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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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RE: Never had a problem...
By xti on 3/8/2011 9:44:22 AM , Rating: 1
I never did either...and i got free chikfila from the apple store when i went to go get mine.


RE: Never had a problem...
By GuinnessKMF on 3/8/2011 9:45:54 AM , Rating: 5
And most users likely didn't have problems, but it's awful 'head in the sand' to say that everyone's experience was flawless. The real issue is the way apple responds when people have problems, blame the user/flat out denial.


RE: Never had a problem...
By vol7ron on 3/23/2011 10:29:27 PM , Rating: 2
I really want to agree, but I can't.

I had the old clip-on shuffles (my first owned Apple product if that gives any idea to how much I like Apple) and the OS screwed up.

That's when I found out you had to make an appointment in the store with a "genius", despite the store not being busy - what kind of genius do they have working that can't use out-of-order processing? Anyhow, the Shuffle was acting up and he actually did kindly restore it, despite my efforts. Of course the problem was probably because it was syncing through USB with a Windows machine.


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