Fully assembled Apple iPhone 5 pictured side to side with older siblings

Fully assembled Apple iPhone 5 pictured side to side with older siblings
The Apple iPhone 5 is expected to be the biggest redefinition of the iPhone since it launched way back into 2007, changing our perception of what’s a smartphone. For the first time in five years, Apple is expected to bring an iPhone with a larger screen, but it seems that the outrageous demand that everyone expects will face not so stellar supply.

Sharp, one of the three companies responsible for manufacturing the iPhone screen, has encountered “manufacturing difficulties” and lacks a timetable for the shipment of the displays. This could turn out to be a big issue for Apple as Sharp is one of only three display manufacturers that Apple has contracted. The other two are LG Display and Japan Display, and it seems they might need to make up for Sharp’s slow manufacturing start.

Meanwhile, another day brings us another leaked picture of the alleged iPhone 5, this time side to side with the its older siblings.

It’s taller, the camera is at the center, but otherwise they look almost perfectly identical. We know, though that the back is where the difference should be. Apple is unveiling the new iPhone on September 12th, the date we’re all waiting forward to to put all these rumors to rest.

source: Nowhereelse.frWall Street Journal

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iPhone 5
  • Display 4.0 inches
    1136 x 640 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera)
    1.2 MP front
  • Hardware Apple A6, 1GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, not expandable
  • Battery 1440 mAh
  • OS iOS 10.x



124. Abdul92

Posts: 43; Member since: Aug 23, 2011

Too bad that the thing on the right is not an iPhone 4 or 4S, but rather a fake iPhone by some company in China.

122. krypticsoul

Posts: 12; Member since: Dec 18, 2009

Its a 4S with a BONER.....

119. TediT

Posts: 46; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

It's just a bigger 4S. Sorry guys but I really don't think you should spend more money to sth that's similar to what you have

121. hosker unregistered

is the same thing with samsung... galaxy s, s2, s3,galaxy mini 2, Ace plus, Ativ s, note, note2 ,Duos, Rush, Stellar, Appeal, Reverb, etc... just getting bigger and bigger each month. as long as samsung changes the name of the phone and the screen size people wont be able to tell is the same thing "just bigger". "yaY lets buy the new galaxy s3,it has 4.8"screen" ...a month or 2 later the Note 2 comes out and again "yaY 5.5 screen lets get it,samsung power activate!"

117. osanilevich

Posts: 287; Member since: Sep 29, 2009

it looks like one of those 'spot the differences' pictures

116. iami67

Posts: 334; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Is it just me or does the new iphone look like an ice cream sandwich bar i hear a lawsuit coming from google lol. Apple's Thinking:" The ice cream sandwich software is doing so well lets make are phone look like an ice cream sandwich then sue google for copying us even thou they had the name first."

113. amehtab

Posts: 8; Member since: Aug 15, 2012

The design is same just stretched ... boring Hey Apple look at the Nokia designs , your every phone doesn't need to look like iPhone4 ..common innovate something !! [That's what you said to samsung , Right ] :P

112. ddeath

Posts: 170; Member since: Apr 14, 2012

Maybe they should call it iPhone 4S+1 row. A: "Hey, is that an iPhone 4S?" B: "No, it is an iPhone 5." A: "Huh? You sure? It looks like an iPhone 4 or 4S to me." B: "It's longer! Ok? See? It has a 4 inch huge screen! It also has an extra row of app icons! That's amazing innovation!" A: "Ooookkaayy... I don't want to argue with that..." *Goes back using his/her 1+ year old Samsung, HTC, Sony etc. 4++" screen phone he/she is holding.*

111. TechDork

Posts: 405; Member since: May 10, 2010

In the next 5 years, maybe they'll make the screen wider! Smh..

105. JessJess unregistered

Helps to show this in actual terms of usage, very helpful:http://youtu.be/IvYya4ZUZH0

104. tedkord

Posts: 17532; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

102. parkwaydr

Posts: 572; Member since: Sep 07, 2011

Man, that thing is ugly.

91. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2292; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

What i think Apple should do is shake up the market and do this: iPhone 5 = 4" screen iPhone X = 5.5" screen (the X stands for Xtra Large) The iPhone X would be priced at $399 and $499 on a 2 year contract. They would come in 64GB and 128GB models. This would cover their entire screen spectrum from the: iPhone 4S = 3.5" screen iPhone 5 = 4" screen iPhone X = 5.5" screen iPad Mini = 7.85" iPad 3 = 9.7" Let me know what your thoughts on this...

93. Peter27

Posts: 233; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

I love how all the iFans writing. No this is not the design of the new iPhone 5, They would never let ... blah blah. You really think Apple would let some fake renders circulate the web, knowing that many people who are put off with that will go for different phones ? Do you know how many people already bought some new phones over the summer, because they seen the renders and said to them selves there is no point in waiting ?

110. xtian1103

Posts: 364; Member since: Feb 11, 2012

don't dream of creating screen problems for apple. fragmentation is android's trademark, leave it to them.

83. timtimity

Posts: 196; Member since: Aug 13, 2012

I like Apple and Android and I am not having a go just because it's an Apple product, but it seems to be a bit of a lazy design. I know people liked the design of the 4 and 4S and normally I'd see nothing wrong with a company keeping a form factor they know people like, but Apple make such an emphasis on the design and looks of their products that it seems lazy of them to not change how it looks. Again, I'm not saying it's bad, it just seems odd that a company that promote themselves as a company centred around design and looks are sticking with an old design.

81. skymitch89

Posts: 1453; Member since: Nov 05, 2010

These pics are new, but it's not like we haven't seen the iPhone 4/4S next to the "iPhone 5" before.

80. skymitch89

Posts: 1453; Member since: Nov 05, 2010

These pics are new, but it's not like we haven't seen the iPhone 4/4S next to the "iPhone 5" before.

76. intos

Posts: 93; Member since: Jan 06, 2012

wow !! im very impressed !! The designer he should think a lot to do that... at least 5 minuts !!!! or 10 !!! But yeah !! If the iphone looks like that , im convinced that this company does'nt care to make a beautifull phone !!!! they just dont want !!!! Simple they give you a big screen !!! its like they say to you !! " just take your f***g 4 inch screen and shut up !!! Dont break my balls now !! ''

72. helios225

Posts: 5; Member since: Aug 06, 2012

boring old design,please v want a compitator to our android phones

69. eman99

Posts: 410; Member since: Aug 03, 2010

real lame nothing daring outside the box in design lame

66. shamataa

Posts: 257; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

Boring! Nothing new here folks. Really a dull looking phone now. Note 2 will destroy this to pieces/much better phone.

62. qwertypoor

Posts: 72; Member since: Jun 09, 2012

It's to many leaks and haven't heard of anyone being in trouble seems like this might not be real

56. 7ceez

Posts: 26; Member since: Sep 08, 2011

I'm just saying, I have an iphone 4 now cause of work an all but I've had android,wp,blackberry, etc. if this truly is the "newest" design I will definitely be leaving my options open...Its time to stand out from the crowd, not be seen with the same thing everyone else is holding lol

55. 7ceez

Posts: 26; Member since: Sep 08, 2011


54. xtian1103

Posts: 364; Member since: Feb 11, 2012

i wonder how all the bashing and cursing on apple will have an effect on the sales of this phone? whether you like it or not, prepare for an onslaught of apple news this month and october.

53. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Apple's patent lawsuit against Samsung and the like are hitting it back finally. What's iPhone 5 without the height? 4S. Apple don't have room to move anymore...they might be afraid that other manufacturers are out there ready to sue them when they make the wrong move. It looks abnormal... Two hand operation is going to be mandatory.

51. FoneAddict

Posts: 263; Member since: Jul 05, 2011

iPhone 5 form factor just doesn't look right! It looks long and skinny, terrible design.

50. fwinst

Posts: 64; Member since: May 08, 2010

Same stuff, different day. Seems the only pepole using their imaginations in Cupertino, are the legal teams.

48. alan_1230

Posts: 86; Member since: Apr 22, 2012

I am in denial that Apple would let there official phone just be tossed around like this they would of sued by now ! I believe they will release something completely different

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