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Early renderings of the iPhone 5, featuring an aluminum backing.  (Source: Macotakara.jp)
New iPhone will reportedly feature aluminum casing and redesigned antenna

Lump this one squarely in the rumor column: The upcoming iPhone 5 will eschew the glass back casing of the iPhone 4 for aluminum back casing.

At least that's the word from Macotakara, which Macrumors picked up. "Decision to design similar to iPod touch instead of using glass is supposed that Apple seems to stop problems which are told widely damages from scratching, difficulties of painting white and weight of glass," reads the Chinese-to-English translation.

Also according to the report, the antenna will be redesigned for seemingly no reason at all (that's sarcasm), meaning iPhone users will have to learn a whole new way to hold the phone.

The iPhone 5 is also reported to sport the new A5 processor that Apple recently unveiled in its forthcoming iPad 2. If Apple follows its usual release schedule, the new iPhone should be announced this summer.




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Also of note...
By keitaro on 3/8/2011 8:52:30 AM , Rating: 3
Forgot to mention that it'll also sport a pixy dust dispenser, just to make the new phone more magical than before.




RE: Also of note...
By Mitch101 on 3/8/2011 9:11:06 AM , Rating: 5
OMFG its silver! Time to put a kidney on e-bay.


RE: Also of note...
By MrTeal on 3/8/2011 9:39:52 AM , Rating: 5
Does silver give it more geebees?


RE: Also of note...
By The Raven on 3/8/2011 10:13:58 AM , Rating: 5
I don't care about geebees...I want more whyfys!


RE: Also of note...
By xti on 3/8/2011 9:47:48 AM , Rating: 2
gogo tracfone?


RE: Also of note...
By Carl B on 3/8/2011 10:54:07 PM , Rating: 2
Douche alert.


RE: Also of note...
By Carl B on 3/8/2011 10:55:57 PM , Rating: 2
Uh, sorry for the above, was meant for a different post! Definitely my apologies!


RE: Also of note...
By hiscross on 3/8/11, Rating: -1
RE: Also of note...
By FITCamaro on 3/8/2011 1:43:58 PM , Rating: 2
Ugh...I'm all for letting people believe whatever they want but give it a rest. The dude wasn't trying to slight God.


RE: Also of note...
By B3an on 3/12/2011 1:03:00 AM , Rating: 1
OMFIG.

= Oh My F**king Imaginary God.

Is that better Mr Religious Nut?


RE: Also of note...
By B3an on 3/12/2011 1:04:36 AM , Rating: 2
Thats @ hiscross BTW. OMFG i did it wrongz.


RE: Also of note...
By Rinadien on 3/8/2011 5:06:28 PM , Rating: 1
Actually you are absolutely incorrect. The name you were looking for is not GOD, it is actually The Messiah Steve Jobs.

Religion arguments are ------> thattaway


RE: Also of note...
By dtm4trix on 3/8/2011 12:25:51 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
Forgot to mention that it'll also sport a pixy dust dispenser, just to make the new phone more revolutionary than before.


Fixed!


RE: Also of note...
By acer905 on 3/8/2011 12:36:39 PM , Rating: 4
... its a regression... Its like Apple is telling us that the current version was a mistake... Apple doesn't do regressions, they instead plow ahead as if there is no problem. I expect more glass, less buttons, and a bigger Apple logo on the next one.


RE: Also of note...
By Souka on 3/8/2011 2:50:36 PM , Rating: 1
quote:
it'll also sport a pixy dust dispenser


Correction, it will be called an "iPixy Dust Dispenser" and of course, all three of the words will be patentened separately by Apple.


RE: Also of note...
By MeesterNid on 3/8/2011 3:46:54 PM , Rating: 3
You should be "patentententended" for being a total patent yourself.

Failing to spell while trying to be witty troll is fail.


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