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Nowhereelse.fr 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
 

aardwolf

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

SkippyThorson

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Jul 22, 2007
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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.

My 3Gs iPhone has the same hole to the left of the earpiece... It's for the proximity sensor.

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.
 

saving107

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Oct 14, 2007
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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.
 

ltcol266845

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Aug 25, 2006
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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.
 

definitive

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Aug 4, 2008
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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).
 

kwyn

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

TalkAboutApple

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Jun 6, 2008
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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 iPhone...it is, after all, just a few months away from the 2-year contract expiration for us early 3G adopters.
 

kolax

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

that Could Be One Of The Most Annoying Things I Ever Watched And/or Heard In My Life

Not a Daft Punk fan then?
 

iansilv

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Jun 2, 2007
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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.
 

dezeeb

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Apr 22, 2008
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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.
 

nagromme

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May 2, 2002
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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.
 

Friscohoya

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Jun 16, 2009
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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 iPhone...it is, after all, just a few months away from the 2-year contract expiration for us early 3G adopters.

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.
 

BWhaler

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Jan 8, 2003
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uh...it'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.)
 

womble2k2

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Apr 1, 2009
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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!

Phil
 

SuX0rz

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Mar 10, 2010
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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.
 

rwd hero

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Aug 6, 2008
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Anyone else notice something taken from the package at 0:24?
Screenshot2010-03-29at55523PM.png


EDIT: yes i had to google how to take a screenshot LoL.
 

nim23

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Dec 21, 2009
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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...
 
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