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CNET reader's iPhone 5

We asked our readers what they think Apple's iPhone 5 will look like and collected 900 responses in a week-long survey. Check out what our community thinks the next-generation smartphone will look like.

On Monday, we asked our readers to weigh up all the rumours and scuttlebutt surrounding the iPhone and to filter it through rational thought to tell us what Apple will be delivering when it announces the iPhone 5.

Ladies and gentleman, your 900 votes are in and the CNET Australia reader's iPhone 5 looks a little something like this:

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  • 34.6 per cent of respondents agreed that the next-generation iPhone would include a dual-core 1GHz, with just under 30 per cent saying that Apple would go a step further and include a dual-core 1.2GHz processor to keep pace with the likes of Samsung and HTC.
  • A majority of voters opted for a 4-inch display for the new handset, earning 50.2 per cent of the vote, while a quarter of readers believe Apple will only marginally increase the iPhone display to 3.7 inches.
  • In what proved to be the tightest race of the questions we posed, CNET Australia readers decided that the next iPhone would indeed be magical, with 51.1 per cent of the vote.

    One reader who agreed with this position went a little further to say: "Yes, it will be like a magical unicorn; unfortunately, it will still take a dump on your lawn and you will call animal welfare to come collect it and put it down". We wonder whether "animal welfare" will be selling refurbished iPhone 5s after a short session of re-programming.

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  • Most readers participating in the survey agreed that Apple will use an 8-megapixel image sensor and a single LED flash.
  • 58 per cent think Apple will design a mini iPad for its next smartphone, with an aluminium battery cover. While 35 per cent think Apple will stick with glass, only 7 per cent think Apple will revert to a plastic handset design.
  • Nearly 60 per cent of voters believe that this is the year that Apple will finally introduce a 64GB storage variant in the iPhone family.