Breaking News – This is Apple’s New iPhone: Front Facing Camera, Larger Battery, Improved Display, Camera Flash, Micro-SIM And More
Gizmodo has just announced breaking news that they’ve got their hands on Apple’s next generation iPhone, which was found in on the floor of a San Jose bar inside of an iPhone 3G case.
They have also disassembled it to confirm that it is definitely real. John Gruber who had called some of his sources in Apple had also found out that the device is an actual unit from Apple and apparently Apple is very interested in getting it back.
Here are the new features in Apple’s new iPhone or iPhone HD:
- Front-facing video chat camera
- Improved regular back-camera (the lens is quite noticeably larger than the iPhone 3GS)
- Camera flash
- Micro-SIM instead of standard SIM (like the iPad)
- Improved display. It's unclear if it's the 960×460 display thrown around before — it certainly looks like it, with the "Connect to iTunes" screen displaying much higher resolution than on a 3GS.
- What looks to be a secondary mic for noise cancellation, at the top, next to the headphone jack
- Split buttons for volume
- Power, mute, and volume buttons are all metallic
Gizmodo has also observed that the new iPhone has a glass or shiny plastic back, 16% larger battery so hopefully improved battery life, and a slightly smaller but apparently higher resolution screen as mentioned earlier.
According to the person who found the device, it was running iPhone OS 4.0 but apparently Apple remotely killed the phone before Gizmodo could get access to it so unfortunately they couldn’t play with it.
Here are some of the photos of the device below:
If you’re not convinced with the photos then you can checkout the video of the device:
This is a coup by Gizmodo, this is the first time someone has got their hands on a prototype of Apple's next generation hardware as far as we're aware.
We will keep you posted on this developing story and update this post with more details.
We can’t wait to get our hands on Apple’s new iPhone. Let us know your thoughts about the new features in Apple’s next iPhone.
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