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09-15-2011, 11:07 AM #1
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 indicated a new and generally elongated home button. Additionally, the size of the screen protector - when compared to its counterpart in the iPhone 4 - reveals 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.
09-15-2011, 11:13 AM #2
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.
09-15-2011, 11:17 AM #3
I would like a wider screen i think it would be nice, but also keep it thin... wider home button, ummm fine with me
09-15-2011, 11:20 AM #4
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
09-15-2011, 11:34 AM #5
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....
09-15-2011, 11:38 AM #6
^^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
09-15-2011, 11:53 AM #7
09-15-2011, 12:02 PM #8
Looks like the home button might be touch sensitive, slide to unlock maybe?
09-15-2011, 12:09 PM #9
To date, no other images or leaked documents have alluded to a radically redesigned handset.This is my PEACE sign -->
09-15-2011, 12:17 PM #10
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...
09-15-2011, 12:37 PM #11
^^^ 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?
09-15-2011, 12:38 PM #12
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.
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09-15-2011, 12:46 PM #14
Apple is extremely design conscious, this elongated button look isn't their MO. Just another knockoff phone's screen protector.
09-15-2011, 01:08 PM #15
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09-15-2011, 01:13 PM #16
I hope the bigger button means a go back option next to go first homescreen
09-15-2011, 01:17 PM #17
09-15-2011, 01:44 PM #18
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.
09-15-2011, 02:17 PM #19
09-15-2011, 02:28 PM #20
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"?>