According to the latest reports coming out regarding the upcoming iPhone 5, it will likely be thinner and slightly longer than the older models.
According to Jeremy Horwitz, iLounge editor, the latest iPhone will be released this fall and it will feature a 4-inch screen, slightly longer than the predecessors with 3.5 inches only, a liquidmetal backing case or metal panel, and a new – smaller – dock connector. It will also be much thinner, about 20% thinner than the latest iPhone 4s. About 10mm increase in height, reduced by 2mm in thickness, and 125mm x 58.5mm x 7.4mm in measurement as what he wrote.
According to Horwitz, the upcoming phone will also come with a new design in the dock connector, it will be much smaller than the old design, pill-shaped, just slightly bigger than the speakers in the bottom of the existing iPhone 4s. The new dock connector will also be available in the forthcoming Apple products like the new generation of iPod touch. As you look closely in the existing connector, it has 30 pins, according to him, it will only have 16, possibly.
Horwitz has precisely forecasted highlights of Apple merchandise before. He even predicted several features of the New iPad before Apple introduced the unit in March. And now, his predictions for the upcoming iPhone, the 4-inch screen in particular, might also prove correct.