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...
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42 Comments

27. McLTE

Posts: 922; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

if I was an iPhone 4s user and was dying for this phone to come out, I'd be PISSED OFF. the 5 is.. nice. Just a stretched out 4s it appears. I see nothing in this phone that would make me want to ETF or pay full retail for the phone, though I know countless people will do it. The unfortunate thing is that this is what I EXPECTED from Apple.. a mild update that they call earth shattering, their BEST work yet! YAWN. It's nice and all, and will be a good phone.. but it doesn't get me all wound up and excited like... the Note2 does! :P

42. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

I have absolutely zero excitement for the Note II. I'm more excited for the new Nexus than I am for the Note II. Heck I'd choose the Nokia 920 before the Note II. Everyone is different. I don't think this to be expected from Apple. I think we expected more from Apple, especially design wise, which is why a lot of people are a little surprised/unhappy this is looking like the final version.

28. thomasgellender

Posts: 2; Member since: Sep 11, 2012

I like the new design but I'm still a bit disappointed that it's not a big change. The small screen of the previouse models put me off buying one but with the bigger screen I can't wait to get my hands on it. Still secretly hoping that this is all wrong and when it's unveiled it looks completely different.

31. shamatuu

Posts: 159; Member since: Nov 02, 2011

Same old s**tty design. Nothing new like i said before those days are over for them.

32. dr_fajardo12

Posts: 134; Member since: Aug 26, 2012

same sh.t

33. iami67

Posts: 334; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

phone looks very boring at best. Ofcourse you cant tell from a pic but anything that norrow and long is going to be top heavy which means lots of broken iphone 5s.

35. parthpatels007

Posts: 54; Member since: May 27, 2011

40. Jobes

Posts: 364; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Hahaha maybe Samsung should sue.

36. dkpitman

Posts: 35; Member since: Mar 24, 2011

I can't figure out why they would think a 16:9 aspect ratio would be smart. Granted 16:9 is great for viewing your phone in landscape, but what percentage of usage is landscape?... 5% maybe? I hope this isn't the actual design, and if it is I hope it fails. Not because I don't like Apple (I've been waiting for this generation's iPhone since April 11'), but because I don't want to see the industry stray from their current aspect ratios. I have no problem if they release two phones tomorrow, one with a 16:9 aspect ratio, and another at 3:2.

37. psipher

Posts: 13; Member since: Oct 28, 2009

The elongated shape reminds me of a TV Remote....oddly enough like this Samsung remote. http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-RMC30C2-Screen-Remote-Control/dp/B003CHTFY0

38. ChafedBanana

Posts: 409; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

16:9 aspect ratios are where its at.

41. TheRetroReplay

Posts: 256; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

In all out honesty, it's the same as the last, nothing in the iPhone ever changes, same design, maybe a few tweaks, same OS with a few tweaks but is still far from functional when compared to Android with it's widgets or WP with its live tiles. Each new iPhone and iOS upgrade is just an attempt to catch up to the market that Apple so stubbornly chooses not to participate in due to it's ego and still thinking that the rest of the word will stay behind them and conform to their views. Which is the same way of thinking that caused them lose to Microsoft as the dominant computer OS. I agree that Apple changed the market in 2007, but the market has caught up and surpassed Apple who are still in the same mindset they were in 5 years ago. Only now are they bringing out a 4 inch screen, after the industry has been making 4 inch and bigger screens for a few years now. Apple's stubborn refusal to change will only be their downfall and it's true if you look at how they've been steadily loosing it, people want more functionality and more customization. I'm not bashing Apple, I'm just saying that after 5 years,they're not really giving us anything new or innovative like how they tout themselves to be.
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