In the run up to the launch of the iPhone 5, expected to take place this Fall, MacRumors has commissioned several renderings of what the new device could look like based on leaked case designs from Asian manufacturers….and they look awesome. The renderings have been done by Ciccarese Design and reflect some of the new features which may or may not be included in the device. These include a thinner form factor, a larger screen and an elongated touch sensitive Home button.
The new device, if the renderings are accurate, takes strong design hints from the iPad 2 with tapered edges and adjustments to the shape of the volume buttons. These are, of course, based on case leaks from third party manufacturers that may or may not be based on inside information but it’s worth noting that iPad 2 case leaks and renderings that were released in advance of the device looked almost identical to the final hardware.
The site also provides some information relating to the proposed dimensions of the new iPhone based on the cases;
“The final dimensions of the new design are calculated to be: 4.33″ x 2.36″ and .27″ thickness at the top and .21″ at the bottom In comparison, the iPhone 4 dimensions are: 4.5″ x 2.31″ x .37″. So the new design is actually shorter than the existing iPhone 4, but slightly wider and thinner.”
All in all, these look pretty accurate as the crazy tapering that was present in earlier renderings from sites like Thisismynext has been removed and replaced with more sensible dimensions. Could this be the new iPhone?