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  • Alleged iPhone 5 Part Hints Further at Sliding Cover


    On Monday, a new photo of a supposed iPhone 5 part surfaced, sparking further speculation about what phsyical attributes Apple's fifth generation iPhone will sport. The image in question puts the spotlight on a 30-pin dock connector cable (part designated 821-1300-02 HF/c1.) that is rumored to be an integral part of the iPhone 5. Originating overseas, the pic first surfaced on apple.pro.

    Additional details speak to the recently suspected sliding screen cover that could very well indicate the iPhone's adoption of a physical keyboard for the first time in the device's life. According to the Chinese report, other recent photos that have surfaced (specifically, of the larger edge-to-edge screen) are, in fact, fake. Of course, at this stage in the game it's impossible to decipher reality from rumors. But the apple.pro revelation suggests that Apple will take a completely different direction with the next refresh of its handset.

    It's only fair to say, however, that this particular online hub of part leaks has been incredibly accurate in the past. From revealing images that foreshadowed everything from the iPod nano to the white iPhone 4, apple.pro has some serious credibility when it comes to dishing up hush-hush images of supposed new iDevice parts. If such is the case yet again in this instance, the iPhone 5 may take on an entirely new shape and appearance than its siblings of yesteryear.

    Source: apple.pro (for Google Translate click here )
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Alleged iPhone 5 Part Hints Further at Sliding Cover started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 91 Comments
    1. j.eck.art.3d's Avatar
      j.eck.art.3d -
      Quote Originally Posted by iNT3Rv3NTiONZz View Post
      Awesome idea man, awesome!


      Sent from my iPhone using ModMyi
      Thanks. I feel like people have recently been watching and predicting apple's moves with blinders on. If there is one thing I've learned in the few years I've been following apple tends to zigg when almost everyone else zags.
      Other devices got higher res cameras, the iPhone 4 got a larger photoreceptor. Other devices got larger screens, the iPhone for got higher resolution. Etc.
      Like I said IF, the iPhone gets a movable case/screen it will not be a physical keyboard, that's way too predictable and not innovative enough.
      I am still not sold on the rumor in the first place though.
    1. zeroskater61's Avatar
      zeroskater61 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Stewie Griffin View Post
      If the iPhone has a slide out keyboard, this will be the first iPhone I will not purchase.

      Who am I kidding, i'll buy it either way
      Sadly to say I would do the same even though I don't think a slide out keyboard is a good idea. I would only purchase the device just to have the latest iPhone as always since the first iPhone.

      But if they manage to keep the slimness of the device and make the screen bugger this way then I guess it would be a nice device to own.
    1. Tfost's Avatar
      Tfost -
      My thoughts exactly
    1. PRKnight's Avatar
      PRKnight -
      i could definitely being maybe a physical gaming dpad and buttons like the playstation phone. If that doesnt happen i cant see it being a keyboard and i think it would just be another fake rumor
    1. Ryry506's Avatar
      Ryry506 -
      If it has a slide out keyboard I'm not buying it that just takes away the main part of the phone all touch now if it had a lcdo keyboard ok that's different and unique. If they do then they should make another model w/out a slide out keyboard.
    1. javiert30's Avatar
      javiert30 -
      I'll skip this one then, let's see iP6
    1. issackid's Avatar
      issackid -
      dammm why they bringing old school?
    1. steve-z17's Avatar
      steve-z17 -
      Quote Originally Posted by issackid View Post
      dammm why they bringing old school?
      Right now it's just a rumor.
    1. Evilsaint's Avatar
      Evilsaint -
      Hmmm....
      I hope I atleast get an option if this happens or the ability to simply break the keyboard
      Off the device. Otherwise i4 till it dies on me
    1. manickbarry's Avatar
      manickbarry -
      Key board = fail for me
    1. Agent-47's Avatar
      Agent-47 -
      lol what if that is just the connector for the iPad 2?
    1. javiert30's Avatar
      javiert30 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Agent-47 View Post
      lol what if that is just the connector for the iPad 2?
    1. iphonogasm's Avatar
      iphonogasm -
      Not for me. My ip4 on screen keyboard is primo. Best mobile keyboard
    1. iPod's Avatar
      iPod -
      Quote Originally Posted by nomercy413 View Post
      i would hope that if this is true then apple knows what they are doing, and will make a great looking and functional product.
      +1
    1. TheDirtyDiddler's Avatar
      TheDirtyDiddler -
      I think the most likely thing Apple would do along these lines would be to put another touch screen that slides out. This way you can display all the controls for a game or video on a separate screen, rather than right on top of whatever you're trying to play or watch. That makes the most sense and still retains their original vision.
    1. duceduc's Avatar
      duceduc -
      Whatever it will be, I am getting it. I have pasted 2 generations from 3G iphone. I need an upgrade.
    1. coolguy742's Avatar
      coolguy742 -
      OR it could have real joysticks and buttons!!!!
    1. teej1410's Avatar
      teej1410 -
      Apple should make a slider phone and the regular touch screen phone. Some people like to feel the keys when they type.
    1. wicho913's Avatar
      wicho913 -
      im gonna be pretty disappointed if this is true. i think the touch screen keyboard is already flawless imo.
    1. newyork0900's Avatar
      newyork0900 -
      I have discovered the real attachment, it is the best of both worlds, we get to keep the iphone as it is, but we also get a games controller.

      What do you think?

      Remember you saw it here first