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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.

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