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Gizmodo reveals upcoming iPhone model

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 19 Apr 2010 14:29 User comments (14)

Gizmodo reveals upcoming iPhone model Gizmodo has broken what promises to be the most popular story of the next few weeks today, revealing what they believe to be a prototype of Apple's upcoming "iPhone HD," the fourth generation model of the extremely popular smartphone.
The report says the phone was found on the floor in a bar in Redwood City, with a case that camouflaged it to look like a current generation iPhone 3GS.

The hardware, as well as the form factor is very different than the last three models of the phone, and I will post a few of the pictures of the hardware after the article.

New to the "iPhone HD," are a front-facing camera for video conferencing, a better standard camera (including larger lens and flash), a Micro-SIM slot (just like the iPad), 960x640 resolution, a second mic, metallic exterior (not plastic) and split side buttons for volume.

The form factor is very different as well. The back is flat and not rounded, slightly smaller screen, a more "square" design all around with less wasted space, a larger battery, and smaller internal components.

Now, there is of course the possibility of the phone being fake, but as Giz points out, the phone is built completely with Apple components, and Daring Fireball's John Gruber, who has connections high up in Apple has reported that phone has been reported lost internally by the company.

The phone will not get past the "Connect to iTunes" screen because Apple remotely killed the phone, but word is the device was running OS 4.0. When connected, iTunes and the Mac OS X System Profiler report the device as an "iPhone." Finally, why else would the phone have a Micro-SIM slot? Apple is the only company to use it, and no other company has announced plans to use it.


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14 user comments

119.4.2010 14:45

i think it can look better than this

219.4.2010 14:58

Now I know we will get the usual flood of "Apple sucks" comments and I am by no means a fan of the company, (I think they rip off the consumer to no end and force continued upgrades for lackluster products) but if anyone waited, this will be THE iPhone to get, leaps beyond the past models, and probably the only model to actually be worth the price tag.

319.4.2010 16:28

My HTC Touch/Vogue kicks this phone's ass :P

I hate the iPhone because its just as locked down as their computers. HTC is backed my a great open sourced community that's always cookin' up all kinds of stuff. My HTC is like 3 years old but it's like brand new now that I've just switched from WinMo 6.5+ to Android... Can't do that on an iPhone...


419.4.2010 16:35
ukhn99
Unverified new user

I thought I read on TIPB.com that this was a fake. It was just a Chinese iPhone knockoff.

519.4.2010 19:30

Looks nicer than past iPhone's , but still looks the same. When Job's said "A+ update" you'd expect it too look a lot nicer/sleeker than the other ones.

Wasn't expecting much, but was slightly disappointed, which is a usual with Apple products. Was hoping this phone would make me stop hating the iPhone. Maybe it's just a fake, we'll see.

619.4.2010 20:03

I like it. This could be it or the furthest from the truth.
Looks higher quality, more refine and sleeker than the previous design. Metallic rim and ceramic back is better than cheap plastic. More high class looking !

http://cache.gawkerassets.com/assets/images/4/2010/04/comp1.jpg
http://www.blogcdn.com/www.engadget.com/...0iphoneback.jpg
http://www.floptech.com/images/vanillaiphone.jpg

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719.4.2010 22:28

Leave it to some field tester to get drunk at a bar and forget his (unreleased) iPhone 4g. It was camo’d to look like an iPhone 3Gs, but someone knew better… click here to check out its features, what’s new and what has changed… SPAM REMOVED

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819.4.2010 23:17

Maybe if they put Android on it, it might be good, oh wait, this thing still has no keyboard! And it is just now getting a flash? I had no idea that the iPhone had no flash (other than the lack of Adobe Flash)...I'll have to use that to rip on my iPhone owning friends.

920.4.2010 11:43

if i were to buy another iphone this would be it. then i remember the backwards UI and closed system and am glad i have a palm pre

1020.4.2010 20:15

Want yes? Iphone user since the first. And that doesn't mean I'm a fanboy. It's the only apple product I have. I'm excited for a front facing camera and a flash camera.

1121.4.2010 13:42

i love people who hate the iphone. i was one of you then i actually got one and im sorry but nothing compares to it. ive never had a problem typing without a keyboard and i never had the need to jail break it. only thing jail breaking would let me do in put custom txt ring tones.

1222.4.2010 11:50
sixbelow
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Quote:
i love people who hate the iphone. i was one of you then i actually got one and im sorry but nothing compares to it. ive never had a problem typing without a keyboard and i never had the need to jail break it. only thing jail breaking would let me do in put custom txt ring tones.

I agree with you here, at least on the matter of people hating the iPhone just for being an Apple product. I feel it is a GOOD phone as-is, and I do own one and am using it now to write this post, but the iPhone is MUCH BETTER if not GREAT when it is jail broken. Now I can multi-task with ease, play PS1 games along with old school Snes and genesis games, and I can even turn it into a wifi hotspot - just like Androids are. IMO the iPhones build quality and touch screen are leaps and bounds ahead of HTC and google branded phones. Overall though the iPhone as-is definetly leaves you wanting more, especially now with these new androids out. I welcome a new 4th gen iPhone, but flash player would be a deal breaker for me. Why the hell can't apple just get along with adobe and get it on their iPhone! Apple is losing market share as we speak because of this flaw... does Mr. Jobs seem to care? nope he has his own agenda, I am guessing it has something to do with his ' No pron on the iPhone' comment he made. he would rather have us buy androids with flash player and pron apps galore than have anyone use an iPhone for whatever they choose to.

that's just my 2 cents and I assure you- I am not and will not ever be an 'Apple fanboy'

1322.4.2010 12:42

Thanks God I never when to the same church with you guys.....

All is missing here is just let Gray Powell introduce the "New iPhone 4G" at the Press event wearing a Black Turtle Neck thing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GAySXU6OuCw

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1422.4.2010 15:19

As iPhones go this looks much better than what they have done previously. As usual they are still behind the Curve, no pun intended. At least this model looks like you can drop it without distroying your phone. Job's is still managing his cult well I see we have a couple of buyers in the tread, although a little knowledge and more experience would fix that of course.

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