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

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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.

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?

[via MacRumors]

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38 responses to “iPhone 5 Screen Protectors Point to Larger Display, New Home Button”

  1. jimmyjame says:

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

  2. David Mccann says:

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

  3. Valentin Tutu says:

    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.

  4. clnthl says:

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

  5. Etruscaninostia says:

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

  6. adamriggins says:

    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.

  7. Starfox says:

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

  8. jimmyjame says:

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

  9. steffen_jobs says:

    lte please.

  10. Joe says:

    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.

  11. Joe says:

    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.

  12. Ny152smith says:

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

  13. Graphxks says:

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

  14. Bitter Witch says:

    I agree.

  15. Andres says:

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

  16. Bunnytrifecta says:

    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.

  17. WorldsHotCake says:

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  18. Andres says:

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

  19. Lol says:

    “… 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?

  20. Lauren Clark says:

    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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