Apple iPhone 5 to be thinnest yet at 7.6mm?

Here comes yet another Apple iPhone 5 rumour – this occasion concerning the upcoming device’s thickness. As per reports the iPhone 5 could measure as little as 7.6mm. It’s long been indicated that iPhone 5 would be significantly slimmer than the 9.3mm iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S.

Earlier reports have suggested that a revolutionary new display will help shave vital millimeters off the density. A rise in total surface area should help reduce its waistline too. The new iPhone will also apparently include a smaller dock connector, similar in size to the micro USB ports found in current Android units, which will also help a slimmer body. Chinese newspaper Apple Daily reckons it knows the exact measurement of the latest iPhone – and it’s a fair bit less than its predecessor.

The publication claims to have obtained one of the iPhone 5 shells presently doing the rounds, and has subsequently measured it. The magic density figure: 7.6mm – around 18 % slimmer than the iPhone 4S. To put this number into further context, the Samsung Galaxy S3 is 8.6mm heavy, while the HTC One X comes in at 8.9mm heavy. So providing the latest iPhone does indeed meet these measurements, it’ll be very slim.

It’s a great job really, as the phone will be more than 8mm longer than the iPhone 4S at 123.83mm. This is widely held to indicate a bigger, wide screen 4-inch display.

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