“Completely redesigned” iPhone destined for autumn 2012

“Completely redesigned” iPhone destined for autumn 2012Two things are almost certain this year. Firstly, the iPad 3 will arrive around March/April (if history is anything to go by), and since the previous two iPads have the same resolution, this new guy will melt your eyes with a near-Retina display. Probably.

Secondly, given that the iPhone 4 and 4S are pretty much twins, the iPhone 5 will be significantly different. And that’s exactly the hymn BGR is singing, brother.

BGR says it has been speaking with a “close source” about the "next-generation iPhone". It’s probably safe to start calling it the iPhone 5, right? As much as I’d love to see a 3.5in 8MP iPhone 4S+.

The source reveals that the iPhone 5 will adopt a rubbery plasticy material similar to Apple’s bumper cases, joining the glass front with the aluminum – or aluminium, if you prefer – rear.

Furthermore, the antenna will surround the iPhone 5, allowing for unbridled aluminium action on the back.

Finally, the iPhone 5 will follow the iPhone 4S’ lead by landing in autumn. That’d make iOS 6 the star of WWDC, I guess.

Only another – what? – nine months of iPhone 5 rumours to go then. Excellent.

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Treab  Dec. 28, 2011 at 14:24

I have found a picture of the next iphone...

http://mos.futurenet.com/techradar/classifications/gadgets/phones/mobile-phones/iPhone/iphone4_2up_front_side-420-90.jpg

check out that re-design... it will be called the iphone 4s.s

jaybear88  Dec. 28, 2011 at 14:51

"As much as I’d love to see a 3.5in 8MP iPhone 4S+"
Wow, you are in a strange minority aren't you! Most were disgusted at the iPhone4.5 idea and you want a 4.6???

9 months until an inevitable handset release. Why have an article with almost zero info?

Treab  Dec. 28, 2011 at 15:00

umm.. jay... i think he was joking ;)

jaybear88  Dec. 28, 2011 at 15:02

umm.. jay... i think he was joking ;)

I think we need to invent a new form of punctuation for sarcasm :p

Treab  Dec. 28, 2011 at 15:08

umm.. jay... i think he was joking ;)

I think we need to invent a new form of punctuation for sarcasm :p



we do. may i suggest using this picture...

http://blog.kornemuz.com/images/200712/20071204b_roflcats.jpg

jmarcelino  Dec. 28, 2011 at 15:19

Any release is too far away. Meanwhile in Android land:

http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/htcariaandroidatt15AndroidCommunity_com_540x3342.jpg

Anyone care to guess what's next?
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You got it, bigger screen.

matt101101 / MOD  Dec. 28, 2011 at 15:24

To be fair even the biggest phone in that picture is only 4.3" with plenty of bezel.

jmarcelino  Dec. 28, 2011 at 15:28

That's true, way too small. But don't worry here's the next:
http://www.kutop.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/d/r/dreambook_w7.jpg

(ps this Android product is actually on the market)

matt101101 / MOD  Dec. 28, 2011 at 15:31

That was possible with the 3G original Samsung Galaxy Tab (well the UK version anyway, the phone feature was removed for the US).

matt101101 / MOD  Dec. 28, 2011 at 15:33

Though I still stand by more consumer choice being better. Being limited to 3.5" on an iPhone or 9.7" on an iPad isn't great for the consumer.

jmarcelino  Dec. 28, 2011 at 15:35

Shame it didn't sell well then. People using it like this on the street would have made the world a better place.

Stelph  Dec. 28, 2011 at 16:50

Oi, anyone slating the 3.5" screen has to go through me first, roight!

3.5" (or at a stretch 3.7" with a very thin Bezel) is the perfect balance between usability, portability and battery conservation that modern smartphones desperatly require. Long gone are the days of phones lasting for, erm, days and this charge for who's got the biggest screen is not helping matters! I cannot stand reviews that slate phones (and slated the 4s) for having a 3.5" screen because IMO its one of its strongest features

Treab  Dec. 28, 2011 at 17:01

now now. 3.5" is not the right size anymore. it was good initially but with the rise of movies on the move its too small..

and maybe the mockery would end if they made 2 versions one at 3.5 and another at say 4.3

blizzard7  Dec. 28, 2011 at 17:28

Oi, anyone slating the 3.5" screen has to go through me first, roight!

