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  • Report: Radically Redesigned iPhone 5 to Arrive in Late August

    Reports like these must be taken with a grain of salt, particularly given that it largely flies in the face of most stories we've absorbed since the beginning of this year. But according to a new report from BGR, reliable sources allege that Apple will push its 5th generation iPhone in August, not September as initially - and widely - reported.

    Perhaps the most interesting assertion made in the report, however, pertains to the design of the next generation handset. Until now, the overwhelming majority of industry analyst estimates have suggested that the new iPhone will be remarkably similar to the iPhone 4 with regard to design. The real kicker when it comes to the next iPhone is the way it accommodates iOS 5 and enhances the overall iOS experience for iPhone lovers.

    But according to BGR, something "radical" is forthcoming. "While Apple has indeed been giving some developers access to a device known as the iPhone 4S -- an iPhone 4 with upgraded internals -- BGR has independently confirmed that the next-generation iPhone will not merely be an upgraded iPhone 4 as had been previously rumored," the report asserts. "We have been told by a reliable source to expect a radical new case design for the upcoming iPhone. We have not been given any additional details surrounding the design of the new iPhone case, though."

    Naturally, this type of report is quickly making its way around the tech blogosphere and even some mainstream media circles today. But again, taking nothing away from the sources BGR cites, it's important to remember that there is near unanimous consensus among everyone from parts suppliers to mobile phone industry analysts that the 5th generation iPhone will be a lot like this year's WWDC - that is, all about the software, not necessarily the hardware.

    Source: BGR
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Report: Radically Redesigned iPhone 5 to Arrive in Late August started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 29 Comments
    1. thetoothfairy's Avatar
      thetoothfairy -
      Couldn't be more excited for its arrival!
    1. KBI2113's Avatar
      KBI2113 -
      Sweet baby Jesus in Hell's lair, I'm available for an upgrade in August. Or September. Either way, yes!!!!
    1. -Blue-'s Avatar
      -Blue- -
      i really hope that if this is true they don't change the looks too much, and i really really hope that ipod touch design that's been floating around is not even close to being true.
    1. Turnamental's Avatar
      Turnamental -
      Please bring back the shape of the 3G/3GS!!! I have an iPhone 4 currently and love it. But nothing compared to the feel of the 2 previous models. I sure do miss that.
    1. mrumail's Avatar
      mrumail -
      My shiny new credit card is ready and waiting!!!
    1. PatrickGSR94's Avatar
      PatrickGSR94 -
      meh I think the iP4 looks a ton better than my old 3GS and IMHO the flat sides are easier to hold than the curved sides of my 3GS. Feels like I have a better grip and less likely to drop an iP4 than a 3G/3GS.

      So I sure as hell hope they don't go back to a curved design. But whatever comes out, we're gonna get it.
    1. Peligro0's Avatar
      Peligro0 -
      I really hope this is true ill be holding off on the Wallmart iPhone sale. If its still available that is..been out of the loop.
    1. drWidowmaker53's Avatar
      drWidowmaker53 -
      Cant wait!!!
    1. sharrack's Avatar
      sharrack -
      Flash yet???????? Geeeez!

      Be the first on line to get one................. then one of the horrified when intitial problems are reported.
      I love sitting back and watch'in 'em scurry round !