More Rumors Suggest Metal Back for iPhone 5
According to a story in the Economic Daily News of Taiwan, Apple will be using aluminum rather than glass for the back material in the iPhone 5′s case. This report is being echoed by a source at Foxconn, who is telling 9to5Mac that the iPhone 5 prototype has already been seen at their factory and is very similar in shape to the iPhone 4. Signal problems that would be caused by a metal case are said to be avoided by essentially putting the antenna in the Apple logo on the back.
9to5Mac’s report also says that their source did not specify the kind of metal to be used, but nevertheless speculates that the back will be made of Liquidmetal rather than aluminum.
What do you guys think? Do you like this new design? It would certainly avoid the “death grip” problem found in the iPhone 4 if the antenna was placed behind the Apple logo.
Is it just me or does it not seem, well, very Apple?