Get used to this. Come October, it could be Apple's home page for the entire winter. Gizmodo reader Martin Hajek has rendered new images of the new iPhone 2012 — or iPhone 5, or, most probably just iPhone — to make it look like bona fide Apple eye candy.
I wasn't in love with the rumoured next generation iPhone's design until I saw these images — created in 3D using allegedly leaked photos and videos of different parts — showing how a finished unit would look in real life.
In black, the new iPhone 2012 is very 1980s, as opposed to the '70s flavour of the current iPhone 4/4S. The two-tone black anodised aluminium is reminiscent of the old AV Sony designs of that decade — like its CD player.
The white model is not '80s, though. But it is prettier than the black. The aluminium and chrome unibody with the white accents have an old-school sci-fi feel, like an object out of Kubrick's 2001. Somewhere in Cupertino there's a HAL computer powered by an array of these things.
Martin has made the model available for £33, so you can download it and render it with your favourite 3D program.
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The perforated grills flanking the new nano-dock port are so simple and neat — their clean precision screams high tech.
The front is just glass, like it always have been. Putting the camera centred with all the elements of the front — speaker grill, screen and home button — is a small change that makes all the difference.
The chrome accents and the speaker and microphone grill look simply pimptastic, even more retro than the black model.
I hate the current white iPhone, but the two-toned aluminium and white plastic back panel on the next generation iPhone 2012 works surprisingly well.