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Next-generation iPhone backplates  (Source: 9 to 5 Mac)

Next-generation iPhone frame  (Source: 9 to 5 Mac)

Next-generation iPhone front glass  (Source: 9 to 5 Mac)
The next generation iPhone is expected to make an appearance in the fall along with iOS 6

New photos of the next-generation iPhone have hit the web, and it looks like Apple fans have plenty of new changes to look forward to when it arrives.

Earlier today, 9 to 5 Mac got its hands on the backplates and frames of the upcoming next-generation iPhone. From the images posted, it seems Apple is making some external and internal changes.

As with the iPhone 4 and 4S, the next-generation iPhone will be available in black and white. Both the black and white versions have backplates that are made of metal, with the 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.

The new backplates and frames also show that the next-generation iPhone will be the same width, but it will be longer. The screen will reportedly be longer with a size of 3.999 inches diagonally and will have a resolution of 1136 x 640.

Other notable changes that are apparent from the backplates and frames are a smaller dock connector, redesigned speaker grills, a new opening between the camera lens and the LED flash (which is where a second microphone may be placed for better audio when recording video), the earphone jack has been relocated to the bottom corner of the iPhone, and the front camera lens has become centered above the earpiece. 

It also appears that Apple will not feature edge-to-edge technology in this version of the iPhone, but the possibility of Micro-SIM technology (or maybe even no SIMs at all) is pretty strong. LTE and a better processor are a few other add-ons that are expected in the next-generation iPhone.

The next generation iPhone is expected to make an appearance in the fall along with iOS 6.

In addition to next-gen iPhone spec leaks, it was also rumored last week that Apple will release a Mini iPad later this year. The Mini version of Apple's famous tablet is rumored to be 7-inches.

Speaking of Apple prototypes, an original iPad with two dock connectors sold on eBay for $10,200 yesterday. Apple never formally released an iPad with two dock connectors, where one was designed for portrait and the other for landscape, but that rare gadget made its way onto eBay for an expensive Memorial Day bidding war.

Source: 9 to 5 Mac



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RE: Nice!
By testerguy on 5/30/2012 6:56:01 AM , Rating: 0
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Umm the only area where the 4S beats the S2 is GPU performance. And it was to the point that the GPU was monstrously overpowered for ANYTHING a smartphone could possibly encounter. Wasteful really. The S2 had a faster CPU, while being an older phone. Was thinner, lighter, and more durable than the iPhone. Better screen? The iPhone had a bit more resolution, but better screen? I wouldn't go that far. iOs better OS? That's a matter of opinion. If you like a walled garden locked down OS that has the worst multitasking of the bunch, then sure, it's the best. The phones are pretty close actually. I don't think one can objectively say the Galaxy S2 was "left in the dust".


This guy is properly, properly delusional.

iPhone is less wide (by over 10mm), less tall (by 7.5mm), only deeper by less than 1mm. It's overall volume is smaller.

CPU Performance:
http://images.anandtech.com/graphs/graph4971/41963...
http://images.anandtech.com/graphs/graph4971/41962...

GPU Performance:
http://images.anandtech.com/graphs/graph4971/41964...
http://images.anandtech.com/graphs/graph4971/41965...

Battery life:
http://images.anandtech.com/graphs/graph4971/41743...
http://images.anandtech.com/graphs/graph4971/41744...

Then, lets throw in the leading customer satisfaction ratings, best reliability rating, largest app store - MOST EFFICIENT multi-tasking, SUPPORT FOR LEGACY devices, and it's not even worth discussing.

You know what amazes me the most? You guys are meant to be tech guys. Any real tech guy wouldn't feel 'locked down' by a phone - you just need to work out how to use it. There's nothing you can't do, but you need your simplistic file browsers? It's like you anti-Apple tech guys are actually more dumb when it comes to tech, the rest of us use technology as a means to an end, it's not the end of itself. It's like you're all those system builders who make it unnecessarily complicated and wonder why your systems suck.


RE: Nice!
By retrospooty on 5/30/2012 8:45:35 AM , Rating: 2
Nothing you say means anything because you cant be objective. It's easy to pick and choose facts to make your argument appear better, it's called debating, and it's full of crap.

"iPhone is less wide (by over 10mm), less tall (by 7.5mm), only deeper by less than 1mm"
Of course, it's smaller, it has a dinky little 3.5 inch screen. Thats not a win.

