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New iPhone leaked

QuestionMarkManQuestionMarkMan Registered User regular
edited June 2010 in Singularity Engine++
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While Apple may tinker with the final packaging and design of the final phone, it's clear that the features in this lost-and-found next-generation iPhone are drastically new and drastically different from what came before. Here's the detailed list of our findings:
What's new

• 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 960x460 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
What's changed

• The back is entirely flat, made of either glass (more likely) or shiny plastic in order for the cell signal to poke through. Tapping on the back makes a more hollow and higher pitched sound compared to tapping on the glass on the front/screen, but that could just be the orientation of components inside making for a different sound
• An aluminum border going completely around the outside
• Slightly smaller screen than the 3GS (but seemingly higher resolution)
• Everything is more squared off
• 3 grams heavier
• 16% Larger battery
• Internals components are shrunken, miniaturized and reduced to make room for the larger battery

Why we think it's definitely real

We're as skeptical—if not more—than all of you. We get false tips all the time. But after playing with it for about a week—the overall quality feels exactly like a finished final Apple phone—and disassembling this unit, there is so much evidence stacked in its favor, that there's very little possibility that it's a fake. In fact, the possibility is almost none. Imagine someone having to use Apple components to design a functioning phone, from scratch, and then disseminating it to people around the world. Pretty much impossible. Here are the reasons, one by one.

It has been reported lost
Apple-connected John Gruber—from Daring Fireball—says that Apple has indeed lost a prototype iPhone and they want it back:
So I called around, and I now believe this is an actual unit from Apple — a unit Apple is very interested in getting back.

Obviously someone found it, and here it is.

The screen
While we couldn't get it past the connect to iTunes screen for the reasons listed earlier, the USB cable on that screen was so high quality that it was impossible to discern individual pixels. We can't tell you the exact resolution of this next-generation iPhone, but it's much higher than the current iPhone 3GS.

The operating system
According to the person who found it, this iPhone was running iPhone OS 4.0 before the iPhone 4.0 announcement. The person was able to play with it and see the iPhone 4.0 features. Then, Apple remotely killed the phone before we got access to it. We were unable to restore because each firmware is device specific—3GS firmware only loads on 3GS devices—and the there are no firmwares available for this unreleased phone. Which is another clue to its authenticity.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nxbHCR-W8zc&feature=player_embedded

via Giz

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  • RobchamRobcham Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    hot damn

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  • WeaverWeaver Hail CascadiaRegistered User regular
    edited April 2010
    there's an apple thread

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  • Big Red TieBig Red Tie don't worry, you're cool! The Daytime DiscoRegistered User regular
    edited April 2010
    i was reading in the technology forum that this is fake
    or something

    i think

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    Beasteh wrote: »
    *おなら*
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  • WeaverWeaver Hail CascadiaRegistered User regular
    edited April 2010
  • Peter EbelPeter Ebel DenmarkRegistered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Leaked from the outer dark. This device is born form the House of Satan.

    Fuck off and die.
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  • AbracadanielAbracadaniel Certified BrimperRegistered User regular
    edited April 2010
    I'll leak on your Apple

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  • AlpineAlpine Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Psh

    AT&T won't allow video calling til November 2011

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  • The Black HunterThe Black Hunter Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    I will maybe get this phone


    it is attractive to me

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  • lostwordslostwords Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Can it make me smugger? More smug? Whatevs

    posted from my iPhone

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  • KalTorakKalTorak Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Ugh, if it's real I hope they change the case. Those silver buttons look pretty crap compared to the stuff Apple usually puts out.

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  • JohnnyCacheJohnnyCache Starting Defense Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    the new 4g will have 90% of nexus one functionality instead of 60%

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  • AlpineAlpine Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Jokes aside, I don't like it, not just because I've had my 3GS for less than a year

    Too bricky

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  • AbracadanielAbracadaniel Certified BrimperRegistered User regular
    edited April 2010
    the new 4g will have 90% of nexus one functionality instead of 60%

    elaborate

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  • Sara LynnSara Lynn Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Posting from my iPhone.

