German techies create an iPhone 5 prototype out of aluminum and glass, powered by rumors

German techies create an iPhone 5 prototype out of aluminum and glass, powered by rumors
UPDATE: We changed the video to one with English subtitles.

A team of German techies decided to contribute in the run-up hype towards the next iPhone unveiling October 4, and have created a mockup of sorts, that uses all plausible rumors so far as a guidance. The crafty folks at Giga.de and Benm.at said they used CAD design based on "“hardware components, several leaked hints, cases and recent, believable mockups”.

The back is machined out of single sheet aluminum, using the same process that goes into an iPad creation, and which was treated with glass pearls to give it the "slightly rough touch" of the iPad. They even managed to replicate the rumored "teardrop" shape, as the prototype shell starts at 6.86mm thickness at the top, and goes down to 5.33 when you reach the bottom.

Dimensions are slightly wider and taller, as leaked cases point out, allowing the Giga people to achieve a screen of 4" size, although some rumors pointed that the display might only go as far as 3.7 or 3.8". There has been space left for an elongated home button underneath, which some speculations indicated will be in the iPhone 5 or iPhone 6 for gesture-based navigation. 

It's a good clean fun, so have a look at the video below where they explain the process of creating the mockup. How close is it to the real thing, we are about to find out on Tuesday.

source: Benm.at via DigitalTrends


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