Another day and another set of drawings reveal a little more about the up and coming Apple iPhone 5, this time described as ‘mold engineering drawings’ which are commonly used by case and accessory manufacturers to design their products. These types of drawings are also used by Apple engineers and manufacturing plants to create components – think of them as simplified blue prints. So what do they actually show?
This is the part that’s actually open to a lot of interpretation, the drawings original source, idealschina.com, explains that the drawings show an edge to edge screen which if true would suggest that the iPhone 5 will have a larger screen than the current model which suggests a direct retaliation to competitors. The drawings also show a flat back dispelling previous reports that the iPhone 5 might come with a curved back.
The drawings do seem to show a thinner bezel which would suggest a bigger screen, that said if you look at the current iPhone 4 the bezel isn’t really that thick and looks a little like the drawings too. The phones shape, buttons and input ports are also exactly the same with the antenna break in the same place as the new Verizon iPhone 4.
Rumours, rumours everywhere
The last few weeks have been rife with rumours and speculation surround the iPad 2; this of course has now dissipated as Apple’s second generation tablet will be rolled out across US stores later today. It looks like the iPhone 5 will now come under the same level of speculation as we have already heard that it is likely to sport a dual core processor, improved camera, NFC technology, will be thinner and now may include a larger screen – technology that can be found in some form on recent Android handsets.
What do you make of these drawings, will Apple increase the screen size of the iPhone 5?