The iPhone 5's front side versus the iPhone 4's. (Photo : Nowhereelse.fr)
A new poll conducted by Business Insider suggests a mixed-to-negative consumer response to the new Phone's look. Readers were given side-by-side photos of the iPhone 4 and the rumored iPhone 5 and asked, "Do you think the iPhone is ugly?" Out of over 3,479 votes, 63 percent of people voted yes, while 37 percent voted no.
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While these results are only a small cross section of the market, and it can be argued that the negative connotation of the word "ugly" weighted the results, they are nonetheless fascinating. Despite the possibility that the majority of the voters were Android users, it will be interesting to gauge consumer response to the supposedly taller iPhone 5 screen.
The iPhone 5 will likely sport a 4-inch screen, making it taller than the 4S. Other specs include a 9 pin dock connector, 1GB RAM, an A5X dual core processor, an 8 megapixel rear camera, a 2 megapixel front-facing camera, and improved version of Siri, Near Field Communication (NFC), and a higher battery capacity.
Apple's upcoming device will run iOS 6 and feature improved Facebook integration, a Passbook feature for digital transactions, a live 3D map system, an updated Siri, and upgraded instant share options for photos, maps, websites, and apps. The OS also includes a "Do Not Disturb" feature that puts a stop to notifications.
For those who are tired of rumors and speculation, Apple will clear the air at it September 12 Conference at 1 p.m. EDT at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, California, where they will unveil the final look and specs of the iPhone 5 as well as announce the release of iOS 6.