A report today from iLounge whose sources have offered up a few details surrounding the upcoming iPhone. This being the 6th generation iPhone, which some have dubbed the iPhone 5, might end up following in the footsteps of the iPad when it comes to naming conventions. The new iPhone, as it might be dubbed, will see some major changes.
They indicate the new iPhone will be longer and thinner, with approximate sizes at about 125mm by 58.5mm. The width of the new iPhone will remain the same. The proposed tear drop rumor is just that – with Apple instead retaining the flat design. Added to the back will be a metal panel, so they would be doing away with the glass.
On the front of the device, Apple will move to Gorilla Glass 2, at least partially. This allows for similar strength and it will be thinner.
Finally, as originally reported by iMore, Apple will make a change to the dock connector. Gone will be the familiar 30-pin dock that has been a staple in iOS devices. The new dock will be smaller and rounded.