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Assembled ‘iPhone 5’ vs. iPhone 4 Size Compared in New Photos



Now that almost every part of the iPhone 5 has leaked those with access to the leaked parts are assembling their models and taking photos of them next to other iPhones.

The latest photos come from French site Nowhere Else. The photos show the new iPhone fully assembled next to the iPhone 4 and iPhone 3G. The photos show us the thickness of the iPhone 5 compared to the other two phones, as well as the height difference.

In a side-view of the three phones we can see the iPhone 5 is slightly thinner than the iPhone 4 and much thinner than the iPhone 3GS. Without a ruler we don’t know exactly how thin it is, but it looks like the iPhone 5 is a millimeter or two thinner than the iPhone 4. From the photos the iPhone 5 looks about as thick as the metal band on the iPhone 4/4S, perhaps even a bit thinner.

iPhone 5 comparison

The new iPhone in the photos is much thinner than the other phones largely because the glass front panel is flush with the back. On the iPhone 4/4S both the glass front and back protrude from the metal band antenna. Previous assemblies didn’t have the glass flush with the back casing, but we hope this assembly is more true to the final device.

The photos also give us a good look at how much taller the iPhone 5 is than the iPhone 4 and iPhone 3G. It turns out, as we’ve heard before, that it isn’t much taller at all. Again, it’s hard to tell how long it is without a ruler, but the new iPhone doesn’t seem to add as much height as we’d expect. That’s because Apple made the screen taller, but also decreased the size of the bezel above and below the screen.

The iPhone 5 reportedly features a smaller bezel.

The iPhone 5 reportedly features a smaller bezel.


Apple will likely announce the new iPhone on September 12. The rumors iPhone 5 release date is just nine days after the announcement on September 21.The new iPhone will likely have a 4-inch screen with a resolution of 640×11364G LTE, a slightly larger battery, and a smaller dock connector.

Check out GottaBeMobile’s iPhone 5 coverage.



  1. Mike

    09/02/2012 at 8:20 am

    That’s amazing 0.2 inches bigger and little to no changes, now that’s innovation! Good to see Samsung’s 1 billion paying off.

  2. matt

    09/21/2012 at 5:35 am

    the only thing they have that is on par with the competition is the smaller usb cable. great work apple its just what i wanted.

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