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 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.

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 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

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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



68. ndrey

Posts: 41; Member since: Nov 30, 2012

developed by samsung

63. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Is this article necessary? It looks the freaking same except it have a different charging port. and yet it still will have battery life issues

60. Aeires unregistered

Looks almost exactly like the iPhone4S, not really much to see OMG, IT HAS A 4 INCH SCREEN, I GOTTA GET IT, EVEN IF I HAVE TO STAND IN LINE FOR 3 WEEKS! That sums it up, it'll sell millions, even though.

56. Virile

Posts: 38; Member since: Mar 01, 2012

The headphone jack next to the dock connector is a turn off, the headphone jack should always be next to the power button imo.

51. sithman

Posts: 299; Member since: Apr 21, 2012

Not all the comments r stupid, but c'mon 99% is enough to say all.

50. sithman

Posts: 299; Member since: Apr 21, 2012

Question? Why is it android users hate apple so much, but feel they have to come on all the apple articles to post that hate? If u hate apple so much y even click on the article, or do u jus want to insult apple users with stupid comments? Just asking.

53. darryl12132

Posts: 22; Member since: Jul 29, 2012

Thats what i ask myself everyday

54. sithman

Posts: 299; Member since: Apr 21, 2012

Just makes no sense bro. I never see apple users patrolling android articles to bash them,and the android users. It also won't make a difference to apples users either. Just wasted time I guess

49. xtian1103

Posts: 364; Member since: Feb 11, 2012

Apple will sell millions of this phone just like samsung sold millions of galaxy s3. Apple users will definitely buy this one just like android users patronize the s3. There's no variety on android handsets anymore, it's only samsung market.

38. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Weird Phone

33. technut

Posts: 205; Member since: Aug 03, 2012

Is it just me, or is a 4 inch display too small? I have a droid RAZR with a 4.3" display and just wish it was a tad bit bigger. I'm not trying to put down apple, nor am I blind... but come on, make a phone with a 4.5 - 5 inch display preferably closer to 5. Most people use their phones to do more than make phone calls these days.

37. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Also, with the dinky display, the iPhone will never have a 720p display resolution. Just so that the user can text one-handed (Woopee! that must be better than sex...). Bet you never knew that you really needed to be able to text one-handed, did you? Apple knows better than you do what you really need....

55. sithman

Posts: 299; Member since: Apr 21, 2012

Some people only have one hand, while millions of others have small hands

32. androidornothing

Posts: 143; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

Im so suprised when people say whos gonna buy this same old stupid boring design phone!!!!!! PLEASE PEOPLE OPEN YOUR EYES!!!!! iSheeep will buy anything Apple throws in front of them. Apple will get on the stage and present the 4' inch iPhone like its the most revolutionary screen size in the world!!

35. wendygarett unregistered

I don't care !! I want that iPhone!!! I do I do I do!!!

24. Raymond_htc

Posts: 430; Member since: Apr 06, 2012


22. wendygarett unregistered

Bought an android phone few months ago and I tested thanks to the advice from fandroid... It AWESOME!!! However, you cannot stop me to buy this iPhone tho, collecting the iPhone is always my hobby since 2007... Android is awesome, but it will never be as cool as iPhone. I'm saving money to buy this, and please fandroid, stop bashing on every Apple article would ya :)


Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Now this is the real wendygarret, siding on Apple now.... We all no you are Snapdragon Apple loyal.

30. wendygarett unregistered

Actually, I'm currently using android phone to text You now. But I'm collecting the iPhone just as an hobby. Most of them are second handed :)

27. wendygarett unregistered

Feel free to thumb me down just because you cannot afford my hobby :) at least I have taken your advice to taste android but you guys never taste ios before and yet bashing on every Apple article :) I will buy this no matter what... YOU HEAR ME!!!

29. fanboy

Posts: 38; Member since: Mar 07, 2011

buy some sex first...your the real life 40yrs old v........? i saw on taboo tonight

34. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

This reply is being composed on an iPad3 with iOS v. 5.1.1. The OS is the same on the iPhone 4/4S. Sorry, but iOS v. 5.1.1 is soo outdated compared to Android ICS or JB. iOS v. 6 is just an incremental upgrade over 5. The same can be said for the iPhone 5 (or whatever Apple ends up calling it) - an incremental upgrade. Certainly not worth eating a contract termination fee on top of the cost of the phone.

36. wendygarett unregistered

But Apple start to use its own maps :) I can't wait to try it :)

39. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

When you try the Apple maps app, be sure to try it in a place you are familiar with. It would ruin your experience if you got lost using the maps app. It will take a while before the maps app is comparable to what Google has. Meanwhile, Googe will continue to improve Googe Maps....

41. wendygarett unregistered

Lol so you're sayin Apple will not improve its maps for the rest of our live? Lolol

42. Savage unregistered

No no! They will improve it. Just one update a year. Like they did with Siri.

43. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

And in the 1 year that Apple update its maps app, Google will probably release at least 2 significant Maps updates. They (Google) just released an update that provides the ability to store maps on the handset - great if you are going to an area with no cellular coverage.... Try doing that with the Apple maps app.

67. flamencoguy

Posts: 107; Member since: Aug 04, 2012

And now who is copying whom? I hope Google can sue Apple. As you see Apple originates very little but mostly copies something other people started. They bought Siri, They did not develop it themselves. Check it out for yourself. I am not lying. They will come up with something called Apple Earth next? What a bunch of low life copycats.

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.

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.

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