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Alleged iPhone 5 Video Reveals Longer, Stronger Screen

By - Source: Gizmodo | B 34 comments

More from the iPhone rumor mill.

As the official announcement for the iPhone 5 approaches, so do more leaks and rumors. Just last week, we caught a glimpse of alleged iPhone 5 photos and video and now, iPhone parts company ETrade posted a video showing a direct comparison between the iPhone 4S screen and an alleged iPhone 5 screen. The video reports that the iPhone 5 screen is slightly thinner, longer and more durable than its predecessor.

iPhone 5 Glass


The company reports that the iPhone 5 screen will feature a 4.065-inch panel that is .1mm thinner with a home button that is .3mm smaller as well. Along with the smaller home button is a smaller area surrounding it, measuring 15.40mm compared to the iPhone 4S' 18.00mm. The biggest change between the two screens is that the resolution ratio for the iPhone 5 lens will be closer to 16:9, making high-def videos more pleasant.

In addition to the dimension specifications, ETrade also reported an improved light trasmittance for the panel as well as enhanced scratch protection. Of course, all of this information could be false, so we won't know for sure until the official announcement which is rumored to come on September 12th.

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    dalethepcman , August 4, 2012 1:14 AM
    Samsung should file a lawsuit against apple for using a 16:9 screen in their phone, because it looks too much like the galaxy S3
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    joytech22 , August 4, 2012 1:20 AM
    Is it just me, or does it look stupid?
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    oneblackened , August 4, 2012 1:18 AM
    Honestly? Too long, not wide enough. No thank you.
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    areszues92 , August 4, 2012 1:12 AM
    fugly!!
  • 29 Hide
    dalethepcman , August 4, 2012 1:14 AM
    Samsung should file a lawsuit against apple for using a 16:9 screen in their phone, because it looks too much like the galaxy S3
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    oneblackened , August 4, 2012 1:18 AM
    Honestly? Too long, not wide enough. No thank you.
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    joytech22 , August 4, 2012 1:20 AM
    Is it just me, or does it look stupid?
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    bustapr , August 4, 2012 1:37 AM
    that aspect ratio looks quite bad. would look better if it kept the 4s AR, and made it bigger. I can already see advertising coming for this.

    "the new iphone 5, with an new innovative stronger screen that wont shatter around the entire phone the first time you drop it!"
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    hrhuffnpuff , August 4, 2012 1:38 AM
    It is longer, stretched, and it looks like a Lurch......."you rang?"
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    bustapr , August 4, 2012 1:38 AM
    also anyone notice the condoms on that guys finger? XD
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    geeksinhere23 , August 4, 2012 2:00 AM
    could that be the only upgrade from iphone4s to iphone5? so is more like a DSlite to DS XL. dame. apple without steve jobs is pretty much like a body without the soul with tons of $$fats$$ still remain.
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    QEFX , August 4, 2012 2:06 AM
    bustapralso anyone notice the condoms on that guys finger? XD


    The finger "condoms" keeps oil, dust and static off things, plus your nails won't scratch things. Some of them even have little high grip areas, useful for manufacturing jobs.
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    A Bad Day , August 4, 2012 2:12 AM
    And you'll still get booked with at least a $50 repair job if the screen shatters. Even tempered glass is a lot cheaper for such size...
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    vilenjan , August 4, 2012 2:17 AM
    welcome to widescreen world apple, you are only a few years late...
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    Shin-san , August 4, 2012 2:34 AM
    It looks like a bunch of Android phones
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    dcompart , August 4, 2012 2:55 AM
    They need to widen the screen. It's irritating typing in landscape when you only have a few lines to see what you've typed w/o scrolling.
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    mharry860 , August 4, 2012 4:35 AM
    If they launch a new phone with the same styling and a bigger screen, it will be a flop. Crapple has run out of ideas and it's showing. The S3 is a huge slap in the face to Crapple, I had an iPhone 4 for 18 months so I'm allowed to complain, just like I did for the entire 18 months, because iOS is stupid. Samsung is throwing steak to consumers, while Crapple is dangling dried up carrots.
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    InvalidError , August 4, 2012 4:51 AM
    QEFXThe finger "condoms" keeps oil, dust and static off things, plus your nails won't scratch things.

    Fingernails are softer than most plastics and definitely much softer than glass, which makes it technically impossible to scratch the screen with clean fingers. Your fingers need to be carrying sand or other particles with hardness equal or greater than glass (or whatever else the front face may be covered with) to scratch it.
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    gophergold08 , August 4, 2012 5:23 AM
    look at all these haters. it's quite a sight. it's so sad that you have to bash a company for putting out a product that many people like. it;s funny that you people don't even know the full details and you already hate the phone as a whole. news flash, it's a phone! it's very telling when you rally behind a company/platform that doesn't give a crap about you to bash another company/platform that also doesn't give a crap about what you have to say. why don't you find a cause to put that passion into that will actually help someone, even if it is yourself. find some humanity and stop arguing over irrelevant things
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    gophergold08 , August 4, 2012 5:24 AM
    look at all these haters. it's quite a sight. it's so sad that you have to bash a company for putting out a product that many people like. it;s funny that you people don't even know the full details and you already hate the phone as a whole. news flash, it's a phone! it's very telling when you rally behind a company/platform that doesn't give a crap about you to bash another company/platform that also doesn't give a crap about what you have to say. why don't you find a cause to put that passion into that will actually help someone, even if it is yourself. find some humanity and stop arguing over irrelevant things
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    Vladislaus , August 4, 2012 6:15 AM
    I still find it implausible for Apple to change the aspect ratio of the iPhone, I guess I have to wait and see.
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    ElCheapo , August 4, 2012 6:17 AM
    That's a Vernier Calliper not a Micrometer. :o 
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