Gizmodo somehow managed to get their hands on to the rumored iPhone 4G prototype that Engadget was also reporting about and now it looks like the real deal. According to Gizmodo, the iPhone 4G/HD was found “lost” in a Redwood City, Calif. bar. Gizmodo has published its findings, along with numerous pictures, videos and even disassembled the iPhone HD/4G.
We can’t say for sure that the device found is the iPhone 4G but looking at pictures published by MacRumors and then proving them as legit by sharing a legitimate photo of iPad prototype where you can see the same phone resting aside plus John Gruber of Daring Fireball, an Apple critic, also confirms it as iPhone 4G/HD, the likely hood of this device to be the next gen iPhone is very high.
The phone is not booting up so we need to wait for the Steve to appear on the WWDC stage with a device that Gizmodo has already reviewed to know more about it. For now, here’s what Gimodo has found out:
- 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
Here’s a video of the so called iPhone 4G/HD:
You can check the complete iPhone HD pictures gallery at Gizmodo.
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