Purported flat-edged ‘iPhone 5’ SIM card tray appears identical one found in iPhone 4S

“Following last week’s leak of home buttons claimed to be for the next-generation iPhone, parts vendor SW-BOX.com has just posted information on a claimed iPhone 5 SIM card tray fresh from one of its parts suppliers,” Eric Slivka reports for MacRumors.

“The tray appears essentially identical to the SIM card tray found in the iPhone 4S and 4, and if the part is indeed legitimate it suggests that Apple may retain a similar flat-edged form factor for the forthcoming device,” Slivka reports.

Slivka reports, “Such a design would be opposed to a tapered or rounded-edge design that would likely require a somewhat curved exterior surface for the tray or at least a thinner tray profile as was seen in earlier iPhone models such as the 3G and 3GS.”

Read more and see photos of the tray in the full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Fred Mertz” and “Dan K.” for the heads up.]

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  1. I have no idea why many necessary expect that iPhone design should be changed. iPhone 4/4S/4G (no, not iPhone 5; maybe simply iPhone) design is unique from both appearance and functionality (it gives internal volume to other innards, rather than antenna).

  2. Agreed. Thinner, rounder, flatter… All bullshit. No chance in Hell, even with a significant reduction in size of internal components, that Apple will sacrifice battery volume for aesthetics sake, especially if the chance arises to increase the iPhone’s battery life.

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