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New Photos and Video of 'iPhone 5' Front Panel Show Minimal Height Increase Over iPhone 4S

The flood of part leaks claimed to be for the next-generation iPhone continues with a new report from [Google translation] pointing to a fresh set of high-quality photos and a video of an assembled front panel similar to the one that appeared earlier this week. The new photos and video come from Chinese parts distributor SINOCET.

While the part isn't a new leak, the photos are of good quality and one shot in particular shows a front-on view of the assembled front panel next to the same part from an iPhone 4S, making clear how Apple has been able to minimize the overall increase in device height by shrinking the top and bottom margins somewhat to compensate for the impact of the taller screen. The height comparisons have been seen in previous leaks, but this new photo seems to shows the most straightforward comparison yet.

The video in the report also focuses on comparing the next-generation iPhone front panel assembly to the corresponding part from the iPhone 4S.

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61 months ago
"So much for doubling-down on secrecy"

"Steve would've never allowed this!"

"Safari seems snappier!"

"It won't be called 'iPhone 5'!!!!11111SHIFT+1"

That pretty much covers the usual, right? Carry on with real discussion.
Rating: 56 Votes
61 months ago
Needs more width.
Rating: 36 Votes
61 months ago
omg its too tall it's so ugly!

Rating: 33 Votes
61 months ago
Meh, it's hardly even a change in screen size, especially since it's not wider. It just looks like an awkwardly tall iPhone 4S.
Rating: 33 Votes
61 months ago
I'm more interested in the unreleased, green iP4 (jk)
Rating: 32 Votes
61 months ago

Needs more width.

that's what she....nevermind
Rating: 31 Votes
61 months ago
It looks like crap
Rating: 21 Votes
61 months ago
Now can people stop screaming bloody murder at the long iphone? It's not out of proportion.
Rating: 19 Votes
61 months ago
Where are the dudes who keep insisting these are "strategic leaks" and the real thing will look nothing like this?
Rating: 18 Votes
61 months ago still looks like a stretched iphone 4. Barf. It seems obvious if you like the 4/4s you will like this. Same phone basically, just a little more awkward looking.
Rating: 13 Votes

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