Various iPhone 5 components appeared since the production had started in China, giving to curious users lots of hints about how Apple’s next-generation iPhone will look like. The repair shop iLab Factory was the only to bring into the open a fully assembled iPhone 5. Let’s take closer look at this iPhone 5 and analyze its design in order to understand how the next iPhone will function.
The iPhone 5 unveiled few weeks ago by iLab Factory may very well be a fake, a sample used for tests, or the real deal. Taking into consideration that the design of this iPhone 5 conforms to most of the rumors claiming a thinner profile, a metal back, a smaller dock connector, a larger display and so on, the repair shop may have unveiled a genuine production sample of the sixth-generation iPhone.
Let’s start by comparing the alleged iPhone with iPhone 4S. The 4S model has the back made of glass, thus, no other functionality will be integrated here. Therefore, the cell antennas will have no other choice but to enclose the phone. Yet, only the upper and the bottom parts can transmit signals, the other parts on both sides only bonding the construction.
Now, the alleged iPhone 5 features a unibody enclosure specific to MacBooks. The metal unibody is possible due to a different design of the antenna; iPhone 5 preserves only the upper and the bottom parts of it and leaves two glass or plastic windows on the back for Wi-Fi, GPS, Blutooth and, as rumored, NFC.
The uniboydy backplate gives to the iPhone 5 a double colored back. Anyway, I still wonder if the iPhone 5 will come in black or white too, even if there are small pieces of glass left.
To find out more details about the evolution of iPhone’s cell antenna and about how this component can change the iPhone 5, check out Don Lehman’s article on The Techblock.