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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 Gizmodo. 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 Porsche 911).
 
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 here.

Sources: 9to5 Mac, iLab Factory



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RE: Don't Fix What Isn't Broken
By KPOM1 on 7/29/2012 4:04:15 PM , Rating: 2
They said the same about the 4S, and it sold 38 million the first quarter and 35 million the next. Sales are down this quarter because it's up against the Galaxy S3. Samsung fans were equally ho-hum about the S3 since it didn't look much different from the Galaxy Nexus.

Don't go by what fanatics say. After 5 years, the general public has an expectation of what an iPhone "should" look like. The new one will sport LTE, so sales at Verizon should go back up. If it adds NFC there's little if anything that an S3 would do that the new iPhone won't. The important thing is if it gets TD-SCDMA support, so that China Mobile can start selling it. Apple is well established in the US and UK. They need to step it up a bit in China.


RE: Don't Fix What Isn't Broken
By Cheesew1z69 on 7/29/2012 5:10:24 PM , Rating: 4
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If it adds NFC there's little if anything that an S3 would do that the new iPhone won't.
Except it's already been done, and Apple will sue everyone for it.


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