Ok, fair warning before we proceed — the photos we’re about to share may or may not be real. We could either have some definitive proof of what the dimensions and appearance of the iPhone 5 will be or we’ve found photos taken by someone who had a lot of free time.
Gotta Be Mobilehas shared some photos that are supposedly straight from a manufacturing plant in China and reveal some details regarding the iPhone 5’s appearance:
“Exclusive photos of an iPhone 5 engineering sample straight from a factory in China show the new phone will be slightly taller, slightly thinner and about the same width.
“A trusted source inside the Apple supply chain sent images of the metal iPhone 5 design sample. The metal block shows the size of the iPhone 5, where the antenna and ports will be be and other design aspects.”
The sample seems to suggest that there may be some truth to the rumors that the iPhone 5’s backing will be made with two different materials as shown by the image below:
Looking at the pictures, it seems like the iPhone 5 will follow the same design elements used for the iPhone 4. The sample does seem to confirm that the iPhone 5 will have “taller dimensions” and a smaller bezel. According to the leak, the dimensions for the test sample suggest that the iPhone 5 will be 120mm tall versus the iPhone 4’s 115.2mm.
It’s width will remain relatively the same at 58.6mm. It looks like Apple has ultimately decided not to follow the path that Android phones have been taking recently and will still be tiny compared to flagship Android phones such as the Samsung Galaxy SIII.
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