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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: Reserving judgement...
By faster on 7/29/2012 9:45:13 PM , Rating: 2
I agree on all levels.

However, specifically related to the physical layout of the phone, Apple's basic design is sound. Re-designed is not always better. The basic button functionality of this product is part of what made it so successful. My non-tech-savy mother can handle an Iphone because it has so few buttons, and if she stumbles, she can ask anyone around her with any Iphone how to resolve her inquiry.

Ultimately, whether I buy the new Iphone or an Android will come down to specifications and functionality. There is already an Android phone with 19.78 hours talk time. The specification bar is high for Apple. However, I am used to my Iphone and it is easy to access all of its functionality. The future is open . . .

RE: Reserving judgement...
By Cheesew1z69 on 7/30/2012 8:19:26 AM , Rating: 1
The Droid Razr is rated up to 21 hours of talk time

RE: Reserving judgement...
By ritualm on 7/30/2012 9:09:12 AM , Rating: 2
I don't trust any of those "Up to XYZ hours (activity)" claims. There are so many things you can do to massage those numbers.

RE: Reserving judgement...
By nafhan on 7/30/2012 10:37:56 AM , Rating: 2
Agreed about trusting OEM numbers. In this case, reviews pretty much back that up, though. Anandtech got 20.8 hours of talk time, for instance.

RE: Reserving judgement...
By bennyg on 7/31/2012 9:44:39 AM , Rating: 2
Why does anyone feel sorry for a consumer who believes advertising?

If it's not a standardised test, I'm not interested in knowing the result. If someone drove a big ass nail through my schlong and tortured me on a rack I reckon it could stretch "up to 30 inches long".

Utterly meaningless.

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