it.

15. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

It's possible that Apple has orchestrated a massive amount of misdirection this time around just so they can gobsmack us with something truly good, but that would've taken a lot of resources and cunning. And hate to say it, but I don't think Apple really has a strong grasp on marketing like they did before Jobs passed away. Their commercials have ranged from silly and more than a little misleading (the Siri commercials) to just plain stupid and insulting (the Genius ads).

29. darkkjedii

Posts: 30977; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Man I hope ur right about the misdirection.

3. zuckerboy

Posts: 898; Member since: Dec 22, 2011

What is new and innovative ? I wish new iphone will not looking like this

24. jaoowolabi

Posts: 201; Member since: Jun 07, 2012

im an ifan and i hope to ZEUS this isnt the new design.

5. parvsingh05

Posts: 100; Member since: Jan 11, 2012

iphone 5 black ! rox

13. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

Yeah I like pictures 3 & 5. The white doesn't look too good. But why does it look like there's two different designs for the black models (like picture 3 vs 6)? And in some pictures of the white model, the mid-section has a grey shade and in others it looks like yellowish. If I was to make a bet, I'd say these are all fake...but maybe that's just wishful thinking, lol.

7. shabbir_ene

Posts: 10; Member since: Mar 08, 2012

looks wise it is similar to the previous version... need to check the choice of material used after the release of iphone 5...

8. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

hate the two tones back

16. wendygarett unregistered

So you prefer the one tones Steve jobs creation?

9. bloodline

Posts: 706; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

I like the design, still to small for me but my god ios is boring

10. phljcnth

Posts: 555; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

The new design looks good, but I'm not crazy about it. I even hate to think that I will see the same design around for a year or two (for iPhone 5S). But I wouldn't mind using one as long as it runs Android. LOL. I'm very much happy with my SGS3.

12. PermanentHiatus

Posts: 267; Member since: Jun 22, 2012

I have my GS3 running CM10. The alleged iPhone 5 with iOS 6 will seem like a toy in comparison.

14. Bfrenz

Posts: 285; Member since: Aug 26, 2012

Whatever am gonna buy it. Play with both SGS3 and The New iPhone

17. Lakuta

Posts: 17; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

the black one is coolllll.............want it....

19. AppleConspiracy

Posts: 637; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Has anyone considered that maybe two glass bars on the back of the iPhone 5 are maybe symbols od two empty 88 px screen bars when using old apps? (of course, I think those glass bars are also for contact with surface, to protect metal back from scratching - that's why they appear elevated on leaks and mock-ups)

22. vladd100

Posts: 56; Member since: Jul 12, 2012

it looks like apple is making a statistic....via IPHONEarena..so here is the answer: looks like shi@@@@@t.....as always...

23. Kronic

Posts: 321; Member since: Sep 11, 2012

Now that's an iPhone! The design is really impressive and looks a lot better than my galaxy S3 :( . With a retina display, quad core A6 processor, awesome camera and a premium metallic body, this iPhone has great potential! I am not an iFan but I Cannot deny the fact that this phone looks better than any phone in the market ( NO SARCASM INTENDED). also, the design is better than the iPhone 4S. Am sure the HD video playback would be great too!

34. iami67

Posts: 333; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Where are you getting your stats from. No one said anything about a quad core. Id like to know your sorces.

26. Levon

Posts: 35; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

for me the 4's proportions are better, the 5's looks narrower and contrasting back breaks overall solid feel. Seems that Apple didn't put much effort to design the "5"

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