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  • Next-Gen iPhone Prototype Front Panel Pictures Leak



    MacPost leaked pictures last week of the next generation iPhone's back panel, and today they leaked pictures of the front.

    The photos show an iPhone front panel labeled "N94" with an "Engineering Verification Test 1" stamp, and is dated March 3, 2011. The unit contains the entire front panel assembly for the "N94" including digitizer panel, LCD, and a space for a physical home button. There was some speculation with last week's leak that the physical home button would be replaced by a touch area, or be moved completely. According to these images, that grand idea appears to be false.



    Also, the design appears to be a carbon copy of the iPhone 4. If there is in fact a newly redesigned iPhone 5, this is not it. Rather, it is likely the front panel to the iPhone 4S that has been mentioned via rumors lately. It would make sense, especially considering the "N94" model number. The previous versions of the iPhone 4 have model numbers "N90" for AT&T iPhone 4s and "N92" for Verizon iPhone 4s. A new iPhone 4[S], compatible with more networks, i.e. Sprint or T-Mobile, could receive a similar incremental designation.

    Photos of "N94" (or 4S), parts keep leaking, but iPhone 5 leaks have been non-existent. Will Apple be able to successfully prevent any leaks of the new iPhone they will unveil shortly, if it even exists? I hope so. Surprises are pleasant, especially in the era of 24/7 news when there are so few.

    Source: MacPost
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Next-Gen iPhone Prototype Front Panel Pictures Leak started by Phillip Swanson View original post
    Comments 48 Comments
    1. Donnutt's Avatar
      Donnutt -
      Quote Originally Posted by TheGrandFinale2001 View Post
      I would like a bigger screen. What is so bad about it being 4"? It's been the same size for 4 years.
      It's so bad because it would make the entire phone bigger and decrease battery life. Go get a droid if you want a bigger one.

      Quote Originally Posted by RICO_ View Post
      So you're saying that if I had an iPhone 3G and an iPhone 4 side by side with nothing backgrounded that they would load a web page at identical speeds?
      They most likely would. And I have tested this. Now, the iPhone 4 loads safari faster, but web page loading depends mostly on connection speed.
    1. bbillh77's Avatar
      bbillh77 -
      I want a big screen, at home. iPhone screen is fine give me 64 gig I will be cool, the led home button photoshop some pics of it post it as iPhone 5 and it will prob be in the next one great idea
    1. mosca's Avatar
      mosca -
      Quote Originally Posted by MetallicaFan1991 View Post
      Make the "square" in the home button a multicoloured LED for notifications and I will BUY IT ASAP even if I have to spend ALL my money.
      I wanna be like you when I grow up! I know it can be done.
    1. PatrickGSR94's Avatar
      PatrickGSR94 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Spikestrip View Post
      It isn't necessarily about making the current firmware and software run faster. They are going to release iOS 5.0, and without any doubt, it will require more resources. Ever run firmware 4.x on a 3G? That is why there are speed boosts. Not so 1.0 runs faster, but so they can make a more powerful and more feature-rich firmware that the new devices can handle easily.

      Edit: I had to add something. A faster device doesn't mean faster web loading. If your device is suffocating due to lack of resources, then a faster device will help web pages load a little faster. But if your iPhone isn't starving for RAM, then iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, or whatever it is, will load web pages and youtube videos just as fast, or slow, and your older device did.
      I just want the effing camera to not take a million seconds to open the shutter graphic and not crash every other time I try to use it.
    1. JOHNTHEGREEN's Avatar
      JOHNTHEGREEN -
      Quote Originally Posted by dimpoblimpo View Post
      that is the sickest idea iv ever heard,
      It sure is!
    1. RICO_'s Avatar
      RICO_ -
      Quote Originally Posted by vantheman169 View Post
      +1

      edit: Might i add this new website UI is so broken!!
      That's why I only view this site from my iPhone. That way I can actually see all the posts. I'm not diggin' the desktop UI.
    1. zplit's Avatar
      zplit -
      Looks like the iPhone to me!!!!
    1. Spikestrip's Avatar
      Spikestrip -
      Quote Originally Posted by Donnutt View Post
      The iPhone's battery IS removable and IS replaceable. Anyone who says it's not needs to do a little research. If I skip this generation of iPhones, I may replace my battery.

      Hint: Chinese make the iPhone. They also sell all the parts for it!
      I'm well aware the insides of the iPhone exist, and that there is a battery in there. Of course it can be replaced. Average consumer Joe is not going to replace his iPhone's battery. Apple does not sell replacement batteries. If you replace your battery, you void your warranty. iPhone's battery is replaceable in the same way my iMac's motherboard is. Just because I know how to do it and have the tools, doesn't mean we get to call it replaceable.

      Quote Originally Posted by RICO_ View Post
      So you're saying that if I had an iPhone 3G and an iPhone 4 side by side with nothing backgrounded that they would load a web page at identical speeds?
      Identical devices might not load the pages at the same time. The cell network is dynamic. Additionally, iPhone 4 and 3GS do load web pages in nearly the same amount of time. iPhone 3G is the same as the first one with an additional antenna. The difference in power from the first iPhone to the current one is tremendous, I wouldn't expect them to do anything at the same speed. That said, a faster processor and more RAM only incidentally make web pages load faster. When the iPhone is working, like running an app, or opening a new browser window, newer means faster. But the real issue is how fast it loads web content. YouTube videos won't load any faster, although the app might get to loading the video quicker.