Apple iPhone 5 'could be 0.44mm thinner'

Apple iPhone 5 'could be 0.44mm thinner'To celebrate the fact that it's Tuesday, let's have another iPhone 5 rumour. It must be all of ten minutes since the last one.

This time, according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities, the latest 'Jesus phone' could end up coming in at 0.44mm thinner than the current 4S model. Apparently, that's if Cupertino decides to switch to in-cell touch panel technology.

So, he reckons that would make the device just 7.9mm thick and would also mean we get a svelter battery indoors as well as a metal back panel round the back rather than glass as we do at the mo.

For those who don't understand how the different in-panel touch technology works, here's how: rather than stacking the touch sensors of the screen on top of each other it combines them into the colour filters of the TFT LCD.

Therefore, a layer of adhesive bites the dust and turns two previous components into one. Kuo reckons it would cut the production time down too from 12-16 days to just 3-5.

We do love these analysts who seem to make a career out of basically guessing. The fact of the matter is, nobody outside Apple and Foxconn (apart from a select few) will know just what the iPhone 5 looks like or even does that's different to the iPhone 4S. And God knows when we'll find out either!

But we hope that a loss of less than half a millimetre from the depth of the phone isn't its number one selling point.

Via Slashgear

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6 comments

JanSt / MOD  Apr. 24, 2012 at 19:34

That obese half millimetre was always my big problem with iPhones o_O

dcx_badass  Apr. 24, 2012 at 19:41

This was also the change I was waiting for, who cares if I need to use a PC to change my ringtone, and lack working bluetooth and many other features. It's 0.44mm thinner so I can let that slide.

Pondlife  Apr. 24, 2012 at 20:18

Did any of these rumour people suggest the new ipad would be thicker than the old one?

JanSt / MOD  Apr. 24, 2012 at 20:22

Did any of these rumour people suggest the new ipad would be thicker than the old one?hahahahaha good one ;) :p

ShirleyTemples  Apr. 26, 2012 at 16:20

Oh man, just got the iphone 4S... I have no idea what I was thinking lol

JanSt / MOD  Apr. 27, 2012 at 10:39

Oh man, just got the iphone 4S... I have no idea what I was thinking lol
haaha That always happen. But the 4S is a good phone.

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