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This is the new iPhone – Gizmodo

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Gizmodo is sensationally claiming that this is the new iPhone (4th gen). The handset was found at a bar in Redwood City. Initially it was thought this was a Chinese fake, but now Gizmodo thinks it is the real deal. From initial look the change and design is a bold move from Apple and it’s significantly different than previous models. Could this be a move by Apple to let those older gen owners know they’re lagging behind and should get this newer, cooler model. We will find out around June, but until then, just amuse yourself with the images and details from Gizmodo:


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 960×460 display thrown around beforeā€”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

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