"Then, lets throw in the leading customer satisfaction ratings, best reliability rating,"
OK, possibly, I'll give you that as some Android manufacturers are less quality conscious.

"largest app store"
Yes, 600k apps is more than 550k apps or whatever the latest # is. Whatever. Both have everything you need and dozens of similar to boot.

"MOST EFFICIENT multi-tasking,
Multitasking sucks on both. WebOS had it right, and well have to see about QNX when phones finally come out. Everything else is just lame with this, although Android 4 is definitely better than IOS

"SUPPORT FOR LEGACY devices"
Again, this is a debating point that means nothing. Apple makes one lousy model at a time, therefore when an update comes they have to make 2,3 ROM's for the last few products. Easy enough. Android makers make dozens from small screen to huge, qwery kb's and every other option under the sun. This isnt a win for Apple, its a huge win for Android.

Throw all that on the dated Android 2.3 that all this info was gathered on and now update to 2012 where Android 4 reigns and IOS is looking old and dated.

I said this to your counter ego TS, but I'll say it to you to. When you post here, all people read is "blah blah blah skew the facts toward Apple blah blah" .... You are all over every smartphone article on this board spouting your disinformation... As much as you think it's your duty to defend every move Apple makes and every product they create, I think its my duty to call you on your twisited words. The fact is your debate skills are far FAR greater than the platform you champion.

If you can just once, do these 4 things I could begin to take you seriously... Say something truthful and negative about Apples business practices. Say something truthful and negative about Apples products. Say something truthful and positive about Googles business practices. Say something truthful and positive about Android products.



RE: Nice!
By Cheesew1z69 on 5/30/2012 9:19:17 AM , Rating: 2
Kind of hard to take him seriously at this point, even if he were to do those things.


RE: Nice!
By retrospooty on 5/30/2012 10:04:44 AM , Rating: 2
LOL. It's more of a challenge I know he won't accept. His alter ego TS didn't either. One thing about these guys, when you pwn them, they stop posting. This way they can act like they didn't read it and post the same garbage in the next article.


RE: Nice!
By testerguy on 5/31/2012 8:44:23 AM , Rating: 2
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Nothing you say means anything because you cant be objective


I am 100% objective. You hate apple. You even admitted as much. You're not objective so my objectivity escapes you. You picked and chose facts too, which were misleading. I told the rest and more relevant part of the story.

quote:
Of course, it's smaller, it has a dinky little 3.5 inch screen. Thats not a win.


When you base your argument on it being bigger (as you did), yes it is. It's also a win for anyone who has small pockets and doesn't want to carry around a brick.

quote:
Yes, 600k apps is more than 550k apps or whatever the latest # is. Whatever. Both have everything you need and dozens of similar to boot.


This just isn't true. As a relevant example, for me, I wanted 2 specific apps when I bought my phone. I wanted to watch football with Sky Sports app, and formula 1 with Sky Sports app. At the time, both were available on iPhone, both weren't available on Android. That isn't both having 'everything you need'. And remember, that this league has the highest revenue of any sports league anywhere in the world, so it's not exactly an insignificant market. What's more, the barrier to entry on Android is a lot lower and nobody sets any kind of quality standards so the average app quality is also much higher on iOS.

Multi-Tasking - there's absolutely nothing you would want to do that you can't on iOS, in terms of multi tasking. Every possibility is available. This is your own lack of understanding. To leave apps open in Android consumes resources which is probably why the battery life sucks so much.

quote:
Again, this is a debating point that means nothing. Apple makes one lousy model at a time, therefore when an update comes they have to make 2,3 ROM's for the last few products. Easy enough. Android makers make dozens from small screen to huge, qwery kb's and every other option under the sun. This isnt a win for Apple, its a huge win for Android.


How can you not realise that this paragraph is just an explanation of why you believe Apple are so much better? It's like saying Ferraris are only faster than lawnmowers because they have a bigger engine. Who cares why? It doesn't change the fact. Arguably you're proving why Apples business model is far better for consumers and developers, not having to mess around with so many different form factors or ROMS taking months to come out, if ever, after a new ICS is released. This is why the standard of the apps is so much higher too, by the way, further evidenced by the iOS store being orders of magnitude more profitable than then Android one. The bottom line, and it's NOT debatable at all, is that Apple has proven time again that it continues to support devices 2-3 years old at least. Android has proven the opposite. Even some brand new phones don't even have ICS. To deny this as a disadvantage is complete lunacy.

quote:
IOS is looking old and dated


Trying to find something which isn't 100% opinion in that sentence. Nope, can't.

