iPhone 5 rumors: Apple’s next iPhone to feature 4-inch display and smaller dock

According to iLounge editor Jeremy Horowitz, the smartphone will be longer and thinner than the iPhone 4 and 4S: the dimensions of the new mobile would be 125 x 58.5 x 7.4 mm, compared to115.2 x 58.6 x 9.3 mm for the current model.

“The new iPhone will indeed be longer and thinner than the iPhone 4 and 4S,” Horowitz writes. “Approximate measurements are 125mm by 58.5mm by 7.3mm- a 10mm jump in height, nearly 2mm reduction in thickness, and virtually identical width.”

The site speculates that the next iPhone could be made partially of Gorilla Glass 2 and sport a 4-inch display.

This means that there will be extra pixels at the top and bottom of the screen, which calls for a change in the resolution of the iPhone.

Also, the size of the dock connector will be fairly reduced to the extent that it will have just 16 pins instead of 30, as is the case with the current model.

“It will be used in all upcoming devices, including an update to the iPod touch that’s expected this year, and will almost certainly feature a similarly updated screen and CPU,” the report stated.

Latest rumors have suggested that the iPhone 5 would feature a liquid metal design. Also, a leak to what is rumored to be an iPhone 5 SIM card tray points to a design that is similar to that of its predecessor, the iPhone 4S.