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  • Is This a Leaked iPhone 5 Screen Protector?


    On Thursday, images surfaced of what's purported to be a screen protector belonging to the forthcoming fifth generation iPhone. If legitimate, the images allude to at least one palpable new design characteristic of the next-gen iPhone.

    Presented by Unwire.hk, the images largely appear to corroborate other renderings we've seen during the summer - images that hint at a new and generally elongated home button. Additionally, the size of the screen protector - when compared to its counterpart in the iPhone 4, for example - seems to reveal that the yet-to-be-unveiled iPhone 5 may be wider than previous generation models.

    Of course, the legitimacy of this image remains questionable. As we've heard in recent weeks from industry analysts and connected sources in the Asian supply chain, no fundamental changes in the iPhone's design are expected. Consequently, it remains quite conceivable that the next-gen device will be called the "iPhone 4s" rather than the "iPhone 5."

    To date, no other images or leaked documents have alluded to a radically redesigned handset. And this close to a new product launch, it's highly dubious that any significant forthcoming changes could have flown under the radar for so long without detection.

    Source: Unwire.hk
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Is This a Leaked iPhone 5 Screen Protector? started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 29 Comments
    1. GmAz's Avatar
      GmAz -
      I think Samsung should sue them for taking a styling aspect from their Galaxy line of phones, the rectangle button with rounded edges. Samsung already has it in use, piss off Apple.If it is true, its just proof Apple is suing because they want to steal the look.
    1. Carlos's Avatar
      Carlos -
      I would like a wider screen i think it would be nice, but also keep it thin... wider home button, ummm fine with me
    1. back2thebeatof84's Avatar
      back2thebeatof84 -
      Before anyone asks or mentions, there isn't a separate hole for the front facing camera because the main earpiece hole is expanded to include it. It's offcenter. I've seen this rumor a few times this morning with countless commenters saying it's 100% fake because of the missing front facing camera hole.

      Just looking out
    1. drosera's Avatar
      drosera -
      IF this is a legit screen protector for the iPhone4s/5, that rectangular home button is SO friggin' ugly. If all they did was enlarge the button (as in, not adding new features because of its size change) then I mean, if you have THAT fat of a thumb then maybe you should lose some weight just kidding....
    1. unison999's Avatar
      unison999 -
      ^^DittoFile an injunction on Apple iPhone because they stole the looks may be hard at this point, because there is no solid evidence of what it looks like this is just a screen protector.But once the product is introduced and it is similar to Samsung they can file a cease and desist order on sales of iPhones until the injunction hearing can be done, then get injunction order through so Apple will have to redo their whole design. This is significant because #1 it cost Apple a lot of money to keep design secret so investment on original iPhone5 design and the investment they will incur on the reworked iPhone5 design #2 cost of the material wasted on all the iPhone5 made
    1. ShredNasty's Avatar
      ShredNasty -
      Quote Originally Posted by GmAz View Post
      I think Samsung should sue them for taking a styling aspect from their Galaxy line of phones, the rectangle button with rounded edges. Samsung already has it in use, piss off Apple.If it is true, its just proof Apple is suing because they want to steal the look.
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    1. SwayProductions's Avatar
      SwayProductions -
      Looks like the home button might be touch sensitive, slide to unlock maybe?
    1. onelow99's Avatar
      onelow99 -
      To date, no other images or leaked documents have alluded to a radically redesigned handset.
      How bout this then.......iPhone 5 to have radical new design according to Case-Mate images
    1. Lamborghini615's Avatar
      Lamborghini615 -
      this screen protecter seems like a design a Samsung phone would have... if the iPhone 5 will look like this, i wouldn't but it...
    1. luvmytj's Avatar
      luvmytj -
      ^^^ Apple steal the look of Samsung? Ya got it backwards my friend. If that is truly the next gen iPhone where the heck is the cut out for front facing camera?
    1. PatrickGSR94's Avatar
      PatrickGSR94 -
      lol wow, people saying how great or ugly the phone will look, or making a decision to buy it or not buy it, or about copying some other phone's design, WITHOUT EVEN SEEING THE PHONE!!!! It's just a damn screen protector, and it COULD be one that someone just hacked up from a 3GS or 4 film into a slightly different shape.

