How Thin Will Apple Make The iPhone 5?


Over the course of the past month, we’ve had the opportunity to check out several components attributed to the upcoming iPhone 5, showing-off its new, longer construction in order to support a larger display with a higher aspect ratio. We’ve also seen some schematics that purported to reveal the exact measurements of the handset, but they were missing depth information. Lacking someone with access to those components breaking out a caliper to take some readings, we’ve been without a precise assessment of just how thin the model might be. A new leak attempts to rectify that situation, claiming that the iPhone 5 will be a mere 7.60 millimeters thick.

This new figure comes courtesy of a case manufacturer; we’ve known such companies in the past to occasionally get accurate handset info in advance. In this case, the source claims high confidence in the figures, and is apparently already committing them to advance production of new cases.

Since the iPhone 4S measures-in at 9.3 millimeters, that would make the iPhone 5 nearly 20% thinner than its predecessor, a pretty substantial slimming-down. We know that plenty of you don’t necessarily want a super-thin smartphone, but perhaps the added length coming to the iPhone 5 will serve to offset this change, helping the handset to still feel comfortable in the hand.

Source: MobileFun
Via: BGR

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Stephen Schenck

Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen’s first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he’s convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he’s not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bits

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