Rumour: New iPhone to be 7.9mm thick, add HD front-facing camera and improved rear lens

Apple’s new iPhone will be 7.9mm thick according to an analyst from KGI in China. The company looks to be improving on the aesthetics of the device while managing to keep it thin, which appears to be the way they’ve done it every year so far. Considering the iPhone 4 and 4S were 9.3mm, which is getting to be considered rather thick in today’s industry, the move to slim down the next one isn’t too surprising.

And while the rear camera sensor will remain identical to the current one, the lens itself will see an improvement, opening up the aperture from f/2.4 to 2.2, making for better l0w-light photos. The front-facing camera, which hasn’t been updated since the iPhone 4, is set to receive an HD upgrade, much like the MacBook Pro line did last year. It will likely still be low-resolution, 720p or so, but that should increase the quality of FaceTime calls significantly.

While none of these facts are set in stone, and we encourage you to take it with a grain or two of salt, this seems like an obviously iterative upgrade that has a few grains of truth to it.

Source: KGI (PDF in Chinese)
Via: AppleInsider