By now, a week before Apple’s iPhone 5 jubilee, we more or less know everything about the company’s next big device. We’ve seen so much of it leaked over the past several months, that little has been left up to the imagination. It’s a shame really — and this is present across the entire industry — that we as fans can no longer be surprised by what’s to come.
Still, it is fun to get a peek at the road ahead, and how the old compares to the new. Here, we get a look at the upcoming iPhone 5 compared to the old hat iPhone 4/4S. Aside from being taller with its 4-inch screen, the iPhone 5 is noticeably thinner. Imagine eliminating the current iPhone backplate and plastic bumper that extends above the antenna.
Otherwise, and this could just be because the iPhone 5 parts are brand spanking new, but the unibody/antenna parts have a much brighter sheen. The pint-sized dock connector is present, as expected, as is the relocated headphone jack. People give the “new” design a lot of flack, but I happen to enjoy the way it looks, even it is semi-recycled.