Here comes another iPhone 5 rumour – this time concerning the forthcoming device’s thickness. According to reports the new device could measure as little as 7.6mm.
It’s long been suggested that the next iPhone would be significantly thinner than the 9.3mm iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S. Earlier reports have claimed that a revolutionary new display will help shave vital millimetres off the thickness. An increase in total surface area should help whittle down its waistline too.
The new iPhone will also apparently feature a smaller dock connector, similar in size to the microUSB ports found in modern Android devices, which will also facilitate a thinner body.
Chinese language newspaper Apple Daily reckons it knows the precise measurement of the new iPhone – and it’s a fair bit less than its predecessor.
The publication claims to have obtained one of the iPhone 5 shells currently doing the rounds, and has subsequently measured it. The magic thickness figure: 7.6mm – roughly 18 per cent thinner than the iPhone 4S.
To put this figure into further context, the Samsung Galaxy S3 is 8.6mm thick, while the HTC One X comes in at 8.9mm thick. So providing the new iPhone does indeed meet these measurements, it’ll be extremely thin.
It’s a good job really, as the device will be more than 8mm longer than the iPhone 4S at 123.83mm. This is widely held to mean a larger, widescreen 4-inch display.