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The video confirms some previous predictions, such as a taller design

A new video, which offers a hands-on demonstration of the next-generation iPhone, was released on YouTube yesterday. 

The nearly 5-minute video, which was released by parts reseller ETradeSupply, is not dramatically different from the leaked iPhone 5 pictures that hit the Web late last month. It confirmed a few suspicions while leaving other details in the dark for now. 

Last month, 9 to 5 Mac managed to get its hands on some leaked photos of the next-generation iPhone. The pictures showed the backplates and frames of two upcoming iPhones -- one in black and one in white. 

The video confirms what the pictures showed, which are backplates made of metal and plastic trim at the top and bottom. The metal antenna is molded into these metal backplates, likely as a way of making a unibody enclosure for stronger, yet thinner and lighter gadgets.

It also clearly confirmed that the next-generation iPhone will be the same width, yet longer. The screen will reportedly be longer with a size of 3.999 inches diagonally and will have a resolution of 1136 x 640. The video also shows a smaller dock connector and a relocated headphone jack.

One aspect of the next-generation iPhone that is left unclear is the size of the SIM card. Many believe it will be smaller in the next-generation iPhone, and the video shows that the SIM card holder piece is smaller in the new iPhone back piece than it was in the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S. However, there is no actual measurement of the SIM card itself. 

You can check out the video below:

Source: 9 to 5 Mac

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From the line already forming at the Apple store
By EasyC on 6/7/2012 12:33:16 PM , Rating: 5
Apple fan 1 : I heard the new iPhone will finally have a bigger screen. This is wonderful because I can't stand hearing my friends with their HTC One X's and EVO 4G LTE's brag about their screen size.
Apple fan 2 : Yea, its going to come with a 3.999" screen. I'm giddy just thinking about all that real estate.
Apple fan 1 : Wait, it's not even 4"? I don't think there are any other smartphones being released with screens under 4". How are we supposed to compete?
Apple fan 2 : We don't need over 3.999"
Apple fan 1 : Oh, you're right. At least we will have a higher resolution with the whole retina display.
Apple fan 2 : Actually, it's only 1136 x 640, the newer androids are coming with 1280x720.
Apple fan 1 : Well, who really needs higher than 1136 x 640. Apple knows what we want.
Apple fan 2 : Yea, I bet your Android friends are going to be sooooo jealous. So what do you plan to do with your 4S that you bought 6 months ago?

By The Raven on 6/7/2012 3:03:58 PM , Rating: 2
I hear you about it all being about preference. I mean I want my pockets to be smaller now. I don't walk around in cargo pants all day anymore! ;-)

As far as phones go I prefer as small as possible while being functional. My ZTE Score is about the right size. And I got it on sale from Best Buy for $40 (no activation req'd) Woot!

If I wanted to watch video I would just turn on my expensive HDTV. My wife always watches Netflix on her Nook Tab and I have to bite my tongue lol. Sure I can watch on the train but I have plenty of reading and listening to do. There is literally no time for me to watch videos. But that is just me. We are all different.

By Misty Dingos on 6/7/2012 1:03:31 PM , Rating: 2
Preface: I own an iphone 3gs. But I am not some moronic looser apple or google fanista.

A friend of mine has a new android based phone. The screen is freakishly large. He doesn't like the phone (ironically because it is bad at being a cell phone) but he can watch HDTV on his phone from across the room.

My 3gs looks puny in comparison. But I am not really sure I want to hold a billboard up to my head to make a phone call. Having said that. What the hell is Apple thinking? Are their fanistas just literally this stupid? Yea probably. I have met them. Apple wonks are just the saddest humans on the planet. They live in a world where being spoon fed last generation tech is a given and they are happy to get it as long as a movie star sells it to them and Siri tells them it is all going to be OK.

By dark matter on 6/7/2012 1:02:19 PM , Rating: 2
He can watch TV from across the room on a 4.7" screen.


By Helbore on 6/7/2012 1:33:11 PM , Rating: 3
It might be a very small room.

