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Gizmodo Acquires, Disassembles iPhone 4G Prototype [Video]

Gizmodo Acquires, Disassembles iPhone 4G Prototype [Video]

Posted April 19, 2010 at 11:29am by iClarified
Gizmodo has acquired the much discussed iPhone 4G prototype and after disassembling and videoing the device they've declared it the real thing!

Their observations 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 960x460 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 ceramic 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

Gizmodo also states the reasons they believe this is the real deal...
● It has been reported lost
● The screen
● The operating system
● It is recognized as an iPhone
● It uses micro-sim
● The camouflage case
● The fact that it's in the wild right now
● The guts, the definitive proof

Take a look at more video of the device and a detailed analysis at the link below...

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mateen - April 19, 2010 at 4:35pm
So let me guess this straight. You have an iPhone 4G prototype, and you somehow misplace it at a bar in San Jose. Yeah. Right. Also That looks like an OLED screen with that blue tint... And a Microsim?!?! WTF
iPhonedo - April 19, 2010 at 1:54pm
Why is he explaning what we're seeing? Plus you're not sure that's the new iPhone
jay_s1ngh - April 19, 2010 at 11:34am
So if this is the new iphone, does it mean those of us who use unlocked iphones and dont have micro sims available wont be able to use it.
John - April 19, 2010 at 12:19pm
Jay_s1ngh: Apparently the micro-sims are just the same sim but made smaller. That is what's believed with the Ipad, of course. But we really won't know whether that is true, until the 3g+Wifi Ipad is released, to test that theory out.
jay_s1ngh - April 19, 2010 at 12:22pm
yhhh, done abit more research and that seems true. Apparently normal sims can be cut to micro sims, if this is the new iphone
Enrico - April 19, 2010 at 12:25pm
The contact area is 100% the same and the functionality/data format is also 100% the same. This has been tested in other countries that are already using the Micro SIM (3FF). If (carefully) cut down to size, a Mini SIM will function in place of a Micro SIM.
Kdv - April 19, 2010 at 6:53pm
I hope that micro and regular sims have the same contacts size and functionality. If that's the case, some Chinese manufacturer will eventually make adaptors for micro sim to fit as a regular sim. I don't want to waste my gsm phones collection.
win2k - April 19, 2010 at 11:33pm
If you would read the whole story about it then you would know its been bricked by Apple via MobileMe!
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