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"iPhone 5" Back Cover Hands-On Video

Cydiablog points to a new hands on video with the same "iPhone 5" parts that have been circulating. The new video was posted by part supply company eTradeSupply.

The new video is not especially more revealing, but does show the backplate in a number of different angles. The narrator also compares it directly to the iPhone 4, showing the relative size. Other features noted:

- Smaller dock port
- Bottom headphone jack
- SIM card slot smaller
- iPhone 5 is thinner than iPhone 4S (though no screen on the iPhone 5)

Related roundups: iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6

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29 months ago
It actually looks nicer than in the pictures.
Rating: 67 Votes
29 months ago
I remember how everyone hated the iPhone 4 design when it first leaked. This could actually be the new iPhone, and it'll start to "grow on people." I can see it now....
Rating: 46 Votes
29 months ago

I don't like the idea of not being able to open the phone easily if this turns to be the real iphone :mad: Just like my ipad I have a feel apple is just gonna put a lot of glue on front to keep people from easily getting into their device.

And why do you need to open your iPhone again?
Rating: 43 Votes
29 months ago
I just don't like it. I'm not saying that is ugly. It's not. But the 4 looks so much better.

Just saying...
Rating: 42 Votes
29 months ago
Ugh, the two-tone appearance is tacky. Just make it all aluminum - geeze.
Rating: 40 Votes
29 months ago
If thats fake, thats an impressive fake.
Rating: 39 Votes
29 months ago
Wow, that's a pretty ugly back...
Rating: 38 Votes
29 months ago

FAKE obviously.

No way head phone jack is in bottom.

ANyone who uses an iPhone to listen to music while running or walking will know it can't be on bottom. How are you going to listen to music if the jack is in the bottom and your phone is in your pocket?

What about sports bands? No way are apple going to make the jack on the bottom.


I'd like to direct your attention to the iPod Touch... and also the first 5 generations of the iPod Nano.

Yes... headphone jack on the bottom.

Thumb resize.Thumb resize.
Rating: 30 Votes
29 months ago
Makes sense. After the unibody Macs, the unibody iPhone. :cool:
Rating: 29 Votes
29 months ago
The engineering, size etc all seems very plausible, but what gives with that two-tone back - glass/plastic and aluminum?

This is something I couldn't figure out on the earlier videos - it looks quite naff and 'unApple'. That's not to accuse it of being a fake video, just that the design is quite jarring, and not what we'd typically expect.

It is similar to the iMac and iPad in the dual use of material, but the the actual glass top and tail....
Rating: 26 Votes

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