By Vamien McKalin | May 04, 2012 12:59 PM EDT
Apple iPhone 5 rumors are circling the blogosphere yet again, some of which we have already heard before, and quite a lot for that matter. It is long rumored that Apple plans to drastically change the design of the iPhone 5 by making the display bigger and the body thinner and sexier. The boys over at iLounge got hold of similar information with some new stuff here and there to boot.
According to iLounge Jeremy Horwitz, the new iPhone will come packed with a bigger 4-inch display, bigger body, and an all new aspect ratio. The latter is surprising because Apple doesn't usually change its aspect ratio, but then again, the first iPhone was released back in 2007 and since then as future devices saw little change from the original design, perhaps it's time for a change and change is good.
It is also said the new iPhone will be thinner than the iPhone 4 and 4S despite the bigger display, which in turn might require a bigger battery, more so if Apple plans to include LTE in the device. Apple also plans to ditch the glass at the back and replace it with metal, something Apple fans have been demanding for a long time. Furthermore, it will be flat and lacking curves. Hopefully the lack of curves will still give it a sexy hot look of a super model that will turn heads.
"Apple will make one major change to the rear casing, adding a metal panel to the central back of the new iPhone. This panel will be flat, not curved, and metal, not ceramic," says Jeremy Horwitz.
The display, which is probably the biggest and most important change here, will feature Gorilla Glass 2 tech, but not fully. The same can be said for the back of the device, though only parts of the back will be Gorilla Glass since certain aspects will be metal (you can tell by iLounge's mockup of what the iPhone 5 might look like).
Moreover, because of the new thin design, Apple may be forced to do away with its current dock connector. The company, according to rumors, is working on a smaller connector for the new iPhone, one that is expected to replace the older dock connector on all future devices and not just the new iPhone.
(reported by Vamien McKalin, edited by Dave Clark)