Aluminum iPhone 5 Mockup / Model

Thursday, September 29, 2011
By OP Editor

Machined from a sold block of aluminum: rumored tapered teardrop shaped iPhone 5 model.

iPhone 5 model mockup / (via macrumors) made a real, non photoshop iPhone 5 mockup:

Based on CAD designs, hardware components, several leaked hints, cases and recent, believable mockups we created a three-dimensional computer model. This virtual model was then used to build a very detailed, true prototype that you can hold in your own two hands.

The process to create this prototype is the same that’s used to create the iPad. The back was machined from a sold block of aluminum, which was later treated with glass pearls to get the same slightly rough touch that we already know from the iPad.

iPhoen 5 mockup model back

Good effort, looks a bit better than the iPad 2 mockup. But the size seems to be wrong when compared to iPhone 5 cases made from lost Foxconn prototype.

How Big is iPhone 5?

Their estimate of iPhone 5 dimensions:
109.98 mm x 59.94 mm, with thickness of 6.86 mm at the top and only 5.33 mm at the bottom.

Current iPhone 4 size:
115.2 mm x 58.6 mm x 9.3 mm

If the iPhone 5 cases mentioned above are real, ObamaPacman estimates the size:
123 mm x 66 mm, and 8 mm at thickest part

Note: ObamaPacman estimated the Apple Cupertino mothership size within 2%, but this estimate is based on a rumored product, not slides from Apple. Well, let’s see what happens at the October 4, 2011 iPhone media event.

Check out a video walk through and gallery on


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Tags: Apple, iPhone, Rumors

2 Responses to “Aluminum iPhone 5 Mockup / Model”

  1. Don

    I’ve seen the vide (in German no less… yeah, Ich liebe sehr gern Deutsch and the Deutschers, und besonders die Deutscherins!). Overall it looks great and I hope the iPhone 5 is at least, at minimum just as good. This, if true, should help Apple turn the tide from the illegal (in my opinion anyway) Android platform.

    • iPhone is already kicking android’s trashcan arse in terms of actual usage and manufacturer profitability.

      New iPhone will do even better. Can’t wait until Tuesday.


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