By now, the iPhone 5 rumor mill is in full swing. Sadly, the speculation being thrown out is all the same as what we’ve heard already. Still, don’t go assuming that it’s all fact just yet. We all need to keep in mind what happened last year with leaked cases/parts and “in the wild” spottings of what was supposed to be the iPhone 5.
This year we’ve had leaked components, and external parts which all point towards the 6th generation iPhone being longer, having a 4″ display and having a new, smaller dock connector. We’ve seen the back and front panels leaked on video and plenty of images. Many assuming that they are genuine Apple parts. The latest set of snaps come from iLab who have put all the external parts together. The idea being that this is what the finished product will look like.
My thoughts on the flat/square design are no secret. I much preferred the curved, comfortable back. But it seems – if these are genuine leaks – like Apple has its goal set on creating a device that looks stylish, with no thought put on ergonomics. Saying that, I’m not keen on the two-tone back and part of me really hopes that all these supposed leaks are fake.
What are your thoughts? Is the design different enough from the last two iPhones? Should Apple think along different lines?