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iPhone 5 Predictions: The Best And Worst

Apple's next iPhone will likely arrive in September or October. As the rumor machine cranks into high gear, we sort the solid predictions from the silly.
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Likelihood: Low

The next iPhone may have a metal casing rather than the fortified glass shell of the iPhone 4/4S. But not just any metal shell, if one rumor pans out. Korean news site ETnews reported in April that Apple would use a new alloy called Liquidmetal, an exotic blend of zirconium, titanium, nickel, copper, and other materials. Liquidmetal is tough stuff--more than twice as strong as titanium, its manufacturer boasts--and can be molded into intricate designs.

Recent photographic evidence strongly suggests the new iPhone will indeed have a metal back plate, albeit one made of aluminum.

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Tom LaSusa
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6/4/2012 | 12:29:35 PM
re: iPhone 5 Predictions: The Best And Worst
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John doe
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John doe,
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6/2/2012 | 1:24:05 AM
re: iPhone 5 Predictions: The Best And Worst
In other words same old crap of an iPhone. Outdated before its out.
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wht,
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6/1/2012 | 10:08:16 PM
re: iPhone 5 Predictions: The Best And Worst
Not much of any value in this slide show, nothing new that hasn't already been speculated, and it is all speculation. Waste of time to go through the slides.
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wht,
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6/1/2012 | 10:07:01 PM
re: iPhone 5 Predictions: The Best And Worst
4G support? It will have 4G support, but it depends on where it is available to be of any value to you. Many areas are still 3G.
vzrules
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vzrules,
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6/1/2012 | 7:13:40 PM
re: iPhone 5 Predictions: The Best And Worst
They will argue that the pixels are higher density (they are crammed together on a small screen..duh). I don't get why this brand is even brought up anymore, they have done nothing in over two years now.
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jkang553,
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6/1/2012 | 5:18:32 PM
re: iPhone 5 Predictions: The Best And Worst
What's the likelihood of 4G support?
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Guest.,
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6/1/2012 | 5:11:19 PM
re: iPhone 5 Predictions: The Best And Worst
Why would I want to replace my old 4.3" screen with an even SMALLER 4" screen????
I don't want to move backwards.
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