4th Generation iPhone Leaked

Someone recently found what they thought was an iPhone 3Gs in a bar, but it turns out that it was an iPhone Prototype concealed in an iPhone 3GS case… and that prototype made it’s way to Gizmodo who put it through all sorts of tests to find out if it was actually legit…. AND IT IS! (meaning it is a prototype, it could differ from a final version of course)

The picture above is only one of many pictures you can find over at Gizmodo. I don’t want to steal their thunder (not that this site gets a ton of hits as it is) but this is a huge deal, so head on over there and crash their servers, but for those curious about what’s new, here’s a rundown.

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 960×460 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

source: Gizmodo