Steve Jobs Is Piiiiiiissed: New iPhone Leaked

April 19, 2010


These are pictures of Apple's new iPhone. They're real too -- apparently a drunk Apple employee left the thing at a bar in Redwood City. Their body hasn't been recovered. Steve did it! Anyway, Gizmodo managed to get a hold of the thing and disassemble it, these are the big finds:

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

There you have it, the iPhone 4G. I've got to admit: I'm actually kind of excited about it. Sure the shape's gonna make it a little less comfortable to stash in your butt, but if you can already get an iPad up there you shouldn't have any trouble. My only real concern is whether or not they've worked out all the bugs from the 3GS. Namely the one that dials my exgirlfriends and cries uncontrollably.

Hit it for a couple more shots, a video and links to in-depther reviews of the thing.


This Is Apple's Next iPhone [gizmodo]
iPhone 4G: proof [engadget]

Thanks to Miguel, Erica, my tv tells me what to do, Jacob, Dirk Biggler than Diggler, retroprofile and Julian who already have iPhone 5G's because they're from the future and know how you're going to die.

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