“What’s the deal with the iPhone 5?” You wouldn’t believe how many people ask me that question. I recently summed up the story so far in iPhone 5 rumours, and now we have a couple more specs to throw in.
We have two entirely unrelated iPhone 5 spec leaks here: one concerning the thickness (or should I say “thinness”), t’other dealing with the resolution and icon layout.
Firstly, we’ve got Taiwan-based Apple Daily publishing a piece on the iPhone 5, including the iPhone 5’s dimensions.
According to the Taiwanese, we should expect the iPhone 5 to measure 58.47mm wide (narrower than the iPhone 4S) by 123.83mm long by 7.6mm thick. That’d make the iPhone 5 thinner than the Samsung Galaxy S III, and even the HTC One S.
Still, it’s not quite the “world’s thinnest smartphone”.
In an entirely unrelated story, we’ve got 9to5mac jawing about the iPhone 5 display – in terms of resolution and icons.
You all know the iPhone 5 is expected to stretch to 4in, right? Well, 9to5mac reckons it’ll be exactly 3.999in, with a resolution of 640 x 1136.
The interesting part here is that 9to5mac plugged that 640 x 1136 resolution into an iOS 6 simulator, and it yielded a display with five rows of apps (six including the dock along the bottom).
iOS 5, however, merely spread the usual four rows of icons out, so the inference is that iOS 6 in particular is aware of a longer iDevice i.e. the iPhone 5.
Phe-ew! The latest rumours suggest September 12 for the iPhone 5 release date. In any case, it’s not long to go before the iPhone 5 becomes a reality. Probably.