I’m sure most of you have already heard the news of the lost next gen iphone 4.0. Well Gizmodo got their hands on it, took it apart and have posted up what goodness we can expect from the new iphone
There are some things that I had thought back in March (last year) we might see on the new iphone. Well, here are a year later and low and behold, we are getting lots of what we hoped for. Now the interesting thing is HOW we know this. Seems someone given the task to take the new phone out into the wild and test LOST IT in a bar! Hmm.. I wonder if that person is working for Apple anymore? But I digress..
This ‘found’ phone was disguised to look like a normal 3G with rounded case. However, this was a special case with extra holes and a course a bit larger to hid the fact that the iphone4 does not have rounded edges. When it was found, it was still active so it has 4.0 running on it, but Apple killed the phone before they had enough time to see what was really different.
The big changes in my opinion is the camera on the front. Which you KNOW means we will have video conference and we also know the first feature they hype when the first commercial comes out. Next is FLASH… No, the THAT flash, but flash for the camera. Finally. From what Gizmoto says, the screen is of MUCH higher resolution. Can we say HD’ish support? Although, I always thought the resolution was good enough. I will be excited to see this new high def version. Finally, a much larger batter. 16% larger? Why? Hmm.. perhaps to power a dual core CPU?
So from the good people at Gixmodo, lets have the list of what we know and a Video! For more screenshots, check out the original post linked at the top of this post.
• 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 960×640 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
• The back is entirely flat, made of either glass (more likely) or ceramic 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
I could not embed the link directly to Gizmodo, so here is SoldierKnowsBest take on it.