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The iPhone Scoop is Plausible

April 19, 2010 Leave a comment

In case you still have not heard about it: gizmodo.com scored a prototype of the next gen iPhone. I have been following this scoop for the last 3 days. I now think that the “found” device is probably the new iPhone. However, I think it is a publicity stunt.

The device is plausible because it is looks reasonable and confirms previously leaks. In any case apple cannot go far beyond their original hardware because the new OS has to run on the iPhone 3gs too..

From Gizmodo:

What’s 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 960×640 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

What’s changed

The back is entirely flat, made of either glass (more likely) or ceramic 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.

Here is the video

and some pictures

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