Though we’ve yet to hear a peep from Apple about their upcoming iPhone handset, it has already been pictured in a Chinese newspaper, being compared to the iPhone 4S. In their report, “the new iPhone will have a thickness of only 7.6mm, a significant reduction from the iPhone 4S’s 9.3mm frame.” Continue reading for more pictures and information.

In order to get that thickness, Apple’s eliminated the glass panel on the iPhone 5’s rear and is likely going to bond the glass to the LCD, which should make self-repairs even harder than ever. The two sources also note that the “pill-shaped” dock port is not a 19-pin connector, but actually a 9-pin one. Recent logs in the beta versions of iOS 6 support this.

[Sources 1 | 2]