Apple planning iPhone 5 unibody design?

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iPhone-4s-hands-2.JPGThe next iPhone could take its design cues from Apple’s MacBook laptop line with a unibody casing, according to one industry insider.

Brian J. White of Topeka Capital Markets has claimed that the sixth generation of the iPhone (likely set to be called the iPhone 5) will also come complete with a 4 inch screen and 4G LTE connectivity.

Receiving his information from a recent trip to see Taiwanese and Chinese suppliers, White believes the new design will be the primary upgrade reason for those with an iPhone 4S.

“In our view, this will be the most significant iPhone upgrade with a four-inch screen and a new, sleek look that we believe will require a Unibody case,” he stated in a note to investors.

“This new, sleek look will be the most important reason that consumers decide to upgrade.”

White also stated that the smartphone will go into production in June, meaning the iPhone 5 is likely on track for a year-on-year Autumn launch following on from the iPhone 4S.

White also backed up claims from Daring Fireball’s John Gruber that Apple are also working on a 7.85 inch iPad mini.

Via: Apple Insider

Gerald Lynch

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