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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: Meh
By Reclaimer77 on 5/30/2012 1:42:12 PM , Rating: 2
Which is a retarded implementation of multitasking Tayb. That's like saying I can get to my kitchen via the front door if I just walk outside from the living room.

iOS without a back button is flawed. It just is. In Android you can see a list of running apps too, but you can ALSO just hit the back button to easily switch between things.

Yes I have spent time using iOS. I find it, like most "power users" restrictive in that there's only ever one way to do something: the Apple way. It's an OS that wants to hold your hand through everything. It's memory management is also abhorrent! Oh you're out of memory? No problem, we'll just force-close this app!! Man, that's just brilliant.

Even doing simple things like dragging shortcuts and moving them is made tediously retarded by Apple. Put the icons in "move mode" and drag and drop them? Nope. You have to go mind numbingly SLOW and hold the icon there for like 3 seconds before the process completes. Seriously? We've been doing "drag and drop" operations for decades now on PC's, but nooo, Apple has to dumb it down to the point where you can't make a mistake.

iOS, made for the minions and stupid teenage girls of the world. It might make a lot of money, but it's not made for me.

RE: Meh
By BSMonitor on 5/30/2012 4:40:25 PM , Rating: 2
iOS, made for the minions and stupid teenage girls of the world. It might make a lot of money, but it's not made for me.

Finally, an intelligent thought. Not made for me.

So, who are you trying to impress by "not making it for everyone else". Keep ranting from your trailer basement.

RE: Meh
By testerguy on 5/31/2012 9:56:38 AM , Rating: 2
Can honestly say I've never had anything close due to anything with memory. In fact I've never had a crash or closure at all. The memory management is far, far more efficient than Android.

The multi tasking system couldn't be simpler, just like in Windows you press alt and tab to see all the current windows and select one, with iPhone tap the home button and you have it. Far more advanced than a simple back button which would just waste valuable space on either the phone or the screen.

As for dragging and dropping icons, it's an obvious and beneficial system so that you don't accidentally drag icons when switching through screens or otherwise dragging. If waiting 2 seconds is too much for you to enter into dragging mode, as much of a daily task as it is (lol), then Android will be a problem due to it's lags and crashes. Or you could just spent a good few hours trying out a few ROMS or rooting your phone so you can actually use the latest operating system, much better use of your time.

Just like Google is made for simplicity, iOS is too - it's only dumb people who confuse simplicity with lack of power.

"And boy have we patented it!" -- Steve Jobs, Macworld 2007

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