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New Photos of Next-Generation iPhone 'Engineering Sample' Massing

Gotta Be Mobile posts a pair of photos of what it calls an "engineering sample" of the next-generation iPhone. While it isn't entirely clear just what the sample represents, it seems to be solid chunk of aluminum machined into the form factor of the rumored device.


Assuming that the sample is genuine and related to the iPhone development and production process, it supports previous photos and rumors showing a large central section on the back plate that differs from the top and bottom portions of the rear casing.


Measurements on the sample are also in line with rumors that have pegged the next-generation iPhone at roughly the same width as the iPhone 4S (5.86 cm) and somewhat taller (slightly over 12 cm compared to 11.52 cm) in order to accommodate a larger display.

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Posted: 28 months ago
People will hate any change.

People will hate any lack of change.

And they still somehow love it the next day when the terrible “shock” of either problem wears off.
Rating: 26 Votes
Posted: 28 months ago

Sorry Jony, Lumia 900 has cleaner design.

Image (http://blog.gadgethelpline.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/whitelumia900.jpg)


Even the biggest Apple fan has to admit that its a sexy design. A sexy unique design at that. People wanted innovation, and thats it right there.

The iPad/iPhone design is growing very dull...very little in the way of design work going on there, its the same design with very minor tweaks. The iPhone 5 needs a big update IMO.
Rating: 13 Votes
Posted: 28 months ago
Man, I thought that title said "Missing" and I was thinking, "What, again?!"
Rating: 12 Votes
Posted: 28 months ago

This is the next iPhone. What aren't you people getting?!


Yeah I don't know why people don't believe it. Every single iPhone has been leaked ahead of the release date.

iPhone 3G Leak: http://www.macrumors.com/2008/05/05/more-3g-iphone-photos-now-in-white/
iPhone 4 Leak: http://www.macrumors.com/2010/02/02/last-minute-ipad-photo-leak-reportedly-included-image-of-prototype-next-generation-iphone/
Rating: 9 Votes
Posted: 28 months ago
I can´t believe Apple is making the iPhone taller… It's freaking ugly. I hope it's fake...
Rating: 8 Votes
Posted: 28 months ago

Sorry Jony, Lumia 900 has cleaner design.

Image (http://blog.gadgethelpline.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/whitelumia900.jpg)

I personally don't like the white border at all. Still think the iPhone 4/4S have the most beautiful designs out of all smartphones. But like some people here, not a fan of the two horizontal lines on the new one. Hopefully the actual phone won't look like this.
Rating: 8 Votes
Posted: 28 months ago
The two horizontal lines on the back are so fugly. I can't believe Apple isn't radically changing the design of the iPhone 5. The Lumina is so sexy, sort of like the iPod mini.
Rating: 7 Votes
Posted: 28 months ago
Don't like the lines. Looks cheap. Plus anyone can take a chunk of aluminum and make it look like a mock up of a picture posted. We shall see what's real or not soon enough.
Rating: 7 Votes
Posted: 28 months ago
Three reasons why I say these leaks are fakes or are the result of leakers being misguided.

1. Tim Cook stated that Apple would be doubling up secrecy. These kind of leaks are the complete opposite of secrecy dooubling. If these so called "leaks" turn out to be true, Timmy's going to look like an ars.

2. The last time, an iPhone was leaked this bad was at a bar, then all over the net and we all know how Apple reacted to that. Apple hasnt done anything at all to cool or slow down these leaks.

3. Last year, we thought we had a pretty solid idea of what the iPhone was going to look like and we all felt the result of that.

Moral to my story, stop believing everything you read. iPhone and iOS speculation is hardly ever right.
Rating: 7 Votes
Posted: 28 months ago

Exactly. Last year's iPhone was only speculated to have a redesign. All photos were renderings and admitted self-made samples. I have a feeling that the people who believed the last year's rumors (based only on renders) were the ones who thought the iPhone 4S would be released at WWDC (people who believe only what they want but ignore fact).

This time we're actually seeing consistent parts across various sources leak. If you're expecting something else this September, you will be disappointed. Same goes for everyone who's saying: "this is ugly, Apple would never design this!" (exact same phrases said when iPhone 4 leaked April 2010).


This.
Rating: 6 Votes

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