iPhone 4G photos are real, the proof has been around for months

19 April, 2010 | Comments (333) | Post your comment

Update: This is the real deal. Scroll down to the bottom for more info, photos and a video.

So, those iPhone 4G photos ARE real? It seems so and the proof has been around since the iPad launched, except no one noticed it at the time. Get ready folks, the iPhone 4G (HD, or whatever) may break away from the design of the original iPhone.

The night before the big iPad announcement, some photos of the iPad leaked - and believe it or not, the iPhone 4G was in the shot as well. This is the equivalent of finding the Loch Ness monster in a Big Foot photo - so, while people were doubting if this was the iPad or no, no one would have believed the thing on top of it is the new iPhone.

If you look closely, you'll see another iPhone 4G in the top right corner too

But after alleged photos of the iPhone 4G appeared (not counting the fake ones) and we know what to look for, the realization dawns that the odd-looking iPhone over the iPad is real - and so is the new one. Okay, we still don't believe the bit about it being found on the floor of a San Hose bar but that's hardly the point here.

Photos from the San Hose iPhone 4G and from a previous leak

Then someone dug out photos of the iPhone 4G internals. Add in the glass-like ceramic enclosure patent by Apple (it's radio transparent for better signal reception) that explains the back of the new iPhone and things start coming together.

This should be what the iPhone 4G looks on the inside

Since the devices in the photos are probably early hand-made prototypes, there might be slight differences with the final hardware, but this is pretty much how the iPhone 4G will look like.

There are some hardware specs that have been "confirmed" (don't take them as granted, but they sound quite plausible). First off, a higher-resolution screen (hence the iPhone HD thing), 640 x 960 has been mentioned as the resolution (twice the number of pixels on each side compared to the current iPhones).

Next is the better camera with flash, MicroSIM card slot (like in the iPad), and the number 80GB has been floating around for the internal memory. Flash memory comes in powers of 2 so, 80GB sounds pretty unlikely but it could be a 64GB + 16GB combo.

Update: Gizmodo have gotten their hands on the lost iPhone 4G prototype and they've got it on video. They've also managed to confirm some of the rumored changes and dig up new information.

The device doesn't boot, but so far they've managed to confirm the following. The camera now has a larger lens and has a LED flash. The display reportedly seems of more high resolution but is physically a little smaller. There's a front-facing camera and the battery is some 18% bigger. A real downer is that the iPhone 4G uses a MicroSIM card instead of the regular variety.

The lost iPhone 4G measures 114.3 x 58.7 x 9.4 mm and weighs 140 grams

Here's the video:





iPhone 4G photos are real, the proof has been around for months - reader comments

  • Callum Gill

I have just noticed that the image comparing the "4G" to the 3G it does not have the screws next to the speakers and jack and the images above do, is this the other Iphone that was in Vietnam??

  • Reply
  • 2010-05-12 22:21
  • m1Dm
  • Annonymous kid yes a

You are all living in the past im a kid and all i cared about the iphone is the simple fact tht its an ipod touch and a phone nothing less so who cares if apple previous modles failed or not we should choose the phone for our needs not because somthi...

  • Reply
  • 2010-05-08 01:40
  • 2CUa
  • John

Guys, This is just a prototype and not the finished product. One of my friend works for nokia and I have seen a nokia prototype which looks bad. But when the final model comes out, they are good..... So I believe the finished product will b...

  • Reply
  • 2010-04-28 11:27
  • MxC$