4th generation iPhone pictures leak?

The iPhone repair site, iResQ, has leaked photos of, what they claim to be, the faceplate of Apple's upcoming 4th generation iPhone. According to the site, the front panel of the phone is approximately 1/4 of an inch taller than that of the iPhone 3GS. The screen is also longer, but exact measurements are not given. In addition, there seems to be some sort of "reflective, mirror-like surface" that sits right above the speaker. It's unclear what purpose this will serve, but iResQ postulates that it could be for the proximity sensor.

The site also notes that the LCD is "factory glued to the digitizer," similar to the first generation iPhone. This will make screen repairs pricier due to the need to replace two parts instead of one. No other hardware details are available at this time.

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Top of my wish list would be:
- USB drive (since I always have it with me, and connect to PC anyway to recharge, this would be very useful feature).
- FM or DAB radio receiver (ability to record too would be bonus)
- Selective password protect for specific classes of content eg photo subfolders/notes/groups/USBdrive folders
Don't care about video chat, rather not have to comb hair before taking call.

What other way to lure possible clients to your company front door if not by inventing something like this. The way stuff leaks out is a marketing thing, so evidently Apple won't say anything about this, nor con nor pro.

¿More plastic same screen?. ¿Proximity sensor?. They are running out of ideas. Maybe they are waiting for Nokia to do something interesting and then copy it and say its new and they patented it. (;

They better come out with at least a 4 to 4.5 inch screen to make an impact as many high end smart phones are coming out with these specs. I myself have moved to an HTC HD2 as I am going on my 4th Iphone 3GS in less than 3 weeks. They can't give me an upgrade as the Iphone is at the top of the food chain with AT&T. I would like for them to buy back my phone and I can recoup the cost of the new HD2. YEAH RIGHT - what was I thinking.

I doubt a company like this would blatantly violate Apples NDA and risk losing future business, not to mention as to why they are repairing what no one yet has ...

Im looking forward to the 4G, a better screen, faster CPU, More ram and better camera would be nice.

We can all forget about flash, from a business point of view it will never happen.
Apple currently rake in all the revenue from flash games etc, if you could play these for free you wouldnt pay for them, therefore it'll never happen.

Had a 3G, and now a 3Gs, I will NOT be getting this one. Sick of crap that should've been implemented in previous phones, left out for minor future upgrades to trick people into prolonging their contracts.

schiz-o-phren-ic said,
Had a 3G, and now a 3Gs, I will NOT be getting this one. Sick of crap that should've been implemented in previous phones, left out for minor future upgrades to trick people into prolonging their contracts.

AT&T loses their exclusivity soon, what tricks?

The screens are being glued together because of all the dirt problems. I am constantly getting my screen replaced due to dust getting inbetween the touch screen and the display.

majortom1981 said,
The screens are being glued together because of all the dirt problems. I am constantly getting my screen replaced due to dust getting inbetween the touch screen and the display.

And that's a crappy screen right there. My ZHD hasn't gotten a single bit of dust in it at all.

I think Apple need to pull something a little more substantial out of the bag for the 4G. The iPhone hasn't exactly changed a huge deal since the very first one was released and there are plenty of pretenders now.. they need to release another game changer IMHO.

Chicane-UK said,
I think Apple need to pull something a little more substantial out of the bag for the 4G. The iPhone hasn't exactly changed a huge deal since the very first one was released and there are plenty of pretenders now.. they need to release another game changer IMHO.

I can't think of anything really. More storage maybe, but that's a bit predictable. Or HD videoing. What else is there?

PureLegend said,

I can't think of anything really. More storage maybe, but that's a bit predictable. Or HD videoing. What else is there?

OLED screen, 720p resolution, 5.0 MP camera, flash, themes w/o Jailbreak, some kind of multi-tasking, and a couple of other things that are slipping my mind.

PureLegend said,

I can't think of anything really. More storage maybe, but that's a bit predictable. Or HD videoing. What else is there?

Full enclosure multi-touch would be cool (and has been rumored).

littleneutrino said,
The reflector is so girls wont complain about it not having a mirror app for them to do their makeup in.

Uhh. Ok?

Edited by LiquidSolstice, Feb 9 2010, 3:58am :

I hate to bust the bubble, but this picture looks exactly like an itouch and an iphone sitting next to eachother. Anyone that has both would know that itouch has the same size screen, but just a pinch of a shorter body. Check it out.

en8gineer said,
I hate to bust the bubble, but this picture looks exactly like an itouch and an iphone sitting next to eachother. Anyone that has both would know that itouch has the same size screen, but just a pinch of a shorter body. Check it out.

The touch doesn't have a speaker hole above the screen - so no, it's not an iPhone and iPod touch side by side.

Sounds good. Looking to pick one up this June because I just love my iPod Touch and all of it's apps. Can't wait to see what OS 4.0 is going to give us with the new iPhone 4G. I just hope that they make the back more grippish like the HTC Hero and the Nexus One.

My guess is that there will be a front facing camera and a rear facing one. The front facing camera will probably be video only and lower resolution than the other one. I bet that Video chat will be supported but probably not over AT&T's 3G (at least not this year).

It is kind of sad that it is actually slightly larger. They could have fit a slightly taller screen into the already well established form factor. Well, looks like a good way to keep the case and car mount sells high!

Hopefully we will get multitasking in iPhone OS 4... I'm more interested in that than this atm.

I can't imagine them seperating the home button. That would seem to let all sorts of stuff through the edge between the faceplate and button. Sand, sweat, dust (problem w/ the Heros) etc.