iPhone 5 to receive aluminum backing, redesigned antenna?

Alex Wagner
Editorial Director of News and Content from  Omaha, NE
| March 7, 2011

iPhone 5 mockup

Now that the iPad 2 is (almost) here, it's time to turn our focus to Apple's next big device, the iPhone 5, and all of the rumors that'll inevitably surround it. Today's bit of speculation comes courtesy of Taiwanese newspaper Economic Daily News, whose sources claim that the next-gen iPhone will sport an aluminum back and an antenna integrated into the Apple logo on the back of the devices. A mockup was thrown together by Macotakara, shown above, which features an iPhone with a very iPod Touch/iPad 2-ish backside.

Considering the all of the Antennagate madness that occurred when the iPhone 4 launched last year, which returned with the Verizon iPhone launch, albeit not as loudly, it wouldn't come as much of a surprise if Apple redoes the antenna in the next iPhone. And since both the iPod Touch and iPad now sport the same kind of thin, aluminum backs, it kind of makes sense that Apple would bring the same design to the iPhone, too. What do you all think of the new iPhone mockup above?

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Via BGR, Economic Daily News