Apple Working On iPhone 5 Prototype With Slide-Out Keyboard?

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Folks at report that Apple is working on three prototypes for the next generation iPhone. claims that one of the iPhone 5 prototype includes a slide-out keyword.

Taiwanese site which has a strong track record when it comes to Apple related news, reports:

There are three iPhone5 prototype

one is a sliding cover which

Is the introduction of the keyboard after the side cover claims that the other prototype is an upgraded version of iPhone 4, with upgraded battery and an 8-megapixel camera compared to iPhone 4’s 5-megapixel camera and with no major physical change just like the transition from iPhone 3G to iPhone 3GS.

If you are a long time iPhone user who is used to its on-screen virtual keyboard, might find the need of a physical keyboard unnecessary. However, some folks insist that its one of deal breakers. It will be interesting to see if Apple decides to finally launch an iPhone with a slide-out keyboard to cater to such users.

Do you really miss a physical keyboard while using the iPhone? Do you think Apple will launch an iPhone with a slide-out keyboard? Please share your views in the comments section below.

[ via AppleInsider, Thanks Luis for the tip!]