Apple releases detailed blueprints for iPhone 5

Macworld Australia Staff
16 September, 2012
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Apple has posted detailed blueprints of the iPhone 5 online via its developer website, helping case and accessories manufacturers to design peripheral products in time for the new handset’s launch on September 21.

The blueprints, originally posted for manufacturers’ use on Apple’s developer portal, were shared with the public by @joeljohnson sharing a link to the images via his Twitter account and on a MacRumors forum thread.

As observed by electronista, the blueprints (see below) outline in detail all components of the iPhone 5, and cautions case makers against making metal on metal contact with parts of the iPhone 5 that are built of aluminium.

“It also advises case makers not to obstruct the rear glass portions of the device with metal as these were deliberately designed by Apple in this way to reduce the radio interference that would come if they had used an all-aluminum back case”, the website reports.


[Images via @joeljohnson]

The launch of the iPhone 5 on September 21 in several countries, including Australia, is shaping up to be the greatest tech release to date, with fans beginning to queue up outside Apple Stores in London and Sydney on Friday, one week before the device will be made available for purchase.


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