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Taller Next-Generation iPhone Front Panel Caught on Video

Over the past few days, several leaks have surfaced showing an alleged front panel for the next-generation iPhone and a design schematic for what appears to be the same part.


Japanese blog Mac Otakara has now gotten its hands on one of those front panel parts and posted photos and a video comparing it to the current iPhone design. As has been shown by leaks so far, the next-generation iPhone would be somewhat taller than the current model, with estimates putting the difference in height at roughly 10 mm.


Roughly in line with the design schematic leaked yesterday, Mac Otakara measures the display opening at 10.33 cm (4.07 in) diagonally, allowing a 4-inch display as has been rumored to fit within the opening.



Related roundups: iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6

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29 months ago

Taller? Noo! I want it wider too!


That's what she said...
Rating: 105 Votes
29 months ago
Taller? Noo! I want it wider too!
Rating: 95 Votes
29 months ago

Like it or not, fragmentation of the displays has begun. :mad:


Which seems strange after Tim Cook specifically mentioned "One Phone, one resolution" the other day...
Rating: 46 Votes
29 months ago
Like it or not, fragmentation of the displays has begun.

edit: why so many negative votes? There's a huge difference between simply doubling the resolution in both width and height and completely changing the aspect ratio. It doesn't matter much for apps like an address book but it's going to be annoying to code for a third device with some kinds of apps like games. iPhone and iPhone Retina at 3:2, iPad and iPad@2x at 4:3, iPhone 5@2x at 16:9... if that's not fragmentation I don't know what is.

Thinking "it's not as bad as Android" is no excuse, it's fragmentation anyway.
Rating: 40 Votes
29 months ago
Crap! 4.07", i won't buy it unless it's at least 4.08" size. (sarcasm)
Rating: 39 Votes
29 months ago
generic 'steve jobs would not have wanted this' comment
Rating: 34 Votes
29 months ago
Never before have we had their many "leaks" so early with video and non-blurry pictures of a new iProduct
Rating: 33 Votes
29 months ago
I really was hoping for a wider phone not taller. hopefully these are just some old protos to throw us off of the real iphone 4SS/5/6
Rating: 30 Votes
29 months ago
I'm quite interested to see how they pull off integrating apps of the old aspect ratio with this new ratio. I think I would have preferred the same ratio, only larger, so I get a larger keyboard in portrait mode (how I use my phone for typing).
Rating: 26 Votes
29 months ago
It's going to be a long four months if this thing doesn't come out until October.
Rating: 26 Votes

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