iPhone 5 Anticipation Thread
Expected announcement: September 12th 2012
What we expect: - New two-tone design with silver aluminum in the white model and anodized black aluminum in the black model
- New dock connector
- New included earbuds
- 7.6mm thick
- 4in Display
- 16:9 aspect ratio
- 1136 X 640 resolution
- 4G/LTE cellular antenna
What we speculate:
- A5X (dual-core CPU/quad-core graphics) or A6 (quad-core CPU) SoC
Apple sent out invites confirming the event and the name iPhone "5"
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New redesigned white Apple earbuds to be included with the new iPhone:
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Here's a picture of the new cable that fits into the smaller dock connector:
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The Chinese publication that got it's hands on the iPhone 5 parts has measured
the phone to be 7.6mm thick.
iPhone 4S - 9.3mm
Samsung Galaxy S III - 8.6mm
HTC One X - 8.8mm
Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX - 8.9mm
Multiple highly reliable sources have separately confirmed that the next generation iPhone will be announced on September 12th. iMore even goes as far as saying the new iPhone will be released on September 21st. Rumors also point to a redesign iPod Touch & Nano and the introduction of the "iPad Mini" at the September event.*
NEW Photos of the Next-Generation iPhone Fully Enclosed Have Leaked (non-renderings):
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Rendered mockups with the screen assembled
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More Pics + Video
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First Pics of the Leak
The iPhone repair experts at iFixyouri have forwarded a nifty new part that has entered their catalog. It could be the back plate for the upcoming new iPhone or one of the early prototypes. We’re told the Chinese parts supplier is a reliable one (not a fly by night) and that they are actually selling these parts (don’t worry, we have one on order).
From what we can see, the part does follow a lot of the rumors and speculation. For instance, you can see the smaller dock connector at the bottom and it appears thinner overall. We’re told that the extra space on the bottom is used by Apple to enhance the speakers which will be louder and of a higher quality than the current iPhone. The supplier says the back plate is one piece anchored by an aluminium alloy (not liquidmetal).
Interestingly, the supplier also told iFixyouri that black and white wouldn’t be the only two colors this year. There were at least two other colors of back plate seen which obviously might not make it into production if these parts are indeed real. Normally we’d scoff at such a notion but these same parts suppliers were the first to deliver the news that the iPad would come in white.
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