So What's Up With This "Teardrop" iPhone 5 Anyway?

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Out of everything we’ve heard over the last several months, the most exciting iPhone 5 rumour has been that ultra-thin “teardrop” design.Supposedly, the new design will have a 4-inch screen, a large lozenge shaped home button for extra touch control, and a tapered design similar to the MacBook Air’s.

But now it looks less and less likely that Apple will announce such a device today. According to TNW’s sources, that leaked teardrop design won’t see the light of day until next year.

We believe it. So far, there has been no concrete evidence of the teardrop iPhone beyond a few leaked cases. And it’s very likely those case manufacturers are basing their designs on specs for a device that won’t launch until much, much later.

Does that mean you should be disappointed?

No way. The specs for the iPhone 4S look amazing. And the iPhone experience has always been about the software. The fancy design is just a nice bonus.

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