Fully assembled Apple iPhone 5 pictured side to side with older siblings

Fully assembled Apple iPhone 5 pictured side to side with older siblings
The Apple iPhone 5 is expected to be the biggest redefinition of the iPhone since it launched way back into 2007, changing our perception of what’s a smartphone. For the first time in five years, Apple is expected to bring an iPhone with a larger screen, but it seems that the outrageous demand that everyone expects will face not so stellar supply.

Sharp, one of the three companies responsible for manufacturing the iPhone screen, has encountered “manufacturing difficulties” and lacks a timetable for the shipment of the displays. This could turn out to be a big issue for Apple as Sharp is one of only three display manufacturers that Apple has contracted. The other two are LG Display and Japan Display, and it seems they might need to make up for Sharp’s slow manufacturing start.

Meanwhile, another day brings us another leaked picture of the alleged iPhone 5, this time side to side with the its older siblings.

It’s taller, the camera is at the center, but otherwise they look almost perfectly identical. We know, though that the back is where the difference should be. Apple is unveiling the new iPhone on September 12th, the date we’re all waiting forward to to put all these rumors to rest.

source: Nowhereelse.frWall Street Journal


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  • 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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125 Comments

1. aayupanday

Posts: 582; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

Add some plastic around the edge of the bezel and you have a Nokia 5800 Xpressmusic

11. MeoCao unregistered

I think they should keep the old size and increase the screen to 4". There's plenty of space for them to do so. And of course the design should be completely new.

84. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

There is plenty of room, but Apple has to have those big bezels.

127. sgtdisturbed47

Posts: 960; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

Fake pic, it won't look like that.

49. rf1975

Posts: 264; Member since: Aug 01, 2011

iPhone 3 is still beautiful.

75. MeoCao unregistered

Haha, iPhone and beautiful? LOL

97. doubleD

Posts: 78; Member since: Dec 13, 2010

I still think the iPhone 3 is the best looking of all the iPhones.

103. CharlieAtInfinity

Posts: 253; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

iPhone 4 and iPhone 3 best looking out of all iPhones iPhone 5 gotta be the worst looking phone :( why they elongated it so much.. looks bad!

115. Mittal

Posts: 494; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

yup! this alleged render is a big thumbs down... hope its not the real stuff

64. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

Haha it does kinda look like the nokia!! Looks like the iphone 4ss is gonna be the worst looking iphone

82. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

I like that. Let me make a quick & slight change to that andro. if you don't mind. How about iPhone 4ass? lol +1

114. mercorp

Posts: 1045; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

?meaning?

3. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Nothing like a minor bump in size. Got to keep the phone usable for thse with small hands.

5. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Edit - those instead of thse. PA - you really need to make posts editable after someone else posts.

29. plgladio

Posts: 314; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Actually we can edit before someone posts after you. Surprise that you didn't had a chance like that...

70. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

I saw the mis-spelling after clicking the Post Comment button, and clicked Edit. In all, maybe 2 or 3 seconds passed until I clicked the Edit button, but it was too late. It seems that anyone posting anywhere on PA triggers the lock, 'cause nothing had happened to this thread.

126. Ubi2447

Posts: 131; Member since: Feb 14, 2012

Agreed. this has happened to me too many times. You have my vote for a tweek to the system.

31. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1770; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Maybe read your own comment before you hit post...just a thought.

44. 305Bucko

Posts: 506; Member since: Aug 07, 2011

PA needs to make comments deletable too. Sometimes I click "comment" instead of "reply" and later find out I was ranting at myself.

52. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

I don't think it is good idea because various trolls will be changing their statements and will be claiming that they never had said this or that...

71. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Give the ability to edit a post for say, 2 minutes after posting. Then, the post is locked down for posterity.

86. tedkord

Posts: 17090; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

As opposed to what they do now, which is claim someone must have spoofed their account.

94. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

The claims of account spoofing will continue un-abated. It is a well-practiced action. Remember the saying - practice makes perfect? Well, they have practiced to perfection.

96. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Yes, I remember that. :)

10. Hammerfest

Posts: 384; Member since: May 12, 2012

Its so NARROW... its part of the reason I hate the 16:9 aspect ratio (vs 4:3 or 16:10), sure this phone isnt 16:9... ITS WORSE

28. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

New iDevice design paradigm (top secret, straight from the kitchen table no less...) - thin and minimalist. Time for a retro 1st gen Nano look (tall and narrow). You heard it first on PA.

99. doubleD

Posts: 78; Member since: Dec 13, 2010

The nano comparrison is spot on. I thought the tall thin nano's were ugly, as well as this rendition of the iphone if these pics hold true. The only nano i thought looked good was the squarish one, 4th gen maybe?

4. dcgore

Posts: 234; Member since: Feb 24, 2012

Really nothing new here. I think the Note 2 will be my next device.

27. aayupanday

Posts: 582; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

Mine will be the Optimus G.

6. ivanko34

Posts: 617; Member since: Sep 04, 2011

Really ugly

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