A macro look at the iPhone 5 in micro-fine detail

Getting up close and extremely personal with the new iPhone 5 iSight and FaceTime camera, in-cell display, nano-SIM card, and Lightning connector

We've already shown you just how stunning the new design looks in our iPhone 5 gallery but we also want to go in for a much closer look at all the little details. Apple is manufacturing the iPhone 5 using some incredibly advanced equipment and tolerances measured in microns. The backing is anodized 6000 series aluminum with ceramic or pigmented glass inlays. The iSight camera is covered by sapphire crystal and the beveled edges are cut by crystalline diamond. It's been said the iPhone 5 is closer in kind to a luxury time piece than what's traditionally passed for consumer electronics.

How much of that is just marketing and ad copy, and how much is reality undistorted? If the details matter that much to Apple, how well did they execute on those details? Let's take a really close look...

8mp iSight rear camera, the new rear mic, and flash.

720p FaceTime front camera and speaker.

The in-cell display.

The pixels of the new in-cell display.

The new Lightning port, new speaker and mic grills, and the newly repositioned 3.5mm headphone jack.

The pins inside the new Lightning port.

The new nano-SIM in the card tray.

All shots taken with a Canon 5D Mark III and an EF 100mm F2.8 L IS USM Macro lens, embedded at HiDPI for iPhones, iPad 3, and Retina MacBook Pro.