Ciccarese Design has once again teamed up with MacRumors to provide concept designs for the unreleased ‘iPhone 5,’ basing its mockups off rumors of a taller iPhone with metal casing from iLounge. These renders show what an iPhone would look like with a 4-inch display, at the same time proving that Apple could theoretically add a fifth row of icons to the device’s home screen. The mockups also feature a smaller dock connector and metal casing on the back of the iPhone, two features that line up with the iLounge speculation.
Increasing the diagonal measurement of the iPhone display from 3.5 inches to 4 inches while maintaining the same width as the current display adds approximately 11 mm (0.45 inch) to the height of the display. With iLounge‘s report indicating that the new iPhone’s body will measure in at approximately 125 mm, which is 10 mm taller than the iPhone 4S, the spacing for the components above and below the display would remain roughly the same.
Rene Ritchie for iMore, on the other hand, has claimed that the next-generation iPhone prototype does not currently have metal casing, nor does it have a larger screen. Ritchie noted that a smaller dock connector was present, however, and that it should be found on the next iPhone at launch; that is, of course, unless Apple decides to scrap the idea at the last minute.