Rumor: Next iPhone to sport metal back

By on March 20, 2011
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A Foxconn worker claims that the next iPhone will have a metal back casing.

Now that iPad 2 is out of the way, the rumor reporters have shifted their complete attention to Apple’s next product they-don’t-anyone-to-know-about: iPhone 5.

According to a Foxcon worker, who shared information with 9to5Mac, prototypes of the iPhone 5 has been seen around the company. The source noted two major difference: the first being that back will now don a metal casing and will be flat. No details on what type of metal will that be though it seems Apple is finally putting its acquisition of LiquidMetal to use. Apple may also be looking to implement the antenna at the back of the device, rectifying persisting reception issues with the metal band running about the iPhone 4.

The second difference was a bigger screen. As been rumored previously, the iPhone 5 may feature a larger 4-inch display. One of the early design rumors suggested that the size of the device may not increase, with Apple just shredding of the black bars from the top and bottom of the device, automatically making the display larger.

Metal casing? Well, why not. However many times the glass is harder than plastic, it cannot compete with metal, can it?


Mufaddal Fakhruddin is the Editor for IGN ME and thinks writing in third person about himself in an about me section is weird.

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