By Stephen Schenck | June 7, 2012 11:12 AM
After seeing some pretty convincing-looking still photos of what were supposed to be components intended for use in Apple’s next iPhone, we got the chance last week to see just how one of those, the phone’s front panel, shaped-up against a current-gen iPhone in a video comparison late last week. Well, that covers half of the phone’s exterior, but what about the rest? We’ve got you covered, as yet another video comparison has surfaced, and this time it takes look at the iPhone 5′s back panel.
Since it also includes the sides, this gives us an opportunity to more closely see many of the changes we’ve learned will likely be coming to the iPhone 5, including the repositioned headphone jack, new speaker grills, and shrunken-down dock connector.
The physical dimensions of the part in this video appear to coincide with depictions of it we’ve already seen, roughly the same width as the iPhone is now, but becoming quite a bit taller to accommodate the new, larger display with its higher aspect ratio.
In the video, you can get a better look at how this new design, consisting of a single slab of aluminum, contrasts to the piecemeal construction of the existing design, as well as seeing how the size of the part itself measures-up against that older component.
Rumors suggest we may see the iPhone 5 land as soon as September, though later in the fall sounds like a safer bet.