    I dunno if I like the boxy look over the slippery rounded one.

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  • The Far SideThe Far Side __BANNED USERS regular
    edited April 2010
    the new 4g will have 90% of nexus one functionality instead of 60%
    android users are seriously the linux users of the smart phone world


    this post proves its true.

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  • KalTorakKalTorak Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Sara Lynn wrote: »
    Posting from my iPhone.

    I dunno if I like the boxy look over the slippery rounded one.

    If they're goign the boxy route I'd rather they used the unibody approach (though they'd need a plastic strip for signal).

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  • FirmSkaterFirmSkater Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    I still have a regular-ass phone. Like it flips open I can call people or send them a text message. It doesn't have a keyboard or anything.

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  • AbracadanielAbracadaniel Certified BrimperRegistered User regular
    edited April 2010
    the new 4g will have 90% of nexus one functionality instead of 60%
    android users are seriously the linux users of the smart phone world


    this post proves its true.

    teefs

    Android is linux

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  • The Far SideThe Far Side __BANNED USERS regular
    edited April 2010
    smart phones really do own, firmskater

    look into getting one (i recommend the iPhone because it owns.)
    Smart Hero wrote: »
    the new 4g will have 90% of nexus one functionality instead of 60%
    android users are seriously the linux users of the smart phone world


    this post proves its true.

    teefs

    Android is linux

    layers upon LAYERS

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  • KalTorakKalTorak Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    FirmSkater wrote: »
    I still have a regular-ass phone. Like it flips open I can call people or send them a text message. It doesn't have a keyboard or anything.

    For most of my childhood, my dad considered cordless phones to be an elitist extravagance.

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  • JohnnyCacheJohnnyCache Starting Defense Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    the new 4g will have 90% of nexus one functionality instead of 60%
    android users are seriously the linux users of the smart phone world


    this post proves its true.

    teefs, come on. Linux is a fiddly thing for nerds. Android phones just... have better hardware and do more stuff and don't cost as much.

    let it go, man. Let it go.

    this is 2010, man, bizzaro future. Now we like microsoft and fear apple. Step out of '95, man.

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  • LanglyLangly Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    I have an android phone but only because I don't like virtual keyboards. If they made an iphone with a slidey keyboard i would snatch it up.

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  • The Far SideThe Far Side __BANNED USERS regular
    edited April 2010
    the new 4g will have 90% of nexus one functionality instead of 60%
    android users are seriously the linux users of the smart phone world


    this post proves its true.

    teefs, come on. Linux is a fiddly thing for nerds. Android phones just... have better hardware and do more stuff and don't cost as much.

    let it go, man. Let it go.

    this is 2010, man, bizzaro future. Now we like microsoft and fear apple. Step out of '95, man.

    sorry the iphone rocks and is better than your dinky google phone.

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  • FirmSkaterFirmSkater Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Langly wrote: »
    I have an android phone but only because I don't like virtual keyboards. If they made an iphone with a slidey keyboard i would snatch it up.

    If I were to get a smart phone I would get an Android for exactly this reason.

    Unfortunately I can't afford a new phone or a data plan so I'm just going to keep using my regular-ass phone.

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  • JohnnyCacheJohnnyCache Starting Defense Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    the new 4g will have 90% of nexus one functionality instead of 60%
    android users are seriously the linux users of the smart phone world


    this post proves its true.

    teefs, come on. Linux is a fiddly thing for nerds. Android phones just... have better hardware and do more stuff and don't cost as much.

    let it go, man. Let it go.

    this is 2010, man, bizzaro future. Now we like microsoft and fear apple. Step out of '95, man.

    sorry the iphone rocks and is better than your dinky google phone.

    I have a droid

    It is cool because it does every thing an iphone does

    plus you can throw it at bears

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  • Viscount IslandsViscount Islands [INSERT SoKo HERE] Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Criticizing the iPhone makes you a loser cause Apple is so hip.