By Basilisk on 6/7/2012 2:02:35 PM , Rating: 3
His friend is an Bald Eagle, so while he can watch movies from across the room, his texting is challenged.

By The Raven on 6/7/2012 3:07:33 PM , Rating: 2
His friend is Legolas.

By The Raven on 6/7/2012 3:10:10 PM , Rating: 3
...and he plays Cut the Rope with actual arrows.

By Swamp on 6/7/2012 4:37:54 PM , Rating: 1

Well he could of used his HDMI out to hook it up to his flat screen :)

or just isheep are jealous of androids size :)

By vol7ron on 6/7/2012 2:01:08 PM , Rating: 2
I'm in the same boat, but these days I either use headphones and talk with the iphone to my mouth, or I have bluetooth, because Apple's speaker/microphone only work if you have it up to your ear at the right angle.

Given the fact that I prefer to text over call, and that I use my call feature a lot less than I read, or do other things on my phone, I would much rather prefer a larger screen. From the looks of it, the iPhone is just getting longer, not wider, so Droids will still be larger, better screens.

By Commodus on 6/7/2012 1:09:53 PM , Rating: 3
Oh, c'mon.

I've used the One X and own a Galaxy Nexus. Resolution for resolution's sake isn't important -- as the cliché goes, it's how you use it that matters. The only thing I'd miss with the rumored iPhone is a bit of width. It'd be nice to have a slightly wider berth for typing, but I still have an easier time writing on an iPhone 4S than a One X or Galaxy Nexus due to software.

The notion that iOS users placidly accept whatever hardware features they get is as much a false stereotype as believing that Android users are suckers fooled into believing bigger numbers are always better. Is a One X or GS3 an amazing phone in terms of hardware and some software elements? You bet. But many of those who have an iPhone are willing to make a few sacrifices to get a superior app ecosystem, top-notch OS responsiveness and better media playback, and they might even like something that's small enough to use one-handed.

By EasyC on 6/7/2012 1:23:25 PM , Rating: 2
The only thing you listed that might be debatable is the app eco system. I've yet to see a hang up on responsiveness on the new S3 or One X, and better media playback? Media has been created in widescreen format since like 2002. How does using a 3.5" 2:3 screen constitute a better media experience?

Not trying to be offensive, but your comment is rather contradictory. You say iOS users don't placidly accept whatever they are given, then suggest that their currently inferior hardware offers a superior media experience to devices...built for media.

By WalksTheWalk on 6/7/2012 2:28:15 PM , Rating: 2
You hit it.

The resolution isn't that important on a phone once you reach about 200-220ppi or so on a decent LCD or SAMOLED+ display. You could argue that the SAMOLED Pentile screen at 200-220ppi doesn't look good, but the GNex and GS3 SAMOLED at ~320ppi look quite good.

As an Android user I'll clearly admit that iOS and WP7/7.5 have smoother UIs. The newest Android phones give the smoothness a run for their money though. I'll trade a little UI lag for customization and versatility any day though.

By Omega215D on 6/7/2012 4:32:44 PM , Rating: 2
And the last part is pretty much why Verizon and others have changed their upgrade plans to something more strict.

jobs would be pissed
By kleinma on 6/7/2012 12:17:07 PM , Rating: 5
Apple seems to be losing its ability to keep its suppliers quiet. Jobs would probably be treatening to take away their contracts with all these leaks. Only a matter of time before they bring every piece of the process in house so that they can operate like the wonka factory. I am sure some hipsters would make great umpa lumpas

RE: jobs would be pissed
By Helbore on 6/7/2012 1:36:11 PM , Rating: 2
I always thought Jobs was a bit of a Wonka.

RE: jobs would be pissed
By corduroygt on 6/7/2012 7:47:22 PM , Rating: 3
He literally was a Wonka. He planned to give a factory tour to the buyer of the 1 millionth iMac, with a golden ticket and all. Didn't happen because all sweepstakes in CA that aren't state sanctioned lotto events have a mandatory "no purchase necessary" clause.

