reasons the iPhone 5 is lighter than the iPhone 4..

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by animatedude, Oct 4, 2012.

  1. animatedude macrumors 65816

    Feb 27, 2010
    any idea what's the main reason iPhone 5 is way lighter than the iPhone 4? it makes me think what if there was an iPhone 5 with 3.5' inch, it would be even much lighter, right?
  2. Mrbobb macrumors 601

    Aug 27, 2012
    Of course u don't want it to be "too light" cos it would feel cheap.
  3. xak macrumors regular

    Mar 13, 2012
    I want it to levitate off my hand
  4. KPOM macrumors G5

    Oct 23, 2010
    Aluminum is lighter than glass.

    Don't worry, though. The phone still feels premium, even more so than the S3 or I'm guessing the S3 "mini" that is supposedly coming out next week.

    I have the iPhone 5 (white). It is a beauty. It sparkles in the right light, the aluminum back has a nice feel, and the proportions are nearly perfect. Steve Jobs would have been proud of what Jony Ivy and co. came up with.
  5. Dwalls90 macrumors 601


    Feb 5, 2009
    It's thinner, and the back is mostly not made of glass.
  6. fizzwinkus macrumors 6502a

    Jan 27, 2008
    aluminum is not nearly as dense as glass or stainless steel, and since it's unibody, you need less of it to maintain the structure. i would hazard that the front and antenna glass is a tad thinner as well.
  7. StuLax18 macrumors 6502

    Jul 21, 2010
    Dallas, TX
    Front glass is alot thinner. They combined the screen and touch sensitivity into one, that's why it's thinner overall.
  8. fizzwinkus macrumors 6502a

    Jan 27, 2008
    they removed the separate digitizer from the assembly, but i don't know about the glass itself.
  9. JodyK macrumors 6502a


    Jan 29, 2010
    Northern Atlanta suburbs
    It's lighter because it weighs less ... Haha

    No glass back is the main reason and front had a layer or two removed.

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