Rumor: Apple May Launch Completely Redesigned iPhone Next Year

News | Wednesday December 21 2011 5:16 AM | Comments (0) Tags: , , , , , , ,

You may have heard this before.
reports that Apple is planning to launch a completely redesigned iPhone next year.
, Apple will launch the redesigned iPhone in the fall of next year just like
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claims that the sixth generation iPhone may come with an aluminium back panel like the original iPhone instead of the glass back panel used in iPhone 4S and iPhone 4. BGR also reports that Apple may be planning to use the material used in bumper cases in the next generation iPhone , which could be used as the front bezel to join the iPhone screen with the new aluminum back panel.
We have also learned that Apple is planning to use a rubber or plastic material — similar to the material used in the company’s bumper cases — that will be built into the new iPhone case. In all likelihood, this material will be used as a bezel surrounding the front edge of the phone (like the iPhone 3GS bezel) and it will serve two purposes. First, it will join the glass iPhone face with a new aluminum back plate. It will also cover a redesigned antenna system that surrounds the device, allowing Apple to build the rear case out of aluminum without having to use a large plastic insert above the antennas as the company does on its iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G.
doesn’t have a great track record when it comes to Apple related product rumors lately, so we would take this with a pinch of salt.  But Apple is widely expected to launch a redesigned iPhone next year after the launch of iPhone 4S, which looks like
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has also created the following mockup based on the information they’ve received so far. Check it out and let us know what you think about the possibility of a completely redesigned iPhone with aluminium back panel etc.

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