Next-gen iPhone found, said to be the real thing

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Next-gen iPhone found, said to be the real thing
Remember the presumed next-gen iPhone that was found on the floor of a bar and was offered for purchase by the lucky person who found it? Well, it looks like Gizmodo has offered the highest price for it is now reporting that this is indeed the next iPhone, expected to be announced by Apple this summer. The fact that they believe it's the real thing is because all software they have tried is recognizing the device as an iPhone, and that the internal parts are all pointing to this being a real Apple device.

The device is now boxier, with the rear side now flat, instead of rounded. As it seems, the screen is about the same size (or slightly smaller), but with higher resolution (presumably 640x960 pixels).

The other new stuff includes a front-facing video call camera, bigger main camera lens (maybe 5MP?) with flash, Micro-SIM slot, instead of ordinary SIM and probably a secondary mic for noise-cancellation. The new iPhone seems to be only 3 grams heavier and equipped with about 16% bigger battery.

Check out Giz for more pictures and video and let us know what you think in the comments section below.

Apple iPhone 4 Preliminary Specifications

source: Gizmodo



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67 Comments

1. millroom88

Posts: 6; Member since: Oct 15, 2009

maybe its the first Verizon Iphone....

12. awesomeanthony

Posts: 51; Member since: Dec 24, 2008

I hope sooooo

15. SPcamert

Posts: 56; Member since: Feb 06, 2010

Maybe, but I kinda doubt it if it's got a Micro SIM slot.

18. omarc26

Posts: 360; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

i also hope its a verizon iphone i had it with at&t's shitty service... also i think this iphone they found is da real deal cause if u look at it the camera has a flash...

23. easytochris

Posts: 126; Member since: Jan 21, 2010

Micro SIM = Guaranteed way to make sure people can't use the new iPhone on T-Mobile

25. johnolesen

Posts: 20; Member since: Oct 17, 2009

maybe the Verizon version will be Global Capable? explaining the (micro)SIM Card slot?

28. DOGIEFRESH

Posts: 316; Member since: Jul 15, 2009

Seriously there's going to be more deaths due to suicide if VZW won't get the iphone than War on terror, any way fanboys this prototype has front facing camera and slow-rizon wireless can't do videocalls, sorry fanboys not yet...!!!!

29. pingpong

Posts: 145; Member since: Mar 28, 2010

@omarc26 I didn't realize a phone was the real deal if the camera has flash...

33. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

Yeah I was thinking the same thing. When I read his comment I was like WHAT?!

36. cellgeek82

Posts: 518; Member since: Dec 20, 2009

Wait for 4G (LTE) and we'll see about that.

39. DOGIEFRESH

Posts: 316; Member since: Jul 15, 2009

Yeepp mid 2011 is when the first LTE chipset will be comercially available......!!!

40. sinfulta

Posts: 279; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

Mid 2011 for Commercially available LTE chipsets? That's funny cause my company that builds them have been texting them since October of last year, and just in the states we have built and SHIPPED already over 4.6 Million LTE chipsets to manufacturers for they're devices mostly for Vodafone UK and Verizon's 700Mhz C-Block. It's only April. Those chipsets we already shipped, and I think our outstanding order is still over 4 million more currently. Manufacturers are NOT going to sit on those chipsets for almost a year, I can almost guarantee LTE air cards will be out by the end of summer and handsets before christmas. My guess is Verizon and Vodafone are going to flip on there LTE very quickly and have expansive coverage immediately for the shock value, which is why manufacturers are ordering LTE chipsets for those spectrums like crazy. Manufacturers are not going to ignore 429+ Million Verizon and Vodafone customers and probably is being muscled by this corporation to release product now versus later otherwise I'd have a pretty relaxing summer.

41. sinfulta

Posts: 279; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

testing* sorry there is no edit when replying. BTW about this IPhone shown above. My guess it's marketing people. It actually could be a fake prototype or real etc etc. Because of what I do I've talked to plenty of people in marketing when going to test sites etc. 70% of the time the manufacturer or phone carrier PLANTS the devices on purpose to build up hype. I remember years ago this lady that worked for Cingular's marketing team were the people that actually leaked images of the Moto Razr. It's all marketing people. No regular joes are getting a hold of this stuff early and giving you the inside scoop. It's the same people that want your money. Not always is true, but way more often than you think.

44. My_December

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 20, 2010

VZW doesn't need an iphone . They now have the Droid Incredible coming out. I SERIOUSLY doubt the new iphone will be better.

