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Apple experimenting with three iPhone 5 prototypes

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Apple is currently experimenting with three iPhone 5 prototypes. The iPhone 5 dominated tech rumors yesterday, and Long Islanders are excited about all the possibilities of Apple’s newest smartphone.

Taiwanese website reports that Apple is experimenting with three different prototypes. One of the prototypes contains a slide-out keyboard for easier typing. While contradictory to the iPhone’s image, a slide-out keyboard will be better in the long run, as typing is still a challenge for even the most grizzled iPhone veterans.

Another prototype is essentially an iPhone 4GS. This prototype will upgrade the camera to eight megapixels, as well as the battery, according to The third prototype is not described by, but is likely the iPhone Nano prototype that was reported over the weekend.

This is not’s first rodeo for breaking major Apple rumors. It was the first to break the redesigned MacBook in 2008 as well as the new iPod Nano featuring a touch screen, so they do deserve some merit.

The Apple rumors of the past couple of days seem to fit together. The iPhone Nano supplements the other two iPhone 5 prototypes to form the three prototypes mentioned, while all iPhones could look to increase the screen size by removing the home button. Stay tuned to this column for all the latest iPhone 5 rumors as soon as they break.

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  • Anonymous 3 years ago

    I think Apple said recently they will not make a smaller iPhone. Fitting components into a smaller space will actually increase costs. Supposedly they are working on a *cheaper* iPhone however.

    Also they will never add a keyboard. Apple pioneered the all-touchscreen smartphone industry. Why would they move backward and go against what they paved the way with? It would just add unnecessary bulk. Also, most of the iPhone's competitors are touchscreen only.

    And this annoys me, what people come up with regarding iPhone names. It will be iPhone 5. They will not use 4GS, because there is no 4G to start with. They only used 3GS because they were behind a generation to network number (3G - 2 gen, 3GS - 3 gen). They will likely never use G or S again.

    Haha, sorry if I sound like a troll. One thing I do agree with is that there will likely be more than one version of the iPhone 5.

  • Anonymous 3 years ago


  • Anonymous 3 years ago

    That picture of the iPhone 4 with the slide-out keyboard looks really cool even though its an attachment. If they made it look like that, it would increase the sales. They might as well create a regular iPhone 5 and then another iPhone 5 with a slide-out keyboard so people can have a little freedom of what they want. I would get the slide-out keyboard one of course. The blue highlights look good on it too.

  • Anonymous 3 years ago

    the slide out keyboard looks awesome!

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