Ever wondered what the next iPhone will look like? While we won’t learn that from Apple for at least a few more weeks, the wizards at a French site have put together a video featuring the most popular rumors out there, as well as the already-forgotten wishes.
The two-minute video goes at great lengths to outline which features have been rumored in the past, as well as how likely they are to actually see the light of day. For example, the authors of this video believe that it’s 70% likely that the iPhone 5 will have a new design, while it rates the chances that the iPhone 4 will still be sold as a lower-end model at as much as 80%.
The video goes as far as showcasing what the next iPhone might look like, based on the the renderings that were made available earlier today, as well as previous reports which pointed to a larger screen and a thinner form factor. In fact, this video rates the chances of that happening at as much as 95%. More interestingly, the video also speculates about the possible removal of the Home button at the bottom of the screen, which has been there since the original iPhone, at 20%.
There are several other obvious claims, such as the existence of a white version, which was introduced with the release of the iPhone 3GS in 2009 and later on it was taken to new heights with the release of the white iPhone 4, along with a standard black version; and the introduction of a better camera, which is seen as almost certain at this stage, given the months of speculation, along with 1080p video recording, in line with what’s already available on newer Android smartphones.
As with any rumors, or compilations of them, this video should be taken with a grain of salt and should not in any way indicate what we’ll actually see from Apple in a matter of weeks. Yet, most of the speculations showcased here have been voiced by several alleged sources over the last few months, and therefore some of it is likely to be true. As the year-old iPhone 4 hardware ages, it’s becoming increasingly urgent to bring it up to par with its Android competitors, making a September announcement very likely, as it was pointed out on this video.