Part supplier ETrade Supply has obtained the front glass part of Apple’s next-generation iPhone and, after putting it through a series of tests, concluded that it’s almost impossible to break or scratch.
did some exhaustive measurements and found that the iPhone 5 glass lens is 90.25mm long, 51.60mm wide, while the iPhone 4S part is 76.65mm and 51.60mm.
The display area is larger, from 3.61 inches in the iPhone 4S to 4.065 inches in the iPhone 5. Because the glass is thinner in the iPhone 5, “the transmittance of iPhone 5 glass lens is higher than that of iPhone 4S,” says ETrade Supply.
The camera hole has been moved from the left side to the right middle above the speaker and, compared to the iPhone 4S, it narrows a little bit. The light sensor hole also moves from the top to the left side of receiver, and the diameter of home button hole of iPhone 5 glass lens has narrowed by 0.3mm, says the company.