iPhone 5 Screen Protectors Show Elongated Home Button Area

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    Ukwire.hk offers the first look at a screen protector that has been designed for the iPhone 5. The screen protector takes on the elongated home button seen on the early design document:

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    A second shot shows how much bigger the screen protector is than the current generation iPhone 4:

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    While we've seen a number of purported iPhone 5 case designs in the past, none had shown the front of the device. The elongated home button area design, however, was shown in leaked design documents. The design documents only show areas that need to be exposed or open to the user, so it doesn't mean the physical home button will necessarily adopt the exact shape.

    There's been some doubts raised recently about what shape the iPhone 5 might actually take. Despite all these case designs emerging from China, we should remind our readers that all these cases have been sourced from a common leaked design document. So, there's been little additional confirmation that this is an accurate image of what the iPhone 5 will look like. We've also seen no actual part leaks related to this dramatic redesign. The only part leaks we've seen come from an iPhone 4-like N94 design.

    Apple is widely expected to release the iPhone 5 in September/October.

    Article Link: iPhone 5 Screen Protectors Show Elongated Home Button Area
     
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    That's one serious eyebrow raiser. Not to mention, a very large bottom bezel.
     
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    But are they making them like this because they know, or are they just second guessing on the basis of the cases floating around out there. (guessing a guess!)
     
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    It's definitely bigger than the current 3.5" display, but it doesn't look big enough to be a 4" display.
     
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    I'm with this above statement, the opening on my cover for my camera is freaking huge compared to the small dot that is really the Camera lens...
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    design document - only a small hole is necessary, but they designed the protector opening wide.

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    They are all based on the design document that was leaked a while back.

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    And another contradictory rumor to throw unto the pile. No seriously at this point it's just ridiculous. There isn't even a shred of logic anymore, it's just a bunch of guesses.

    I think we should just chill on all these leaks, all it does is build hype and eventually will generate disappointment.
     
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    wow - I am so over the iPhone 5 rumours now ...
     
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    Aaaah, what will it be?
    and iphone 5 will be hard to resist, but an iPhone 4S doesn't add that much for me.
    If there is an iPhone 5, I will need to save some serious money (I buy them without a plan) if it's only an iPhone 4S, I can get a Thunderbolt display for my MBA 11".... :D
     
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    It's included in the speaker hole it's just a tad longer.
     
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    within that bar on top???

    this design gives a huge button, but if it would be a captive button, it wouldn't need to be there. So why on earth would Apple stop using the round button, other than a button that is also captive. But I have some difficulties believing that.
     
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    It feels like its capacitive.
     
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    here, this shows it

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    If it's captive, why would there be a hole. If it's a button, why would it be captive. I just don't see the added value of a captive button (but I'm seriously short sighted at times :D )
     
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    It makes sense. I can see where Apple would go with that, porting Mission Control' spaces to iOS (slide left or right to swap between apps).
     
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    Looking at that button area.....

    I'd guess that there might be some kind of multi-button underneath it. Maybe three buttons total. Or perhaps fingerprint bio-metrics. Maybe even some kind of "mini magic button" that can recognize swipes.
    Just some guesses.
    Just thinking. it could be and extra button choice. touch then push. double touch than push. etc. maybe even previous track, play/pause, next track. the possibilities are endless. :)
     
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    It could be capacitive (not captive) and still click, in which case you would need the opening.
     
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    its obvious that the screen protective film is for a samsung or any other competitor with a larger screen... only in late 2012 we will see a redesigned iPhone
     
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    Swapping between apps would be a good use indeed! A 2 finger swipe on the screen to do that would make it harder.
     
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    Its a screen protector. It cannot be on the capacitive button obviously.
     
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    I can't honestly buy the 'gesture button' idea. Draw a roundrect about the same side, now try to do anything meaningful on it.

    Doesn't really work, does it? Much better off doing gestures on the screen.


    If it was capacitive, like the screen, there's no reason a protector couldn't go over it.


    See arn's post.
     
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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3_5 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8L1 Safari/6533.18.5)

    I don't see a hole for the front-facing camera, so I'm highly skeptical.
     
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    for switching between apps it might be handy. but other than that I have some difficulties as well.
     

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