New iPhone to be taller, skinnier

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The next iPhone is pegged to be skinnier and taller, according to a report.

While it is still unclear whether the next iPhone will be called iPhone 5, iPhone 4G or iPhone 6, the Apple phone is rumoured to have received an extreme makeover, and will boast a taller frame and skinnier body.

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The new iPhone as visualised by iLounge designer based on leaked information. (Image courtesy: iLounge)

The new size will be  125mm by 58.5mm by 7.4mm, which is 10mm longer and 2mm thinner than the outgoing model.

The information is reportedly leaked by Jeremy Horowitz, editor of, who had earlier correctly revealed many features of iPad 3.

In a major deviation from the norm, Apple will add a metal panel to the back of the new iPhone. This panel will be flat, not curved, and metal, not ceramic, writes Horowitz.

Iconic Gorilla Glass 2 will protect the larger 4-inch screen that’ll have a new aspect ratio. Many smartphones, including iPhone, already use Gorilla Glass.

Apple is also expected to to replace the legacy iPod dock connector with a smaller rounded port.

This is the first time that Apple will change the screen size since the first iPhone was introduced in 2007, and the first time that the changed screen size will also change the aspect ratio.

“A size ratio change would annoy developers, but would represent a sensible move if the screen was to be bigger,” writes Kit Eaton on Eaton also believes that the longer body will allow for more space for a bigger battery.



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