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Alleged faceplate of the next iPhone hints at a slightly larger display

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Alleged faceplate of the next iPhone hints at a slightly larger display
Last week we had a few white iPhone leaks - alleged 64GB prototype came from Vietnam with unreleased version of iOS 4, then Vodafone UK let out its white iPhone plans, complete with pics and everything.

Now the same site that follows China gadgetry, and showed us how white iPhones made with aftermarket conversion kits are to be sold in quantities there, dug out a photo of a white iPhone faceplate that doesn't look like the official thing leaked from Vodafone.

The yet-unofficial white iPhone 4 (left) next to alleged iPhone 5 faceplate

The yet-unofficial white iPhone 4 (left) next to alleged iPhone 5 faceplate

We all can only speculate if this is just a mockup, a white iPhone 5 prototype, or the rumored iPhone 4 handset with a fitted dual-core A5 chipset inside, that is supposedly finding its way into game developers' hands to start coding for the powerful silicon.

All we see is that the faceplate is different from the official deal (which is not even announced yet, but will be soon) - in proximity sensor design, and also in screen size and bezel.

The display looks slightly larger, thanks to the thinner bezel, and less space between the screen and phone edges. This coincides with the rumor that the next iPhone, supposedly coming in September, will be a slight upgrade to iPhone 4 externally, including a bump to a 3.7" display, from the current 3.5".

source: M.I.C.Gadget

White iPhone 4 made with aftermarket conversion kit
Leaked prototype of supposedly the next iPhone

White iPhone 4 made with aftermarket conversion kit

Leaked prototype of supposedly the next iPhone


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posted on 26 Apr 2011, 02:40

1. iANDRew (unregistered)


Hmmm....wait and see guys :)

posted on 26 Apr 2011, 05:32

2. IOS5 (unregistered)


looks like an iPhone 4 but with wide bigger screen hope so not like i touch.

posted on 26 Apr 2011, 06:49

3. msa1988 (Posts: 417; Member since: 30 Mar 2010)


Didn't we already know this???

posted on 26 Apr 2011, 07:25 4

4. JeffdaBeat (unregistered)


Here's the biggest reason why I'm not buying this just yet. I think it was at the end of '09 or beginning of '10 when we got the same kind of face plates for a supposed iPhone Mini that never came to light. We see these mockups all the time and honestly, they can be easily created. I'll wait for Steve to get on stage and say what it is...still a larger screen would be awesome, although I'd still like to see 4" if they can make holding it comfortable...

posted on 26 Apr 2011, 08:40

5. davecann2 (Posts: 460; Member since: 15 Mar 2011)


I'm with you dude,

I need to here this from the man himself before I can believe it. I would really like to see a little larger screen too. I think it would be awesome if Apple can give iPhone 5 users a choice on screen size. Just saying.

posted on 26 Apr 2011, 15:09 1

6. andro (unregistered)


as usual minimal changes by apple but fanboys will be slaved into buying it again as afeter all a slightly bigger screen changes everything again

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