Fully assembled iPhone 5 prototype shown off, could this be it?

Julio Franco

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Apple is hard at work on their next generation iPhone along with iOS 6.0, that's what we know for sure. The rest of the things we hear are mostly speculation that's been piling up for over a year when the…

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spydercanopus

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Dang... I was hoping by moving the headphone jack to the bottom, they would put a speaker on the top for stereo during landscape mode. And I thought the screen would fill more of the front by lining the earpiece, camera, and light sensor up along the top and a smaller rectangle home button on the bottom.
 
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Yep, looks like the same thing we've been used to see for the last 5 years.

but hey, it works, people eagerly wish to replace what they have for something just the same every year. I'm guessing the iphone 6, 7, 8 and likely 9 will look just like this. both outside (case) and inside (software). but again, it works, so why change or complain?

Apple's been having formidable results by releasing the same refurbished thing every year! kudos to them!

So blame the consumers, not Apple!
 

madboyv1

TechSpot Paladin
While having a smaller connector surely has a number of advantages for both the design and manufacturing ends of the device, I almost feel bad for the people who will get this phone but have already invested in peripherals like speakers docks which might not have the clearance for some kind of adapter.

Almost.
 

p51d007

TS Evangelist
Gotta give crapple credit. They know how their fans are. "Leaked" photos, "leaked" this & that...build the hype to get them to stand in line for days to get it. Will be interesting to see if it works again this time as it did with all the other iPhones.
 
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I still don't understand people's obsession with Apple. I understood when they were releasing new innovative products, but now it's all the same thing... overpriced hardware because it has an Apple logo stamped on the back. I guess it's the same as name brand clothing. I make a very good living and can afford to throw some money away at something "I have to have". But paying a premium because there's a check mark or apple on the product, that I'll never understand.
 
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I have a Samsung Galaxy S3, it is 100% better than the current iPhone, but maybe iPhone 5 will be a game changer (I doubt it though).
 

Rippleman

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[SIZE=13px][FONT=Helvetica]Quote: "I still don't understand people's obsession with Apple."[/FONT][/SIZE]
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[SIZE=2][FONT=Helvetica]I have hundreds of colleges and lots of friends that use a variety of phone from different makers. The one that is most common (quick calculation guessing 70%) of them do use an iPhone (from apple of course) but not 1 single one of them is "obsessed" with apple. Its just a good product that works well. I have never met an Apple fan-boy or a person you would call a iSheep. The ONLY people I consistently see on a daily basis are the iBabies who cry about anything and everything apple. [/FONT][/SIZE]
 

Blue Falcon

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@ p51d007 "Gotta give crapple credit. They know how their fans are."

Did it ever occur to you that there are legitimate reasons for why the iPhone is actually a good phone?

1) Not everyone cares to customize their OS. Some people just want a phone that's easy to use.

2) Some people care about an OS that doesn't slow down over time and gets frequent updates over the course of the 2/3-year-contract. Not so with Android that becomes dog slow over time and rarely gets updates from the carriers.

3) Voice recognition and GPS that's second to none.

4) Arguably the best sound quality from any headset for audiophiles that use noise cancelling in-ear headphones on the go (especially great for those living in large metropolitan cities and use public transit).

5) Unmatched materials construction quality other than perhaps Nokia's phones.

6) Higher resale value than any Android phone at the end of your contract (can trade the iPhone easily to many places for a lot more $ than trying to sell a 2-3 year old Android phone on Ebay or Craigslist)

7) FaceTime with other Apple devices/Apple users.

** I am Samsung Galaxy SII user and I still recognize there are legitimate advantages to owning the iPhone.
 
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I have hundreds of colleges and lots of friends that use a variety of phone from different makers. The one that is most common (quick calculation guessing 70%) of them do use an iPhone (from apple of course) but not 1 single one of them is "obsessed" with apple.
I have never met an Apple fan-boy or a person you would call a iSheep.
Sure, we'll take your word for it based on your own statistic. I mean this is a definite conclusion that people are not obsessed with Apple products, since everything revolves around your college buddies.
 
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[SIZE=2][FONT=Helvetica]The lack of design innovation by apple shows the crap product for a start.[/FONT][/SIZE]
 

soldier1969

TS Booster
Wow looks revolutionary lol. Looks the same just a 1/2 inch longer. Should sell like hot cakes lol. Stupid. Very happy with my Galaxy Note they can keep the 5.
 

m4a4

TS Evangelist
I like the look better than the others rehashes. But because it's apple, I'll pass again. That annoying company has given me no reason to respect them and give them my hard earned money.

@ p51d007 "Gotta give crapple credit. They know how their fans are."

Did it ever occur to you that there are legitimate reasons for why the iPhone is actually a good phone?...
Their products (including the iphone) are of average quality, not the best quality. But they try to convince everyone that it's the best and then sell it for a premium + apple tax (I think the ipad is the ONLY one where they cannot get away with that).
So sure, it might be decent software and hardware. But for that price, it sucks.
 

Randomthom

TS Enthusiast
So, what "new" features are we going to see in this one then...? No doubt it'll be something that android/wp7 phones have been doing since day 1 but Apple will think up a catchy name for it and everyone will think that they invented it...

Bored of apple's products, angered by their appalling human rights, sick of itunes (best thing about ditching my iPhone 3 years ago was uninstalling that crap).

Personally very happily using WP7 & looking forward to WP8.

Oh, and a message to all those vocal iPhone users, you bought it, you didn't ****ing invent it!