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Rumor patrol: iPhone 5 to look like Touch, home button will support gestures

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 23 Apr 2011 12:46 User comments (2)

Rumor patrol: iPhone 5 to look like Touch, home button will support gestures There are conflicting reports surrounding the upcoming iPhone 5, but former Engadget editor-in-chief Joshua Topolsky has fueled the fire by claiming that the iPhone 5 will be completely redesigned to look like the iPod Touch, including a "teardrop" shape where the device goes from thicker to thinner, just like the MacBook Air.
Additionally, the "home" button will be expanded to also support gestures. (As seen in mockup)

Furthermore, the screen will also be expanded to 3.7-inches and take up the entire front of the device, leaving no bezel.

Rumors of the larger screen have been around since last year, including the "edge-to-edge" design.

The phone will keep 312dpi Retina display, as well, despite the larger screen.

On the other hand, Macrumors cites a "reliable" source when saying Engadget's report is completely untrue.

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2 user comments

123.4.2011 13:09

I notice on other sites a lot of people says this looks ugly, I for one thinks it looks pretty good if you ask me. As I recall there was a ton of people who hated the iphone 4's new design when it was leaked and they were still one of the first people in line to get one.

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224.4.2011 1:59

I does look nice. Even I admit that. Shame it's Crapple.

Its a lot easier being righteous than right.

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