New video of iPhone 5 back plate posted

Yet more detail has emerged about the forthcoming iPhone 5, thanks to a video on ETrade Supply that closely examines the aluminum back plate. The plate is similar to the plate revealed in photos that made the rounds last week, seeming to provide confirmation that this is the real deal. One interesting feature is the "unibody" construction—a single plate forming both the back and the edges of the phone.The plate suggests that the new phone will be thinner and taller. The video compares the plate with an iPhone 4, and shows quite a number of differences, including a new location for the headphone jack, a smaller SIM card tray, and a smaller dock connector.

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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.