May 3, 2012
|Image Source: iLounge|
|The Apple iPhone 5 rumor mill has whirred back into action with the site iLounge claiming the next Apple handset's screen dimensions will change, which would affect prior software. Also, iLounge is reporting that the upcoming product will be much thinner than the presently shipping versions.|
iLounge Editor-in-Chief, Jeremy Horowitz writes,
According to our source, Apple will make one major change to the rear casing, adding a metal panel to the central back of the new iPhone. This panel will be flat, not curved, and metal, not ceramic. Our artist’s rendition (see above) provides a rough idea of what this change will look like; it echoes the current-generation iMac design, to be sure.This rumour differs from earlier reports that Liqudmetal would be used for the iPhone 5 casing.
The site speculates the changed dimensions will mean the new phone’s screen will measure 4 inches diagonally, rather than the current iPhone’s 3.5 inch diagonal. A change in aspect ratio with more pixels at the top and bottom of the screen would likely affect third party software.
iLounge also speculates that the next iPhone will also sport a smaller dock connector with fewer pins than the current 30 pin connector. This new dock type would also be used on future iPads and Ipod Touch devices, leading to lead incompatibility with current Apple mobile devices.
The latest rumors come as Samsung rolls out its new Galaxy 3 smartphone, widely hailed as a serious competitor to the iPhone 4s.
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