Yesterday, iResQ had posted photos of the leaked iPhone 5 battery installed in the rear panel and compared it with iPhone 4S’ battery.
The repair firm has now posted published photos of the fully assembled iPhone 5. The photos of the fully assembled iPhone 5 lying next to the iPhone 4S shows the difference in thickness between Apple’s 5th and 6th generation iPhones.
The most interesting thing we see here is the fact that the iPhone 4 and 4S are thicker than the iPhone 5 by the thickness of the back glass. So here is an easy way to imagine the thickness of the iPhone 5: remove the glass backplate from your iPhone 4/4S and there you go! That’s the approximate thickness of the iPhone 5.
Apple is widely expected to use in-cell display technology in the next generation iPhone, which would have contributed in reducing the thickness of the next iPhone. The in-cell display technology integrates touch sensors into the LCD, which eliminates the need of a separate touch screen layer. The absence of a separate touch screen layer will not only help make the screen thinner, but should also improve the quality of displayed images.