iphone plusThanks to the rumors, many suspect that Apple’s next-generation iPhone will feature a larger display and will utilize liquid metal as one of its build materials. However a fresh set of rumors has since emerged courtesy of iLounge editor, Jeremy Horwitz who is claiming that the next-gen iPhone will feature a longer 4” screen, a metallic back and a redesigned dock connector. This apparently corroborates with claims back in 2011 that have suggested that such iPhones were already in existence.

“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.”

This rumored iPhone will also utilize Gorilla Glass 2 and could feature a new display aspect ratio. The dock connector has also been said to have been redesigned and will be slightly larger than the microphone and speaker openings on the iPhone 4S while being pill-shaped. This redesigned dock connector is also expected to be introduced in the next-generation iPod touch. iLounge has had a pretty good track record so far, but until we see the device for ourselves, this information is probably best taken with a grain of salt. What do you guys think?

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