Apple’s secretive hold over their latest generation devices has slipped again! As we have spotted a whole bunch of new iPhone 5 phones complete with new packaging!
The new iPhone 5, doesn’t look all that new to us! In fact it looks a lot like the iPhone 4S (which is identical to the iPhone 4).
iPhone 5 design
Apple seem to have changed the construction of the new iPhone 5 and have now opted for a very lightweight plastic construction, rather than the glass/alloy sandwich of old.
The iPhone 5 has a new home button design, which doesn’t sit flush with the body but rather protrudes a little. We had a quick press of the button and found it to have a distinctive ‘click’ feel, almost like the trigger of a child’s toy!
iPhone 5 marks return to physical media!
Although you may think Apple have been idle on the design of the new iPhone 5, you would be clearly very wrong. As you can see in the new iPhone 5 packaging, Apple are shipping the next generation iPhone with 6 game discs!
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iPhone 5 totally wireless!
Speaking of the packaging, the new iPhone 5 packaging is really fitting of Apple’s commitment to the environment. There is very little in the way of protection on the iPhone 5’s packaging, with only a single cardboard piece protecting the back and a vacuum formed cover over the front.
As with all Apple products the iPhone 5 has received all the correct government safety standards, as we can see a CE mark, Warning signs next to the “made in China” stamp!