New video with an eventual iPhone 5 part emerges, this time of the backplate

New video with an eventual iPhone 5 part emerges, this time of the backplate
Another day, another supposedly iPhone 5 part making the YouTube rounds, this time of the back panel. At least that's something new, we used to be treated only by front panels so far.

Fake or not, at least it adds a bit of height when compared with an iPhone 4S, showcasing what an eventual 4" iPhone could look like if all rumors that point towards a larger display turn out to be true.

The narrator says the back is mostly metal, and the SIM card place is smaller than usual, indicating a possible design around Apple's nano-SIM standard that recently got approved by ETSI. A unibody shell is hinted, with only the front being glass, and the whole part seems to be even thinner than the iPhone 4S, jibing with the 7.9mm thickness that's been bandied about recently, plus the rumored smaller dock connector is in place as well.


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49 Comments

1. Guest_star

Posts: 231; Member since: Dec 30, 2011

if this is true, apple making 4 inch phone, im switching to apple, because all this 4,7-4,8 inch monstrosoties are too big for me, and you just cant find 4 incher with high end specs and high end screen

11. Guest_star

Posts: 231; Member since: Dec 30, 2011

thx for the dislikes, but this is just my personal opinion and does not have to be your opinion too. btw show me one 4-4,3 inch smartphone with 300++ ppi screen, have in mind that the screen is of the biggest importance for me...I know about sony xperia s but i dont like their UI

17. tizz06

Posts: 15; Member since: May 17, 2012

on verizon you have the rezound that comes in at 4.3" wit a pixel density of 342 ppi which is higher then the iphones so theres one for u

21. Guest_star

Posts: 231; Member since: Dec 30, 2011

i do not live in the US

22. drkstl

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 07, 2012

Galaxy Nexus has 316ppi 4.6" screen

27. Guest_star

Posts: 231; Member since: Dec 30, 2011

4,6 is to big for me...but today i played with one x and i really like it but it is just damn to big...

35. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

No forthcoming smartphone besides the iPhone looks to be that small with that good of a screen so, loathe as I am to say it, the nexy iPhone is your best option.

36. Guest_star

Posts: 231; Member since: Dec 30, 2011

thank you, finally someone who understands me :D

44. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Like you said, theres the Xperia S, but if you don't like the UI, you can always put a custom ROM over it, or a theme.

46. bayusuputra

Posts: 963; Member since: Feb 12, 2012

NOKIA 3310!

23. Sangeet

Posts: 232; Member since: Apr 21, 2012

If you really hate so big screens then don't get one, no one is forcing you to get it..!!

24. iami67

Posts: 334; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

you are allowed to have your own opinion but atleast be correct about your facts buddy. there are tons of phones with way higher ends specs then Iphone. and hi ppi numbers arent the only thing that makes a screen great.

30. Guest_star

Posts: 231; Member since: Dec 30, 2011

now yes, but I said "if this is right", and you or me or anyone doesn't know what will iPhone 5 bring to town, so I said "if this is true" and I know that high ppi doesnt make a screen but it is a big part of it, and iPhone 4 had the best screen on the market when it came out so it is safe to think that iPhone 5 will folow, and because we know how good today screens are I am excited to see what will iPhone bring.

31. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

In video he repeatedly ask himself "Maybe it is part of iPhone 5 ?" and I don't understand why he is asking because he should know it better because he get this part from somewhere or maybe he found it on the sidewalk??? I don't think so! I'm not sure, but it may be just a 'hidden' advertisement.

40. whothisperson

Posts: 102; Member since: May 06, 2012

I found it funny that he kept saying that, it sounded like he was saying it in a sarcastic way. He kept saying that because he did not want to jump to conclusion and give false information that "THIS IS iPHONE 5 back plate" rather he was just putting it out there that this is possibly the back plate for iPhone 5.

49. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

but he get it from somewhere and that's mean he should know more about this part. Right? :)

2. dickwyn

Posts: 621; Member since: May 07, 2012

think about doubling security

3. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

i think these are pretty solid leaks here guys. o:

4. wendygarett unregistered

i will not buy or hype a product which made from patent troll

5. wendygarett unregistered

looks like htc has design this (oneS)

28. SleepingOz unregistered

Yep, I wonder if HTC has this design patent..

37. arsenaljimenez

Posts: 198; Member since: May 03, 2012

exactly my thought

47. bayusuputra

Posts: 963; Member since: Feb 12, 2012

that looks like the faceplate of the EVO 4G.. and i thought the article was about the EVO.. oh, wait, apple has all the designs patented.. HTC, pay up! the iPhone is coming in a few months!

43. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

Let's not pretend that Apple's suits are the reason you're not buying an iPhone.

6. mandkeee

Posts: 82; Member since: Feb 27, 2009

trust me guys...apple is way much better than android.... and also samsung copied too much from apple products....

10. sid07desai

Posts: 290; Member since: May 03, 2012

i can only feel sorry for you.

15. Non_Sequitur

Posts: 1111; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

"apple is way much better than android" First of all, no one can have respect for you or faith in what you type on the internet before you take a first grade English course. Second of all, Apple is a company. Android is an operating system. Finally, your argument has no reasoning. Tell me WHY iOS is better than Android. Don't just ask people to trust a random stranger on the internet. I hope I've improved something here.

32. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Is school out for the summer? Run along now

39. kingpet13

Posts: 139; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

Mine is.

25. iami67

Posts: 334; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Actually samsung made most of apples products and apple has coppied off of everyone including samsung to make there product. Apple has openly admitted that they take there ideas from others to make there own. Nothing apple does is creative. Look at the last Os. There big changes were copying off android with the notification bar. and then siri which was around for years.

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