Are claims of a 7.6mm thick iPhone 5 valid

illpod.com

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I have been doing a bit on analysis on claims that the iPhone 5 will be 7.6mm thick, if the images we have seen so far are real then i think it's likely. i'd love to hear your thoughts.

I've attached the main image but also linked to the full article on our website if you interested.



http://illpod.com/index.php/news/?p=50
 

zbarvian

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Yeah sounds right. That's very impressively thin, most smartphones can't achieve that thinness without adding some unsightly hump.
 

SR71

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After seeing the picture at the bottom of my post, I think it's definitely possible.

This is the pic I'm referring to, it was leaked this morning:
 

iAlphard

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Good, i hope it is actually wider than the iphone 4s. If not, looking to a longer screen than 4s but has the same width would look weird, skinny....
 

sulpfiction

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I'm not neccessarily looking for thinner. Thinner is a waste, IMO. 4S is thin enough. But with that being said, I'm thinking this next iPhone is going to be the most beautiful yet. Can't wait.
 

SR71

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Good, i hope it is actually wider than the iphone 4s. If not, looking to a longer screen than 4s but has the same width would look weird, skinny....
From comparison pictures that have been leaked of the iPhone 4S on top of the iPhone 5, the 5 seems to be a bit wider, albeit slightly. Apple will make it feel wider using their magic fairy dust. ;)
 

illpod.com

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From comparison pictures that have been leaked of the iPhone 4S on top of the iPhone 5, the 5 seems to be a bit wider, albeit slightly. Apple will make it feel wider using their magic fairy dust. ;)
if the screen goes right to the edge or closer to the edge then it will feel wider even if the device itself is the same width. however i think it looks slightly wider in the images which have been doing the rounds.
 
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SR45

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Good, i hope it is actually wider than the iphone 4s. If not, looking to a longer screen than 4s but has the same width would look weird, skinny....
Its not. Photo shown above is not properly aligned as had been reported a number of weeks ago. Its about the same width if not the same. All the shown rumored parts show it to be the same.
 

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macMD

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Apple's focus seems to be on reducing the components needed in the display in in cell technology allowing for them to shave off those mm. However the race to having the thinnest phone seems stupid since they will be tough to hold at times. The S3 is pretty friggin thin already and the rumored specs for the iP5 make it thinner.
 

Gav2k

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I'm going with...

Ip5 unibody with screen protruding

Ip6 unibody with recessed screen (in cell tech in place)