Next-Generation iPhone Photos Leak; Shows Longer Screen, Metal Backplates
May 29, 2012 5:06 PM
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Next-generation iPhone backplates
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Next-generation iPhone frame
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Next-generation iPhone front glass
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The next generation iPhone is expected to make an appearance in the fall along with iOS 6
New photos of the
have hit the web, and it looks like Apple fans have plenty of new changes to look forward to when it arrives.
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.
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5/30/2012 11:36:49 AM
I don't know how big your pockets are, but I'm perfectly fine with <4" screens. In fact, I was intrigued by the Veer when I saw it that one month it was in stores... I'd consider a 3" flagship equally with a 4", and definitely over a 4.5"+.
I'm sure there are uses for 5" phones, but I doubt most people want to put a phone half the size of their face up to their face. Or have that big an expanse of glass to crack when they sit down/bump into something.
I still feel that the biggest reason these gigantic phones are out there now is to provide room for a bigger battery. A 25% larger screen (by area) with the same SoC means power draw has increased by less than 25%, but it also means they can increase the size of the battery ~30% or so...
5/30/2012 11:33:42 AM
True, its totally a matter of preference, but I have had a 4.65 inch nexus in my pocket and it's fine. It didnt do anything but make me want it.
Its not like a niche market. The highest selling phones in the past year are Android by a large margin, and the vast majority of Android's are 4.3 inches with the latest 4.6 to 4.8 inchers selling like crazy. 9 million pre-orders for the Galaxy S3 alone and believe me the biggest selling point on these latest super phones are the screens.
"If you can find a PS3 anywhere in North America that's been on shelves for more than five minutes, I'll give you 1,200 bucks for it." -- SCEA President Jack Tretton
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