Get used to this. Come October, it could be Apple’s home page for the entire winter. Gizmodo reader Martin Hajek has rendered new images of the new iPhone 2012—or iPhone 5, or, most probably just iPhone—to make it look like bona fide Apple eye candy.
In black, the new iPhone 2012 is very 1980s, as opposed to the 70s flavor of the current iPhone 4/4S. The two-tone black anodized aluminum is reminiscent of the old AV Sony designs of that decade—like their first CD player.
The white model is not 80s, though. But it is prettier than the black. The aluminum and chrome unibody with the white accents have an oldschool sci-fi feel. Like an object out of Kubrick’s 2001. Somewhere in Cupertino there’s a HAL computer powered by an array of these things.
Martin has made the model available for $50, so you can download it and render it with your favorite 3D program.
The front is just glass, like it always have been. Putting the camera centered with all the elements of the front—speaker grill, screen and home button—is a small change that makes all the difference.