    I want to do with you
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  • AbracadanielAbracadaniel Certified BrimperRegistered User regular
    edited April 2010
    the new 4g will have 90% of nexus one functionality instead of 60%
    android users are seriously the linux users of the smart phone world


    this post proves its true.

    teefs, come on. Linux is a fiddly thing for nerds. Android phones just... have better hardware and do more stuff and don't cost as much.

    let it go, man. Let it go.

    this is 2010, man, bizzaro future. Now we like microsoft and fear apple. Step out of '95, man.

    this post

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  • crwthcrwth IDIOT NEWS Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    i've had my iphone for almost a year and i am still terrible at texting with it

    oh well!

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  • The Far SideThe Far Side __BANNED USERS regular
    edited April 2010
    Smart Hero wrote: »
    this post

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  • LanglyLangly Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Can iphones use google voice? Because it is pretty cool making all calls fo free.

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  • AbracadanielAbracadaniel Certified BrimperRegistered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Although I am super happy that Android has become more common and actively developed. Competition is a good thing for the smartphone market.

    t Langly: there isn't an official app since Google and Apple broke up, there's a decent jailbreak one and the mobile interface is pretty decent. I wish Google had been allowed to release theirs. It's just sour grapes b/t'em.

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  • lostwordslostwords Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    The iPhone autocompletion/correction thing kinda irks me once in a while. I just wanna type hell without it trying to correct the word as he'll. And other assorted irritating words. Plus my fingers feel too fat sometimes

    those ads with the phone typing stuff by sliding it all around the keyboard without lifting your finger looks intriguing.

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  • Centipede DamascusCentipede Damascus Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    man, everyone has an iphone

    I use this other smartphone, it's pretty obscure

    you probably haven't heard of it

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  • KalTorakKalTorak Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    man, everyone has an iphone

    I use this other smartphone, it's pretty obscure

    you probably haven't heard of it

    is it European?

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  • The Far SideThe Far Side __BANNED USERS regular
    edited April 2010
    lostwords wrote: »
    The iPhone autocompletion/correction thing kinda irks me once in a while. I just wanna type hell without it trying to correct the word as he'll. And other assorted irritating words. Plus my fingers feel too fat sometimes

    those ads with the phone typing stuff by sliding it all around the keyboard without lifting your finger looks intriguing.

    mine autocompletes 'brodysseus' and 'fucklord' so i am pretty happy w/ it

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  • DelzhandDelzhand Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    FirmSkater wrote: »
    I still have a regular-ass phone. Like it flips open I can call people or send them a text message. It doesn't have a keyboard or anything.

    Hi5
    KalTorak wrote: »
    man, everyone has an iphone

    I use this other smartphone, it's pretty obscure

    you probably haven't heard of it

    is it European?

    Whatever. I had the phone you have back when only two other people had it. It's gotten way too mainstream, the manufacturer really sold out.

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  • KalTorakKalTorak Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Delzhand wrote: »
    FirmSkater wrote: »
    I still have a regular-ass phone. Like it flips open I can call people or send them a text message. It doesn't have a keyboard or anything.

    Hi5

    Me too - mine barely has a color screen, and there's a lens on the back but I sure wouldn't call it a camera.

    I'm jumping in the smartphone pool this summer though.

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  • Centipede DamascusCentipede Damascus Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    FirmSkater wrote: »
    I still have a regular-ass phone. Like it flips open I can call people or send them a text message. It doesn't have a keyboard or anything.

    okay grandpa

    did you forget how to change the channel to Fox News again? do I need to help you?

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  • crwthcrwth IDIOT NEWS Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Delzhand wrote: »
    FirmSkater wrote: »
    I still have a regular-ass phone. Like it flips open I can call people or send them a text message. It doesn't have a keyboard or anything.

    Hi5

    jitterbug:whistle:

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  • Blake TBlake T Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    I am getting pretty frustrated with Apple and their limitations on their iPhone.

    Considering pretty strongly jumping ship.

    Unless the iPhone 4 is like super-jailbreakable.

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