Closeup Photos Show Clear Difference in Thickness Between iPhone 5 and 4S

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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!
     
  3. macrumors 6502a

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    Its thinner, but I still don't understand the 4" tall screen.
     
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    i hate the home button
     
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    ? so you hated every iphone in the past home button too?
     
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    These leaks are making me leak!
     
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    Looks pretty good.
     
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    Show the damn BACK!
     
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    I like that the edges of the glass is less exposed to hits when dropped.
     
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    It's good that the edge of the glass is less exposed.

    Edit. I'm not alone. :)
     
  11. macrumors regular

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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?
     
  12. macrumors 6502

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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...:D
     
  13. macrumors regular

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    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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    Well done :apple:
     
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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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    Maybe he prefers bigger buttons...:p
     
  19. macrumors regular

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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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    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.

    Back to formula!!
     
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    The last few months have been one giant christmas eve night of finding your presents early.
     
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    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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