iPhone 5 Rumor: Bigger Home Button, Bigger Frame

Alleged screen protector pics point to design overhaul

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How much different will the upcoming iPhone 5 look compared to the iPhone 4? That’s one of the biggest questions surrounding the (supposedly) imminent release.

Some rumors have suggested that the new device will be both thinner and wider than previous models. Another popular rumor that has been floating around for months is that the iPhone 5 will launch with an elongated home button.

Hong Kong blog unwire.hk has given us what they claim to be the first leaked design shots of a screen protector for the iPhone 5. Their various pics corroborate previous rumors concerning the buzzed-about new specs of the device. This first pic suggests that the phone might have that elongated home button after all –

This next pic shows how much larger the screen protector is compared to the entire frame of the iPhone 4. Of course the screen protector can’t speak anything to the possible thickness of the new device, but it does suggest the the phone will be wider and longer.

Assuming any accuracy to these pics, it would mean that the screen of the iPhone 5 will in fact be larger than the 3.5 inch screen that the iPhone 4 sports. Some rumors have said that the new screen will be anywhere from 3.7 inches to over 4 inches. However, two recent rumors have suggested that the screen will remain close to the 3.5 inch standard.

Most speculate that the iPhone 5 will arrive sometime in early-to-mid October. Yesterday, we reported that a French Telecom CEO suggested the device would be arriving on October 15th, which happens to be a Saturday. Apple usually likes to launch new phones on Thursdays or Fridays.

iPhone 5 Rumor: Bigger Home Button, Bigger Frame
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  • http://www.seoevents.co.uk SEOevents

    so what you basically saying is that a hong kong company has got in touch with some fake screens ans you are trying to pass it off as news

    • http://www.ientry.com/ Josh Wolford

      News? Possibly. Definitely a tech rumor, as I’m sure you noticed as part of the article title.

      • amy

        Burn! Nice article. Seriously. people need to get over what is news and what isn’t. Sheesh.

  • chit0kan0

    This is the actual new screen for the IPhone.

  • Zach

    I don’t know what to believe anymore! Leaked pics of a new screen that doesn’t look too different from what the iP4 looks like, then this. Haha. I guess Apple will tell all in the next few weeks, hopefully…

  • sprint pro

    That’s a screen protector for an international galaxy s 2…..

  • http://www.q3tech.com/technology.html Software development services

    So when can we expect the iPhone 5 to reach the market?

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