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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 vol7ron on 3/8/2011 3:05:48 PM , Rating: 3
Did you use the bumper?

The problem was when you didn't use the bumper because your bare hand would act as a conductor and bridge the two antennas - causing all sorts of signal noise and other problems. The bumper was Apple's "fix" to the antenna problem because rubber is an insulator.


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