iPhone 5 to come with a metal rather than glass backing
August 29th, 2011 - 10:25 am ET by C. D.
The display on the next iPhone will be no greater than 4", while its backing will no longer be treated glass as was the case on the iPhone 4.
Digitimes has added some of their own news to the various rumours circulating about the iPhone 5, claiming their information comes directly from Taiwanese assemblers. They have also gone against some of the rumours already circulating, stating that the future Apple Smartphone will come with a screen that is no greater than 4" in size.
According to Digitimes sources, the screen’s diagonal will remain between 3.5 and 3.7" but the way that it is inserted into its frame, leaving very little space around the edges, will provide the impression that it is larger. Apple will also abandon the treated glass backing on the iPhone which they first implemented with the iPhone 4, returning to a metal shell.
Between snippets of information and dreaming fans The same sources confirm once again that the iPhone 5 will not be greatly different from its predecessor in terms of components. The Apple A5 processor, inaugurated in the iPad 2 tablet, will logically be present in this new iPhone, while the rumoured 8 mega pixel camera lens – replacing the current 5 mega pixel lens in the iPhone 4, remains valid.
Rumours that the new phone will be launched in September and made available in the first fortnight of October are also yet to be confirmed. Employees at US carrier Sprint, the origins of the last information leak about the release date, have been instructed to provide a "no comment" to all questions about the iPhone 5.