Alleged iPhone 5 front panel sized up with the iPhone 4S on video

Alleged iPhone 5 front panel sized up with the iPhone 4S on video
The eventual leaked front panel from the iPhone 5 that has been making the rounds in pictures and schematics in the last few days, has now been compared to the size of an iPhone 4S on video by the Japanese Apple-centric blog Makotakara, which is in possession of the part.

Well, it's taller, and fitting a ~4" screen, as all rumors and engineering blueprints suggested, but not wider, which is good news for those who liked the iPhone for how one-hand-operation-friendly it is.

Besides the alleged changes in resolution and screen aspect ratio that this front panel will bring, it seems that the front-facing camera might be placed in the middle, like on the iPad, if this ends up being the real deal, and not just chucked prototype parts.

source: Makotakara


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52 Comments

1. Tjey007

Posts: 86; Member since: May 22, 2012

iphone 4.5S

7. bobfreking55

Posts: 866; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

designed for sheep

10. 09wbd03516

Posts: 140; Member since: May 30, 2012

more like design for JERK!!! Bwahahahahaha

20. JeffdaBeat unregistered

If it's designed for sheep then...baaahhhhh I absolutely cannot wait to get my hands on the new iPhone. I'm really hoping they bring over the saturation from the new iPad. I downloaded the movie "Hugo" in 1080p and my God, I've never seen a more gorgeous picture. Still, I'm less concerned with the phone and more interested in the change in iOS. Hardware is great, but I want a bit more from the software side of things.

22. KingShango

Posts: 89; Member since: May 16, 2012

Agreed. Pretty hardware is nothing without great software. Also looking farward to the new iOS.

28. thedarkside

Posts: 654; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

i like that its going to have the 4in screen but i kind of want to see it maybe 3mm wider. i have huge hands and sometimes an iphone just feels a bit too small. im sure the new design will be great. im crossing my fingers for a smaller charging port and an hdmi out. i highly doubt ill get it but if apple wants to keep people interested theyll need to add more additions and features. id also like to see a high mp camera, maybe 12?

51. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Higher mega pixels doesn't mean a better camera I hope you know.

52. thedarkside

Posts: 654; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

shows what i know about cameras. lol

2. 09wbd03516

Posts: 140; Member since: May 30, 2012

ahahaha iphone is s*** like if you agree

3. hateftotti

Posts: 228; Member since: May 03, 2011

What a big brick as I see:))

26. theoak

Posts: 324; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

Brick? Not more than the other 4 Inch plus phones that are out there now.

4. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

woah, i don't think i like this longer aspect ratio. not increasing the width of the display is really going to take from the advantage of having a larger display, it pretty much mean the keyboard in portrait orientation is going to be roughly the same size as before.

5. KParks23

Posts: 725; Member since: Oct 13, 2010

I agree it just looks weird.. I'm gonna say it's fake apple is not that dumb

18. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

it looks quite ugly and out of shape,if this is indeed what the iphone 5 looks like then it'll add further proof to the notion that apple has lost its way since the 3gs days

27. dax0330

Posts: 23; Member since: Jun 01, 2012

Apple now jumps into the bandwagon of widescreen displays due to pressure from android phones

31. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Lets be honest you won't like the iphone no matter what it looks like.

25. nnaatthhaannx2

Posts: 820; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

Well, Steve Jobs isn't there anymore, so maybe things will change.

6. ChargeusMoreplease

Posts: 2; Member since: Jun 01, 2012

hold on... let me show my excitment WOOOOWWWW !!!!

8. Mube1

Posts: 153; Member since: Sep 22, 2011

Same old design only increase in screen size

12. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

it's just a face plate, the only thing this reveals is that the next iPhone won't stray too far from Apple's design philosophy but that doesn't mean it'll be similar enough to elicit a remark like that.

9. scnix

Posts: 41; Member since: Jul 01, 2010

Why didn't they increase the width a little wider as well? It now looks unusually long. :/

13. FoneAddict

Posts: 263; Member since: Jul 05, 2011

I agree, it looks too thin and elongated. Spec wise this looks more iPhone 4.5S rather than iPhone 5. Disappointed

30. PimpStrong

Posts: 310; Member since: Jul 25, 2011

That's what she said.

11. guruprasad

Posts: 33; Member since: Jul 13, 2011

its not only about increasing the screen size but also the price...increase 100$ than the current 4s with same old specs of the 4s.....apple is just fooling their fans and making profit....

14. darklover

Posts: 3; Member since: Jun 01, 2012

hahahahaha Rofl What a beautiful design. Inspired by Brick :D

15. ilia1986 unregistered

50 bucks says Apple will copy Samsung's smart stay feature..

21. imgod

Posts: 13; Member since: Feb 12, 2012

Copy...!!!Nah...... They'll invent that feature:P

16. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

That was the thing i loved about HTC phones like the EVO and Thunderbolt. Both had large 4.3 displays but they were wider and better to type and view websites on. Look at the Droid X compared to the Thunderbolt. Same screen size but Thunderbolt was psychically shorter and wider. I miss those days!

17. Sangeet

Posts: 232; Member since: Apr 21, 2012

yeah, it is true that when you compare the display to that of the current iPhone then it will feel a little weird but the main reason for that weirdness is not that the new iphone will have a very long display it is just because the current iPhone has a very shorter display when compared to the new panel, but i am sure that when you keep it with other phones that have even larger displays then i am sure that the new screen panel would look normal, and by the way Samsung Galaxy S, HTC One X, Sony Xperia S, Lg Nitro HD and other phones also have a 16:9 aspect ratio with an even larger screen but that does not feel awkward so guys chill as it is not gonna affect it at all

19. shadowcell

Posts: 300; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

Possibly a fake. Apple rumored to have redesigned the home button So one leak is contradicting the other. it's going to be a long summer with these "leaks".

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