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Old Sep 5, 2012, 03:32 PM   #1
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Closeup Photos Show Clear Difference in Thickness Between iPhone 5 and 4S




Parts and repair firm iResQ has been slowly building its own iPhone 5 as parts have been coming in, as shown in yesterday's photos revealing the battery installed into the rear shell alongside several other components such as the dock connector/headphone jack flex cable, external buttons flex cable, and the rear camera assembly.




iResQ has now added a front panel to the mix, providing a good overall look at the iPhone 5 with several closeup photos. The assembly is of course non-functional, as it is missing the logic board and several other components, but nearly all of the externally-visible features are in place.




Perhaps most notable is one closeup side-on shot showing the iPhone 5 laying next to an iPhone 4S on a table. The photo shows that the iPhone 5 is indeed substantially thinner than the iPhone 4S, by approximately the thickness of either the front or rear glass of the iPhone 4S. Apple's move toward thinner body components and a thinner distribution of internal components enabled by the larger surface area due to the 4-inch screen of the iPhone 5 have allowed the company to substantially shrink the device's overall thickness. Previous reports have pegged the iPhone 5 thickness at 7.6 mm, 18% thinner than the iPhone 4S at 9.3 mm.




Apple is expected to introduce the iPhone 5 at its media event scheduled for next Wednesday, September 12.

Article Link: Closeup Photos Show Clear Difference in Thickness Between iPhone 5 and 4S
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All these leaks are getting me excited!
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Its thinner, but I still don't understand the 4" tall screen.
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Old Sep 5, 2012, 03:36 PM   #5
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i hate the home button
? so you hated every iphone in the past home button too?
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I like that the edges of the glass is less exposed to hits when dropped.
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Old Sep 5, 2012, 03:37 PM   #10
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It's good that the edge of the glass is less exposed.

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Old Sep 5, 2012, 03:37 PM   #11
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Is it me, or have there been more leaks and mockups for this iPhone than for any previous models in years past?
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Old Sep 5, 2012, 03:38 PM   #12
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Why do they always compare to the 4S? The 4 has the same dimensions, but it always gets left out in comparisons...
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Its thinner, but I still don't understand the 4" tall screen.
What's to understand ... ? It's going to be a bigger screen and therefore will have more screen real estate.
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Make it thinner!!!
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Either I am retarded, or my iPhone is not what I think has been all along. But the side by side, showing thickness, is not a 4S. That is a 4. Notice the strip is missing above the mute switch.

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I HATE the bottom of the iphone!!! (where the speakers and charging port is) !! It looks like cheap plastic!!!! The iphone 4 looks so much more sturdy and more layed out! The different sized "speakers" will give me OCD xD


But hey,,,, Its only a mock up....
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? so you hated every iphone in the past home button too?
Maybe he prefers bigger buttons...
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Well, I wish i actually was excited about the keynote... MacRumors is too good at its job now!
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Not a fan that the front glass isn't flush with the edges - looks a bit inconsistent and sloppy, but if thats as thin as they can make it then I can't complain
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Is it me, or have there been more leaks and mockups for this iPhone than for any previous models in years past?
This is the most anticipated iPhone ever.
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How are my tiny carnie hands supposed to type on that thing. I can barely handle landscape mode on the current iPhone.

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Old Sep 5, 2012, 03:39 PM   #24
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i hate the home button
What's to hate, it looks v. Similar to me?
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I hope the bottom of the iPhone 5 really doesn't look like that. It's ugly.
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