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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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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.


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