47. DOGIEFRESH

Posts: 316; Member since: Jul 15, 2009

Yeaahhh right....!!!! so why is the slow-rizon CEO kissing El Jobso s ass in order to get phone on its obsolete network...!!!!

50. ding2134

Posts: 38; Member since: Dec 30, 2008

Please. Calm down. Think comes before speak.

53. sleepyjohnny

Posts: 151; Member since: Dec 16, 2009

really? because he basically said "i dont care, its up to apple" and i rather have a high chance of always having 3g service, with a slight chance it'll be slow than supposedly having a "super fast network" that never seems to be around

54. iHateCrapple

Posts: 734; Member since: Feb 12, 2010

Explain to me dogiefresh, how VZW is kissing (blow)Jobs ass?

60. Mr.Bozodic

Posts: 13; Member since: Mar 30, 2009

+1

62. BLikens1619

Posts: 67; Member since: Apr 12, 2008

I could've sworn that they already announced that it was going to be a GSM varient meaning that it was still an AT&T device. Keep dreaming Verizon and keep bashing the iphone in one breath and praising it in another.

64. techjunkie

Posts: 13; Member since: Jan 23, 2009

Indeed, but it's not the actual iPhone hardware that is all the fuss, it's the iPhone OS and user interface that is so great! I'm not an iphone user but I''m familiar with the OS due to my 3g iPod and I just love that appstore it's so great and the games are "Incredible" non the less (Pun intended)! I'm a verizon wireless users I had the droid although it was a great concept I returned it to VZ due to poor call quality. Currently using a BB Tour until thursday when my Incredible arrives. One last thing; if Verizon does indeed get the next reiteration of Apples crown jewel I will be adding another line for it;)

65. CRICKETownz

Posts: 980; Member since: Oct 24, 2009

Yea but can more than 6 people at a time do video conferencin? You know AT&T's reputation for bandwidth issues. Funny how AT&T fanboys try to pick out the most irrelevent features to try to seem superior...talkin while surfin, video conferencin. Two things that aren't really a major player when it comes to mobile usage.

2. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Id be terrified to report this.. apples dogs are out in force about this whole mess now

35. testman22

Posts: 339; Member since: Nov 03, 2009

I smell a hoax

61. jogutier

Posts: 324; Member since: Feb 12, 2010

I heard that's actually the 5th gen Verizon phone and that the 4th gen is already being cooked up at Verizon (Big Red).

3. clevername

Posts: 1436; Member since: Jul 11, 2008

I don't like this. At all. I love the 3G design. It's smoother more elegant. It's hard to believe apple would take a step back and design this. It's not unibody it's not sexy. There's also this one snag I have. Apple doesn't present things to the FCC this early because people would find out about it and their secrecy would be cancelled. But this device has the FCC logo on it. That's why the ipad wasn't released when it was announced. Well one reason. Jobs said it had to go to the FCC. So again. Why would it have the FCC logo? I seriously think this is a fake. For a few hundred dollars a guy can gut an iPhone 3Gs build this fake shell and place the 3Gs parts in it. The. Sell it for much much more to rumor hungry tech sites. It's a hustle. Well I hope I'm right. I love iPhone OS but this phone is ugly as hell.

14. easytochris

Posts: 126; Member since: Jan 21, 2010

if they went through all the trouble they made what seems to be a damn good fake

21. *HOVA*

Posts: 564; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

I agree it's not aesthetically as pleasing as the current model. If you look at it though, it's pretty much exactly like the iPad. The iPad obviously has the domed shape back because of it's size, but the sides look pretty much the same as what we have here. I just hope they were smart enough to but the same processor as the iPad has inside this....

34. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

I loved the 3G design when I had it, but when I got te 3GS I got sick of it. I mean just look at the last picture. It looks so much more nicer. Embrace change.

4. ilia1986 unregistered

I don't envy the worker\tester who let this happen. I wouldn't be surprised if we will find his name as someone who has died on a car accident sometime.. Regarding the design - it looks like some goddamn nokia phone now. That aint a good thing. Sure, the iphone design grew old - but it was part of the things that seperated it from the rest.. But that is still not my primary concern. My primary concern is the screen size! Gizmodo says that the screen is even smaller than on the 3GS - and while the resolution has doubled - this is still not a good thing. I was honestly expecting a 3.7" or even 4" display. The bigger the better. If the screen is indeed smaller than the 3GS - I will wait for the 5th generation iphone - perhaps then Steve will fix this mistake.

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