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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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RE: Don't laugh ... this is serious.
By vcespon on 6/7/2012 6:38:41 PM , Rating: 2
It's not a micro-USB port, which is what every manufacturer except Apple uses. It is another new propietary connector created by Apple, which will force everybody to get new cables, new docks, speakers, car holders, whatever...
Presto! new source of revenue, force all iphone owners to throw away all the gear they have purchased during the last 5 years and purchase the same things but with a small change.

RE: Don't laugh ... this is serious.
By drycrust3 on 6/7/2012 7:11:33 PM , Rating: 2
It's not a micro-USB port, which is what every manufacturer except Apple uses.

Oh, my apologies. When I saw the video made the mistake of thinking Apple were going to take the leap of conforming to the defacto industry standard now, rather than later on.
Another factor about the change is that it will force all the manufacturers to get another licence from Apple, and to re-tool and re-jig all their assembly lines.

RE: Don't laugh ... this is serious.
By Belard on 6/7/2012 7:32:11 PM , Rating: 2
You both fail.

- Its a Thunderbolt connector. So it cannot be the same ole' USB-hybrid connector (it has more than USB functions).

- The tiny USB standard connectors we all know and sometimes-loves, suck. They don't work for docks and you have to AIM better to get the damn thing plugged in. The bigger plug-like apple connector allows for easy docking and plugging in. (there are 3 different kinds of tiny USB connectors folks!)

I know this because plugging my iPad into its charger is far easier than my Samsung Android phone or my Logitech mouse (USB charge cable) and other USB devices I have.

So, Apple changes to Thunderbolt - which is BETTER than USB3, retains downward compatibility with USB 3/2 controllers (with proper adapter cable) and its smaller hole looks better.

By othercents on 6/8/2012 10:26:10 AM , Rating: 2
It is too thin to be thunderbolt unless Apple has a newer thin connector. Also there are some government requirements to use only MiniUSB for charging. I would suspect that Apple can custom a MiniUSB on the phone side with a thunderbolt on the other for Apples, but use a USB port for PCs.


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