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  1. Akshay Masand's Avatar

    Originally discovered by Joel Johnson, blueprints of the iPhone 5 intended for aftermarket product manufacturers have apparently been made available on Apple’s developer website. The documents offer precise dimensions and even notes on how to properly build a case for the new device. The blueprints, in the form of a PDF file, were supposedly restricted to Apple developers, but it turns out that the direct link to the schematics can be accessed by the public as well. The legitimacy of the blueprints hasn’t been confirmed but the linked webpage has been authenticated by the Entrust Certificate Authority to be owned by Apple.

    The iPhone 5 has seen massive press coverage since its debut on Wednesday but hasn’t been made available to the public yet. It’s set to be released on September 21st at which point teardowns are expected to start showing up on the web. As of right now, the blueprints, despite only showing the phones external attributes, provide the most comprehensive look at the device so far. Specs such as the rearrangement of the ambient light sensor and front-facing camera, which are now located directly above the ear speaker and the proximity sensor that takes its place next to the earpiece are new to the iPhone 5. Also added is a third microphone seated between the iPhone 5’s rebuilt rear-facing camera and LED flash.

    The pre-orders for Apple’s newest smartphone went live Friday morning, with Apple’s selling out of initial launch-day supply in just an hour. Two of the company’s partner carriers, AT&T and Verizon, followed suit some hours later and all are now quoting shipping estimates of two to three weeks. As of right now, Sprint is the only carrier with 32GB and 64GB models available for a September 21 delivery date. We’ll find out more about the device upon its release to the public.

    Source: Joel Johnson (Twitter) via Gizmodo

    Twitter: @AkshayMasand
    2012-09-15 11:44 AM
  2. joshlogic's Avatar
    I wonder if this had been 'leaked' ahead of time if anyone would be have believed it was authentic?
    2012-09-15 12:58 PM
  3. soldoutluck's Avatar
    This would make a pretty sweet desktop wallpaper.
    2012-09-15 02:01 PM
  4. amassenburg's Avatar
    These are available to everyone, I thought about downloading all the Devices' blueprints at one time, but it would be pointless
    2012-09-15 02:11 PM
  5. stevelucky's Avatar
    I run a couple websites making skins for Apple products and have been using the developer page (which is openly accessible to the public) for years in helping with with my measurements. This is no "leak". It's just standard Apple operating procedure.
    2012-09-15 03:13 PM
  6. Striknine's Avatar
    Anyone with a Apple ID can sign up for a developer account in which you have access to a bunch of developer materiel. You need to join one of the iOS, Mac, or Safari programs which costs $99 per year to receive beta versions of the software.
    Buy yea like what ^ said, this is free for public downloading.
    2012-09-15 05:46 PM
  7. Carvensno's Avatar
    Look at the bottom right hand corner at the dates, 9-12-12? this was probably to be released same day as announcement.
    2012-09-15 06:12 PM
  8. fdozmitt's Avatar
    Here you go, accessible to anyone:
    2012-09-15 07:19 PM
  9. hybirdd's Avatar
    Anybody noticed how the copyright info says 2010?
    2012-09-15 07:20 PM
  10. marcmyi's Avatar
    This would make a pretty sweet desktop wallpaper.
    just what i had in mind :
    2012-09-16 03:29 AM
  11. domenicp's Avatar
    This would make a pretty sweet desktop wallpaper.
    Or iPhone 5 wallpaper.
    2012-09-16 09:02 PM
  12. bencjedi's Avatar
    I'm trying to determine if the hip pouch I use for my iPhone 4 will fit the iPhone 5, but the measurements are not working out.

    The iPhone 5 schematic shows it is 123.83mm

    The iPhone 4 schematic shows it is 115.15mm:

    But when I measure my iPhone 4 it is 123.5mm from end to end.
    So either the schematic for the iPhone 4 is incorrect or the iPhone 5 is exactly the same length from end to end as the iPhone 4. Can someone confirm?

    My hip pouch is kind of worn\stretched, so it may have enough 'give' to hold the iPhone 5.
    2012-09-17 04:44 PM
  13. canniballer's Avatar
    I'm just going to build my own.
    2012-09-17 09:28 PM
  14. soldoutluck's Avatar
    I'm just going to build my own.
    Sweet! build me one to. I'll pre order it for $199 with a two year contract as long as you can garunte i'll have it the 21'st if I pre order it in the first hour they are open, like I did with apple but some how got a 2 week wait time.
    2012-09-18 11:08 PM