Could this be your next iPhone? Let’s assume it is genuine and take a look at what the plan tells us about the next iPhone. It’s hard to establish the size of the device because without those specifics, but it certainly seems to sport a longer form factor with a larger display. It definitely has a home button, despite rumors suggesting that that will disappear, and it seems the FaceTime camera has been moved. The small circle above the handset’s earpiece could be the FaceTime camera’s new home, though that could also be a proximity sensor.
Unfortunately there are no plans for the handset’s rear end, so this is all we have right now. But you can be sure we’ll see plenty more of these leaks before the new iPhone gets its unveiling later this year.
We still doubt this is for real. We will have more designs coming out in the coming weeks based on our experience. Stay tuned!
The rumors on the iPhones to have a larger screen is no stranger to everyone. But the iPhone 4S proved everyone wrong by retaining the same 3.7-inch standard iPhone screen size. But will the next iPhone, or we can assume it will be called the “New iPhone”, be having the highly anticipated 4.6-inch screen? It seems very likely with a report from a South Korean source stating that “Apple has decided on the bigger 4.6-inch retina display for its next iPhone and started placing orders to its suppliers”
This was said by the Maeil Business Newspaper quoting an unnamed industry source.
And the source also claims that the device will be available as early as the second quarter of 2012. Meaning we will be very likely to see the new iPhone during WWDC 2012 around June. But there are also sources which says the new iPhone wont be announced until October 2012 to keep the 1 year time length after the announcement of iPhone 4S.
These are all rumors, so please do not take any of these too seriously. But rumors are what makes it so interesting.
* The picture above is a iPhone mockup by Antonio De Rosa.
[Source: (Reuters) – Apple Inc’s new iPhone will have a sharper and bigger 4.6-inch “retina” display and is set to be launched around the second quarter, a South Korean media reported on Thursday]
A Japanese site Macotakara reported that a “reliable source” claims that Apple’s sixth-generation iPhone will be released in either September or October of this year.
Apple always have at least 1-year before announcing a new product of the same category each year except for last year with the iPhone 4S where it was announced only after 1 year and 3 months after iPhone 4. So a September or October release for the next iPhone is very possible.
But we cannot really predict the release date of the iPhone because Apple have once broken the rules with the iPhone 4S release.
BGR reported last December that Apple was set to release a “completely redesigned” iPhone in the fall of 2012. Other sources, including iMore’s recent report that pegged the upcoming iPad 3 announcement, have also suggested an iPhone announcement during the same timeframe.
We are sure it will be a different device in terms of both design and internal hardwares including the software but we have no idea how will it look like. But we will be very happy to have something like the concept picture above.