Apple will finally end our long national nightmare next week and officially unveil the iPhone 5.
When Apple CEO Tim cook gets up on stage at Apple’s Cupertino, Calif., campus, all speculation will end. Until then, though, we can all imagine that each and every one of us has an impact on the iPhone 5′s final incarnation. What will it look like? It may be radically different from the iPhone 4 (and 3Gses) millions of you currently have in your pockets.
Mashable has done a fair share of speculation on what the final iPhone 5′s new look and capabilities. However, Apple makes these products for you, the consumer. So what we think and want isn’t half as important as what you hope to see in Apple’s next hand-held wonder.
Do you want a thinner product that slides neatly into your sometimes too-tight front pocket? Perhaps you’re thinking that the next iPhone would be infinitely better if it had two cameras on the back to capture 3D images. Others may want twice as much storage and the option of more memory. We’ve heard whispers about larger screens. And some think it makes sense to simply squeeze more pixels into the current screen size. Obviously 4G is high on the list and some want the iPhone to double as a credit card (NFC).
It’s unlikely we’ll get everything we want in a new iPhone, so let’s try and settle on the things we want the most. Vote for your must-have new feature in the poll below.
Polish students designed this beauty, going with the curved back look. Found on VeteranGeek.
iPhone News Blog
This early mockup extrapolates from the current iPhone 4 design. It's a clean design -- one we'd be happy to slip into a pocket. Found on the German iPhone News Blog.
Called the "Size Zero iPhone 5," Antonello Falcon's flight of fancy has a 4.6-inch screen, curved glass edges, a thin 8.4mm cross-section and a soft-touch Home button. Perhaps this is more akin to an iPhone 6. Found on VeteranGeek.
This is My Next
This mockup from ThisIsMyNext has been floating around for a while, but it latched on early to the teardrop-shaped cross-section and larger screen.