As for your rant at the end, I would say it's exactly the opposite, but you who is being interpreted as a bitter Apple hater. It is a natural consequence when you get idiots spouting inaccurate hate-driven drivel, like you have every day now for a long time, that the responses to those comments will correct them, and educate them. In other words, your blind ignorance is why you perceive the logical world to be biased. I couldn't be more neutral. I've owned Sony, Nokia, Samsung, Apple devices, I don't have any allegiance at all, and I'm 100% open to all manufacturers and devices for my next phone. You can't say the same. You admitted point blank you hate Apple and then you try to lecture me about objectivity. Seriously, get a brain.

As for your request, please. I address the points I choose, not what you ask me to.


RE: Nice!
By retrospooty on 5/31/2012 10:37:21 AM , Rating: 2
"I am 100% objective. You hate apple. You even admitted as much."

I did? I think you are confusing me with someone else, becasue I dont and I wouldnt have said that. As far as you being 100% objective that is the laugh of the day.

As for the rest, I re-post: I said this to your counter ego TS, but I'll say it to you to. When you post here, all people read is "blah blah blah skew the facts toward Apple blah blah" .... You are all over every smartphone article on this board spouting your disinformation... As much as you think it's your duty to defend every move Apple makes and every product they create, I think its my duty to call you on your twisited words. The fact is your debate skills are far FAR greater than the platform you champion.

If you can just once, do these 4 things I could begin to take you seriously... Say something truthful and negative about Apples business practices. Say something truthful and negative about Apples products. Say something truthful and positive about Googles business practices. Say something truthful and positive about Android products.


RE: Nice!
By testerguy on 6/1/2012 11:05:56 AM , Rating: 2
quote:
As far as you being 100% objective that is the laugh of the day.


Point to anything I said which isn't true, and you might have any shred of an argument.

As for the rest of your paragraphs, it's all emotional tears from you with no relevance to any of my logical and factual points.

The absence of any attempt to contradict any of my points is validation enough. As for your request, I've told you, I'm here for me, not for you, and you are a total irrelevance to me. Thus, it would be a waste of my time to humour you by responding to your request which doesn't interest me. I am satisfied that anybody with intelligence reading this will understand the same.


RE: Nice!
By matty123 on 5/30/2012 8:59:37 AM , Rating: 3
Stop deluding yourself and trying to tweak the results to get your point across...

CPU Performance: {As you say through CPU actually has very little to do with browser benchmarks, it's far more software optimization}

{Android ICS, IOS 5}
http://images.anandtech.com/graphs/graph5810/46294...
http://images.anandtech.com/graphs/graph5810/46298...

{Android GB, IOS 5}
http://images.anandtech.com/graphs/graph4971/41963...
http://images.anandtech.com/graphs/graph4971/41962...

{Android GB, IOS 4}
http://images.anandtech.com/graphs/graph4686/41016...
http://images.anandtech.com/graphs/graph4686/41020...

Also let's not forget the other sections of the test where battery life of the galaxy s2 came out on top of the iphone 4s instead you conveniently leave them out...

Battery Life
http://images.anandtech.com/graphs/graph4971/41746...
http://images.anandtech.com/graphs/graph4971/41745...

Granted the the iphone 4s has a better GPU than the galaxy s2 no disputing that...

quote:
You know what amazes me the most? You guys are meant to be tech guys. Any real tech guy wouldn't feel 'locked down' by a phone - you just need to work out how to use it. There's nothing you can't do, but you need your simplistic file browsers? It's like you anti-Apple tech guys are actually more dumb when it comes to tech, the rest of us use technology as a means to an end, it's not the end of itself. It's like you're all those system builders who make it unnecessarily complicated and wonder why your systems suck.


I don't think any of us wonder why our systems suck please stop pushing your inferiority complex onto us, most people are happy with their androids sure it could be argued that in general apple consumers are happier but considering how many products they sell {like 5 or 6} it's not that shocking.

