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Next Generation iPhone Enclosure Measured at 7.6 mm Thick [Updated]

Apple.pro posts scans of a story that first appeared in Chinese-language newspaper Apple Daily. That publication obtained one of the many "iPhone 5" enclosures that have been available over the past few weeks and took measurements of them.


The thickness of the next generation enclosure was measured at 7.6 mm. The rest of the dimensions appear to be equivalent to circulating specifications leaked by case manufacturers in June:
One manufacturer we spoke to said that he was sure that the leaked images were accurate – so sure that he was already preparing to construct iPhone 5 cases and he’d be willing to ship replacements for free if they turned out not to be perfect. He enumerated three big changes from the old iPhone 4S to the iPhone 5:

1. The phone is much bigger, measuring 58.47 mm wide, 123.83 mm high and 7.6 mm thin. The screen is 4″.
2. The earphone jack has been relocated to the bottom of the phone.
3. The dock connector is much smaller, similar in size to micro USB.
The iPhone 4S measures 9.3mm in depth, so a 7.6mm thin phone would represent an 18% reduction in thickness. The width of the new iPhone is expected to be about the same as the iPhone 4S, but the height will increase in order to fit a 4" diagonal screen.

Apple is expected to introduce the new iPhone at a September 12th media event.

Update: Apple Daily's online version of the article is now available with higher-quality images. Apple Daily's sister publication Sharp Daily has also published photos and a video showing their measurements of the casing.




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31 months ago
It would be great for us to get actually surprises on new products :rolleyes:
Rating: 35 Votes
31 months ago
I really hope the next iPhone is the same thickness and just has a larger battery.
Rating: 29 Votes
31 months ago
"We're doubling down on security. I mean it" :)
Rating: 21 Votes
31 months ago
2011 - "I WANT A 4" SCREEN! I WANT A 4" SCREEN ELSE I'M SWITCHING TO ANDROID!!!"

2012 - 4" iPhone rumors appear "NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO ITS HORRIBLE, NOOOOOOO I DON'T WANT IT"
Rating: 21 Votes
31 months ago

It would be great for us to get actually surprises on new products :rolleyes:


Then don't read a rumors website.
Rating: 19 Votes
31 months ago
So sure..... just like the case designers were so sure the last new iPhone was going to have a tapered design.
Rating: 16 Votes
31 months ago
But will it blend?
Rating: 16 Votes
31 months ago
Did an Apple engineer leave this in a Chinese bar or what?
Rating: 15 Votes
31 months ago
I am very excited for this iPhone. Although there is a lot of hate, I feel as though this will be a revolutionary phone. The design looks modern and up to date, and still has a 4/4S feel.

I will be purchasing on day one for sure.
Rating: 13 Votes
31 months ago
Well, I kinda like the design. It really grew on me the more I looked at it. I think there is no doubt that this will be the new iPhone. I also believe they just call it 'iPhone' instead of iPhone 5.

4" just because it's bigger, doesn't sound like Apple. There must be a very good reason they made it bigger, especially since Steve Jobs was very involved with the iPhone 5 (according to various articles). Maybe they've added something in iOS6 that makes the extra space more usefull in a innovative way? Who knows..

What I do know is that I will buy this beauty as soon as it comes out! :cool:
Rating: 11 Votes

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