A report from DigiTimes today dismisses rumors that Apple’s iPhone 5 will look identical to the iPhone 4, claiming it will instead have an iPod touch-like rear metal chassis with a 3.5 to 3.7-inch display.
That also quashes those rumors that claim the fifth-generation iPhone will have a large 4-inch display, with sources claiming the iPhone 5 will have ” a design to allow the bezel of the panel to become thinner and make the screen look larger.”
However, what’s interesting is that DigiTimes seems to focus on claims made in a video earlier this month that clearly featured a fake iPhone 5:
Despite rumors about iPhone 5 featuring a 4.2-inch panel circulating within the IT market for a while, following a leak from Apple’s website in Switzerland in early August
You may remember the clip in which the uploader claimed to have found a hidden link on Apple’s website in Switzerland, pointing to the iPhone 5. The video was clearly faked, but it seems DigiTimes wasn’t aware of that.
It’s hard to put together a mental image of Apple’s upcoming iPhone 5 at this time because so many reports claim it will boast conflicting features. For example, based on all the speculation we’ve heard in recent weeks, we can expect the device to look exactly like the iPhone 4 but with a completely redesigned form factor, and have a 4-inch ‘edge-to-edge’ display that will only be around 3.5-inches. The only specifications that seem to have been consistent are the introduction of Apple’s A5 chip and an 8-megapixel camera upgrade.