First spy shots of the actual forthcoming shell of the iPhone?

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First spy shots of the actual forthcoming shell of the iPhone?
All eyes will soon again be placed on the next incarnation of the iPhone as its rumored unveiling is getting closer with each passing day. The first leaks we've seen regarding the physical formation of the fourth generation iPhone was its rumored display, but now it looks as though the other part of the phone is making an appearance. There were a few images posted on the web site iClarified which a tipster is claiming to be the shell of the next generation iPhone. Strangely enough, this isn't the first time we've seen a uni-body metallic design, but there is no doubt that it'll manage to turn heads either way. From taking a quick glance, long time owners of the current line of iPhones will probably recognize some differences – for starters, the Apple logo itself looks a tad smaller while the text below it isn't situated in its normally lowered position. Focusing the attention on the solid material that looks to be in use, some may argue that it may have a profound affect on the effectiveness of either the Wi-Fi or cellular radios. Even though it's not confirmed that this is indeed going to be found on the next iPhone, it does make for one compelling and sleek looking handset. With summer slowly creeping up, it's only going to be a matter of time before all the components come together and complete the puzzle.

source: iClarified via BGR



1. rehnhart

Posts: 103; Member since: Mar 27, 2009

Interesting concept if true; hope it's not true about the body material affecting celluar and wifi signals. Maybe its the angle, but the body looks heftier and wider.

2. YouLostTheGame

Posts: 441; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

I call shenanigans!

20. PapaJay224

Posts: 866; Member since: Feb 08, 2009

10 bucks said its an HTC mod to have an iPhone back....why not show your face phone....stupid kid science project.

3. rwolf1984

Posts: 536; Member since: Jun 06, 2009

its possible this is a fake...there are issues with the iPad's wifi and if the new iPhone is using the same casing material this could be cause for concern...No flash on the camera? I wonder what that is on the side sim or SD card slot? I doubt the square hole is a head phone jack, ejection button for sd card? will the real spy shot iPhone please stand up?

5. underwood2012

Posts: 61; Member since: Sep 12, 2009

That is no SD Card slot. It is the volume control. And the square thing above it is the Vibrate/Noise button (I'm not positive what it is called but it is clear what it is if you have ever usd an iPhone for longer than five seconds.) The buttons aren't there since it is just the housing. I hope you know what I mean, lol.

27. rwolf1984

Posts: 536; Member since: Jun 06, 2009

totally forgot about the volume toggle, wtf...its not something i think about when using an iPhone...I always concentrate on the screen

4. zerglisk

Posts: 544; Member since: Feb 09, 2010

This may just be only a "concept" casing and it looks like the casing is plastic to me. The ports on the bottom are just very odd but it seems like the proprietary apple connector stays. Apple is still not buying the Universal Micro USB huh?

6. iHateCrapple

Posts: 734; Member since: Feb 12, 2010

Apple and universal don't play nice together.... Which is why I hate them.

29. jcoberg10

Posts: 112; Member since: Oct 30, 2009


7. DontHateOnS60

Posts: 872; Member since: Apr 20, 2009

Honestly, who cares... They've already had their revolutionary device. The past two were nothing to talk about, and this one isn't going to be anything worth talking about either. Unless you're BGR or PhoneArena.

8. bucky

Posts: 3791; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

lol coming from the guy thats using S60...

11. DontHateOnS60

Posts: 872; Member since: Apr 20, 2009

At least I can multitask, and customize my homescreen. But then again, you probably don't care about all that stuff which is why you bought an iPhone. If only I could live life so... simple.

15. DonkeyPunched

Posts: 321; Member since: Jan 10, 2010

Lol where have you been? Multitasking has already been announced. I got rid of my N97 because the apps were terrible. Why multitasking when there's nothing good to open? And the main screen isn't that customizable. Just wallpaper and moving around widgets that makes the phone lag.

