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Former Engadget editor Joshua Topolsky has revealed information on the upcoming iPhone 5. Topolsky reiterates from his previous Engadget report that the phone is to be completely redesigned, and that it looks “more like the iPod touch than the iPhone 4.” The new phone will be thinner and have a "teardrop" shape which goes from thick to thin, similar to the MacBook Air.

Meanwhile, the home button will be doing "double duty" as both a button and ans a gesture area.
this falls in line with testing we’ve seen for gestures on the iPad, and our sources say that gestures are definitely coming in a future version of iOS. The home button will likely be enlarged, but not scrapped altogether. Furthermore, we’re hearing that the screen on the device will occupy the entire (or near to it) front of the phone, meaning almost no bezel. Our source says the company is doing very “interesting things” with bonded glass technology, and has been exploring designs where the earpiece and sensors are somehow behind the screen itself, making for a device where the display is actually edge-to-edge.

The sketch they've provided suggests the screen will go up to 3.7 inches while keeping the same resolution.


Article Link: iPhone 5 Details: 3.7-Inch Screen, Home Button with Gesture Area
 

ForzaJuve

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Jul 20, 2009
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iPhone 6?

Are we sure this isn't what the iP6 may look like? It seems like there should have been more rumors about it if it was going to be the 5.
 
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FtrV8

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Sep 16, 2009
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Redesign that quick? But than again, a delay till September might be the reason. Who know, sure looks bad ass though.
 
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roblawton

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Interesting...

Looking forward to what happens with the gestures currently in development. Especially for what it will mean for the iPhone.
 
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Jswoosh

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I actually kind of like the design but I'll stick with my iPhone 4 till my plan runs out.
 
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rovex

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Yep, a touch sensitive home button is the way to go. Will act as the unlock button too. It was about time we got rid of that nasty plastic which breaks very easily.

That image is ludicrous, I can't imagine it being that thin. Thinner than the iPod touch by the looks of it?

Anyway, I hate the touch's design, can't hold it reassuringly.
 
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Moyank24

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I wouldn't be cool with the teardrop shape. I love the design of the iPhone 4 and would be disappointed if they went a different direction.

But, I'm sure we will be hearing rumors about many different designs between now and the actual unveiling.
 
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kolax

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Mar 20, 2007
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I'm guessing Josh is just after some hits.

iPhone 5 will just be the iPhone 4 with a better antenna design and faster internals. iPhone 6 will probably have a re-design.
 
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oldwatery

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I'm confused :confused:
I thought the latest rumor was for the 5 to retain the form factor of the 4 with no redesign till the 6 next year.
I like what I see here and will definitely be a player for it when and if it materializes.
I don't like the 4's thick and heavy look at all so for me this is a step in the right direction.
 
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Chriseybear

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I hope it's not drastically thinner and lighter. The 4 at the minute is just right, nice to hold feels right.

Maybe It's just my man handling sausage fingers but I wouldn't like to see it similar to the iPod touch.
 
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