RE: jobs would be pissed
By retrospooty on 6/7/2012 2:27:28 PM , Rating: 3
"jobs would be pissed"

Jobs was always pissed about everything. It was part of his mental illness.

RE: jobs would be pissed
By ritualm on 6/7/2012 7:37:08 PM , Rating: 2
Until the actual product is announced, it's just that, a leak. You're reading too much into it. The best part is some of these leaks can be elaborate decoys, deliberately designed to distract people from the real thing.

There have been cases of companies building entire accessory lines based on such product leaks, only to find out the hard way that they were fake.

Don't laugh ... this is serious.
By drycrust3 on 6/7/2012 5:18:05 PM , Rating: 2
From the video (2:47 - 3:04):"... the third one is the charging port ... become a micro-charging port I think ..."
Looking at that video, the charging port has changed and looks like Apple have adopted the standard Android charging port.
If that is correct, then this will annoy the people who've bought one of those clocks and speaker systems that use the existing iPhone / iPod charging port, when they upgrade they may have to buy a new clock or speakers system as well.

RE: Don't laugh ... this is serious.
By vcespon on 6/7/2012 6:38:41 PM , Rating: 2
It's not a micro-USB port, which is what every manufacturer except Apple uses. It is another new propietary connector created by Apple, which will force everybody to get new cables, new docks, speakers, car holders, whatever...
Presto! new source of revenue, force all iphone owners to throw away all the gear they have purchased during the last 5 years and purchase the same things but with a small change.

RE: Don't laugh ... this is serious.
By drycrust3 on 6/7/2012 7:11:33 PM , Rating: 2
It's not a micro-USB port, which is what every manufacturer except Apple uses.

Oh, my apologies. When I saw the video made the mistake of thinking Apple were going to take the leap of conforming to the defacto industry standard now, rather than later on.
Another factor about the change is that it will force all the manufacturers to get another licence from Apple, and to re-tool and re-jig all their assembly lines.

RE: Don't laugh ... this is serious.
By Belard on 6/7/2012 7:32:11 PM , Rating: 2
You both fail.

- Its a Thunderbolt connector. So it cannot be the same ole' USB-hybrid connector (it has more than USB functions).

- The tiny USB standard connectors we all know and sometimes-loves, suck. They don't work for docks and you have to AIM better to get the damn thing plugged in. The bigger plug-like apple connector allows for easy docking and plugging in. (there are 3 different kinds of tiny USB connectors folks!)

I know this because plugging my iPad into its charger is far easier than my Samsung Android phone or my Logitech mouse (USB charge cable) and other USB devices I have.

So, Apple changes to Thunderbolt - which is BETTER than USB3, retains downward compatibility with USB 3/2 controllers (with proper adapter cable) and its smaller hole looks better.

By othercents on 6/8/2012 10:26:10 AM , Rating: 2
It is too thin to be thunderbolt unless Apple has a newer thin connector. Also there are some government requirements to use only MiniUSB for charging. I would suspect that Apple can custom a MiniUSB on the phone side with a thunderbolt on the other for Apples, but use a USB port for PCs.


I'm calling it - FAKE LEAKS
By jordanl17 on 6/7/2012 2:27:11 PM , Rating: 2
I'm betting all these leaks are fake/planted by Apple. How could we have such good visibilty of the iphone 5 already??? We knew nothing of the ipad and other iphones until right before they came out.
something doesn't feel right.

RE: I'm calling it - FAKE LEAKS
By Lord 666 on 6/7/2012 8:10:36 PM , Rating: 2
If Steve was still alive, this would not be happening. That's the big difference. Loose lips sink ships.

RE: I'm calling it - FAKE LEAKS
By Belard on 6/8/2012 1:50:20 AM , Rating: 2
Past leaks might have been planned...

If those leaks were real, there would be dead bodies.

By Stuka on 6/7/2012 2:31:22 PM , Rating: 2
The case looks really clean, but I can't stand the shiny bits at the top and bottom. If it's one piece, it should look like one piece.. not like an aluminum plate in between two pieces of junk plastic.

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