Completely Redesigned, Aluminum iPhone 5 Coming in Fall of 2012 [Report]


According to an exclusive report from BGR, Apple will be launching the iPhone 5 in fall of 2012. The iPhone 5 will apparently get major changes and a complete redesign. The back of the iPhone 5 will feature an aluminum casing, much like the iPad 2. The iPhone 5 will also feature slightly larger display according to the report.

Also, BGR showed off an image concept of the redesigned iPhone 5 they’re talking about (listed above).

According to BGR:

For starters, we can now confidently say that Apple’s next iPhone will launch in the fall next year, around the same time that this year’s iPhone 4S launched. We have also learned that Apple is planning to use a rubber or plastic material — similar to the material used in the company’s bumper cases — that will be built into the new iPhone case. In all likelihood, this material will be used as a bezel surrounding the front edge of the phone (like the iPhone 3GS bezel) and it will serve two purposes. First, it will join the glass iPhone face with a new aluminum back plate. It will also cover a redesigned antenna system that surrounds the device, allowing Apple to build the rear case out of aluminum without having to use a large plastic insert above the antennas as the company does on its iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G.

BGR has been completely wrong on rumors in the past but hopefully this rumor has a little bit of truth in it. Many blogs originally said that the completely redesigned iPhone 5 was going to launch last year. We’ll see how accurate the rumors are this time.

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