More Claims of Taller Next-Generation iPhone Surface Alongside Video

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001
    [​IMG] noticed (Google translation) that a mobile phone repair shop has posted a new YouTube video showing what is claimed to be the LCD and digitizer for the next-generation iPhone, revealing a slightly taller form factor than that of the existing iPhone.

    The part looks similar, but not identical, to photos of the same part posted in early February. The earlier photos showed a reflective surface just above the earpiece slot, while the new video shows a lack of such a physical feature. Conversely, the new video shows a small hole to the left of the earpiece slot that is presumed to be for a forward-facing camera. That hole was absent in the earlier set of photos.

    As we've noted before, it is not unusual for Asian suppliers to offer parts for claimed future-generation iPhone and iPod products. While some appear to have been true leaks, many of the claims have turned out to be incorrect.

    Article Link: More Claims of Taller Next-Generation iPhone Surface Alongside Video
  2. aardwolf macrumors 6502

    May 30, 2007
    My 3Gs iPhone has the same hole to the left of the earpiece... It's for the proximity sensor.
  3. SkippyThorson macrumors 65816


    Jul 22, 2007
    Utica, NY
    Photoshopped. You can tell by the obvious shaky video and its resolution, along with the accompanying pixelation around such parts. :rolleyes:

    It had to be said.

    In all seriousness, I think it could happen, but this would break the trend of cases and most accessories that have been able to unintentionally cover 2 generations of the iPhone. Oh well. It's not like I own them.

    If what he has is also the glass front of the device, none of the iPhones have that actual hole penetrating all the way through, including the glass. However, if the glass is not there, then you are definitely correct. I can't quite tell though.
  4. saving107 macrumors 603


    Oct 14, 2007
    San Jose, Ca
    this video could have easily been 3:30 shorter.

    the iPhone 3G (3GS) was slightly wider than the original iPhone, so now the 4th gen iPhone will be slightly taller. exciting. My guess is that hole would be for a message indicator (like the blackberry phones), their have been too many rumor let downs of front facing cameras.
  5. ltcol266845 macrumors regular

    Aug 25, 2006
    Elgin, IL
    First off, that song makes me want to bash my head against a wall. And their camera person needs to learn about focus, exposure and white balance.

    Otherwise, I wonder if they can find out the resolution of the display they have in-hand. I don't think a slightly taller phone matters all that much, I think the resolution is a much more important question to answer. Personally, if its not a significant jump, I'm going for that Sprint HTC EVO 4G with WiMax and just picking up a next-gen iPod Touch. iPhone's hardware is getting very behind.
  6. definitive macrumors 68000


    Aug 4, 2008
    don't know if it's real or not, but it would be nice if apple would make at least some attempt to catch up to the current phone manufacturers in terms of hardware (especially a high res screen).
  7. kwyn macrumors regular

    Jan 9, 2009
    that Could Be One Of The Most Annoying Things I Ever Watched And/or Heard In My Life
  8. TalkAboutApple macrumors member

    Jun 6, 2008
    Seems like this is a good idea, but if fact I'd like to see the screen a little wider, even a few mm to get closer to the physical edge of the bezel.

    With all the iPad stuff I am craving info on the next is, after all, just a few months away from the 2-year contract expiration for us early 3G adopters.
  9. kolax macrumors G3

    Mar 20, 2007
    Forward camera would be nice. I'm not bothered by a slightly taller factor, slips into my pocket fine.

    Not a Daft Punk fan then?
  10. iansilv macrumors 65816

    Jun 2, 2007
    If this is an actual part produced by Apple, I could see them putting these things out there to flush out leaks, or more importantly testing potential manufacturers.
  11. SFStateStudent macrumors 604


    Aug 28, 2007
    San Francisco California, USA
    Pretty cheezy wrapping with bubble wrap and garage-cut cardboard. Looks like it got smuggled outta' Russia...:eek::eek::eek: I'm sayin' FAKE!!!
  12. swarmster macrumors 6502a


    Jun 1, 2004
    A high res screen? Like on the Nexus One?

    I hope not!
  13. dezeeb macrumors newbie


    Apr 22, 2008
    Manchester, UK
    Seems like the reflection of the display is a lot darker to me.. OLED? The 3G screen definitely has a greyish colour that isn't there on the 4G.
  14. nagromme macrumors G5


    May 2, 2002
    There are many iPhone clones out there.

    Probability of an iPhone clone part showing up unauthorized > Probability of a real future iPhone part

    But if it’s real, I’d gladly accept a little extra height for a webcam.
  15. Friscohoya macrumors 6502a


    Jun 16, 2009
    I swapped out my early 3G iphone last summer. Anyhow, the front facing camera makes smore sense in th eipad than in the phone though I would not be mad at an implenmantation in either area.

    I till think that a folding OLED screen could give one a small form factor with a large screen which is what I would guess we are all after. Technology is quite there yet though.
  16. BWhaler macrumors 68020


    Jan 8, 2003
    #16's a 4 minute ad for whatever company had their logo their

    Rumor sites need to be smarter. (and yes, Best Buy with their "employee" leaks does this too.)
  17. sanPietro98 macrumors 6502a


    May 30, 2008
    Now that I (will) have an iPad, I want a smaller iPhone not a taller one!
  18. CrackedButter macrumors 68040


    Jan 15, 2003
    51st State of America
    I thought it was obvious the mute button had to be used within the first 5 seconds upon watching this video. Then I skipped ahead until I realised I wasted another 5 seconds.
  19. GeekLawyer macrumors 68020


    Jun 2, 2007
    The post is coming from inside the house!
    The Wall Street Journal has this breaking news on their web page right now:

    Apple is developing a new iPhone to debut this summer and also appears to be working on another model for U.S. mobile phone operator Verizon Wireless.
  20. womble2k2 macrumors regular

    Apr 1, 2009
    What a total waste of Internet bandwidth, not to mention the time of all MacRumors readers.

    The part shown is definitely one for a fake iPhone, and not an Apple iPhone.

    I cannot believe people keep on falling for this!

  21. PAC2007 macrumors member

    Mar 6, 2007
  22. SuX0rz macrumors member

    Mar 10, 2010
    I really hope that the next iPhone is going to be a little more revolutionary than that. They have a lot of ground to make up after the unveiling of the HTC EVO 4G.
  23. rwd hero macrumors 6502

    Aug 6, 2008
    Baltimore, Maryland
    Anyone else notice something taken from the package at 0:24?[​IMG]

    EDIT: yes i had to google how to take a screenshot LoL.
  24. nim23 macrumors newbie

    Dec 21, 2009
    Fakes really annoy me...

    The time and effort gone into making the screen must have been painstaking, no?!

    Look around 2:40-50, the button hole is obviously bigger, why on earth would apple change that? surely the iPad has the same as the current iPhone so why change it on the new screen?

    Silly boys...
  25. andrew0122 macrumors regular

    Nov 18, 2007
    Springfieldvilletownvilleton, Missouri
    Its just a slip of paper from the other piece of the cardboard in with the packaging.

    Best seen here:

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