iPhone 5 redesign apparently won't extend to SIM card tray

iPhone 5 redesign apparently won't extend to SIM card tray
What you see here is purported to be the SIM card tray for the iPhone 5. Hardly the sexiest part of a phone, but it’s remarkable in how similar it is to the current iPhone 4S design. In particular, notice that the front of the tray is still flat and metal. If this is legit, it suggests that the iPhone 5 (or perhaps the “new iPhone”) won’t be as radical of a design overhaul as some people are expecting.

Why? Remember all of those renders of phones with rounded metal backs? Where would a flat SIM card tray fit in? This suggests that the next iPhone will have flat sides (or at least one), rather than a curved unibody backplate. And that means the front and back will most likely be flat as well (whether the back would be made of glass is still anyone’s guess).

Perhaps the new iPhone will be a somewhat larger and thinner device that otherwise maintains the same aesthetics in the popular iPhone 4/4S phones? Or perhaps it won’t even be much bigger, but sport the taller aspect ratio screen that was hypothesized a little while back? Slap the iPhone 4S parts on that and it wouldn’t be a bad looking phone.

Clearly all of these inferences hinge on whether the leaked part is legitimate – and that’s something we can’t know with any certainty. But it does lead to a jumping off point for discussion: Are you ok with a minimal redesign of the next iPhone’s appearance, or are you hoping for something more radical?

Sound off in the comments section below!

source: SW-Box via geek.com

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68 Comments

2. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

Expect apple to produce something slightly more than an incremental change but not by much. It will of course change everything again as we know it

20. sithman

Posts: 299; Member since: Apr 21, 2012

There's nothing in the horizon that will change everything, but u have to admit the OG iPhone did change the game. I think apple is driven by the competition, there's now a real need to step it up. I'm an iOS guy, but I must admit android is big time now. I think apple recognizes this as well, and will hit a homerun with the next iPhone. Not saying it will be better than the top android devices, but on par with what's on top.

23. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Having a discussion with andro is pointless. He trolls Apple articles daily

25. gp284

Posts: 120; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

Its funny because your the Apple opposite of Andro!

29. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Actually not true at all. I very rarely comment on android articles. I'm happy and secure with my phone choice unlike him.

31. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

no, he meant you are a pointless troll. And yea, we see you on android articles. Amazing since we shouldnt be seeing you at all since you lost the bet. Funny how that worked out, eh?

41. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Funny how you choose to believe one analyst but not the other. That fits right in for you where you block out anything that doesn't fit your dogma.

43. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

i chose to believe 500 vs 1. you chose to believe 1 vs 500. tell me who blocks out what? lol

45. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

There's two major companies and one says Apple won. Deal with it.

47. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

48. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

54. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

I believe taco

55. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

gallito no one ever accused you of being smart. ;) btw I'm still waiting for you to re-email me. taco they take from the same ssource.. so it's one source not 2... and you are the only person in the area that thinks that out of 3 or 4 numbers for sales ONLY the absolute lowest one that gives apple a slight advantage is the winner. you are pathetic.

57. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

it also gives a range of 33 million to 45 million SOLD for Samsung compared to apples 35 million SHIPPED. the facts are not in your favor. give it up

65. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

remix i did email you.. u didnt respond... nto to may email.. and not to my draw something

66. good2great

Posts: 1042; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

awww the sworn enemies on this site playing draw something together... cute! hahaha

63. JeffdaBeat unregistered

What I find ridiculously funny is the fact that Apple topics get the most conversations...and Android topics don't. Check out the front page. For as much as people hat Apple, they sure as hell love commenting on it.

3. mas11

Posts: 1034; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

The iPhone 5 now with 4G Lte. This changes everything, except the 4G symbol in the upper left hand corner, that stays the same.

14. iamcc

Posts: 1319; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

LOL I got a laugh out of that. Thanks!

18. troybuilt

Posts: 155; Member since: Dec 16, 2011

LOL! That's funny. You'll even have 4G while on a cruise. World 4G total coverage.

44. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

the wifi indicator will now show 4g. :)

68. troybuilt

Posts: 155; Member since: Dec 16, 2011

I heard Apple is releasing a software update for the iPhone 2G. It's going to start showing 4G service. LOL!

51. jcpwn2004

Posts: 314; Member since: Jan 18, 2012

lol maybe it will say 4g lte now in the corner!!

4. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Looks like a part of door lock. :D

5. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011

think regardless of how small or big of change the iphone 5 is,one thing for sure that it will sell in the millions..one thing apple have are tens of million loyal followers who will buy only apple products therefore regardless apple will be making billions weather its a update like the 4 or an update like the 4s.personally i think they will redesign the iphone but it will have similar design as the 4/4s but with more curves and i think a 3.7-3.9'' screen

8. jmoita2

Posts: 930; Member since: Dec 23, 2011

The more the iPhone changes... The more it stays the same. Funny, but it reminds me of Blackberry.

9. good2great

Posts: 1042; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

uh come on fellas... a whole hoard of android angry mob on iphone rumors... no one crashed you guys' party with galaxy s3 rumors now.... not ONE comment above me is from an iphone user that really has something beneficial to add about this post... smh

13. jmoita2

Posts: 930; Member since: Dec 23, 2011

As a matter of fact,I am in the industry and deal with the iPhone in all its variations on a daily level. The truth hurts...

16. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

and what truth is that. the iphone works for me and I am happy..

26. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

You're sad. That's the truth. G2great is exactly right. No one goes to troll android articles, but every Apple article is filled with the same group of trolls. It shows you guys are insecure about your phone choice.

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