Redesigned iPhone 5 will appear in 2012

News Anjum Dhir 09:40, 28 Dec 2011

Apple is reportedly working on a new body and design for the popular smartphone

The iPhone 5 will feature a massive design overhaul, according to reports.

Sources recently revealed to BGR that Apple is all set to overhaul the iPhone before it releases the next model of the smartphone in the market.

According to reports, Apple is looking to launch the next iPhone in the fall of next year – just like it did the iPhone 4S this year.

The company seems to be shifting the timeline of its product releases closer to the festive and holiday seasons.

Among other things, the new and improved iPhone will have a rubber or plastic material built into its case. Apparently, this material will be similar to that used in Apple’s bumper cases. It will be used to surround the front edge of the device and will be comparable in this regard to the iPhone 3GS bezel, says BGR.

This bezel will join the phone’s front glass screen with the aluminum plate at the back. 

The rubber/plastic that Apple is working with will have another function too. It will cover the iPhone’s redesigned antenna system that surrounds the phone.

According to BGR, this will terminate the need for a plastic insert above the antenna, something Apple offers in its iPad 2 Wi-Fi and 3G. With the help of the new plastic/rubber, the back shell can be made of aluminum without any issues. 

Rumours about a revamped and spruced up iPhone have been doing the rounds for a while now. Among other things, it is believed that the next model of the smartphone will include a larger screen, something that all Apple loyalists are hoping is true.

If the reports and rumours about the next iPhone are indeed true, the world is sure to see a smarter, faster and more powerful smartphone from Apple in 2012. 

Having said all that, none of this is particularly new – we heard all the iPhone 5 rumours in the run up to the iPhone 4S launch. 
Bah humbug!


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