BGR has reported the iPhone 5 will be out in fall 2012 and has news on its design. Get the rumor, and find out if other sites think it’s real. See here a video report from Newsy:
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BY LAUREN ZIMA/EVAN BUSH
It’s Round Two for iPhone 5 rumors after tech blog BGR released a report Tuesday based on details from a quote “close source”. The site says the iPhone 5 will launch in fall 2012, and also reports …
“ … Apple is planning to use a rubber or plastic material … built into the new iPhone case. In all likelihood, this material will be … surrounding the front edge of the phone … it will join the glass iPhone face with a new aluminum back plate. It will also cover a redesigned antenna system that surrounds the device.”
If this is true – Popherald writes — this would mean a bigger screen than the current 4 and 4s model’s 3.5-inch screen.
“ … the new report is also saying that the iPhone 5 could be the first Apple smartphone that will include a 4-inch screen, if true then the iPhone 5 is the ‘worst’ nightmare of app developers because they will need to adjust the software to take advantage of the larger screen, and to avoid the pixel-y display.”
But, recall the circus of iPhone rumors this summer — many initial reports turned out to be bogus. So should we trust BGR? Tech blogs can’t seem to agree.
In the end – macdaddynews sums it up — saying BGR has a checkered past, but the blog’s guess is as good as any, and grounded in sound logic.
“ … BGR was wrong on just about every rumor leading up to the release of the iPhone 4S … With that being said, I do think a fall of 2012 release for the next iPhone would be a good guess. … As far as a redesigned iPhone, I believe that is very likely also…”
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