Next Generation iPhone Could Be 7.6mm Thick; 18% Thinner Than iPhone 4S

We’ve already seen several photos and videos of purported next generation iPhone parts.

Apple.pro reports that according a story published by the Chinese-language newspaper Apple Daily, the next generation iPhone is going to be only 7.6mm thick.

That would make it significantly thinner (18%) than the iPhone 4S/iPhone 4 that are 9.3mm thick.

MacRumors has translated a portion of the article from the Chinese-language newspaper:

One manufacturer we spoke to said that he was sure that the leaked images were accurate – so sure that he was already preparing to construct iPhone 5 cases and he’d be willing to ship replacements for free if they turned out not to be perfect. He enumerated three big changes from the old iPhone 4S to the iPhone 5:

  1. The phone is much bigger, measuring 58.47 mm wide, 123.83 mm high and 7.6 mm thin. The screen is 4″. 
  2. The earphone jack has been relocated to the bottom of the phone. 
  3. The dock connector is much smaller, similar in size to micro USB. 

Last week, a video of purported next generation iPhone front panel revealed that it was thinner than the iPhone 4S front panel by 0.1mm.

The 6th generation iPhone is expected to come with a taller display, but the width is expected to be about the same as the iPhone 4S.

The iPhone is already quite thin, let’s hope that the battery doesn’t become smaller over making the next iPhone thinner as we want it to also offer longer battery life than iPhone 4S. What do you think? Sound off in the comments below.

[Apple.pro via MacRumors]