A new report from iMore reiterates claims last week from iLounge that the iPhone 5 will feature a new mini-dock connector, but also goes on to suggest that the iPhone 5 design has not yet been finalized despite a planned October launch date.
According to the report, the screen size is unlikely to change – if it does, the change will be minimal – and there are no plans for a metal back to replace the problematic glass backing on the iPhone 4S.
iMore have released a raft of rumors in recent days, including Apple’s apparent plan to release a sub-$250 7-inch iPad Mini this October. The source of these rumors, however, remains “anonymous”. The site has a reasonable track record, and correctly predicted an LTE equipped iPad this year.
Last week, iLounge made an unlikely prediction that the iPhone 5 would achieve an increase in screen size by increasing the height of the screen only, which would increase the diagonal screen width to 4-inches, but also lead to a change in the traditional aspect ratio of every iPhone released thus far.
The same report also suggested that the iPhone 5 would retain its current glass backing and would not feature the expected ‘teardrop’ design.