In Memories of the iPhone 5

One of the best iPhone design Apple ever made is the iPhone 51. I bought it in 2012 as an upgrade to my iPhone 4S. Boy, what an upgrade it was. I really enjoyed its size, colour, finish, everything about it. It was the first time Apple increased the screen size. It made a big difference at the time; it felt spacious. Developers were quick to adopt the new screen dimensions.

Recently, I came across a tweet from GRID Studio showing a disassembled iPhone 5 inside a frame. I thought it was not only an utterly cool idea, but it could be nice to hang one on one of the walls of my home office space. I almost immediately ordered mine after spending a few minutes on their website. I got it last week, and I’m super happy with the product. They made a superb job both on the finished product but the packaging it came with.

The iPhone 5 casing and the screen are in mint condition. I like the layout of the pieces, I think it is well-balanced. The iPhone 5 is a special iteration of the iconic iPhone as it was the last version of the iPhone where Steve Jobs had a chance to oversee its design, probably back in 2009 or 20102.

My wife is a bit dubious about my purchase, but I couldn’t care less. Eventually, I’ll have my dedicated home office in the room of one of my kid and this frame will find its home there. It sure will be an Apple-inspired place. Before this project becomes a reality, I’ll hang it in front of me, in my current work-from-home space.

  1. The next best design is the iPhone 12. I’m looking forward to the rumoured iPhone 13 which could introduce a black mat finish.
  2. It is well-documented that new designs of Apple products are created well in advance of their release. The iPhone 5 was probably already in the works when the 4S was shipping.

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