Alleged iPhone 5 assembly compared to iPhone 4S and iPhone 3GS in pictures

If you had a bunch of purported 2012 iPhone 5 parts lying around, wouldn't you want to slap them together and line them up, Usual Suspects style, beside a 2011 iPhone 4S (with color modifications) and a 2009 iPhone 3GS? That way you could see who was the tallest, who was the thinnest, and who absolutely had the most metal on its back plate. Well, that's exactly what the folks at iColorOS have done.

If these parts are accurate, there are no huge surprises here. The iPhone 5 shows off its 4-inch, 16:9, 1136x640 screen and the extra casing height to support it. It also shows off it's slightly svelter profile, its new armor plating on the back, and its newly centered FaceTime camera. Other than that, it's just parts porn at the moment. That's not to say it isn't good parts porn, but if you want a lasting relationship with an iPhone 5, you'll still have to wait for an introduction on September 12, and then pick one up on September 21.

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