What if Apple’s iPhone 5 is just super-thin, but not taller than iPhone 4S? (with video)

“Dutch animator Bastiaan de Jong, Founder of 3D-desk in Amsterdam, thinks he knows what the next iPhone will look like, and he has the HD renderings to prove demonstrate it,” Anthony Wing Kosner reports for Forbes.

“According to de Jong, whose company, ‘provides state-of-the-art interactive 3D animations of the latest mobile phones to telecom retailers,’ the iPhone 5 will indeed be much thinner, have a smaller dock connector, have more rounded edges than its predecessor and, surprisingly at this point, the ‘same screen size to keep iOS developer-friendly,'” Kosner reports.

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MacDailyNews Take: You want?


  1. If Apple doesn’t release a larger screen or additional model with larger screen I believe this will start the decline of iPhone. (not ipad) People like variety, one size DOES NOT fit all. I will not upgrade from 4 until a larger screen is available. I think a lot of people would agree. Don’t care if it’s elongated or just proportionally larger. Apple needs to give us something….

    1. I think a lot of people would also agree with me that the Galaxy S3 is too damn big, doesn’t run iOS, and therefore is a non-starter – regardless of screen size.

      The question is, how many people share my opinion and how many share yours?

  2. Personally I don’t care about how thin it is…What I DO care about is the battery. I sent my iPad 3 back after 2 weeks (using iPad 2 again) due to the battery issues (far too long to charge up) and my 4S has been replaced twice now, this third unit can’t last a day of my use. I am invested heavily in Apple ecosytem and love nearly every aspect, but the battery life is a huge pain. When I go into the country I get about 7-8 hours max with less than 1 hour of that actual talk time.

    1. You have to do what’s right for you. I like the retina display of the new iPad and understand that it’s battery is significantly larger to power it, and therefore takes a lot longer to charge. It’s a tradeoff that works for me, but I definitely get your point, too. As for the iPhone, I agree battery life is not ideal so I keep chargers at my office, in my car, at home, in my bag. Some of my colleagues carry external battery packs. So there are workarounds, but agree battery life isn’t ideal.

      1. yes I have a charger on my desk, next to the bed, in every car and motorbike, my truck and even my bobcat has a charger in it! Caravan? Yep you guessed it and when camping I have a battery powered charger in the swag. When I itemise it like this it seems absurd…but i keep two SB’s running while away.

  3. If their only justification for having the screen size the same as the 4S is to be developer friendly then it’s stupid.

    They obviously have no idea what’s going on in the iOS developer world.

    The next iPhone will have a larger display than the current model, bet on it.

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