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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 5/31/2012 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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
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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.


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