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4th Gen iPhone to have little design change based on photos

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4th Gen iPhone to have little design change based on photos
iResQ is a web site devoted to the repair of iPhones (I rescue, get it?). Because of the repair work on the device that they do, the company has received some parts that were demonstrated to them as being for the 4th Gen iPhone. Of course, as the site states, things can change and designs can be updated by the time the final product is released. But on the assumption that these are indeed parts for the next generation of Apple's iPhone, there are only a few minor changes in design.

Similar to the first gen model, the LCD screen is factory glued to the digitizer, while on the 3G and 3GS, the two can be separated. This really only matters to repair people who will have to raise prices to fix the screen as two parts will have to be replaced at the same time. The front panel on the 4G model is 1/4 inch longer than the earlier models. Above the speaker is a mirror like surface that could be the proximity sensor. If it is the sensor, it would be in a different location than the other iPhone models.

Taking the leap of faith and believing that these are the real parts for the 4th gen iPhone model, it would appear that Apple is sticking with 'tried and true' as opposed to really shaking things up. Of course, this is only part of the story and there could be other hardware changes to come and certainly we would expect to see some changes in the software.

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source: iResQ

4th Gen iPhone to have little design change based on photos
4th Gen iPhone to have little design change based on photos

4th Gen iPhone to have little design change based on photos

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:45

1. whocares (Posts: 235; Member since: 19 Dec 2009)


i guess if its not broke dont fix it...

posted on 08 Feb 2010, 17:42

14. prettyboy1974 (Posts: 56; Member since: 16 Mar 2009)


or if people are so brainwashed lets keep tricking them

posted on 09 Feb 2010, 15:21

25. *HOVA* (Posts: 564; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


That's the dumbest thing I've read in a while, thanks for that.

posted on 08 Feb 2010, 15:52

2. LGVX1993 (Posts: 260; Member since: 27 Jan 2009)


The iPhone needs a keyboard.

posted on 08 Feb 2010, 16:24

5. baldilocks (Posts: 543; Member since: 14 Dec 2008)


No it doesn't. That would kill the design of the phone totally.

posted on 08 Feb 2010, 17:29

10. kilari (Posts: 49; Member since: 28 Oct 2009)


The iPhone needs a keyboard.

posted on 08 Feb 2010, 17:59

15. oddmanout (Posts: 435; Member since: 22 May 2009)


the iphone needs a keyboard but it will mess up the design. The iphone is about simplicity and asthetics. Adding 36 keys to a phone like that will throw off the design completely. it would have to be a slider and that would just put it with the rest of the side sliding touch screen phones.

posted on 08 Feb 2010, 18:00

16. Dadler22 (Posts: 161; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


you meant to say it would totally kill the design of the phone, but cutting it in half and having a discrete bezel that would slide up and reveal a keyboard wouldnt kill the design, it would make the phone more practical to heavy users.

posted on 09 Feb 2010, 15:23

26. *HOVA* (Posts: 564; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


I'm a very heavy user and find the touchscreen keyboard to work great for me. The auto-spell checker allows me to fly through messages with little to no mistakes, and not having to literaly press anything saves time as well. You probably wouldn't know all that though becuase I'm guessing you, like most people who have and bad things to say about the iPhone, have never used it.

posted on 08 Feb 2010, 15:53

3. herbiederb (Posts: 275; Member since: 28 Jan 2010)


1st spec confirmed.. 3.7-3.8" screen with 800x480 resolution.

posted on 08 Feb 2010, 17:30

11. kilari (Posts: 49; Member since: 28 Oct 2009)


? It looks the same size to me. Do you have fanboi vision on?

posted on 08 Feb 2010, 19:35

18. herbiederb (Posts: 275; Member since: 28 Jan 2010)


Definitely no fanboy glasses as Im hardcore WinMo XDA and Android noob. But it would be common sense to have a higher res/bigger screen. Then again it would be common sense to have at least one camera in the Ipad. AAPL has become real good at selling minor upgrades year to year and making me tons of money.

posted on 09 Feb 2010, 10:54

24. biggles (Posts: 213; Member since: 15 Oct 2009)


Apple isn't interested in common sense, just the almighty dollar. No surprise if the screen is unchanged.

posted on 08 Feb 2010, 16:02

4. clevername (Posts: 1431; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)


I think the most obvious question here is why would apple send parts for one of it's biggest secrets to a repair shop? Also y would it be bigger without a bigger screen. I call shenannigans!

posted on 08 Feb 2010, 18:01

17. SamTime (Posts: 253; Member since: 07 Nov 2009)


Shenannigans....I love that word. +1

posted on 08 Feb 2010, 16:28

6. Mateo8326 (Posts: 472; Member since: 15 Jul 2009)


my iphone has a keyboard it slides out, i got it specially design or modify but it very high risk if the slightest mistake ATT say kiss my azz they will not look at it or exchange it but its great though i'll give you the website if your intrested in a qwerty keyboard for you iphone it an attachment.

posted on 09 Feb 2010, 07:34

22. realism121 (Posts: 67; Member since: 16 Aug 2008)


i'm sorry...WHAT?! Your post makes absoultely NO sense.

posted on 08 Feb 2010, 16:53

7. jack3556 (Posts: 3; Member since: 01 Feb 2010)


$1000 dollars says they still dont put a fu(k!n flash on it

posted on 08 Feb 2010, 16:54

8. Mateo8326 (Posts: 472; Member since: 15 Jul 2009)


LMAO you probably right

posted on 08 Feb 2010, 16:55

9. Mateo8326 (Posts: 472; Member since: 15 Jul 2009)


I think this is bogus anyway anything they put here on this site about apple iphone is null and void apple topics here are so unclear and straight rumors it getting boring

posted on 08 Feb 2010, 17:31

12. kilari (Posts: 49; Member since: 28 Oct 2009)


I agree in all Apple Rumor Gayness.

posted on 08 Feb 2010, 17:33

13. kilari (Posts: 49; Member since: 28 Oct 2009)


Apple is a bigger wireless company than Nokia! The ipad doesnt need Flash support! All Hail Jobs!

posted on 09 Feb 2010, 00:40

19. cellgeek82 (Posts: 518; Member since: 20 Dec 2009)


Flash would do them some good. Alot of web pages are using flash these days, some you can't even view without flash. Android is getting flash and Apple will one day wish they had it too.

posted on 09 Feb 2010, 00:42

20. lxmndza (Posts: 23; Member since: 09 Oct 2009)


a keyboard? ya if your a girl!!!

posted on 09 Feb 2010, 08:18

23. lookitdisguy (Posts: 32; Member since: 09 Dec 2009)


Yeah a keyboard unless you have small girly hands that can comfortably type on such a small surface using the on screen kb..

posted on 09 Feb 2010, 00:51

21. lxmndza (Posts: 23; Member since: 09 Oct 2009)


PHOTOSHOP!!! these photos are spam photos...everyone call iresq for all your iphone/ipod repair needs!... iPhone is assembled China not Olathe, ks. lol!!!

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