iPhone 5 Screen Protectors Point to Larger Display, New Home Button

iPhone 5 Screen Protectors Point to Larger Display, New Home Button

This screen protector, supposedly built for Apple’s much-anticipated iPhone 5, indicates the new device will indeed boast that fancy redesign we’ve all been longing for — with a larger screen and an all-new home button.

Ukwire.hk discovered the first iPhone 5 screen protectors, which are noticeably bigger that Apple’s iPhone 4. Not only are they bigger, but it seems the cutout for the front-facing camera and speaker is positioned closer to the top of the device — possibly pointing to a much thinner bezel around the display.

iPhone 5 Screen Protectors Point to Larger Display, New Home Button

A larger device obviously points to a larger screen; the only way Apple would make a bigger iPhone would be to introduce a larger display — it wouldn’t make it bigger just so that we have to buy new cases again.

The home button is also larger and elongated — pointing to something a little more impressive than the current home button next time around. Whether it’s capacitive touch or something different, I don’t think Apple would change the size and shape of the home button unless it was necessary. I mean, does anyone find the current home button too small?

Of course, this screen protector could simply be the guesswork of some Chinese accessory manufacturer — based on those leaked case designs — and could in no way be an accurate representation of Apple’s upcoming iPhone. However, they keep our dreams of a snazzy new redesign alive, and for that reason, there’s no way we’re going to ignore them.

What do you think?

  • jimmyjame

    The home button looks close enough to the one on Samsung Galaxy… Hmmm if this is true Apple are copying Samsung

  • David Mccann

    they wouldn’t ex out the front facing camera that would be stupid this is fake 

  • Valentin Tutu

    The problem with the home button is not its size, but the fact that it breaks all the time. I’ve managed to do that on an iPhone 3g, iPhone 4 and I’m almost there with an iPad.

  • clnthl

    then again, this looks suspicously close to that icon everyone was talking about….

  • Etruscaninostia

    my home button broke on my nano and touch also!! apple needs to redesign those!! 

  • adamriggins

    I don’t know, a lot of the really cheap screen protectors you can get on Amazon for $.99 have cutouts much larger than the actual button, so it could be that.  I don’t think Apple would make the home button that big, but who knows.

  • Starfox

    They didn’t. The upper hole is off-centered, so both the front-facing camera and the speaker are uncovered.

  • jimmyjame

    Interesting that… I haven’t had this happen to my iPhone 4 once

  • steffen_jobs

    lte please.

  • Joe

    I’ve got an iphone 3g that have used on a daily basis since i bought it in June 2008.  home button still works fine.  you must be pressing that thing way too hard if you are breaking them that much.

  • Joe

    I’ve got an iphone 3g that have used on a daily basis since i bought it in June 2008.  home button still works fine.  you must be pressing that thing way too hard if you are breaking them that much.

  • Ny152smith

    I think it’s about F’ng time the Apple makes an announcement already! When is the event? Anyone else tired of waiting?????

  • Graphxks

    This probably IS for the Galaxy.  And only claimed to be for the 5.

  • Bitter Witch

    I agree.

  • Andres

    Someone needs to compare this screen protector with the purported iPhone 5 cases that were leaked a couple months back.

  • Bunnytrifecta

    I’m seriously starting to doubt this rumored October release of a larger, better, iPhone 5. Think about it, the only tangible evidence we’ve seen thus far (besides mock-up larger case designs and some replacement parts) is a N94 prototype — presumed to be a spec-bumped iPhone 4S with pretty much the same form factor as iPhone 4. If you piece all reports together, including the still dominant iPhone 4 sales figures, I could totally see Apple releasing an improved iPhone 4S in October to coincide with the new iOS5. Phone to sport a faster A5 processor, better battery and better camera to better handle new iOS features like iCloud).

    I don’t think a new form factor/iPhone 5 will arrive much before next year. I truly feel there would be more evidence supporting this claim (leaked front/back plates, parts, etc.) — especially with the rumored release date being next month.

    I hope I’m wrong.

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  • Andres

    yeah, they simply left the space between the speaker and the front camera uncovered, lots of iphone 4 screen protectors are the same way

  • Lol

    “… could in no way be an accurate representation of Apple’s upcoming iPhone. However, they keep our dreams of a snazzy new redesign alive, and for that reason, there’s no way we’re going to ignore them”
    Wishful thinking much?

  • Lauren Clark

    i agree with joe & james. i have had an iPhone 3G, iPhone 4 and an iPad 2 and none of my buttons have ever broken. i think this is user error not Apple error… :]

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