John Gruber expands on his point from this week’s episode of The Talk Show about why the teardrop-shaped “iPhone 5” mockup floating around the rumor sites is unlikely:
A teardrop iPhone, when held in landscape, would be thicker (and presumably heavier) on one side than the other. That seems wrong to me. Not shockingly wrong, but wrong nonetheless.
On a device meant to be held in any orientation, that’s exactly the kind of detail that any other manufacturer wouldn’t think twice about but Apple would (or at least should) consider fatal in the design.