9 to 5 Mac: iPhone 5 to Have Metal Back ➝

Mark Gurman:

A source from Foxconn who we believe to be reliable has provided us with some information about Apple’s fifth-generation iPhone […] The iPhone 5 will keep a relatively similar size and shape as the iPhone 4 but Apple has decided to move away from the back-glass enclosure found on the fourth-generation device and move to something similar to the back of the first-generation iPhone from 2007.

I hope this is true. I still love the original iPhone design and think it’s vastly superior to anything Apple has come up with since then. I plan on buying the iPhone 5 regardless of its design but would be incredibly happy if it’s released with a metal back.