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Apple May Drop Glass Back in Favor of Aluminum in iPhone 5 ➝

Sam Oliver reporting for AppleInsider:

The report claims that issues with scratches and paint mixture for the white iPhone 4 have allegedly prompted Apple to switch to aluminum, according to Taiwan’s Economic Daily News[…] Citing a Chinese source, the publication claims that Apple will adopt a design similar to the iPod touch for the iPhone 5.

The antenna is rumored to be behind a radio-transparent Apple logo on the back of the device. Sounds like a pretty neat design. I really liked the first-generation iPhone’s design and this sounds very similar to that.

The Economic Daily News also reported rumors last November that claimed the iPad 2 would feature FaceTime, smaller size panels featuring thinner glass, 3-axis gyroscope, a USB port, and Retina Display. Two out of five is pretty bad if you ask me.

Unless another news source publishes similar rumors, I’d take this one with a grain of salt.

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