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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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I'll wait...
By The Raven on 3/8/2011 10:24:37 AM , Rating: 2
I want my phone to match my wheels...Magnesium!!!




RE: I'll wait...
By FITCamaro on 3/8/2011 10:37:04 AM , Rating: 2
C5 Z06?


RE: I'll wait...
By theapparition on 3/8/2011 11:52:30 AM , Rating: 2
C5 Z06 never had mag wheels. Always aluminum.

However, there was a mag wheel option for some model year base C5's.


RE: I'll wait...
By Smartless on 3/8/2011 4:47:54 PM , Rating: 2
Does that mean MacGyver could turn it into a blowtorch?

Either way I'd like to see if they're going to release both a CDMA and GSM one or are they going to favor one.


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