(Original post by cleverslacker)
I made some rumour renders a while back:
This was before the Galaxy S III launch! The new GSIII looks very similar, so Apple wouldn't go down that route.
Here are some of my other ideas:
With the existing 4/4S at the back.
I now think the 5 will have a completely flat glass front, as always, and curved back.
For the precise shape of the back, there are two likely options:
1. the same curvature as the iPad
2. a more "blobist" style, like in the 3G/3GS
As for the material, I always thought anodised aluminium should be the next step, but HTC and Samsung have now got that on their superphones, and Apple would never even seem to copy them, so they wouldn't use that. So I don't know what else they'll do.
In all my renders, I assumed that the front dimensions would never change, only the thickness, and I also thought that the next iPhone would have a camera button, since the camera on the 4S was so good, but now I'm changing my mind.
Android superphones consistently beat Apple in terms of specs, and intelligence of software, so I only ever concentrate on what Ive will do.