The geeks over at This Is My Next have mocked up a photo of the iPhone 5 based on various rumors they’ve sourced about Apple’s next phone iteration. According to them the iPhone 5 will have a tapered design with a 3.7″ screen that spans from edge to edge. It’ll also sport a gesture sensitive Home button that will act as a mini-touchpad. Their mock up does look pretty intriguing, although I don’t really think I’m feeling the tapered look.
iPhone 5 Mock Up
Again, these are all rumors, so don’t expect this pic to be dead on when it comes to the real thing. We will have to wait for someone in China or Vietnam to steal a prototype first and leave it in a bar for Gizmodo to pick up to see the real deal iPhone 5 hardware. Until then why don’t you chew on these iPhone 5 spec rumors courtesy of TIMN.com by way of MacTrast. You’ve probably been fooled again, but it’s fun to speculate…
iPhone 5 Hardware Rumor List
- New design: Apple is testing several prototypes (we all know this) and one of the leading candidates for the iPhone 5 is thinner than the current iPhone 4 and looks “more like the iPod touch.” It has a teardrop shape – thinner at the bottom than the top, like the new MacBook Air.
- Gesture-sensitive Home Button: The Home Button will be bigger and will understand a gestures. “Our sources say that gestures are definitely coming in a future version of iOS,”
- Larger screen: the screen will go up to 3.7-inches, not 4-inches as rumored. It will keep the current resolution, dropping pixel density goes from 326 to 312, but will still be a Retina Display (it’s still above 300ppi).
- No Bezel: Screen will be edge-to-edge, occupying the entire front of the iPhone. That means no bezel (or almost no bezel).
- Hidden earpiece & mouthpiece: The earpiece and sensors are behind the screen itself.
- Inductive charging: It may or may not have wireless inductive charging. Crystal ball is cloudy.
- NFC: Likewise it may or may not have NFC.
- Global radio chips: It’ll be based on Qualcomm’s dual GSM/CDMA Gobi chipset, which means it’ll work on a ton of GSM and CDMA networks worldwide, most importantly in China.
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