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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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By JasonMick (blog) on 7/31/2012 2:54:16 PM , Rating: 2
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Except that one doesn't have to pull the battery out every other day.
Huh?

Do you come from an alternate universe or something? Because in ours Android phones are now regularly beating the iPhone in battery life...

http://images.anandtech.com/graphs/graph5868/48206...
http://images.anandtech.com/graphs/graph5868/48205...

Apple only manages a lead in 3G web browsing:
http://images.anandtech.com/graphs/graph5868/48204...

"But wait!" you cry, "The droids have huge batteries!"

Well that's certainly true with the Droid Razr MAXX, but look at the Droid 4 beating the iPhone in Wi-Fi browsing battery life with only a 6.7 watt-hour battery which isn't much larger than the iPhone's battery.

In other words the iPhone may still be near the front of the pack battery-wise, but there are today better things in the Android world, by most metrics.


"There's no chance that the iPhone is going to get any significant market share. No chance." -- Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer














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