iPhone 5 Assembled!September 5, 2012 1:00PM, CST
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Once again, hello from all of the folks here at iResQ! We have some really cool news to share with you this time. We just received the iPhone 5 screen assembly and installed it on our iPhone 5 back casing. What you see is a culmination of all of the parts we have put together on the iPhone 5 so far. From the outside, the iPhone looks pretty much fully assembled aside from the two glass/plastic covers that belong on the top and bottom of back casing. The inside, however, is missing the most substantial (and arguably most important) part, the logic board along with a few other components. Despite the missing parts on the inside, having it in hand feels great. Before we move on, it is worth noting that the screen assembly we received is black. The back casing we have in hand is for a white iPhone 5, so don't let that throw you off. Without further adieu:
The iPhone 5 next to an iPhone 4:
Here is is a comparison on how much taller the iPhone 5 looks next to the 4:
In this image, you can see the back glass of the iPhone 4 sticking behind the 5:
Finally, the two iPhones viewed from the side:
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.
Having the mostly assembled unit in our hands feels nice. It fits in the pocket just fine and I can see myself getting used to the longer screen rather quickly. Check back soon and we'll show you some pictures of the screen assembly by itself. There are a few REALLY interesting tidbits about how we would go about fixing a broken iPhone 5 screen. In the mean time, it's not too late to fix your old, broken iPhone to maximize its trade-in value when you upgrade to the iPhone 5.Make sure to follow us on Twitter and FaceBook for more updates on Apple products and Apple repair services. Also check out Apple news center feed on our home page.
iPhone 5 repair services can be found here when the time comes. Stay tuned!.