ETrade Supply has posted a detail look at an allegedly leaked iPhone 5 front glass panel, even providing some exact measurements of its dimensions. This comes about 2 months after they posted a video comparing the shell of the two-toned next gen iPhone with that of the 4S. In ETrade’s latest report, the iPhone 5 glass panel measured in at 4.065 inches diagonally, 90.25mm tall while maintaining its previous width of 51.60mm (vs 3.61″ x 76.65mm x 51.60mm on the iPhone 4S). It’s also 0.1mm thinner (perhaps thanks in part to the new in-cell technology) and the home button area has shrunk from 18mm to 15.4mm (the actual home button is also 0.3mm smaller).
From the ETrade Blog:
First of all let’s see the display screen. From the picture, we can see that the 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. What’s important, the resolution ratio of iPhone 5 glass lens is around 16:9, which will be a big change for iPhone.
From all the above personal analysis of iPhone 5 glass lens, we can conclude that Apple has adapted several details on the design of the glass lens. Whether this iPhone 5 glass lens will come out on the final Apple iPhone 5, let’s just wait until the release date. We will keep focusing on any news of iPhone 5. Anyone with any thoughts about iPhone 5 can share with us. We sincerely thank all of you for your attention and support to iPhone5parts.net. Hope you can enjoy this forum.
Here’s the video comparing the glass panels of the iPhone 5 and iPhone 4S. Note towards the end where keys were used to scratch both glass plates; it would appear that the upcoming iPhone will have significantly improved scratch resistance.