Is this the Apple iPhone 5's display assembly?

Is this the Apple iPhone 5's display assembly?
A few pictures obtained from smartphone repair shop UBREAKiFIX.com from one of its distributors claim to show the display assembly for the Apple iPhone 5. With the screen turned off, it is hard to come to a conclusion on the size of the screen. Cupertino based Apple is expected to increase the size of the display on its iconic smartphone for the first time since its initial launch with a 3.5 inch display in 2007.

The screen on the Apple iPhone once was one of the largest on the market. Now that Android models like the Samsung Galaxy S III offer users a 4.8 inch screen, the pressure is on Apple to at least hit the 4 inch mark for its display. At one time, the tech titan had said that it had kept the 3.5 inch screen size to allow for one handed use of the phone.

Is the unit on left an accurate portrayal of the 6th generation Apple iPhone?

Is the unit on left an accurate portrayal of the 6th generation Apple iPhone?

The speculation now is that the Apple iPhone 5 will launch with a larger 4 inch display but keep the horizontal pixel count at 640 while increasing the vertical count to 1,136. This would result in an aspect ratio of 16:9 and still allow for one-handed operation of the phone. The pixel density would remain the same from the current Apple iPhone 4S so as to keep the Retina display designation for the new model. This will mean that some apps will have additional real estate to fill.

Another picture obtained by UBREAKiFIX.com shows serial numbers (to show the authenticity of the pictures) and the LCD connector. The 6th generation Apple iPhone is expected to be introduced September 12th and go on sale September 21st.

source: MacRumors via AppleInsider

The two pictures at left and center claim to show the display assembly on the new Apple iPhone 5 while the picture at far right shows the serial numbers of the assembly and the connectors
The two pictures at left and center claim to show the display assembly on the new Apple iPhone 5 while the picture at far right shows the serial numbers of the assembly and the connectors

The two pictures at left and center claim to show the display assembly on the new Apple iPhone 5 while the picture at far right shows the serial numbers of the assembly and the connectors


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  • Display 4.0" 640 x 1136 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A6, Dual-core, 1300 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 1440 mAh(8h 3G talk time)

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68 Comments

1. turk_az

Posts: 75; Member since: May 11, 2012

it's gonna look as same as old models ... i don't know who's gonna buy that old boring design ? i'm thinking maybe they are really smocking cracks

31. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

It is just soo hard to look at a slightly taller and thinner phone and get excited. Add in a UI that is so 2010 (maybe 2009?), and the 'new' iPhone is just a Yawn. Best wishes to those who are eagerly anticipating the new iPhone. Unfortunately, you don't know what you are missing in JB (even ICS for that matter).

44. Shino

Posts: 196; Member since: Jul 23, 2012

And JB(ics) is?

46. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

JB = Jelly Bean (aka Android v. 4.1) ICS = Ice Cream Sandwich (aka Android v. 4.0)

52. Shino

Posts: 196; Member since: Jul 23, 2012

Wow, android? R U sure, dude? I have had android phone, but to compare it with an iPhone, wait a sec:) Android is a nice OS(athough copied), but I'd take one only for a second phone, never for my main one. I use 4S and Nokia now.

57. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

What a false statement, if you have used an android phone or tablet you would know that iOS and Android have different feature sets and UI. I don't get it why an iOS fanboy would lie about this sort of thing. Features that iOS lack; 1. Bluetooth file transfer 2. Third Party Apps Multitasking capabilities 3. UI Widgets. 4. Open App Stores vs iTune (a clear monopoly)

64. flamencoguy

Posts: 107; Member since: Aug 04, 2012

Copied? You are smoking crack!. And believe what Steve Jobs said. There is no basis to this. Google develops Android. It is 100% genuine using Linux as a starting point. Do what you want but speak the truth and not wild accusations.

65. flamencoguy

Posts: 107; Member since: Aug 04, 2012

And you did not even know what JB is. So you don't know that is is copied. Quote your source !

48. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

A lot of people critiqued the hell out of the SGIII and some people who own wish that it was built slightly better with better materials and a better design, some even saying that its a step backwards from the SGII's design. And look how well the device is doing.... From the rumored pictures of the Note 2, the designs is going to be pretty damn similar to the original Note, and the Note 2 is most likely going to be a great seller also. Why is there so much complaining about the iPhone's design? These images are AT LEAST an average design, maybe even a little above. I'm awaiting the new iPhone, so thanks for your wishes. As long as this iPhone is not an "S" version, I think it will be a pretty solid choice for anyone out there looking for a new phone, we'll just have to see. I will be missing some cool features in JB, but there's also a lot to love about iOS too. You've made your decision to go with Android, so you should give others the space to make their own decision. I love how Android users advocate choice and deciding what you want in a phone, but then they attack users who do just that. Oh the hypocrisy!

4. HTCOE

Posts: 650; Member since: Nov 20, 2011

i noticed that the front facing camera is in a similar position to the one o the ipod (middle)

5. iWorld

Posts: 85; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

I agree Android is the way to customize things and much more. but, when it comes to smoothness no one can compete with iPhone. Dont blindly down vote this comment

6. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

Yeah, say that to project butter...Androids are just as smoother if you use espier launcher or iLauncher, but who in their right mind would do that?

7. Cerberusa2a

Posts: 33; Member since: May 24, 2012

While iphone is very smooth with opening files and scrolling etc. I have been using jelly bean recently and i got to say, apple has its hands full with this android update.

8. ilia1986 unregistered

As an iPhone 4 user - I've noticed a relatively high amount of lag ever since iOS 5. Even after closing all "background" apps - there is lag when going to the spotlight, for instance. Or when installing an app and scolling the home screen. Such things didn't exist in iOS 4.x

12. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

I noticed that in my friend's half-a-year old iPhone 4 and 4Ss too. Playing games like Infinity Blade lags like hell, and on some of the worst iPhones, even scrolling Facebook lags.

23. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

And also it lags playing 1080p. And can't open YouTube desktop website!

13. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

objection WP is the smoothest my friend has iphone 4 after 2 years it's now laggy as SH*T

14. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

How about knowingly downvote? Jellybean is running pretty smooth on my Dinc2. Don't speak for everyone and expect to not be downvoted.

19. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Why wouldn't it be, the OS is half-Baked, doesn't run any apps at the back ground, the phone was made to launch just apps.....

26. Raymond_htc

Posts: 430; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

I read the comment. i dont blindly down voted this! what u said is utter crap. S3 and S2 are soooo smooth.. and with project butter for jelly bean, android phones in the future will be as smooth as the iPhone- or even more smoother. :)

66. flamencoguy

Posts: 107; Member since: Aug 04, 2012

They also crash and freeze alot. You just don't see it.http://www.forbes.com/fdc/welcome_mjx.shtml

9. abish1234

Posts: 51; Member since: Oct 22, 2011

ugliest mobile ever!!!

21. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Surely is, and does look....

10. Samsomesh

Posts: 195; Member since: Jun 11, 2012

Apple is way behind android..

28. Raymond_htc

Posts: 430; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

Android's new Jelly bean. Windows Phone 8. Firefox OS. and the anticipated Blackberry 10 OS. APPLE.. YOU LOSE! THESE new OSes Will crush ur proprietary iOS!

11. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

Ok, that's just what the Galaxy SII LTE is to the Galaxy SII, larger screen with added LTE & NFC (That is if they even put LTE in). Come on, I know Apple fans always have low expectations when it comes to their products so they don't seem disappointed when the product is underwhelming , but this is just sad & pathetic. I still wonder how a company who releases minor updates as major product still have a running in the current market, idiots who still buy their crap is my guess.

17. nicholassss

Posts: 368; Member since: May 10, 2012

The downside with this is not that its a bigger screen, the idea of stretching it and having it all long and narrow and just... weird looking.

20. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

+1 from me, and agree.....!

40. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

I think it is from the expectation of perfect. Since they already know every versions are gonna look same there's a perfectionist mentality like "next version is going to be perfect"

16. ObjectivismFTW

Posts: 211; Member since: Jul 03, 2012

Ahh, Apple once again working their iMagic -- selling incrementally updated products as "revolutionary" innovations. Almost like the Call of Duty in the smartphone/tablet industry.

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