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Spigen's iPhone 5 Screen Protector Made to Fit Longer Screen

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 12 comments

More photos that corroborate with previous leaks on the new iPhone's screen size.

Los Angeles-based accessories maker Spigen seems to have jumped the gun on revealing the upcoming iPhone 5's screen dimensions at Showstoppers in New York City last night.

Company representatives at the tradeshow were eager to show journalists their newest Glas.t tempered glass screen protector -- for the iPhone 5. Not only did the retail packaging on display clearly refer to the iPhone 5, a couple of the plastic-like screen protectors were also  out in the open, hinting of the elongated shape of the new phone's screen as previously revealed in the iOS 6 code and leaked photos and video from Etrade. Without the benefit of a ruler on-hand, we don't have the exact dimensions of the screen protector, but they certainly look about the same width as the current-gen iPhone 4S, but just longer in length. The multi-color round stickers are designed for the home button so that it is still accessible when the screen protector is applied.

According to its website, the iPhone 5 Glas.t screen protector is not compatible with previous-gen iPhones like the 4S and 4, which further suggests the new device's screen size will be completely different.

Despite the fact Apple won't be unveiling its new iPhone until Wednesday, Spigen is already selling iPhone 5 accessories online: the Glas.t screen protector retails for $27.99, leather pouches for $29.99 and film screen protector for $13.99.

Although fake next-gen cases seem to surface every time there is a new iOS device launch, with Apple's big day just a day away now and Spigen's strategic showing of its products at an event for tech journalists, this seems to be the real deal. We'll find out tomorrow.


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    bavman , September 11, 2012 4:38 PM
    Super news worthy article! In case you missed the other 20 articles about the iphone 5 and its longer screen.
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    idroid , September 11, 2012 4:42 PM
    Any important news about the iPhone 5??? like hardware specs.
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    eternalkp , September 11, 2012 4:47 PM
    who cares about specs? no matter how fast the spec are, it's limitted by the super boring and dull iOS.
    I am so tired of my iphone4
    samsung should sue apple for coming out with a widescreen
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    whiteodian , September 11, 2012 4:51 PM
    eternalkpsamsung should sue apple for coming out with a widescreen
    But it's long and skinny. I don't know. I just don't know why they didn't increase the overall size of the screen. It doesn't seem appealing to me the way it is designed.
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    Anonymous , September 11, 2012 4:54 PM
    I'm fed up with these useless articles.
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    gmarsack , September 11, 2012 5:43 PM
    Yay! Today I get to exchange my iPhone 4S for a the Samsung Galaxy S3! Can't wait to use a real phone again! The iPhone 5 looks like a candy bar. :p 
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    halcyon , September 11, 2012 5:54 PM
    Duh, we've known for a couple of months the 5 is going to have a longer screen. Why is this news?
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    HenrikG , September 11, 2012 6:41 PM
    Seriously, one day left. Stop caring. Just be patient people. This consumeristic mentality that everyone has it unhealthy.
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    halcyon , September 11, 2012 7:36 PM
    Its going to be thinner with a longer screen. Yippy, I mean is that really important? Now, if it has 2x the battery life as well and is 3x faster I'll be impressed. Otherwise...meh.
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    house70 , September 11, 2012 11:46 PM
    "According to its website, the iPhone 5 Glas.t screen protector is not compatible with previous-gen iPhones like the 4S and 4, which further suggests the new device's screen size will be completely different."
    Not so; a pair of scissors will work wonders in making this fit.
    I have to admit, I have never encountered a screen protector that costs almost 30 bucks. This must be the most stupidly expensive accessory so far for a device that has not even been launched yet.
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    tomfreak , September 12, 2012 12:06 AM
    Can it be drop?Water resistant? The new Sony Xperia Acro S, V seems to be a much better choice.

    Nothing beat taking ur phone to swimming and take photo shot at bikini.
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    halcyon , September 12, 2012 1:04 AM
    TomfreakCan it be drop?Water resistant? The new Sony Xperia Acro S, V seems to be a much better choice.Nothing beat taking ur phone to swimming and take photo shot at bikini.

    Keeping my phone looking absolutely brand-spanking-new beats that. I've seen a bikini before.