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    I haven't made a line for the iPhone since the original, might have to consider it for this bad boy

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    Quote Originally Posted by mw_w View Post
    I wish they had a picture of the front while it's powered up so we could see the screen size.
    That is not an actual picture of a prototype, it's a stainless steel back replacement.
    Username is 3GS, but theres stuff past that:

    iPhone 4
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    Macbook Pro

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    I think that when mobile devices are too light it actually makes them feel cheap. Same thing with them being too thin. The iPhone 4 shape, size and weight are perfect. They just need to alter the materials and how it's put together.

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    Can I start camping out now for the iPhone 5 launch? Maybe I'll set a record!
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    Is the photo suppose to be of a prototype Iphone 5?
    My Iphone 4 looks exactly like the one pictured.
    The brushed backplate is available on ebay for aprox $20 including shipping.

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    Agreed....APPLE please don't use aluminum, as my iPhone 1g always slipped out of my hands hahahaha!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDirtyDiddler View Post
    I think that when mobile devices are too light it actually makes them feel cheap. Same thing with them being too thin. The iPhone 4 shape, size and weight are perfect. They just need to alter the materials and how it's put together.
    I concur. I would add an edge to edge screen and eliminate the home button for more screen. Put the home button on the side or top.

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    What I really want is a liquidmetal front. That would be BA. Who cares if I can't see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by twitchthecat View Post
    I concur. I would add an edge to edge screen and eliminate the home button for more screen. Put the home button on the side or top.
    That's exactly what I said yesterday or a couple days ago. I completely agree; the entire front of the phone should be real estate for nothing but screen. I'm not entirely too sure if it would be, but it could be another stamp for Apple being "First" on something and then all others would follow suit removing the black bars above and below the screen.

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    lets face it: if apple tries to pull the "no improved batter life" trick again, a lot of people will be disappointed. I sincerely hope that Apple increases battery life, because the chances are next to none that apple will not include the A5.

    Tricky business here.

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    Hopefully putting antenna in back behind the logo won't make my hand interfere with the signal


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    Eh.....looks neat but it isn't as sleek as the iPhone 4. The first iPhone back was ok.

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    Lol, removing the antenna from the sides which my hand interfered with when talk, to put it on the back of the phone. Cool, Apple, my hand doesn't often grace the back of the iphone when i use it. Are you serious???

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    Quote Originally Posted by k1653d View Post
    Picture is misleading. Those stainless steal backs have been available for the iphone 4 for months now.
    And PS: Don't but it, it's cheaply made.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Poseidon79 View Post
    Can I start camping out now for the iPhone 5 launch? Maybe I'll set a record!
    hmm thats an idea. Perhaps you would be interested in a corporate sponsor?

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    i have that iphone 4 back metal case.. its pretty legit.. i havent scratched it because i havent dropped my phone yet.. its easy to replace by the way.. just buy it on amazon

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    Quote Originally Posted by xgus69 View Post
    i have that iphone 4 back metal case.. its pretty legit.. i havent scratched it because i havent dropped my phone yet.. its easy to replace by the way.. just buy it on amazon
    I don't know if it's any better now but I got it right when it was released and the writing on the back started to get worn pretty fast. Besides that the part that the screws at the bottom screw into is plastic so it tends to get lose or break.

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    The antenna will go in the back? bbbut what about their fancypants revolutionary iPhone 4 antenna design? Say it ain't so, Joe!

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    Default Cool design.. And time for upgrade
    I wonder if the Iphone 5 will be 4G compatible. I live in a area in which ATT has the 4g network or the H network.

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    whatever it looks like, i'll be getting 2. I can't wait 'til WWDC '11

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