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Report That iPhone 5 is Gearing Up for Production Declared False

Report That iPhone 5 is Gearing Up for Production Declared False

Posted January 26, 2012 at 9:23pm by iClarified · 14785 views
John Gruber of Daring Fireball has declared that the iPhone 5 is not gearing up for production, contradicting a recent 9to5Mac report.

The original report was based on information from a Foxconn employee who claims to have seen numerous sample of the next generation device.

Here's what Gruber had to say:

We received word from a reliable source at Foxconn in China that the iPhone 5, as it is currently being called, is now gearing for production.

No it's not.

No teardrop-shaped devices, as rumored in the lead up to the iPhone 4S. Samples so far have been symmetrical in thickness (also longer/wider).

Longer and wider? Sounds like bullshit. I can see Apple putting a bigger display on a device of the same size. I can't see them making a bigger device.

Gruber is generally considered one of the most accurate sources when it comes to inside Apple information.

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budsal
budsal - January 27, 2012 at 8:33pm
What iClarified, no "?" on this one? So it's true? This most trusted source referrs to the next iphone as the iphone 5 when I'm holding the the iphone 5 in my hands, ie iphone 4s as it's the fifth generation iphone. Trust no one.
Sinichie
Sinichie - February 11, 2012 at 2:20am
And I tguhhot you owned a computer, or had access to one at the local library. No? Your only connection to the intertubes is through your cellphone?.-= Ari Herzog´s last blog .. =-.
Not a Bloody Yank
Not a Bloody Yank - January 27, 2012 at 6:57pm
Don't all you Americans believe bigger is better? Look at all your McDonald's loving population!
Dev
Dev - January 27, 2012 at 5:18pm
If the phone gets any bigger, I won't be buying it. 3.5" is perfect, it fits in my pocket and in one hand very comfortably. If you like the size of the galaxy s2 that much, sell your iPhone and go buy a Samsung.
tdt
tdt - January 27, 2012 at 1:48am
When compariing the iPhone and the iPod touch, I notice something other than thickness that stands out: the sound quality from speaker. This may be the limiting factor beyond what has been speculated. The housing may need to be at the minimal volume of the current form factor in order to deliver the sound quality when spearker employed. This is one advantage the iPhone enjoys over other brands. All my Android phones are good but speaker sound sucks.
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