Over the past few weeks, iResQ (a well known repair firm) has been receiving and assembling various next-generation iPhone parts. Yesterday, the alleged iPhone 5 battery was pictured and compared to the older battery used in the iPhone 4S by iResQ.
The same site has also posted images of the supposed dock connector and flex cable assembly to be used in both the upcoming iPhone 5 and the rumored iPad Mini, as well as assembling various parts in a leaked iPhone 5 back housing.
Today, iResQ has added a front glass panel to their incomplete iPhone, to compare the non-functional device to the current iPhone 4S. While missing the most crucial component required to operate (the logic board) as well as several other parts, these images provide a great comparison between the two iPhones.
The two side-by-side images of the partially assembled iPhone 5 and the iPhone 4S depict a thinner and more compact design. According to past reports, the upcoming iPhone will measure approximately 7.6 mm thick – a total decrease in 18 percent from the iPhone 4S’ thickness of 9.3 mm.
Apple is of course expected to reveal the iPhone 5 during this year’s September media event, which is scheduled for one week from today on Wednesday, September 12th. Stay tuned for complete coverage on Apple and their upcoming iPhone refresh.