The beginning of the end is never evident until the end is near and everyone asks, "what happened?". I'll tell you, innovation died with Steve Jobs and if the iPhone 5 does look like this than that will be a true statement. This phone is ho-hum at best. Zero innovation. You can and cut and paste so long. You can only buy up so much tech and call it your own. There statements may not mean anything today but a few years from now they will. If you are wondering, de-Nile is a river in Egypt.
Zero innovation? Seriously?
Your basing this on a rumour photo? What did you expect? What would make it innovative in your eyes? Is a teardrop shape innovative? No. You don't even know the phone's feature set, yet you claim "zero innovation". Personally, I kind of like the two-tone gun metal look. Not terribly exciting, but then again, I never do cartwheels over the cosmetics anyway. A little bigger, while not innovative, is good in my book. A little thinner is an improvement. Lighter would be better. 4G would be great. A full-featured digital wallet with PassBook, would be welcomed (fingers crossed). Beyond that, let's wait and see what the phone can actually do, before everyone starts complaining. At the end of the day, you'll never please everyone anyway, and ANYONE who buys a phone solely on cosmetics is an complete moron.
It's the bundled software and the way the phone plays so nicely with my other devices and big-screen TV that sets the iPhone apart from the competition anyway.
You never know, maybe, Apple has figured out how to triple the battery life... Or maybe the new phone will be totally lame. Saying that there is zero innovation based on these RUMOUR photos is ridiculous statement.