Metal-backed iPhone 5 to have antenna in Apple logo?

7th Mar 2011 | 13:11

Metal-backed iPhone 5 to have antenna in Apple logo?

Could be goodbye to glass rear

TechRadar rating:

4.5 stars

A really great handset that only stumbles when it comes to reception - still likely to be one of the classic phones of the year

Like:

Great screen; Top notch 5MP camera; Much-improved design; Gyroscope gaming; Improved call quality; Overhauled iOS 4

Dislike:

Reception issue in left hand; High price; No home screen widgets; No social networking integration

The latest iPhone 5 rumour sees the much-anticipated smartphone doing away with the glass back of the iPhone 4 and opting instead for a metal backplate.

And that's not all; the illustrious Apple logo is also said to be getting a new role; that of an antenna.

The rumour mill suggests that the new logo will be made of resin, integrating with the Wi-Fi, cellular and other radio antennas on the handset.

Antennagate

This interesting new approach could see Apple counteracting the dreaded death grip which the side-mounted antenna suffered from.

Other reasons for the updated design, according to the sources, include the painting difficulties for the near-mythical white iPhone 4 which centre around the glass form, as well as to improve durability.

The sources also suggest that the iPhone 5 will be unveiled in June or July (countering rumours of a delay) and feature the same dual-core A5 processor as the new iPad 2.

Via SlashGear and Makotakara

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