I wasted my day making this mockup of what the iPhone 5 might look like with a taller 960 x 1152 screen and a new design.
The buttons, dock connector, etc. are missing not because I think it will happen, but because my SketchUp skills are not that advanced. ;)
This excites me greatly. A device that stays the same size, but gets a slightly larger screen for one more row of apps.
Not sure how I would feel about a more “pebble” look, especially since I still really love the iPhone 4/4S industrial design, but I’m sure it would feel nice in your hand. Taking pictures in landscape mode might be a bit slippery though. Fun to think about.