Over the last few months, there has been a range of leaks pertaining to the upcoming flagship smartphone from Apple. There has also been a video showing the casing of the handset, thereby displaying all there is to know what the next iPhone will look like. The latest news regarding the next iPhone comes courtesy of a YouTube video merely titled video 6190 from a poster called headpaper. Though there have been tons of leaks in the past, what actually may make one sit back and consider its authenticity is that this is an actual working model of the handset, and not a dummy unit.
The person who posted the video stated that this is a prototype of the Apple iPhone 5. He also lists some of the details regarding the externals of the device. What he mentions is nothing new for those who have been following up closely with the leaks pertaining to this handset. In the video, he compares the prototype of the iPhone 5 alongside an iPhone 4S and shows that the new handset is a lot larger than the current flagship smartphone.
He also goes on to state that there are many design changes found here and the most noticeable ones are the larger display, the relocation of the headphone jack, the redesigned speaker grille, the new dock and the smaller SIM card slot. He also goes on to mention that the handset features a matte finish at the back panel, which will help in reducing residue from fingerprints. Elaborating on the finish at the back panel, he states that it may be more resistant to scratches as opposed to the iPhone 4S. Another notable mention was that it is thinner than the iPhone 4S but features the same width.
The biggest indicator that shows that this could be a genuine prototype is that when the person turns on the device, it shows the familiar first time start up display indicating that it needs to be connected to iTunes. These changes in design is a likely indicator which may propel Apple to reach high sales figures and one of the biggest changes expected on the next flagship handset is that it will come equipped with a display measuring 4-inches diagonally.
It was already reported earlier that the brand will launch a smartphone with a 4-inch display or larger. If Apple does intend to add a 4-inch display to its next iPhone, then this will be the first time it uses a display size that is larger than 3.5 inches. The resolution of the next iPhone is believed to be 1136 x 640, with the width remaining the same.
As for the display of the next iPhone, it is believed that Apple will incorporate a new technology called in-cell, which will help in making the handset a lot slimmer. This will help the brand in negating the use of another touchscreen layer, as the touch sensors are integrated into the LCD itself in this new technology.
Publish date: September 4, 2012 2:50 pm| Modified date: December 19, 2013 12:35 am
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