Did you misplace something in a bar in San Jose? You might want your next gen iPhone back

Posted on 19. Apr, 2010 by in Rumors, Tech News

Over the weekend there was a flood of next gen iPhone rumors and talk.  Engadget initially had broke the story with some pictures of what was reportedly the next gen iPhone.  The story had it that a random person found it in a bar in San Jose, disguised in a 3GS case.  Then Engadget came back stating their pictures had been debunked as a fake Chinese knock-off.  With me so far, cause this is where it gets even crazier.  The following day, Engadget posted proof that this is indeed the next gen iPhone.  It turns out, their original iPad leak from a test lab actually had the iPhone in the picture. But wait, there is more.  Just this morning Gizmodo posted the complete tear down of the phone.  After their tear down there is little doubt this is a fake.

I have to say I absolutely love the new design, it’s different in a good way.  Here is a rundown of what is new and what has changed according to Gizmodo:

Whats new:

• Front-facing video chat camera
• Improved regular back-camera (the lens is quite noticeably larger than the iPhone 3GS)
• Camera flash
• Micro-SIM instead of standard SIM (like the iPad)
• Improved display. It’s unclear if it’s the 960×460 display thrown around before—it certainly looks like it, with the “Connect to iTunes” screen displaying much higher resolution than on a 3GS.
• What looks to be a secondary mic for noise cancellation, at the top, next to the headphone jack
• Split buttons for volume
• Power, mute, and volume buttons are all metallic

Whats changed:

• The back is entirely flat, made of either glass (more likely) or shiny plastic in order for the cell signal to poke through. Tapping on the back makes a more hollow and higher pitched sound compared to tapping on the glass on the front/screen, but that could just be the orientation of components inside making for a different sound
• An aluminum border going completely around the outside
• Slightly smaller screen than the 3GS (but seemingly higher resolution)
• Everything is more squared off
• 3 grams heavier
• 16% Larger battery
• Internals components are shrunken, miniaturized and reduced to make room for the larger battery

There are plenty of pictures on Engadget as well as both pictures and videos on Gizmodo.  What would you change on the next gen iPhone from what you have seen so far?  Let us know in the comments, I am sure you guys will have a lot to say about this one.  Let’s hear it!

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