iPhone 5 will have rubber bezel aluminum back

first_imgDid you hold off on upgrading to the iPhone 4S, thinking the iPhone 5 might arrive early next summer? Or maybe you did snag an iPhone 4S, and are biting your nails in fear that a better iPhone will be launched mere months after you signed a new two-year contract? Those fears may be dispelled, as an alleged leak has Apple releasing a completely redesigned iPhone next fall.The report says that the new iPhone will have a rubber or plastic bezel, which will connect the glass front to a new aluminum back. The bezel material will be similar to that of Apple’s bumper iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S cases. The rubber or plastic will also cover a redesigned antenna system that would let the device have an aluminum back without needing that black plastic strip that you see on the back of the 3G iPad.We can expect to hear billions (or slightly less) alleged leaks about the iPhone 5 (or iPhone 6, as it will be the sixth iPhone) before it launches, and — unless any prototypes land in Cupertino bars — there will be no way to discern truth from fiction until Tim Cook takes the stage. With that said, this leak sounds perfectly plausible, and the source was confident enough to label it as fact.As for the reported Fall release, that would establish the Fall as the new slot for iPhone releases. For the first four generations of the iPhone, the device was announced and released in June or July (the lone exception was the original iPhone’s early 2007 pre-release announcement). The iPhone 4S broke that pattern with its October, 2011 announcement and release. The fall slot for iPhone releases makes sense, as a) the cannibalized iPod line doesn’t need that slot anymore, and b) it would be just in time for the holiday shopping frenzy.via BGRlast_img read more