Leaked iPhone 5 Mold Engineering Drawings Show Larger Edge to Edge Display?


Some new images have surfaced that are apparently mold engineering drawings for the upcoming iPhone 5. According to MacRumors, these images leaked by iDealsChina would be used by case designers to create cases that require exact specifications.

We just got what appears to be mold engineering drawings for iPhone 5. These would be used by case designers to create plastic, TPU, aluminum, silicone and leather cases. A while back we hear rumors that iPhone 5 would have a curved back but these images show iPhone 5 with the same form factor as iPhone 4 but with an edge to edge screen.

Previous iPhone 5 rumours mentioned an aluminum backing with an ‘antenna logo’, but these images show the layout for a larger edge to edge screen. Manufacturers in China seem to get early access to these early design layouts as evidence of iPad 2 leaks have shown. What do you think? Edge to edge screen coming for the iPhone 5?

[MacRumors, iDealsChina]


  • Anonymous

    I think the screen will be slightly bigger, a lot of things sure are pointing in that direction. I mean why not? If the size of the phone doesn’t increase,e but they can get rid of the edge, by all means.

  • AnonymousGuy

    Yes, same size as iPhone 4, but Edge to Edge with smaller speaker and home button area.

  • Ryan

    I think the screen size stays the same but the actual phone gets smaller… I might be looking at the drawing wrong but it seems that it’s the same size screen but they just made it edge to edge making phone much smaller, lighter and thinner < Sounds familiar? It should be Apple motto lol… Beside after all the resolution on the 3.5'' is still basically unmatched with most devices coming out this year still with 800×480… I think it's more likely apple will introduce FaceTime HD with a 0.7 MP front facing camera along with 1080p recording and output based on the new A5 processor beside that it will be all software updates plus the actual availability of a white version… It's Apple and they are known for incremental updates!

  • Kirk Armstrong

    I agree with you totally. On like.. Everything. I think the next phone will be like the next 3GS just upgrades.

  • Jweezy

    also, the drawings don’t show the break in the antenna frame.. maybe because they are going to have the aluminum back with logo antenna and the metal frame will just be a design feature, instead of functional?

  • Anonymous

    My guess:

    Edge to Edge…. Yes
    1080p…. Yes
    Logo antenna…. Yes
    A5…. Yes
    Same size…. No. Smaller body/case but same screen size.

    iPhone 5 will be a slight update to the iPhone 4. Not worth the upgrade for me.

  • Yakuza

    not sure how valid this is but I actually read somewhere that iPhone 5 is gonna have a 4″ display rather then the triditional 3.5″