Sourced from an unnamed iPhone part supplier, eTradeSuppy has published a comparison video of what could possibly be the front panel (or, the front plate) of the iPhone 5. The part has a striking resemblance with the schematic photo, back panel and hands-on video published few weeks back.
The screen size, Home button, light sensor and camera position is likely to change. Of note, the area for the screen measures 4.065-inches diagonally as opposed to the 3.5-inches, which has been the same for all generations of the iPhone. The video clearly pinpoints that the next iteration will pack major design changes.
Changes in iPhone 5 compared with iPhone 4S
1. iPhone 5 glass lens is 90.25mm long, 51.60mm wide, while iPhone 4S is 76.65mm and 51.60mm. The display area enlarges from 3.61 inches to 4.065 inches. The LCD screen can be a little smaller, and that will be around 4 inches. The thickness of iPhone 5 lens is 0.9mm as compared to 1.00mm in iPhone 4S – which comes out to be 0.1mm thinner . The resolution ratio of iPhone 5 glass lens is around 16:9, which will be a big change for iPhone.
2. Transmittance of iPhone 5 is better compared with iPhone 4s
3. The camera hole of iPhone 5 glass lens moves from the left side to the right middle above the receiver. The change in the position could allow people to take photo more comfortably. The camera hole on iPhone 5 glass lens narrows a little bit. It could be possible that Apple might push the smaller front facing camera.
4. The ambient light sensor hole moves from the top to the left side of receiver. Also, it becomes slightly small when compared to iPhone 4S.
5. The diameter of home button hole of iPhone 5 glass lens is narrowed 0.3mm. That is to say the iPhone 5 home button will become smaller and the iPhone 4S home button will not fit for iPhone The area around the home button of iPhone 5 glass lens also narrows down.
6. The sixth generation iPhone is less prone to scratches, claims eTrade Supply. It is plausible that Apple might use a new form of Corning’s Gorilla Glass on the phone to reduce the glass cracking or shattering.
The next-generation iPhone is believed to be in production and some time away from shipping, however. Most reports have positioned a launch in the fall, possibly in September or October, the same month the iPhone 4S shipped.