You should stop deluding yourself the most recent smartphone numbers put android at 59% of the world smartphone market and apple at 23%, when over half the worlds population chooses android it's not because we were forced to or had no other options like symbian, WinMo, blackberry, tizen, bada exct exct. Sure some people hate android but many of us are very happy with it.

Cue 60% of smartphone owners are wrong or apple still makes more money argument, anyway it was nice chatting to you, you are clearly wearing the apple tinted classes but I'm sure one day you will wake up and realize that most of the world has chosen android not iOS and we are mostly happy with it...


RE: Nice!
By theapparition on 5/30/2012 9:33:38 AM , Rating: 2
Ah yes.

He had the pick and chose benchmarks to prove his point syndrome.

Thanks for your more unbiased assessment.


RE: Nice!
By Cheesew1z69 on 5/30/2012 11:43:17 AM , Rating: 2
It's a chronic syndrome....


RE: Nice!
By testerguy on 5/31/2012 9:00:03 AM , Rating: 2
quote:
Stop deluding yourself and trying to tweak the results to get your point across..


Actually, I was simply proving the point that claims like 'CPU is faster' are not correct. The benchmarks you re-posted reaffirm this. They very much vary depending on the benchmark.

I did pick the graphs which disproved his point, you're right in that sense. What you failed to understanding is that I didn't need to post every single graph, just one or two proofs by counter example was all that was required. Obviously that escaped you?

quote:
Also let's not forget the other sections of the test where battery life of the galaxy s2 came out on top of the iphone 4s instead you conveniently leave them out...


Did you seriously just hand select 2 benchmarks to try and make a point instead of including all of them? Oh the irony. The point remains that on the balance of normal use the iPhone 4S has better battery life. You only have to look at all the complaints about the SG2 and Android phones battery life in general to know that.

quote:
I don't think any of us wonder why our systems suck please stop pushing your inferiority complex onto us


Yeah because when I say that other systems suck, implying that mine are far superior, that is naturally an inferiority complex? Don't try to use long words next time, it's embarrassing.

quote:
sure it could be argued that in general apple consumers are happier but considering how many products they sell {like 5 or 6} it's not that shocking.


What kind of distorted nonsense logic is this? Their customers are happier, but it's only because of {insert X reason why they are happier}..... jeez, explaining WHY something is better doesn't mean it's not.

quote:
You should stop deluding yourself the most recent smartphone numbers put android at 59% of the world smartphone market and apple at 23%, when over half the worlds population chooses android it's not because we were forced to


Just trying to look at where I made any claims about % share of Android (not a company) vs Apple (a company)... since this would, for me, be an irrelevant comparison. Oh, I didn't. So your point is.... irrelevant. More % of the world own Ford Focus's or equivalents over Bentleys too, does it mean they're better? No, they're cheaper, perform worse, less fun to use, less functionalities, but a wide variety of free / cheap options so people buy. With the wide range of different models there are often niches which are filled with the plethora of Android manufacturers who all make far less profit than Apple do in the process. Surveys have shown that a higher % of Android users would like to switch to iOS than vice versa, but like I said it's an irrelevant statistic anyway. Apple owns Android as much as anyone else does - it's not even an entity.

quote:
Cue 60% of smartphone owners are wrong or apple still makes more money argument,


The point is Android isn't even a company, but more importantly, I hadn't even made any claims about % of the world who uses what, for all of the reasons I cited above it's a foolish and irrelevant question. Particularly, if I can drag you back from the million miles off topic you got, when comparing 2 specific handsets.

quote:
one day you will wake up and realize that most of the world has chosen android not iOS and we are mostly happy with it...


As I've said above, I'm completely objective and indifferent when it comes to phone companies. You say 'we have chosen Android' but what you've actually done, is between 10 different companies, you've managed to pull together and the combined effort is just about beating the single best selling and most successful company in the industry. That's the reality. And by the way, for most people who bought Android, they bought Android phones not because of the OS, but because they wanted the cheapest, or a specific niche fulfilled by one of the many models. It's not because when faced with a choice of Android vs IOS they choose Android.


RE: Nice!
By testerguy on 5/31/2012 9:19:52 AM , Rating: 2
And by the way, your last 2 CPU benchmarks don't even have the iPhone 4S on them.

Seriously, you guys call yourselves techies....

