iPhone 5 thinner than Galaxy S II, fragility fears

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Now that we have had a few days to digest the information regarding those so-called iPhone 5 cases from a few days ago, we now have one or two fears if the form factor is in fact correct. What is believed to be the first accessories for the new Apple smartphone shows that it could be thinner then the Samsung Galaxy S II, and we all know the fragility of that device.

We fear that Apple is now going too far with trying to have the thinnest smartphone on the market. When the iPhone 4 was announced back in June 2010 Steve Jobs was proud of it being the thinnest smartphone on the market, yet it still has strength to it. Since then an array of new handsets have come along to take that title, and it is the Galaxy S II that looks to be one of the thinnest – well in the high-end market anyway.

Now we cannot vouch for all owners of Galaxy’s flagship owners – not those in the US yet – but we know of a select few who feel that the device does not have the required strength for all types of users. Most office workers will not have to worry, as their phone will be at their desk most of the day, but what of those who need the phone for different environments?

I know of two friends who have both suffered with screen failures due to the fragility of the screen. Well, it is not really the screens fault it is the entire design. In both cases they dropped their phones from just a very small height and the screens cracked. Now do not get me wrong, they are not made to be thrown about, but having dropped the iPhone 4 a number of times no such failure has happened.

This leads us back to the iPhone 5, now that Mac Rumors has created a mockup of what they believe the new form factor will be, based on the design of those cases that we reported a few days ago. It shows that the teardrop design what was reported earlier this year could in fact be true. One end is already thin, but towards the bottom gets even thinner.

However, the handset will be longer and wider, which suggests that rumors of a larger screen could turn out to come true. The design is certainly much different to the iPhone 4, we just hope that Apple has done their field testing correctly, and not let us down like they did with the whole antenna issue from last year?

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  • Apple freak

    Look at the current iPod touch. It is extremely thin, and is the thinness I would like to see on the next iPhone (also same design) as the owner of one such device (iPod touch), I can say truthfully that it has a very high build quality. Also, the galaxy s II Is made out of plastic, I believe. The iPhone 5 will be made of aluminum or stainless steal like the iPod touch. (I would like steal)

  • Anonymous

    I like the form of the iPhone 4; Not too thin, not too thick.