iPhone 5: What shape will Apple's newest phone take?(Read article summary)
iPhone 5 is likely to hit store shelves this fall. But will the iPhone 5 be boxy and flat or teardrop shaped?
Conventional wisdom has it that the iPhone 5 will likely look a lot like the iPhone 4 –– boxy, square-sided, flat. But what if the next-generation Apple iPhone had a teardrop shape? What if the iPhone 5 started thick up near the receiver, and tapered down until it was almost as thin as a piece of paper? It could happen, say the folks over at This Is My Next, a a new tech site founded by a bunch of longtime tech writers.
Last week, This Is My Next published a photo mock-up of a "radically changed" iPhone 5 –– a mock-up apparently based on conversations with several sources familiar with the new Apple phone. (See image at left.) Caveats abound. Rumors are still swirling around the Web; the This Is My Next team admits that it is still "trying to make sense of the noise." But Joshua Topolsky says the information lines up with previous reports on the iPhone 5.