16. ilia1986 unregistered

Oh yeah.. I have my nokia 5800.. I would happily dissect it, burn it, and destroy every signgle peice of it for all he suffering it has casued me. That is how I realised that the iPhone is the ultimate phone - because the iPhone is how a phone should be - while the S60 is the incarnation of uselessness, slugishness, crappiness and etc. Regarding the new iPhone design - the only real problem I see is the fact that the camera size stayed the same - and that there is no hole for the flash. Otherwise, the design is very nice - because of the simple fact that it appears that you can now make the iPhone stand on a desk or any other flat surface - for those timed picture shots.

24. bucky

Posts: 3791; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

i actually own a telus milestone! I truly believe its a wonderfull user experience that can rival apples(i came from a 3gs). Im sorry if u took the comment offensively but i just couldnt help thinking how ironic that comment was. Iv had the n97, n900, tons of sony's(old phones were great like the k800), blackberry bold and storm 1&2, samsung i8910 and honestly nothing is nearly as boring and slow as symbian and blackberry. Hopefully the new symbian product will be much more creative and colorfull. Also, living life complicated, slow and half assed is something i would pass on anyways :)

9. DonkeyPunched

Posts: 321; Member since: Jan 10, 2010

I call bs. That doesn't look hand friendly. I don't think apple paid an engineer to come up with that. With all their money they wouldn't make their phone a blocky design. The back isn't fully curved. Just looks weird.

10. jrcrow79

Posts: 477; Member since: May 02, 2008

picture this pic and the front..if they match..nahhh!

23. crappypunk

Posts: 131; Member since: Aug 15, 2009


12. phone333

Posts: 331; Member since: Feb 04, 2009

Looks pretty good if it's real. Still no flash !!!?

13. JASON666

Posts: 20; Member since: Oct 31, 2009

I think the 3gs now looks good enough why the needed of change its appearance. maybe better material i can understand. but still it looks good to me.... i rather see a better specs on it.

21. PapaJay224

Posts: 866; Member since: Feb 08, 2009

Maybe because the phone has looked the same for 3 generations dingus, maybe they want a new, lets say, 4g design?

32. whocares

Posts: 235; Member since: Dec 19, 2009

just because you like how the phone looks... means youre going to get insulted by troll forums here haha "dingus"

14. electro.livin

Posts: 17; Member since: Feb 15, 2010

the design looks very macbookesque

35. shgam2

Posts: 42; Member since: Sep 08, 2009

more like iPad..

17. baldilocks

Posts: 1540; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

Metal casings have nothing to do with reception. Motorola RAZR's, RAZR2's have been made with Aluminum for some time and they are better RF performers than most other phones.

18. ktsk88 unregistered

Well, i m a S60 users from S60(N70) to S60v3(E66), all i could said is the interface is so dull although there are lots of free stuffs in the net for downloading. In terms of simplicity and ease of use, my latest Iphone 3GS is much better than S60. With the upcoming updates of OS 4.0 which supports multitasks and others new stuffs, i would said i wont go back to S60 anymore. Will sticks with my current Iphone 3GS for sometimes before upgrading to the new Iphone 4 in 2011/12.

19. Mobil1

Posts: 4; Member since: Dec 19, 2009

Wow....what a bunch of myopic Apple fanboys. Apple is spoon-feeding you just the right amount of uselessness. It's pretty entertaining that the 4.0..*ahem* "upgrades", are quelling your desires to have a true smart-phone at your disposal. It's 2010 & Apple just added multi-tasking, & the Apple fanatics act like it's the first time a handset has featured it. We also know that while Jobs indicates that Flash support is a "CPU hog" & "crash prone", anyone with some real knowledge will quickly ascertain that the Apple wants to keep users constrained to the App Store....Apple's OS is so closed you can't even fart in Apple's general direction without paying for it.....LOL Have fun with the next iteration of the Apple RAZR...I mean iPhone.

28. whocares

Posts: 235; Member since: Dec 19, 2009

get a life we dont care. go troll your wow forums.

31. Mobil1

Posts: 4; Member since: Dec 19, 2009

The "wow" forums? Oh my God...that is awesome, I mean truly hilarious. You sir are one funny individual....& the "whocares" username??....way to really rub my nose it in.

37. iHateCrapple

Posts: 734; Member since: Feb 12, 2010

Mobil1- +100

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