Is this the next generation iPhone?

Is this the next generation iPhone?
A picture published by Engadget apparently contained an image of the next generation iPhone and no one knew for more than a week because the iPad in the picture overshadowed it. Apple Insider says that tipsters with an "impeccable" record in these matters, say that the images of a handset in the picture below is indeed the 4th generation iPhone. Engadget says that the photo was published without any editing tricks. What we can see is an iPhone without the telltale aluminum bezel. Instead, the phone is surrounded by a black plastic or aluminum material. Or, it could be covered with a rubber protective holder similar to what the iPad it is laying on is wearing.

The new iPhone is expected out this summer, and if the picture is the real thing, it looks like the same form factor for the next generation of Apple's touchscreen device. In fact, based on what we see here, one could go out on a limb and say that most of the changes made will be under the hood. Like the iPad, the new iPhone is expected to use Apple's in-house chips. The iPad uses the A4, Apple's own speedy 1GHz processor. With the growing number of handsets that are equipped with Qualcomm's zippy 1GHz Snapdragon, it wouldn't be too much of a stretch to see the A4 being employed on a new iPhone. According to Apple Insider, those in the know about the handset say the home grown system on a chip package, along with software enhancements, will allow the new version of Apple's touchscreen device to offer a faster interface and longer battery life. In a discussion last week between the WSJ's Walt Mossberg and Apple CEO Steve Jobs, the executive said, "It's all about the display. Our chips don't use hardly any power."

source: AppleInsider


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17 Comments

1. Mateo8326

Posts: 472; Member since: Jul 15, 2009

Where do these guys get these pictures from, come on now like we really know what that is.....lol

4. sinfulta

Posts: 279; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

Seriously about the pictures. Why so grainy.... Even old VGA camera's on phones don't look that bad. Kinda ridiculous. If they do end up using the A4 in the next gen IPhone, I hope they scale back the processor just a bit as I don't think it would be as much of a need as the IPad. The IPad runs plenty fast with the memory and 1Ghz A4. I'd rather see the A4 Scaled back to 800mhz for improved battery life, or let the software that runs scale it automatically. Just making phone calls? 800mhz, Want to play a game, 1Ghz. Browsing the web. Back to 800mhz.

2. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

it looks a wee bit small.

5. adixxx

Posts: 18; Member since: Jan 26, 2010

and square-ish... :)

3. artz1986

Posts: 453; Member since: Mar 11, 2009

omg omg omg omg omg omg omg omg omg omg omg omg omg oh em geee omg omg omg omg omg omg omgosh omg!! !!![^ ^]!!! I want I want I want I want I wan I one I want I want I want Eye want !!![^ ^]!!! Vzw ftw!! iPhone 4G boner ftw!!!.... ...meh

6. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Let me guess the only thing that has changed is a 5 megapixel camera and a faster processor again?

14. cellgeek82

Posts: 518; Member since: Dec 20, 2009

The iPhone will suffer from RAZR burn. Slight adjustments, nothing really new.

7. smrt83

Posts: 15; Member since: Jan 16, 2010

It's slightly faster, to the max!!! lol

8. Legacystar

Posts: 131; Member since: Dec 31, 2009

strangely.....looks the same......SUPPRISED?

9. *HOVA*

Posts: 564; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

Megan Fox looks the same she did 2 years ago and that doesn't bother me one bit. How much more different can a full touchscreen phone with only a home button get? I don't see the problem here.

13. zZ INFINITY Zz

Posts: 27; Member since: Jan 22, 2010

The design can stay the same (though most people like change), but what I and many are talking about is the display. It really could be a little bit bigger. The device does not even have to be a lot bigger itself, the screen must take up more of the space. Why a bigger screen? Because bigger resolution is a must. If you compare the Nexus 1, Droid or HD2 screens with the iPhone, it is a BIG difference. It looks much sharper. But 800x480 on a 3.5 inch screen is not nice, so they will have to make the screen larger to at least 3.7 inch. Or make it 4 inch, if you ask me. And Megan Fox FTW. Don't talk bad about her svp.

10. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

They are also both overrated too.

11. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

They need to up the resolution and screen size for one. Sure both worked in the first and second generation but today is a far different story.

12. skidodo142

Posts: 19; Member since: Nov 10, 2009

i think i see a front facing camera, but the picture doesnt help...

15. whitman5115

Posts: 28; Member since: Jan 27, 2009

But what i really see is the Ipad, sitting up under it!

16. scottmbolt unregistered

New iPhone my arse! You could DRAW a picture of a phone and send it to i-PhoneArena.com and they will post is as a "new upcoming secret device".

17. malalla

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 09, 2008

FFS WHEN THEY WILL CHANGE THE LOOK OF THIS CRAP

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