iPhone 5…Radical?!Posted: August 1, 2011
New iPhone 5 rumors: Leaked case suggests ‘radical’ redesign
By Doug Gross, CNN
(CNN) — Another week, another round of iPhone 5 rumors. This time, it’s an apparent case for the unreleased phone that has Apple fans buzzing.
Mobile Fun, a British mobile-phone blog, has posted images of what it says is the design for a next-generation iPhone case leaked “from a Chinese case manufacturer.”
The case, and an image the blog says was later sent to them by another manufacturer, suggest what they call “massive changes” to the iPhone 5, or whatever it will be called.
Among them: what appears to be a larger, roughly 4-inch display screen, a curved rear panel more like earlier iPhones than the iPhone 4, and a hole on the back — about where the Apple logo is on current phones. Some Apple observers speculate that hole indicates a possible new location for the device’s antenna, replacing the iPhone 4’s much maligned side antenna.
“If these images are authentic — and we have every reason to believe that they are — then the iPhone 5 is a radical evolution of the iPhone concept, and a bigger departure from the iPhone 4 than previous case images have shown,” the blog post reads.