iPhone 4G HD - Photos, CONFIRMED Specs - 4G vs. iPhone 3GS Details

Contrary to earlier reports, artist renditions, fake prototypes and Apple rumors, iPhone 4G -- the much anticipated update to the Cupertino company's touchscreen smartphone -- will NOT feature a matte black lid nor a unibody case.

In fact, iPhone 4G will look almost exactly like this:

Is this for real?

"We're as skeptical—if not more—than all of you. We get false tips all the time. But after playing with it for about a week—the overall quality feels exactly like a finished final Apple phone—and disassembling this unit, there is so much evidence stacked in its favor, that there's very little possibility that it's a fake."

-Gizmodo (source), Photo and News Source

iPhone 4G prototype beside iPhone 3GS

Based on these photos, it is clear that iPhone 4G will channel the boxy look of the recently released Apple iPad slate:

As it appears, the new iPhone's industrial design will depart from the tapered look of the two iPhone iterations that it will supercede. The seamless, curved, tapered surfaces that made iPhone 3G and 3GS look undeniably svelte will be replaced with a more boxy, industrial, utilitarian form factor that hints that of the iMac, Mac Mini and the iPad.

What's new with iPhone 4G aside from how it looks?

Last month, we reported that the 4th generation iPhone will be dubbed iPhone HD -- pointing to the fact that it will have a high-resolution screen. Well, I'm glad to report that that detail is pretty accurate -- if Gizmodo's initial disclosure of iPhone 4G specifications is to be believed.

Here's What's New and What's Changed in iPhone 4G (vs. iPhone 3GS) according to Gizmodo (via source link):

What's new
• Front-facing camera for video chat
• Improved regular back-camera (with larger lens) with Camera flash
• Supports Micro-SIM instead of standard SIM (like the iPad)
• Improved display - It's unclear if it's the 960x460 display thrown around before—it certainly looks like it, with the "Connect to iTunes" screen displaying much higher resolution than on a 3GS.
• What looks to be a secondary mic for noise cancellation, at the top, next to the headphone jack
• Split buttons for volume
• Power, mute, and volume buttons are all metallic

What's changed
• The back is entirely flat, made of either glass (more likely) or ceramic or shiny plastic in order for the cell signal to poke through. Tapping on the back makes a more hollow and higher pitched sound compared to tapping on the glass on the front/screen, but that could just be the orientation of components inside making for a different sound
• An aluminum border going completely around the outside
• Slightly smaller screen than the 3GS (but seemingly higher resolution)
• Everything is more squared off
• 3 grams heavier
• 16% Larger battery
• Internals components are shrunken, miniaturized and reduced to make room for the larger battery

That's it for now. But I bet it won't be long before we hear an official announcement from Apple on the specifications and release details of iPhone 4G. So please stay tuned for updates.

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