A long chain of rumor and innuendo point us to this mock-up of a potential iPhone 5 design with a metal back. Why a metal back? Maybe because the original glass was scratching too easily? Who knows, but that’s basically what this rumor is suggesting. It also seems to suggest that the antenna will no longer be external, thereby improving or preventing the Death Grip.
We’re so far from the actual iPhone 5 launch, at least in CE weeks, that we might as well be speculating about life on distant planets. However, we’re fairly certain the A5 chip will show up in the new iPhone and a design refresh mirroring the changes expressed in the new iPad are in order. Does that mean Apple will go totally metal? It’s anyone’s guess.