According to a new report, Apple’s iPhone 5 will measure in at just 7.6 mm thick, 18 percent thinner than the iPhone 4S, which comes in at 9.3 mm. A Chinese-language newspaper, scans of which were acquired by Apple.pro, claim to have an enclosure of Apple’s upcoming iPhone, which we’ve seen plenty of over the past several weeks.
The newspaper report says consumers can expect three very big changes over the current iPhone 4/4S design:
- The phone is much bigger, measuring 58.47 mm wide, 123.83 mm high and 7.6 mm thick. The screen is 4-inches.
- The earphone jack has been relocated to the bottom of the phone.
- The dock connector is much smaller, similar in size to micro USB.
Specs regarding the headphone jack and smaller dock connector have already been rumored, and we’ve long expected a slightly different design. Extending the device’s screen and using a smaller dock connector seem to lend credence to a thinner phone, as there’s more room for components.
In addition, the iPhone 5’s new screen lends itself to a thinner frame, so perhaps we’ll see a device at Apple’s alleged September 12 media event that’s 18 percent thinner than what’s available now. That’s wafer thin, and frankly, maybe too thin.