iPhone 5 will be almost as thin as iPod Touch
The iPhone 5 will be thinner than both the Galaxy S3 and HTC One S at just 7.6mm, according to reports
Apple’s iPhone 5 will be one of the thinnest smartphones to date at just 7.6mm thick, making it markedly slimmer than Samsung’s Galaxy S3 and the HTC One S.
Taiwan-based newspaper Apple Daily has published a rather extensive piece on Apple’s iPhone 5, including its final measurements, ahead of the handset’s up-coming September launch.
The exact measurements for Apple’s iPhone 5, according to the report, are 58.47mm x 123.83mm x 7.6mm, making the device almost as thin as Apple’s latest iPod Touch devices and a full 1mm thinner than Samsung’s Galaxy S3.
At 7.6mm in thickness the new iPhone 5 would be almost 2mm thinner than the iPhone 4S. Whether this means the handset will carry a smaller battery remains to be seen. But we hope this is not the case as one thing our readers want more of from their iPhone handsets is battery life.
Nothing, be it increased screen sizes, faster CPUs, or slimmed down proportions, will be official until Apple unveils the handset on stage next month. But making the handset almost as thin as its iPod Touch range, coupled with an overhauled design and larger display, will certainly give Apple plenty to talk about during its keynote.
Other features and quirks tipped to appear inside the new iPhone 5 are NFC, a quad-core processor, global LTE-support, and, of course, Apple’s iOS 6 platform.
Apple is expected to launch the iPhone 5 in September – latest rumours suggest the 12th – with a release date following in October.