Next Generation iPhone Case and Internals Caught on Video? [Update]

Posted January 5, 2011 at 3:12pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 28023 views

GlobalDirectParts has posted an almost six minute long video showcasing what they believe to be parts from the iPhone 5, according to BGR.

We have carefully examined and scrutinized these components and have confirmed 100% that these are born from an Apple iPhone not yet released. Could it be parts for the CDMA Apple iPhone 5 for Verizon Wireless or simply a reworked Next Generation Apple iPhone 5 or Apple iPhone 4 for AT&T that will be released ahead of Apple's Traditional June Launch? Perhaps these parts belong to an Apple iPhone 4 CDMA Version that will be released on Verizon Wireless Only? One thing is for certain, these parts are new and internals for a yet unreleased Apple iPhone Handset, brought to market first by GlobalDirectParts.com!

Interestingly, it seems as though Apple has moved the positioning of the antennas that make up the metal frame around the device. Also, a new internal metal band extends across the device. The band runs just above the home button starting from near the 'spot' that bridges the two antennas at the bottom left of the iPhone. It's thought that these changes will prevent the antenna issues that plagued the iPhone 4.

The site says it will release more details next week.

Update:
Apple has filed a copyright claim with YouTube and the video has been removed. This may indicate that it is legitimate.

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ARon145 - January 6, 2011 at 12:39am
I think they just removed this video off YouTube, you know what that means?.. It could be a real prototype
KOBRA1 - January 5, 2011 at 7:23pm
I believe it is really the real deal iphone parts. it most likely design for the cdma iphone.
tim - January 5, 2011 at 5:19pm
yes guys, this guy sounds Chinese... lol looks more like an iPhone 4 prototype... don\'t think knockoffs are done so well (eg, the interior) Also, all knockoffs I know of still uses the old style dedicated antenna, not the frame style you see in this vid.
tim - January 5, 2011 at 5:23pm
oh, and also... knock offs dont use apple\'s port for connection, normally a micro-usb. ALSO... 95% of them have SD expansion. Also, 80% of them dont use capacitive touch screens... All of this I noticed while being sleep deprived for 48+ hours. So sure, lets prove we\'re dumb by blaming the Chinese... that\'ll help us! :)
iPhoneBlogr - January 5, 2011 at 5:35pm
Who said the guy in the video was chinese? We\'re saying that the casing could be a chinese knockoff, and have you seen the newer knockoffs? i.e. SoPhone? The casings look nearly identical to the casings manufactured in FoxxCon. Also who is \"blaming\" anything on anyone? We are simply speculating what the case could be.
iPhoneBlogr - January 5, 2011 at 5:15pm
Definitely not the iPhone5, these guys clearly don\'t know what they\'re talking about..... likely either just a newer model iPhone4 or a Chinese knockoff as someone else already pointed out.
boner - January 5, 2011 at 3:55pm
I was kinda hoping they\'d change the design.. i don\'t really like the i4 much but I think for the i5 it would be time to upgrade for me.
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