At this point we’ve seen what the back of the iPhone 5 will (most likely) look like, and we’ve also seen some schematics floating around the web about what other parts of the device will look like, but as of yet, just two weeks out of the presumed announcement of the newest Apple smart phone, we haven’t gotten a great idea of what the device will look like in action.
TechnoBuffalo.com has taken all the schematics and pictures that have been leaked of the rumored device and used them to create a life-like mockup based on the documents. The results of their creation look both very appealing and very realistic.
The full front mock up produced by TechnoBuffalo actually looks a lot like the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S, just a little taller. The basic form factor is very similar, with the exception of the rumored four-inch display that TechnoBuffalo surmises will come with a 1136 x 640 resolution — 176 pixels higher than existing iPhone models.
The first thing that struck my eyes looking at the mockups, however, was the extra row of icons available on the home screen. I’ve never really felt like I particularly needed another row of icons for apps (right now you get four rows for apps and then your tool bar where four apps can be docked). If the mockup is close to reality, we’d be seeing another four icons on the home screen, and it looks pretty good to my eyes, almost good enough that it’s that kind of subtle Apple feature that makes me think I need to have it right now.
As always, it will be wait and see, but kudos are in order for these guys for creating such a realistic looking prototype.