"iPhone 5" Back Cover Hands-On Video

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001


    Cydiablog points to a new hands on video with the same "iPhone 5" parts that have been circulating. The new video was posted by part supply company eTradeSupply.

    The new video is not especially more revealing, but does show the backplate in a number of different angles. The narrator also compares it directly to the iPhone 4, showing the relative size. Other features noted:

    - Smaller dock port
    - Bottom headphone jack
    - SIM card slot smaller
    - iPhone 5 is thinner than iPhone 4S (though no screen on the iPhone 5)

    Article Link: "iPhone 5" Back Cover Hands-On Video
  2. Vip macrumors regular


    May 8, 2008
    Seems very plausible, considering all the other rumors...
  3. lecturenotes macrumors member

    Mar 30, 2012
    I still can't decide if I like the headphone jack on the bottom.

    It might be easier in terms of pulling your phone out of your pocket to look at the screen, but i'm just so used to having it on the top of the device.
  4. themcfly macrumors regular

    Jul 20, 2011
    Makes sense. After the unibody Macs, the unibody iPhone. :cool:
  5. angemon89 macrumors 68000


    Feb 5, 2008
    The place where Apple designs stuff
    It actually looks nicer than in the pictures.
  6. AznTakumi macrumors regular

    Apr 4, 2011
    This doesn't seem real because the back has this two tone matt/shinny finish which I cannot imagine apple doing. Also they got rid of the 30 pin dock port which might happen but see how they have been using the same port for so many generations, I find it highly unlikely they'll change it.
  7. elvetio macrumors member

    May 29, 2012

    I just don't like it. I'm not saying that is ugly. It's not. But the 4 looks so much better.

    Just saying...
  8. AlBDamned macrumors 68030


    Mar 14, 2005
    The engineering, size etc all seems very plausible, but what gives with that two-tone back - glass/plastic and aluminum?

    This is something I couldn't figure out on the earlier videos - it looks quite naff and 'unApple'. That's not to accuse it of being a fake video, just that the design is quite jarring, and not what we'd typically expect.

    It is similar to the iMac and iPad in the dual use of material, but the the actual glass top and tail....
  9. MattJessop macrumors regular


    Apr 24, 2007
    Manchester, UK
    Hmm, I'll admit it does look a lot better in that video than it did in those mock ups we saw ages ago, and it's starting to grow on me a bit. But it still looks a bit odd? That said, all these consistent leaks do make one wonder. :p
  10. chrmjenkins macrumors 603


    Oct 29, 2007
    Looks better than in the pics. And a gun metal looking rim? Me Gusta. Still have my salt shaker nearby though.
  11. beg_ne macrumors 6502

    Jul 3, 2003
    Liking the refinements so far. I can't quite tell if there is a slight bevel or not on the edges. Hopefully there is. The sharp angles o. The 4/4S make the iPhone a bit uncomfortable to hold without a case.

    With the new iPhone looking even better I really don't want to put a case on it.
  12. Caliber26 macrumors 68000


    Sep 25, 2009
    Orlando, FL
    I know I'm probably judging too soon, and I know I'll be the first to preorder it, BUT that backside is really putting me thru it! It looks like a detachable plastic back, found on most Androids.
  13. Reaktor5 macrumors 6502a


    Oct 12, 2007
    New Hampshire, USA
    If the new iPhone is this far along in production, what does everyone think of a sooner than October launch?
  14. andyjam macrumors regular

    Aug 30, 2008
    Sydney, Australia
    The top of that looks really nice... If it really is just a slightly bigger 4 with all the seams gone, then I think I'm sold.
  15. MR1324 macrumors 6502

    Nov 22, 2010
    with all these product leaks, i think this year's WWDC is going to be huge!
  16. Stang68 macrumors 6502a


    May 29, 2007
  17. ajcadoo macrumors 6502


    Sep 17, 2011
    San Diego, CA
    I have a feeling the iPhone 5 makes it's debut as the first "One more thing..." at WWDC after Steve's passing.

    Fingers crossed!
  18. angemon89 macrumors 68000


    Feb 5, 2008
    The place where Apple designs stuff
    I remember how everyone hated the iPhone 4 design when it first leaked. This could actually be the new iPhone, and it'll start to "grow on people." I can see it now....
  19. Mr. Retrofire macrumors 601

    Mr. Retrofire

    Mar 2, 2010
    ...and unibody iPod touch.
  20. staccato83 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 9, 2008
    Las Vegas
    I wish they would have kept the headphone jack on the top and make the speaker/mic holes symmetrical on the bottom. Not really sure how I feel about the two tone back or the change in power connector.
  21. Michael Scrip macrumors 601

    Mar 4, 2011
    True... but the iPod Touch and the previous generation Nano were like that.

    If this is true... I wonder if they will explain why they moved it. Maybe they need all that room at the top for a larger LTE antenna?
  22. yodaxl7 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 25, 2010
    Just a wild guess! Just like the ps vita, the two tone may reflect a multi touch back pad! :)
  23. vikpt macrumors regular

    Feb 20, 2012
    if this is true the abrupt black-dark grey-black style is not aesthetically pleasing
  24. MathijsDelva macrumors regular

    Feb 28, 2008
    As i told in another thread. I'm pretty sure these backplates are a controlled leak. This surely is one of those old prototype 'next-gen' iPhones in an old body in order to disguise the real iPhone. It's already a known fact Apple made/makes a lot of different designs (new parts in old bodies, other way around) just to confuse people. What's with all the sudden prototype iPhones floating around? You think Apple would just let the real iPhone leaked out there?
  25. austinguy23 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 8, 2008
    Ugh, the two-tone appearance is tacky. Just make it all aluminum - geeze.

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