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Next Generation iPhone Bezel Revealed?

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iPhone Ticker first reported on new "Apple iPhone 3Gen 2009" parts listed for sale at parts supplier ChinaOnTrade.

It can be hard to tell exactly what has changed from just the single part, but iLounge breaks down the changes that they see:
Notably, the bezels appear to show a repositioned and redesigned ear speaker, now significantly higher above the display than the present speaker, and ringed with metal, a change that may make room for additional front-mounted sensor or camera hardware. Also changed is the bezel’s color, which has shifted from the prior silver in all iPhone and iPhone 3G models to a nearly black metallic color reminiscent of the backs of later fifth-generation iPod U2 Special Edition models.
The lack of a silver rim could indicate some minor changes to the appearance of the next generation iPhone, though the legitimacy of the parts remain up for debate.

Article Link: Next Generation iPhone Bezel Revealed?
 

Mr. Giver '94

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Good...if it's true.

The chrome bezel is just another thing that gets scratched up even if your phone is in a case.
 
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MarkSTi04

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IF this is true and the bezel is going to be a darker color, that just might push me over the edge to get the new iPhone when it is released.

I would however like to know what the hardware on the inside is going to be. If its gonna be improved like the rumors we hear, I will buy it just for those reasons alone. I hope that the back case colors will be confirmed soon. I like the black thats on my 16Gig now. It seems to be more durable than the white ones.
 
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In light of this new evidence, I took another look at the icons for the 2,1 iPhone discovered in the beta SDK, but the ear-piece does not appear to be any higher, nor does the rim appear to be black. It's still the same silver.

That doesn't prove this wrong, it just doesn't corroborate it.
 
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xmax21

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what i want to know is if the new iphone that's going to come out going to have the same dimension as the current one today!! I'm in need of a cover but don't know if i should wait or not?
 
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dissdnt

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Bigger screen?

It looks like there is now more space since the speaker is higher up.

Could be.. that would be cool. The Gizmodo article had pictures of the next gen lcd too. So maybe OLED won't be happening :(
 
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anubis

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I browsed their web site a bit. Looks legit. They also have "iPhone 3rd generation (2009) LCD Screen" listed... non-OLED screen
 
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