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iPhone 5 features Aluminium Backing?

With Apple's announcement of the much-anticipated iPad 2, all the rumours now starts to focus on the next big thing from the Cupertino giant. It seems that Apple might be giving up on glass and head back to an aluminium case, which was featured in the original iPhone.

According to a source based in Taiwan, Apple might be heading back to using aluminium as their material of choice instead of glass. The reason(s)? It seems that Apple has got quite some complains with the weight, cracking and scratching, as well as the white paint issue with glass. By shifting back to aluminium, you can expect a stronger and more durable iPhone.

The report also outlines that the antenna will be redesigned and positioned just behind the Apple logo, away from edges and corners. Perhaps through this way, chances of getting signal lost due to the infamous "death-grip" would decrease. This also means that the exposed antenna design in iPhone 4 will be abandoned.

Last bit, the report also suggest that Apple will be ultising the same dual-core A5 processor recently unveiled in the company's iPad 2, which is somewhat expected.

True or not, Apple should announce details of their new iPhone 5 in the upcoming World-Wide Developer Conference (WWDC) in June or July this year.

Source: Macotakara

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