Next iPhone chassis shown off on video - screen res to be 960x640?

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With the release of Apple's fourth generation iPhone imminent, there sure hasn't been much of a shortage in the leak department. Steve Jobs is expected to unveil the Cupertino based company's latest creation on June 7th at WWDC. According to the most recent bits of news, the next iPhone, which will likely be called the iPhone HD, or iPhone 4G, is expected to sport a fresh, new design and feature a screen resolution that has yet to show itself on a smartphone.

Engadget (via superiphone.cz) has all but confirmed that the screen will sport a mindblowing 960x640 resolution, effectively quadrupling the number of pixels of its predecessor. This will allow easy scaling of current App Store apps, and provide the sharpest picture, and highest pixel density of any smartphone on the market. The confirmation comes from someone in the Czech Republic claiming to have the phone in hand. Using a microscope, the site was able to determine the above information.

Regarding the design, ZDNet has posted two videos from iPhone Portugal, showing off the new iPhone's chasis. The site claims they received the parts legally and that they are of production quality, as the two pieces are identical in every which way. Considering the detail and polish of these casings, it seems pretty safe to say that they're genuine Apple-grade parts. You can see the detailed videos below.

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For what it's worth, good on Apple for pushing the screen resolution on handhelds like this. But in the bittersweet category, about all those iPad apologists who said small screens with high resolutions were pointless because the naked eye can't pick up differences--how are they handling this? Hehe.

Why so much hype. Its just phone. Wait for couple of months and you will see whether you like it or not. It looks like people got too much money to spend on these craps. Definately the sign of economy improving, which is good news though.

I would rather have a larger screen than higher resolution. I know the new QualComm SnapDragons have the dual core 1.2ghz with a 1280x800 WXGA resolutions so it will definately heat up soon with what this is capable of. 2D/3D GPU accelaration will only make this market move faster and innovation will just be great.

I will be happy with the Sprint EVO 4G for a little while longer. Although the 4G is not what I am going after it will be a good bonus. I do not think that any phone larger than the EVO 4G or HD2 will be considered a phone anymore Next is an AnDroid Tablet such as a the Notion INk ADAM or the Asus EEE Pad. So far those two are the ones that interest me most. Although give me an 12" tablet with a Zune Like interface with a nice tegra 2 processor or intel ULEV duo core I would be happy. ATOM's are not strong enough for my taste.

What is interesting is that no one of these leaked videoa, pictures and information has any details of the OS and the GUI. I wonder if this will be Mr. Jobs coup de theatre on June the 7th..........

Fritzly said,
What is interesting is that no one of these leaked videoa, pictures and information has any details of the OS and the GUI. I wonder if this will be Mr. Jobs coup de theatre on June the 7th..........

New iPhone OS: ANDRIOD

Fritzly said,
What is interesting is that no one of these leaked videoa, pictures and information has any details of the OS and the GUI. I wonder if this will be Mr. Jobs coup de theatre on June the 7th..........

Betas of iPhone OS 4 have been out for ages now...

Fritzly said,
I wonder if this will be Mr. Jobs coup de theatre on June the 7th..........

Change your “will be” by “has been”, back in January I think? The rest of your sentence is good.

PsykX said,

Change your “will be” by “has been”, back in January I think? The rest of your sentence is good.

What happened on January? No seriously.........

Drew said,
Hmmm, went to read the story at iPhoneportugal & the account has been suspended

Yup... must be a coincidence.

GreyWolf said,

Yup... must be a coincidence.

Seems so looks like Apple got their lawyers on the case . I'm just gutted im only half way through my contract for my 3GS as this new iPhone looks nice

What exactly is that first image suppose to be? A super-duper close up of the screen? I see RGB colors so I'm assuming some sort of display...

It's the display under a microscope. There are 614,400 of those RGB triplets ... indicating a 960x640 screen resolution.

I think it's safe to say the phone will be available for purchase on June 8th. In Canada, telus.com has a countdown to June 8th, and I'm 99% sure they're referring to the release of the 4th generation iPhone. I just hope it supports UMTS/HSPA+ (21.6 Mbps) instead of just UMTS/HSPA (7.2 Mbps)

how could they have received the parts "legally"? I doubt Apple just handed it over to them and say here, this is it! post it all over before June 7th!

chisss said,
how could they have received the parts "legally"? I doubt Apple just handed it over to them and say here, this is it! post it all over before June 7th!

Really? Because it's more than likely that they actually did hand it over and say exactly that.

thealexweb said,
Will the iPod Touch 4th Generation resemble this new iPhone or will it look like its predecessors?

It'll resemble that phone, according to all leaks so far.

Northgrove said,
It'll resemble that phone, according to all leaks so far.

What iPod touch leaks provided you with that information?

.Neo said,

What iPod touch leaks provided you with that information?

None, actually. We have no info about the upcoming iPod Touch.

But hey, why would it have a different design? It's gonna be the same as the new iPhone 4G, so a little more industrial. But obviously it may incorporate a few differences like the differences between the current iPod Touch and iPhone.