3.5" (or at a stretch 3.7" with a very thin Bezel) is the perfect balance between usability, portability and battery conservation that modern smartphones desperatly require. Long gone are the days of phones lasting for, erm, days and this charge for who's got the biggest screen is not helping matters! I cannot stand reviews that slate phones (and slated the 4s) for having a 3.5" screen because IMO its one of its strongest features


I promise you, once you move to a bigger screen and get used to it, you can never go backwards. The iPhone now looks like a wristwatch screen to me after getting used to my Sensation.

jmarcelino  Dec. 28, 2011 at 17:38

promise you, once you move to a bigger screen and get used to it, you can never go backwards. The iPhone now looks like a wristwatch screen to me after getting used to my Sensation.

Thst's what she said... until she tried having more than one.

I mean displays of course. Dirty minds!

Treab  Dec. 28, 2011 at 17:43

Oi, anyone slating the 3.5" screen has to go through me first, roight!

3.5" (or at a stretch 3.7" with a very thin Bezel) is the perfect balance between usability, portability and battery conservation that modern smartphones desperatly require. Long gone are the days of phones lasting for, erm, days and this charge for who's got the biggest screen is not helping matters! I cannot stand reviews that slate phones (and slated the 4s) for having a 3.5" screen because IMO its one of its strongest features


I promise you, once you move to a bigger screen and get used to it, you can never go backwards. The iPhone now looks like a wristwatch screen to me after getting used to my Sensation.


blizz an independent review. how is the sensation? im contemplating one due to the price i have found... is it any good? or would u advise a different one?

blizzard7  Dec. 28, 2011 at 18:02

It really depends on what you're looking for.

If a Sensation and a Galaxy S II were the same price, I would choose the S II, but I got my Sensation for a lot less than the Galaxy S II and I still think HTC Sense have some of the best widgets around. The extra resolution seems to help as well, this site used to be virtually unreadable portrait zoomed out on my Desire, but is easily readable on the qHD Sensation. I've got 6 widgets going and haven't noticed any slowdown and Flash behaves nicely enough. I would throw criticisms at the display not being particularly vivid and the battery life not being great (but it charges up quickly anyway).

I've dropped it once and rather ridiculously, the phone did damage to the wooden floor but the phone itself has no marks, so build quality gets a big thumbs up. :p

Treab  Dec. 28, 2011 at 18:09

refurb at 20.50 a month which by redemption goes down to 12.32 a month... which over 2 years is 295 (ish) before quidco... which imo is a steal...

blizzard7  Dec. 28, 2011 at 18:14

Wow, well that's even cheaper than I got it. I wouldn't hesitate at that price. Especially considering that you can put the Sensation XE ROM on it if you really want to.

Treab  Dec. 28, 2011 at 18:18

yep. its a very good deal. as long as it still exists in feb ;) worth the risk of having a refurb at that price with the minutes as well.

Stelph  Dec. 29, 2011 at 00:03

Well I've owned a htc Hd1 (every phone geek has) and I have to say I didn't like the size of the screen, although i could see the extra space could be useful for web browsing/video watching i never foubd myself wanting the extra space, i eventiallly went back to my iphone 3gs mostly because there were a few apps i use regularly that, at the time, werent up to scratch on Android and because the phone was too bulky. switching from 4" to 3.5", I can honestly say i didn't miss the extra space at all and have never had problems web surfing or watching videos, I even prefer using the iPhone over my advent vega for browsing the web, something that frustrates the hell out of me because I want to find a use for the damn thing so I can justify getting a better specced tablet

Stelph  Dec. 29, 2011 at 00:10

Curses, obviously I meant the HD2 and it has a 4.3" screen so maybe a 4 incher wouldnt be so bad, but as I said I didn't see any issues when I lost nearly a inch of screen space so I still think my point stands "sulk"

Treab  Dec. 29, 2011 at 00:13

I resent the above... i havent owned a HD2 and im a phone geek :( i was their in the relative beginning man.. i have one of the earliest android phones around :p

Stelph  Dec. 29, 2011 at 09:38

Disgraceful Treab! It is the one true phone which can rule (run) them all (all the OS's......except iOS)

I demand that you buy one ASAP, geneflect infront of it momenterally before flashing Android and WP7 onto it whilst merilly rejoycing

http://www.amazon.co.uk/HTC-Touch-Windows-Mobile-Sim-Free/dp/B0030MHQXO

blizzard7  Dec. 29, 2011 at 10:27

Lol Stelph, well everyone is entitled to their own opinion!

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