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Next Generation iPhone Leaked

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A real iPhone prototype was leaked when an Apple engineer named Gray Powell lost it in a German ales in Redwood City. It was even camouflaged to look like an iPhone 3GS.  Seeing the pictures, Apple changed a lot in its design. Gizomodo was the one who got the phone and disassembled it. 

This is what Gizmodo found out about the leaked iPhone:

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 960x640 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 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

More detailed information and images on the next iPhone at Gizmodo.com. If you want to know about how the next generation iPhone was lost by Gray Powell, you can read the article here.

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