New iPhone 5 concept surfaces based on latest rumors

By , Jul 18, 2012

Between all of the leaked components, engineering samples, and cases we’ve seen so far, it feels like we have a pretty good idea of what Apple’s next smartphone is going to look like. And in case you were having trouble visualizing it, we decided to post this new ‘iPhone 5′ concept that was drawn-up based on all of the recent rumors…

The image above comes from the folks over at InventHelp, and is the culmination of all of the next-gen iPhone rumors and speculation we’ve heard up to this point.

The front of the device houses a larger 4-inch display, and a relocated FaceTime camera. The sensor has been moved from the left of the earpiece, to just above it.

The backside features the two-toned design, presumed to be made of both aluminum and glass, that has been depicted in a number of purported next-gen part leaks.

And finally, the bottom of the concept shows the smaller 19-pin dock connector that we’ve been hearing rumors about for months. Apple is believed to be trimming the size of the port to make the device thinner, and create space for upgraded internals.

Of course, all of this could be way off the mark. The rumor mill has certainly played its tricks on us in the past. But given the amount of evidence we’ve seen, from different sources, it seems like there could be at least some truth to the speculation.

I guess we’ll find out in a few months.

What do you think of how the new iPhone seems to be shaping up?

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1849765376 Jordan Rushing

    When the final product comes out, then I’ll decide if it’s worth it or not. It looks okay so far…for a concept.

  • Zorvage

    I don’t like the back.

    • JordanTuwiner

      Also not a fan of the back.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Matthew-Cooper/100000164561256 Matthew Cooper

      Yeah i hate the 2 tone!

  • http://www.facebook.com/masonicninja Michael Scott Allen

    Remember when everyone was making iPhone 4S cases and they all ended up looking like idiots? New cases based on presumed specs and questionably leaked spares do not mean anything. If I were a betting man, I’d lay money that you are all wrong about what this thing is going to look like. Why? Because Apple hasn’t demanded any of you stop showing these pictures yet. We know historically speaking that when a picture is posted, even if it’s a render, and it’s actually close to a real product, the cease and desist orders come flying out of Cupertino. None of that has happened yet. I think we’re all wrong.

    • http://twitter.com/e420kush e420Kush

      Thats not completely true. I doubt IDB has gotten any cease and disist orders for any pics. Now when the real prototype was found in the bar of the iPhone 4 disguised to look like a 3GS, that was a different situation because it was stolen property and sold for a $$$ profit to GIZMODO for 5k. Also got his home raided and computers confiscated. Apple is not going to confirm nor deny any of these photo leaks. We will all just hvae to wait and see. I take all these rumors with a grain of salt. As should everybody.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1849765376 Jordan Rushing

        I completely agree. As far as anyone knows, these are just concepts. Plain and simple. Your example about the Gizmodo incident is pretty spot on. Unless someone actually posts a real picture of the next iPhone and clearly says “This is the next iPhone”, Apple will do nothing and just let people’s mind imagine it to be what they think it to be.

  • http://twitter.com/BenderDoneThat brett bender

    The concept photo should have another row of icons….doubt they would be magnetized on the 4 inch display. Not too bad otherwise.

    • http://www.facebook.com/antman217 Anthony Antunez

      *magnified?

    • Hyr3m

      indeed, they’ll only be spread out in emptiness… just look at the ipad ^^

  • Andrew Nasiatka

    Alright, so I am getting tired of all these posts just like the next guy – but I can’t blame iDB for posting others articles. Besides, each piece has its own right to be there. However, I am kinda surprised Cody you let this one get through without noticing a major issue with the above picture… We can see all three of the four sides pretty well, so, my question – where is the headphone jack on the bottom? This is not the best

    • Solowalker

      Exactly! But not only that, what’s with the double speaker and microphone grills on the bottom? Screens and perforated? What the crap? That doesn’t make any sense.

      • Andrew Nasiatka

        Yep. I agree. This is not one of the best, actually may be one of the worst concept arts I have seen unfortunately. And yeay, I got 19 likes! :)

    • http://twitter.com/IbroBawa Ibro Bawa

      well spotted mate.

  • http://www.youtube.com/matthewmspace matthewmspaceyoutube

    Wow. These are great.

  • http://twitter.com/jman101395 John Medina

    the only thing thats different is that the headphone jack should be on the bottom!

  • http://twitter.com/gregorym gregory

    I heard the headphone jack will be on the bottom.

  • http://twitter.com/ImTannerC Tanner Covington

    Maybe it’s just the render, but it looks kind of thick, which we all know cannot be right. Other Than that, looks purtty I guess.

  • http://twitter.com/tech_plus Cezar

    Looks nice. One more row of icons would be good though.

  • smtp25

    Ok, now when will they update iOS GUI that hasn’t had any major updates for ever

  • http://twitter.com/appleXIII nonya business

    it doesn’t look too bad actually but i would get rid of the curved back because that just looks like a waste of space

  • http://twitter.com/RECON1_ [RΞCØИ1]

    I think I’d rather have the rear camera in the middle instead of the “FaceTime” camera centered.

  • SimonReidy

    In addition to the other problems noted, am I the only one noticing the render is also in the wrong aspect ratio? Its too wide. Based on all the recent leaks, we’ve seen a taller iPhone with16x9 4″ screen, housed in a phone with very similar dimensions to the existing iPhone 4S.

    If Apple stick to the same aspect ratio as the 4S, but increase the screen size, then the phone will have to get wider, which isn’t what we’ve seen from all the leaks lately.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1595420643 Simche Apple Konstantinovic

    I really really hope Apple will surprise us with the next gen iPhone Design, cause the back of this rendered iPhone is soooo Fugly, I just don’t like how it is!

  • jon d

    i dont care how the back looks ill get an icarbons for it anyway!

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