Is the iPhone 5 itself actually taller or just the screen?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by TH55, Sep 14, 2012.

  1. TH55 macrumors 68030

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    If just the screen, is it extended more on the top or the bottom?

    The reason I am asking is because I have trouble reaching the "back" type buttons in the top left corner of the screen on my iPhone 4s and if they raised the screen length at the top this would be made more difficult. If the bottom, this would be great bc then I can enjoy a bigger screen with no change to the reach.
     
  2. Brisby macrumors newbie

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    The iPhone 5 is taller than previous versions.

    iPhone 5: Height: 4.87 inches

    iPhone 4/4S: Height: 4.5 inches (115.2 mm)
     
  3. BrandonHacks macrumors regular

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    the whole device is longer.
     
  4. miamialley macrumors 68030

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  5. robdam1001 macrumors 6502a

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    YAY!! Wait till early next week and the shenanigans REALLY start.,
     
  6. PhoenixMac macrumors 65816

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    This was a legit question, I mean really if he cannot reach the back buttons he needs to cancel his order ASAP! No way Apple should put out larger phones when his thumb barely reaches the top now!
     
  7. creativedogmedia macrumors 65816

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    The screen is taller but the phone is not. It's magic.
     
  8. TH55 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    What an idiotic response, there is plenty of room for them to extend the screen within the dimensions of the 4s
     
  9. Stetrain macrumors 68040

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    The phone is taller, but not by as much as the screen got taller.
     
  10. creativedogmedia macrumors 65816

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    Come on, dude. Have you been under a rock for 48hrs? No Internet connection until your riginal post? I know it seems like people are quick on the trigger for basic questions but damn.....
     
  11. TH55 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    What are you talking about?
     
  12. Gathomblipoob macrumors 601

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    He means you ask some pretty asinine questions, here and on other forums.
     
  13. TH55, Sep 15, 2012
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    TH55 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Do you think the thinness of the phone will make up for the difference in screen height and make it just as easy to reach the top left corner?
     
  14. jlinear macrumors member

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    According to my calculations:

    (((thinness of new phone) - (thinness of old phone) / (height of new phone) - (height of old phone)) / (length of thumb then) - (length of thumb now)) / e=mc2 * x2 - y2 - z2

    The answer is : No
     
  15. TH55 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Lol. Ya I think I have to wait and hold it in my hand to know
     

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