iPhone 5 Begins Production as Hardware Details Leak

China Times reports that the iPhone 5 has entered a trial production phase and will feature a larger screen. Purported iPhone 5 parts have already leaked that seem to match the claim of a four-inch screen. The iPhone 5 itself is expected to have a similar form factor as the current model, with the display reaching all the way to the edge of the device.

apple iphone 5 mockup four inch screen

The rendering above by Piotrek Photos shows how a larger iPhone 5 screen might compare to the current iPhone 4 display. This news comes as the New York Times has confirmed Apple is working on near-field communication (NFC) technology so that future iPhones can easily make wireless mobile payments at specially equipped cash registers. The NFC hardware would be integrated with the iPhone processor and linked directly to the owner's iTunes account.

Although Apple is working on NFC technology it's not clear whether or not the feature will make its way onto the iPhone 5. The company could be saving this functionality for a future model iPhone, as there are many different versions of the e-wallet concept currently entering the market. Competing Android phones are already getting into the act, with the Samsung Nexus S already equipped with NFC.

Other highlights of the iPhone 5 design include the switch to a metal back, much like the original iPhone. Apple could completely redesign the iPhone 5 with a curved aluminum back, to bring it more in line with the iPad 2 and recent iPod touch designs. More recent information points to a next generation device much more similar to the iPhone 4, except replacing the back glass panel with metal. A redesigned antenna would be integrated into the smartphone to help prevent the reception issues that were cited by Consumer Reports when they refused to recommend the iPhone 4.

According to China Times, the iPhone 5 is on track for a summer 2011 release. This contradicts some reports that the iPhone 5 could be delayed until September. Apple typically updates the iPhone every year in late June to early July. Plenty of time left for more rumors, leaks and speculation before an official Apple announcement.


Why did so many payment location decide to start using NFC? When they could have designed things around bluetooth... and 100000s of devices would already have it?

Iphone sucks,get an EVO!

They both suck!! GET A DROID!! (and by that i mean Incredible, X, X2, Charge, Or OG2 or the best OG1)

you all suck! iphone rules! you can do anything you want with it if its jailbroken. i turned my iphone into a droid.

My life sucks!

I will poke myself and die!

every thing sucks!!

Suck say'rs are the suckiest sucky sucker sucks that ever sucked

why would you do that? Droids suck balls

because bluetooth works at longer distances, therefore less secure, more hackable...NFC works over very short distance.

Please read up on NFC security features. I don't recall the specifics, but there is more robust security available with NFC vs. Bluetooth.

this is photoshoped, the only difference is the LTE/3G in top left corner

it says in the article that it is a rendering

Still an ugly interface

comment oze tu dire que cette interface et l'aide c du nimporte koi tout d'abord c a croire si tu conner la technologie de apple sa ces le progres collégue et tu c koi l'iphone c au dessu de t moyen lécran sera beaucoup plus grand et oui mon pote soit pas trop dég

Personne te prendra au sérieux puisque tu écris comme une merde ( et l'aide au lieu de est laide ... vraiment ? )

I don't get it why Apple cannot come up with a good design for Iphone..They also need to work on the aesthetics of this machine

The iPhone already does look nice. It is one of the most best phones on the market. It has a cool design and look to it. But the iPhone 5 looks ugly because it goes to the edge.

you're talking as if you know what the iphone 5 looks like? You're basing your comment off of ASSUMPTIONS and RUMORS, you n00b. We'll know soon enough, but we certainly don't know now

I believe this is incorrect. From my recollection, Apple itself had stated that it is slated for a FALL 2011 release because they wanted to focus on OS Lion...which makes sense.

Can I just say what a reduction to find somebody who actually knows what theyre talking about on the internet. You definitely know how you can carry a difficulty to gentle and make it important. Extra people have to read this and perceive this facet of the story. I cant believe youre no more common since you definitely have the gift.

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I really hope this is a translated comment. Otherwise, I am completely lost!

lol True.... This person must have used a terrible translator.

I think the information here is a bit fake. I think iPhone5 is gonna pack with some serious redesign. I think this rectangle thing has reached it's time. Time for something drastically different, not so rectangle anymore.

I Waiting For IPhone 10

your gonna probably be dead by that time.

I'm waiting for iphone 5

I am Waiting For IPhone 10

they can hear and see what your visually thinking

the reason alot of asians have completely expressionless faces, only associate with asians and dont associate with non asians very much is to avoid accidentally revealing that they can read read minds, if all over a billion asians were to show facial expressions all the time just as much as non asians, associate with non asians much more, and be much more friendly and talkative, then alot of them might accidentally reveal that they can read minds by accidentally showing a facial expression or dirty look when someone thinks, or visually pictures something in their mind they dont like or find astonishing or funny, and if they were all to associate with non asians alot more there would be alot more people around for them to accidentally show facial expressions when those other people think things they dont like, so they only associate with asians so there wont be anyone around for them to see that and have any accidents happen in the first place

think about it, its not normal how alot of them act, and the entire way they act is all to hide their mind reading abilities, it makes perfect sense to do all of that to hide that they can read minds, because all of that is the perfect way to do it!
every single asian on the planet is hiding their mind reading abilities, they value hiding their mind reading abilities more then their own lives!
thats why nobody knows about it!

try thinking, best yet visually picturing in your mind something something absolutely crazy as you possibly can when you are around asians, and try looking for asians who give people particular looks, especially dirty looks for what appears to be for completely no reason, that is them giving people looks when they hear and visually see someone thinking something they dont like, find funny or astonishing
it still happens despite a large number of them having completely expressionless faces all the time, it would just happen alot more if none of them had completely expressionless faces all the time, its not uncommon!

i know this sounds crazy, impossible, and completely unbelievable, BUT IT ISNT CRAZY WHEN ITS TRUE

you have to spread the message!!!
the world has to know about this!!!!