So in conclusion, iPhone 4S CPU is faster in some benchmarks, slower in others, but has to run more bespoke software so probably feels faster. Battery life is marginally better on iPhone 4S, and GPU (The OS is GPU accelerated) is massively, massively faster.

So clearly the iPhone 4S is faster overall.


RE: Nice!
By hexxthalion on 5/30/2012 8:58:36 AM , Rating: 2
nope, no tech guys just whiny little girls here, blind haters


RE: Nice!
By Cheesew1z69 on 5/30/2012 9:13:34 AM , Rating: 2
quote:
This guy is properly, properly delusional.
Oh, the irony is strong here.


RE: Nice!
By 91TTZ on 5/30/2012 10:14:38 AM , Rating: 2
quote:
You know what amazes me the most? You guys are meant to be tech guys. Any real tech guy wouldn't feel 'locked down' by a phone - you just need to work out how to use it. There's nothing you can't do, but you need your simplistic file browsers? It's like you anti-Apple tech guys are actually more dumb when it comes to tech, the rest of us use technology as a means to an end, it's not the end of itself.


I disagree with you here. I'm a tech guy and I have an iPhone 4S which is great. However, he does have a point about the walled garden approach being restrictive and feeling locked down.

When I own a product I like to feel like I own it. I wouldn't want to lease a car, I'd rather buy it. I don't rent a house, I own. The entire walled garden approach isn't about creating a better user experience, it's about locking down customers' options so they can be squeezed for more profit.

Imagine if you sold a phone and let customers do what they wanted with it. Programmers might come up with novel new ways to use it. However if you're a company where profit is your #1 motive, you don't want customers doing that. Customers might program an app that lets them tether their phone to their PC. You don't want that because you promised AT&T that they'd have exclusive access to that capability so they can sell that service for a heavily marked up profit. Customers might program an app like Siri but you don't want them to do that because it would take away a major selling point that your new phone (iPhone 4S) has over an older model (iPhone 4). Or they might program an app that allows people to join Social Network B when you signed an agreement with Social Network A that grants them exclusivity in return for a kickback (hasn't happened yet but would it surprise you?)

By locking down the options available to customers, you can ensure that they'll keep coming back to the feeding trough.


RE: Nice!
By testerguy on 5/31/2012 9:08:32 AM , Rating: 2
quote:
I disagree with you here. I'm a tech guy and I have an iPhone 4S which is great. However, he does have a point about the walled garden approach being restrictive and feeling locked down.


I'm a tech guy too who has owned and used an iPhone 4 and a Samsung Galaxy 2. I didn't feel 'locked down' or in a 'walled garden' at all. Because I was able to do anything I wanted. It takes a bit of intelligence to work around some of the techniques, often more so than Android - but I'm a tech guy so I manage it. There isn't a single thing I want to do that I can't.

quote:
When I own a product I like to feel like I own it. I wouldn't want to lease a car, I'd rather buy it. I don't rent a house, I own. The entire walled garden approach isn't about creating a better user experience, it's about locking down customers' options so they can be squeezed for more profit.


Another paragraph with no actual content. I could write exactly the same sentence about Android and how many relatively new handsets are 'locked down' to old and inferior versions of Android and so they are forced to buy new?

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Customers might program an app that lets them tether their phone to their PC


If your network allows this feature, you can use it without even needing an app. If your network doesn't allow it, it's illegal anyway. I don't hold it against Apple that they don't support illegal activities. Nobody logical should, either.

quote:
Customers might program an app like Siri but you don't want them to do that because it would take away a major selling point that your new phone (iPhone 4S) has over an older model (iPhone 4)


Again, completely wrong. There are numerous voice control apps on the app store - a whole range of them. Where are you coming up with this nonsense - especially if you claim you own an iPhone 4S (which I don't, by the way).

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Or they might program an app that allows people to join Social Network B when you signed an agreement with Social Network A that grants them exclusivity in return for a kickback (hasn't happened yet but would it surprise you?)


So now you're explaining your unfounded 'locked down' feeling by listing something that hasn't even happened? Seriously?

I said it before and I'll say it again, there is simply nothing 'locked down' about iPhones at all. For regular consumers, who aren't very intelligent, they may not be able to figure out the way to do such and such a thing, but for any true techy there are simply no obstacles or problems when wanting to do absolutely anything. You just need to be competent.


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