Latest Apple Leak Shows Fully Assembled Next Gen iPhone, Lack of Design Progress
July 29, 2012 12:49 PM
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The latest iPhone may have a 4" screen, but it's basically the same old tried and true design
When it comes to next generation iPhone devices, it appears that Apple just can't plug the leaks of information to the public. In the case of the iPhone 4, a prototype was lost in a bar and subsequently
wound up in the hands of
. With the iPhone 4S -- and now with the "New iPhone" -- the
leaks came from suppliers
The latest leak on the "New iPhone" front comes from iLab Factory which has pictures of a fully assembled device (sans internal electronics). The repositioned speaker jack is clearly evident along with the smaller,
19-pin dock connector
. The assembled device also confirms that Apple is going with a two-tone design theme for the "New iPhone", with the volume button, power button, and upper/lower halves of the back plate matching the color of the front plate of the device.
This latest leak also confirms that Apple must really love the overall design aesthetic that was initiated with the iPhone 4. We're guessing that Jony Ive must subscribe to the Porsche method of revamping products by making changes so subtle that you have to squint very hard to notice the new design details from generation to generation (a la
But enough rambling, here are the shots of the assembled "New iPhone":
Apple's "New iPhone" [Image Source: iLab Factory]
To see more images including internal connectors, click
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Iphone5 design looks to have the defective power button
7/29/2012 3:25:51 PM
I will NOT be buying the Iphone5 since it looks to have the same defective power button design as the Iphone4's have.
Do a quick search for "power button stuck on Iphone 4" and you will see thousands of posts, youtube videos, and hundreds of thousands of views on apple.com's own forums about the power button getting stuck and zero help given from Apple in this matter.
Hope my post here saves people time and money, have a nice day everybody.
RE: Iphone5 design looks to have the defective power button
7/29/2012 4:45:46 PM
Holy crap! You weren't exaggerating. I got to page 30 and gave up looking at the unbelievable power button problems. I wonder if it outnumbers the enormous rate at which those cheap iPhone screens crack. Of course, it begs the question whether or not that crappy power button outlasts the battery which would cost a vital organ to fix.
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