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08-29-2011, 03:56 PM #1
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 are 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.
Last edited by Phillip Swanson; 08-29-2011 at 04:27 PM.
08-29-2011, 05:04 PM #2
If At&t iphone 4 is n90, and Verizon's iphone 4 is n92, isn't it VERY likely that n94 is not the iPhone 4s, but a sprint or tmobile version of the iPhone 4? That just seems to make more since. I don't expect a HUGE overhaul in the next iPhone, but I would expect there to be at least one change to the design.El Zurdo
08-29-2011, 05:12 PM #3
08-29-2011, 05:15 PM #4
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.
08-29-2011, 05:39 PM #5
08-29-2011, 06:28 PM #6
Yep....just as I thought.
08-29-2011, 06:36 PM #7
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08-29-2011, 08:01 PM #10
If you want a bigger screen, go with a Droid and leave my iPhone alone.
08-29-2011, 08:37 PM #11
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08-29-2011, 08:53 PM #12
08-29-2011, 09:25 PM #13
I've had the HD2 (no worries, got rid of it ASAP) before and the 4.3" screen was too big for me in regards to the proportions of a phone; however, maybe a slightly larger than 3.5" screen would be nice. Not a huge deal to me though, but I wouldn't mind.
When I buy a new iPhone, I understand that each year the internal hardware is well improved (most of the time) but for me it's an all or nothing deal. I would prefer to skip out on this one bc when I get a new iPhone, I want the nice new hardware upgrades but I also want a nice new look/feel. Precisely the reason I skipped the 3GS. It was much superior to the 3G, but looked 99.9% identical (.1% to the silver text on the back housing ). Others may feel differently, but the only thing I can stand to have look generally the same year after year but have internal upgrades is my MBP
08-29-2011, 11:06 PM #14
08-30-2011, 12:31 AM #15
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08-30-2011, 01:47 AM #16
08-30-2011, 01:54 AM #17
I believe you are wrong and the majority of people do not want a larger screen. There is a small, vocal, minority tah think that just because they want something the 'majority' also want it. The silent majority do not want a bigger device, lower battery life or the app incompatability caused by a new screen size.
And Apple know this.He who asks a question looks foolish for 5 minutes. He who doesn't ask a question remains foolish forever.
08-30-2011, 02:48 AM #18
I am perfectly fine with the 3.5" screen, though if they DID increase the screen size to 3.7" but keeping the same resolution, it would be 311 PPI so still eligible to be called a 'retina display'.
But whatever happens to the screen, as long as the battery life is the same or better, I don't care.
08-30-2011, 06:49 AM #19
i love this phone, yupiiiiiiii
08-30-2011, 07:55 AM #20