Leaked iPhone 5 screen protector suggests a touch-enabled home button, larger screen

Leaked iPhone 5 screen protector suggests a touch-enabled home button, larger screen
Yep, it’s another iPhone 5 rumor. This time, coming straight from Asia where a purported iPhone 5 screen protector adds some weight to the argument about a bigger, elongated and touch-enabled home button on the next-gen iPhone. We first heard about the touch enabled redesign back in April in a scoop posted on Thisismynext, which also claimed that the iPhone 5 will be completely redesigned to a teardrop form factor.

Back to the screen protector, though, when compared to the current iPhone 4, the protector seems a bit larger, but that doesn’t give you much of a clue about the actual display size of the upcoming device does it? It does however suggest a somewhat bigger screen. 

Looking at the wide cutout for the speaker, it looks like the place for the front-facing camera will remain the same as it was on the iPhone 4. So there you have it, one more piece to the gigantic iPhone 5 puzzle. Take it with a pinch of salt and due precautions, but this certainly sounds exciting - imagine the possibilities coming with a touch-enabled home key! Done? Now feel free to share them in the comments below.

source: Ukwire.hk via MacRumors

Leaked iPhone 5 screen protector suggests a touch-enabled home button, larger screen
Leaked iPhone 5 screen protector suggests a touch-enabled home button, larger screen

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41 Comments

1. iKingTrust

Posts: 716; Member since: Jul 27, 2011

WOW. Just show me the real thing. I am waiting Apple.

18. pass on this one. unregistered

after 3 years with apple, i will say goodbye. the iphone for me is just not the phone i want no more. its not groundbreaking nor enticing once it first came out. its like i had the same phone for 3 years already. so long apple you been great but you guys should hire some new software engineers. android here i cum!

21. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

I think you'll be really disappointed.

26. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011

go for the gs2 device..you will not be disappointed

36. SMB

Posts: 30; Member since: Aug 02, 2010

have fun going from a smooth running machine to a OS that has more bugs in it than my dog's sh*t! (Android)

35. adddd unregistered

I smell an iDog.

37. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

so whats the big deal about this "gesture button" you know its just a nice way of saying "we stole the touch pad from a blackberry" right? lolol

2. dcgore unregistered

Now, it is getting interesting!!

4. cheetah2k

Posts: 2185; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

Looks like a SGSII..

8. iKingTrust

Posts: 716; Member since: Jul 27, 2011

a screen protector looks like a phone? I can no longer take you serious

12. phantomash

Posts: 20; Member since: Aug 27, 2011

True. but then again, they're just counter attacking Samsung by copying their devices this time.

14. bobfreking55

Posts: 866; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

Yup. It is probably like a SGS2. I think apple patented this long before SGS2. SGS3 would be buttonless and sexier than that piece of crapple iphone.

7. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Sorry, not seeing where you're going with this.

9. iKingTrust

Posts: 716; Member since: Jul 27, 2011

he's an idiot

38. cheetah2k

Posts: 2185; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

Personal attacks are against forum rules

39. gomulkaaa

Posts: 42; Member since: Sep 02, 2011

Who cares, exactly? It's an internet forum, not a session of congress or a corporate meeting...

41. cheetah2k

Posts: 2185; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

Well fcuk you too

13. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Wait! I get it now! He's talking about how Apple tries to patent any small device that you play with in the palm of your hand! That's why he brought up all the penis stuff!

33. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

hahah that was a lol...

5. SpanishDeveloper

Posts: 43; Member since: Aug 25, 2011

This is insane! Apple, it's about time to anounce the next Keynote. Probably it will be next week, what do you think guys? Regards.

15. ayephoner

Posts: 858; Member since: Jun 09, 2009

they really do get people pumped. i've always been excited for their keynotes, but i've never been this excited about the keynote announcement. they should let us know something next week or the week after. but, the keynote wont be until the end of sept.

40. gomulkaaa

Posts: 42; Member since: Sep 02, 2011

What exactly is so "insane" about this?

6. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Really, it was the size of the earpiece-cutout that gave away the front-facing camera? I would of thought that since there was one on the iPhone 4 there would also be one on the iPhone 5, but I guess my logic doesn't... uh... necessarily... follow.........

10. iKingTrust

Posts: 716; Member since: Jul 27, 2011

lmoa. i could hear how you were saying this

11. joey18

Posts: 648; Member since: Jul 20, 2010

I think thast galaxi 2

16. jldleo

Posts: 38; Member since: Aug 09, 2011

"Take it with a pinch of salt and due precautions, but this certainly sounds exciting - imagine the possibilities coming with a touch-enabled home key!" Is this all it takes to arouse an Iphone fan.. Wow

17. yann

Posts: 608; Member since: Jul 15, 2010

It's like a gathering of most naive people on the planet - apple fan boys. Enjoy!

19. Dj21o

Posts: 437; Member since: May 19, 2011

I personally didn't like the push-in home button. It wears out way too fast. Capacitive will make the device easier and less hardware teardown. Constantly pushing that button in would give me carpal tunnel lol.

20. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Article is full of fandroid bashers as usual. Sounds like you're all crying over spilled milk. Why are you all so jealous of the iPhone?

25. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

I'm not sure why Android fans are hoping that the next iPhone is gonna suck. I personally hope it's the best phone ever built. That way, Android handset-makers will up their game and churn out even better phones, so Apple will feel uneasy and make an even better iPhone 6, and so on. This happened with the iPhone last year. Every iPhone through the iPhone 3gs was basically the same thing because Apple pretty much controlled the American smart phone market, and was gaining a lot of ground on Symbian overseas. After the Droid and other successful Android phones launched in late 2009, Apple went "oh sh*t", put their noses to the grindstone, and came out with a phone that actually had new features to compete with Android (front-facing camera, high-res display, thinner design, camera flash, etc.)

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