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iPhone 5 will be just 7.6mm thin – thinner than the Galaxy S III and even HTC’s One S

Apple’s (AAPL) next-generation iPhone, a mock-up of which is pictured above, will reportedly be one of the thinnest smartphones in the world when it launches next month. According to a report from Chinese blog Apple.pro, Taiwan-based paper Apple Daily recently published a lengthy piece about Apple’s “iPhone 5” including purported final measurements of the device.

The report states that the dimensions of Apple’s next iPhone will come to 58.47 millimeters wide by 123.83 millimeters long by 7.6 millimeters thick. That final stat would make the iPhone a full 1 millimeter thinner than the Samsung (005930) Galaxy S III, and 0.2 millimeters thinner than HTC’s (2498) remarkably thin One S.

Since iPhone housings and other components have been finding their way into the hands of various parts distributors and examined on video several times, it is likely that these specs are indeed accurate, though nothing is confirmed until Apple unveils the new iPhone during a press conference on September 12th. The sixth-generation iPhone is then expected to launch a week later on September 21st, featuring a 4-inch display, an integrated 4G LTE radio and NFC connectivity.

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Zach Epstein

Zach Epstein has been the Executive Editor at BGR for more than 10 years. He manages BGR’s editorial team and ensures that best practices are adhered to. He also oversees the Ecommerce team and directs the daily flow of all content.

Zach first joined BGR in 2007 as a Staff Writer covering business, technology, and entertainment. His work has been quoted by countless top news organizations, and he was recently named one of the world's top 10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes. Prior to BGR, Zach worked as an executive in marketing and business development with two private telcos.