The thinnest and lightest iPhone yet, thanks to one Jony Ive
The latest iPhone from Apple is, not surprisingly, the thinnest and lightest iPhone yet. It’s also a bit larger than its predecessor, but that doesn’t add too much heft, thanks to the materials employed by Sir Jonathan Ive and his savvy team of engineers.Touting a manufacturing process that involves machining and diamond-milling, Apple’s SVP of Industrial Design, Jonathan Ive said the iPhone’s unibody enclosure is a marvel of engineering.
Made from aluminum (or aluminium, as Jony himself would say), the enclosure allows for the handset to cram inside numerous parts, while still keeping the weight and size to a minimum.
As such, the iPhone 5’s height is 4.87 inches (123.8 mm); the width is 2.31 inches (58.6 mm); the depth is 0.30 inches (7.6 mm); and the weight is 3.95 ounces (112 grams).