      Y'all folks jump to conclusions WAYYY to quickly.
    1. liquidzoo's Avatar
      liquidzoo -
      Quote Originally Posted by onelow99 View Post
      It's been pulled from their site, and rightfully so, but there's no rule that says a cases outer contours have to match a phone's contours. It remains to be seen if this is going to be the form factor of the phone. We won't know until it's announced.
    1. odoggy75's Avatar
      odoggy75 -
      Apple is extremely design conscious, this elongated button look isn't their MO. Just another knockoff phone's screen protector.
    1. vantheman169's Avatar
      vantheman169 -
      Quote Originally Posted by ShredNasty View Post
      Are you serious with that drivel? Samsung's Galaxy series of devices are garbage. I know from experience. Sales numbers confirm my theory. Btw, squares and ovals are different shapes. I bet you were the kid in class that couldn't get the wood pegs in the corresponding holes, weren't you? Meanwhile, in the real world, the iPhone5 will release. There will be lines for blocks. All 30 million units will sell out and there will be a month long waiting list, in the face of a global recession. But, it's probably because Apple sucks and everyone is a bunc of dummy stupidheads, huh? Has anything Samsung makes EVER sold out or even had a short line? No. They haven't. Why? Because their devices blow dongs. Big dongs. And lots if them. Like, at least 5 large dongs. Maybe more. I'm not sure. It's also because they make one of 7544885 Android phones on the market, and they do a very poor job at that.
      Everyone including myself is now dumber for reading this post.
    1. Timstanley's Avatar
      Timstanley -
      I hope the bigger button means a go back option next to go first homescreen
    1. vantheman169's Avatar
      vantheman169 -
      Quote Originally Posted by back2thebeatof84 View Post
      Before anyone asks or mentions, there isn't a separate hole for the front facing camera because the main earpiece hole is expanded to include it. It's offcenter. I've seen this rumor a few times this morning with countless commenters saying it's 100% fake because of the missing front facing camera hole.

      Just looking out
      That comment is not true at all. Not all screen protector manufacturers put the hole on there for the iPhone 4's front facing camera. My iPhone 4 screen protector does not have one, and it does not effect the quality of the pictures at all. So if thats all they are basing their "100% fake" argument on, its not much to go off of.....
    1. iphonewarrior's Avatar
      iphonewarrior -
      I would love to see where the manufacturers get their designs for these screen protectors. The amount of money they must waste on possible (fake) concepts must be unbelievable.
    1. pentatonic145's Avatar
      pentatonic145 -
      Quote Originally Posted by iphonewarrior View Post
      I would love to see where the manufacturers get their designs for these screen protectors. The amount of money they must waste on possible (fake) concepts must be unbelievable.
      Otter Box is one of my customers. They're under NDA from Apple and they get the specs far in advance of the devices production release, so that accessories will be ready in time for launch. Apple works with certain accessories manufacturers.
    1. InDashMP3's Avatar
      InDashMP3 -
      Quote Originally Posted by vantheman169 View Post
      That comment is not true at all. Not all screen protector manufacturers put the hole on there for the iPhone 4's front facing camera. My iPhone 4 screen protector does not have one, and it does not effect the quality of the pictures at all. So if thats all they are basing their "100% fake" argument on, its not much to go off of.....
      No....I think you two agree with each other! He's saying the slot is off-center and wider to make room for the camera.. I gotta be honest here...

      1.) Apple Photo Stream Beta icon - Apple, iPhone and iPad Forums at ModMyi - Apple Photo Stream Beta Icon Hints at Possible iPhone 5 Dimensions - This is why I'd believe this screen cover post...
      2.) Case Leak 1 - Apple, iPhone and iPad Forums at ModMyi - Leaked iPhone Case Suggests iPhone 5 will be Thinner and Wider - Notice the mute switch near the power button and tapered edges.. same as below...
      3.) Case Leak 2 - iPhone 5 to have radical new design according to Case-Mate images - Looks like #1 above..

      The timing of these "leaks" and similarities between them are making me "believe"?>
    1. Lombardo Joe's Avatar
      Lombardo Joe -
      I forgot how annoying iPhone rumors are. I need to exhibit some self control and just wait for a keynote.