New iPhone to be Taller, Thinner

iLounge is reporting today that the new iPhone, which at this point is nothing more than a rumor, is going to have a larger screen and a new docking port.

Here’s more from the article: “What we’ve learned: the new iPhone will indeed be longer and thinner than the iPhone 4 and 4S. Approximate measurements are 125mm by 58.5mm by 7.4mm—a 10mm jump in height, nearly 2mm reduction in thickness, and virtually identical width. According to our source, Apple will make one major change to the rear casing, adding a metal panel to the central back of the new iPhone. This panel will be flat, not curved, and metal, not ceramic. Our artist’s rendition provides a rough idea of what this change will look like; it echoes the current-generation iMac design, to be sure.”

What do you think of the rumored design? I don’t care either way – just so long as it works. The design of the iPhone 4, which was the first to depart from the lozenge shape, was intensely unpopular in some quarters due to the change in the design. I cared more about the fact that Apple came up with a design that clearly had an issue with the antenna (go look at how Steve Jobs held the iPhone 4) yet Apple shipped it anyway. That is what concerns me, though it is unlikely that the iPhone 5 will have a similar flaw.