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Early iPhone Prototype Resembles Latest iPhone 5 Part Leaks

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  1. macrumors bot



    As we noted, The Verge has come across a number of photos of iPhone prototypes in court documents related to Apple's lawsuit with Samsung. One of the early prototype images seemed particularly familiar to us.

    This two-tone design with a central aluminum backing looks like an early version of the rumored next-generation iPhone:


    On the right is a prototype iPhone design posted by the Verge. The image on the left is a rendering of the next generation iPhone by Blackpool Creative. The rendering was based on leaked parts of the upcoming iPhone. The parts were also shown on video here:

    Similar parts have been circulating for a couple of months now. One early report described it as such:
    It seems possible that the new iPhone has evolved from some of the early Apple prototyping of possible designs.

    Article Link: Early iPhone Prototype Resembles Latest iPhone 5 Part Leaks
  2. macrumors 68040


    The leaked iPhone 5 parts definitely look better though.
  3. macrumors regular

    Looks nice…I guess. Apple needs to do better.
  4. macrumors 6502a

    My credit card's ready
  5. macrumors 6502


    but sadly this.

    I'm just not ready to switch to Android, no matter how lackluster the next iPhone is turning out to be.
  6. macrumors 65816


    "No headphone port, but where is it?!"
  7. macrumors 6502


    What happened with "teardrop" design ?
  8. macrumors 6502


    The design is very sleek. However, I'm looking at screen size and power under the hood.
  9. macrumors 68020


  10. macrumors member

    Howard Ellacott

    Maybe that's a prototype iPhone 4 that Apple's stuck put onto the rumour mill to build suspense, and the real thing is actually totally different and much better!! That would be brilliant.
  11. macrumors 6502


    soooooo 2008...
  12. macrumors 6502

    Yeah, I think it looks sleek...as in sleek to look at, but still uncomfortable to hold in your hand when you are...making a call.
  13. macrumors 6502


    I'm not denying it.
  14. macrumors 68020

    I like the "iPhone 5" renders much more than the actual leak you see in the video. While I still believe it's not a big design change, I'm beginning to like the "iPhone 5" design more and more.
  15. macrumors 6502a


    Simplicity, it's rolling in a grave somewhere dead. I don't understand the allure of these multi-color designs. Just give us a solid color on the backplate, please.
  16. macrumors 68000

    Anyone notice macrumors just regurgitating the same thing over and over again ?

    Every time a publication says something unverifiable it's a headline.

    This is going to be a painful few months til launch day.
  17. macrumors 6502a


    it hurts
  18. macrumors 68040

  19. macrumors regular

    It's not multicolored, it's a material change. And who says it's not without a purpose? We just don't know yet. Just sayin.
  20. macrumors 6502

    I have to agrees...

    The iPhone 4 is just so tired looking anymore and the interface needs an update, badly. I went to the Razor Maxx but even that was lackluster in my tastes. Sure, it was fast and the LTE was amazing but I absolutely hate Motoblur (or whatever it is called). If all Apple did was extend the length and keep the same basic design for the next iPhone, I'm going to Android when the HTC Incridble 4G is released.

    Anther thing is that Android has had speech to text/search and turn by turn GPS since the original Dorid. Apple is way behind and the iPhone 4 won't even get those features even though it is more than capable to handle it. Talk all you want but iOS is just as fragmented as Android.
  21. macrumors 65816

    Ugly as F.
  22. macrumors 68020


    And this one looks like the iPhone 4:

  23. macrumors regular

    I have an original iPhone, and I still have to check every time which end is which when I want to put it in its power cradle. Sheesh! Make it VISIBLE guys!
  24. macrumors 65816


    So cool, seeing all these product concepts and iterations we wouldn't be able to see otherwise. :)

    I guess fierce patent litigation also has positive side effects :p
  25. macrumors 6502a


    what is this? a gameboy?

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