New (and possibly reliable) iPhone details revealed


With past and present rumours buzzing around what the next iPhone will offer up, that is expected to arrive in September or October of this year, iLounge has shared some new and very specific details that it has obtained, about the much anticipated device.

Among other changes, the new details suggest that Apple will be abandoning the rumoured “teardrop-shaped iPhone 5” in favour of yet another glass-bodied design with new dimensions.

So far, details of the new iPhone include:

  • A longer and thinner shape than the iPhone 4 and 4S measuring approximately 125mm by 58.5mm by 7.4mm. This is a 10mm increase in height and nearly 2mm reduction in thickness.
  • A flat, rather than curved, metal panel that will be added to the central back of the phone.
  • A change in height that will include a lengthening of the prior 3.5″ screen to roughly 4″ on the diagonal.

  • A new aspect ratio with additional pixels on both the top and bottom of the screen.
  • The introduction of a new Dock Connector since its inception, believed to have fewer pins than the prior 30-pin Dock Connector with the shape of the hole closer to a pill shape than the prior rounded rectangle.
  • The use of Gorilla Glass 2 which can be manufactured thinner with identical strength to the earlier iPhones’ Gorilla Glass or at the same thickness with greater strength.

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  • Rosanne Schutte


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  • Lvallun

    Samsung Galaxy S3. Any day of the week. iPhine looking jaded.

    • Lydon

      Your spelling looking retarded.

  • Paris Ioannou


    • GJB

       I disgree. IPhones issued under Jobs will do well till overtaken by future technology

  • Wayne Robert Horsley

     I wont bother upgrading form iphone 4 for this, thats for sure

    • Dazza2001

       if i had a profile pic like yours i would need a phone like that to get laid.

      • Dazza2001

         you look like a STALKER~ZA

      • Mscdudeuj

        Hahahahahahahaha! Best comment of the year!

  • Lo Naude

    Doesn’t feel right.

  • Jacquesotto

    2mm thinner and now 7.4mm. There is no way that any of the previous I phones was almost 1cm thick. 4 inches Diagonal does not sound correct. 4 inches equals 10.16cm When calculating diagonal using the dimentions stated it comes to a total of 13.8 cm meaning it must have a pretty large frame. Sorry the artical is badly written or copied as mm is metric and then switching to inches being imperial when diagonal is stated. I mean what system are they working with. Sorry i am being a twat but still

    • Greg

      4″ screen. The mm dimensions given are for the size of the entire phone.

  • Theunis Jansen Van Rensburg

    Really? Reliable?

    I don’t think this can be true. Why would Apple change the aspect ratio of the iPhone? That would mean most apps would need to be changed, wouldn’t it? Or are they going to display black strips at the top and bottom of the phone? I don’t think so.

    • Charl Norman

      Agreed! Great comment