Apple’s iPhone will–yes, will–be completely resigned next year, with the new version launching in the fall, according to Boy Genius Report. The new design will take its cue from the iPad, with an aluminum case and a display maxed out to around 4 inches.
We have also learned that Apple is planning to use a rubber or plastic material — similar to the material used in the company’s bumper cases — that will be built into the new iPhone case. In all likelihood, this material will be used as a bezel surrounding the front edge of the phone (like the iPhone 3GS bezel) and it will serve two purposes. First, it will join the glass iPhone face with a new aluminum back plate. It will also cover a redesigned antenna system that surrounds the device, allowing Apple to build the rear case out of aluminum without having to use a large plastic insert above the antennas as the company does on its iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G
You might want to start lining up now at your nearest Apple Store.