MacBook Pro and Air owners know the unibody design very well, which has allowed for a slick MacBook that is not only strong, but also thinner and lighter. We’ve seen a number of photos being published online over the last week, and these have shown some important changes that are rumored for the iPhone 5. You might have missed a few possibilities contained within these photos, and one of the things that impacted us the most was the benefits of a unibody enclosure.
Apple would move towards a unibody enclosure for the iPhone 5 to bring the same benefits seen with the MacBooks, which would allow for a thinner device or one that gains more room. If Apple creates more space inside the iPhone 5 then this allows for LTE, and also creating good battery life that has evaded some other LTE phones.
The recent photos, found on 9to5mac.com, show a larger portion of the iPhone 5 back is made from metal, and it is expected that the metal antenna band will be molded into the metal backplate, which could be considered as Apple’s way of creating a unibody enclosure and freeing up more space for delivering a better battery for LTE.
Whether you like the metal backplate or not, remember that this could allow you to have an LTE iPhone 5 with great battery if Apple are creating a unibody enclosure from this design change. Sadly it also looks like the edge-to-edge display is missing in the 6th generation iPhone, something that does disappoint us when it creates a bigger screen on a smaller form factor.