New photos of "iPhone 5" show taller, thinner device compared to iPhone 4 and 3GS

Even as more photos of the new iPhone appear online, Reuters is reporting that production of the phone's display is being slowed by hitches, and that supplies of the phone may initially be constrained. Which always seems to happen. Anyway, the new photos, on the French site NWE, show the "iPhone 5" side by side with an iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS. (Google tranlsation.) Not only do the photos clearly show the phone being taller, but also thinner than the earlier phones. AppleInsider discusses other differences between the phones, including a mysterious hole between the camera lens and LED flash.

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Jim Karpen holds a Ph.D. in literature and writing, and has a love of gizmos. His doctoral dissertation focused on the revolutionary consequences of digital technologies and anticipated some of the developments taking place in the industry today. Jim has been writing about the Internet and technology since 1994 and has been using Apple's visionary products for decades.