The next iPhone could be 7.6mm thin

By , Aug 7, 2012

Last week, a video made rounds depicting a 0.1mm thinner front glass part said to belong to Apple’s upcoming iPhone, in addition to a smaller home button and other interesting tidbits. Today, a new report out of Asia asserts that the next iPhone’s enclosure is going to be just 7.6mm thick.

That’s a marked improvement over the iPhone 4/4S that measures 9.3mm deep. So much about Tim Cook promising that “We’re doubling down on security. I mean it”

MacRumors points to an Apple.pro article with scans of a story published by the Chinese-language newspaper Apple Daily.

Here’s another scan of the paper’s story.

If the story is to be believed, you should expect the next iPhone to be 7.6mm thick, or 1.7mm thinner than the current iPhone 4/4S.

Note that the publication’s measurements are based on purported cases that hit the web back in June. The veracity of case molds is often difficult to establish as they often represent case makers’ approximation of the real thing, based on the fickle supply chain sources and the unreliable rumor-mill.

Besides, case designers are often wrong (and these are costly mistakes).

For example, last year they called for a tapered design.


iPhone 5 render via NowhereElse.fr

MacRumors provides this translation of the important segment of the original story.

One manufacturer we spoke to said that he was sure that the leaked images were accurate – so sure that he was already preparing to construct iPhone 5 cases and he’d be willing to ship replacements for free if they turned out not to be perfect. He enumerated three big changes from the old iPhone 4S to the iPhone 5:

1. The phone is much bigger, measuring 58.47 mm wide, 123.83 mm high and 7.6 mm thin. The screen is 4″.
2. The earphone jack has been relocated to the bottom of the phone.
3. The dock connector is much smaller, similar in size to micro USB.

With the profile measuring just 7.6mm, is the next iPhone going to be thin enough for you?

Or would you rather prefer the same thickness as the iPhone 4/4S to perhaps accommodate a larger battery?

Wondering how a taller, four-inch iPhone might fit in your hand?

Check this out.

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  • http://twitter.com/BoundEnza Michael

    im not really a fan of extremely thin phones. i think the iPhone 4S’ design and thinness is fine in my opinion..

    • http://twitter.com/2morebatteries AAAA

      I don’t mind how thin it is, I hate how slippery it is. You can’t hold the damn phone without getting a case.

      • http://twitter.com/nAcolz Acolz

        Your hands are slippery, not the phone.

      • 4p0c4lyps3

        Well put

  • http://twitter.com/PROEDGEBIKER PROEDGEBIKER.COM

    im ready for a thinner phone with a bigger screen.. #FTW!

  • http://www.facebook.com/stephen.m.simon Stephen Michael Simon

    Do millimeters really need 2 articles devoted to them? I highly doubt it!

  • http://www.facebook.com/james.morales.18007 James Morales

    Isnt china where they were selling fake iphones in fake apple stores lol

    • http://www.facebook.com/chevez.g.martinez Chevéz ‘Guapo’ Martinez

      isnt china where the iphone is assembled? lol

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000122495675 Ali Aledany

    OMG hurry the fuck up and make it 1mm thin so everyone breaks them into 2 halfs

  • http://twitter.com/Whos_Jeff Führer

    I don’t mind the thickness of my iPhone 4 so they could have shrink everything and enlarge the battery

  • http://twitter.com/enigmadim Just Another Enigma

    I don’t care how thin OR thick it is. Just fix the f’n battery!!!
    Ps. Is there a jailbreak yet? (IM KIDDING) haha :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100004030166457 Eduardo Marquez

    If its thinner yet taller with better battery tech in the battery, i think that the battery will bill elongated and hold the same or more charge. As far as it being thinner im all for less bodge in my pocket