iPhone 4G / HD Gets Reviewed – Pictures and Videos

It now seems like the new iPhone which Engadget got hold of from a bar in San Jose, California was indeed the real deal. Another gadget blog Gizmodo has now got their hands on the handset which they are said to have found from a bar in Redwood City. While we cant say for sure that this is the final design that Apple has zeroed upon, but the likelihood of this being the next-iPhone seems very high now as also confirmed by Apple critic John Gruber of Daring Fireball.

iPhone 4G and iPhone 3GS (1) iPhone 3GS on the left, the rumored iPhone 4G/HD on right.

So I called around, and I now believe this is an actual unit from Apple — a unit Apple is very interested in getting back. I am not certain that this looks like the actual production unit Apple in tends to ship to consumers.

iPhone 4G and iPhone 3GS The rumored iPhone 4G/HD on left, iPhone 3GS on the right.

And without any further delay, the findings of Gizmodo are as follows.

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 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 is a short video of it in action.

You can read all the details about it on the source link given below: including lots of images, videos, and more proof of this being the real deal.

The next-generation iPhone, along with iPhone OS 4 are expected to be unveiled this summer, probably on June 22 at the annual WWDC conference. A CDMA version of iPhone on Verizon is also expected to be announced at the same event. [via Gizmodo]

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