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Photo Stream iPhone Icon Hints at the iPhone 5 Design


Screenshot courtesy of Appdated.de, also posted by 9to5Mac

Earlier today we posted an image to our iOS blog from Apple's upcoming Photo Stream instructions that seemed to show an unusual looking iPhone icon. We had initially dismissed it as possibly being a generic artist rendition, but upon further consideration, it does seem too coincidental that an icon closely resembling circulating rumors would appear in an official Apple release.

The icon can be seen in context above. There isn't a whole lot of detail with the icon, but on overview, it seems to show an iPhone-like device with an enlarged screen and possibly an elongated home button at the bottom. This matches up nicely with many of the circulating rumors about the iPhone 5.


Here we've enlarged the icon and put it alongside our designer's layout of what the iPhone 5 might look like based on the leaked case design documents. We previously posted fully rendered versions of images based on the design. There's been some debate about what size the iPhone 5's screen might be with a recent report claiming it would be less than 4".

As pointed out by one of our readers, Apple tends to be very precise with their artwork, even at small icon sizes.

Thanks NICKPR0

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38 months ago
In my opinion,

This is probably the best rumour thus far. I actually find this credible lol
Rating: 58 Votes
38 months ago
Jeezo. I know the iPhone 4 had slight yellowing problems, but this is just ridiculous.
Rating: 41 Votes
38 months ago
holy ****, a mention on the front page?? arn you are DA MAN! :D
Rating: 33 Votes
38 months ago
I think I like the pixelated one better, it would be nice and retro.
Rating: 33 Votes
38 months ago
I'm not soft right now.

I hope to Jesus of Nazareth that this is true.
Rating: 28 Votes
38 months ago
iPhone 5, NOW!
Rating: 16 Votes
38 months ago
I made a gif comparing this new art and the one of the iPhone 4 from Apple's site. It is a pretty interesting change!

Rating: 16 Votes
38 months ago



Looks like a galaxy s and galaxy sII. Time for samsung to counter sue.

- Same screen size as galaxy s
- same style home button
- thinner (galaxy s II)

Samsung could win that.


Slow down. Let's wait until a phone is actually released!
Rating: 14 Votes
38 months ago
So happy I've waited. 4" Retina FTW!
Rating: 12 Votes
38 months ago
Cool, hope it's available in white at the launch.
Rating: 12 Votes

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