Apple iPhone 5 to sport a teardrop profile?

Back in early March, an iPhone 5 mockup surfaced along with rumours that Apple’s next smartphone would sport an aluminium back rather than a glass one like the iPhone 4. Now, Joshua Topolsky, the former Engadget editor-in-chief, has posted a mockup of what he thinks the Apple iPhone 5 could look like on his blog. While most rumours have suggested the the iPhone 5 will not be very different from the current incarnation, his own sources suggest something quite different:

Apple iPhone 5 concept by Thisismynext

Topolsky’s sources indicate that the iPhone 5 will be a thinner device with a “teardrop” shape reminiscent of the MacBook Air profile. The home button will get bigger and will also act as a gesture area (to support gestures in a future iOS release). The display would grow to 3.7-inches and run from edge to edge but would maintain the current resolution to retain the Retina Display technology label. Here again is a suggestion that it will use Qualcomm’s dual GSM/CDMA Gobi chipset (also heard just days ago from Verizon).

Topolsky’s sources are less certain on whether the iPhone 5 will support inductive or touch charging and NFC.

Am I the only one who thinks this design is far sexier than the iPhone 4?

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