Next Gen iPhone confirmed?

Gizmodo’s Jason Chen has spent over a week playing around with a supposed prototype of the iPhone 4G/HD (yup, it was found in a bar in Redwood City) and he’s now all but certain that it is indeed the real deal. Unlike the 3G/3GS, this next gen iPhone has undergone quite the transformation. Here are some of the highlights of what’s different/new:

  • Front-facing video chat camera
  • Improved regular back-camera (the lens is quite noticeably larger than the iPhone 3GS)
  • Camera flash
  • Higher res. display (960×460 – unconfirmed)
  • Split buttons for volume
  • Buttons (power, mute, volume) are all metallic
  • 3 grams heavier
  • 16% larger battery
  • Back of iPhone completely flat

Aside from the fact that the unit has the look and feel of a finished Apple product, Jason says that even iTunes and Xcode see this as an iPhone when connected (apparently, the phone can no longer be properly booted as Apple have disabled it remotely). If this is in fact the real iPhone 4G – and it does appear that’s the case – users should be in for a real treat come June/July. Personally, I’m digging the new design; the flat back looks sexy and the front-facing camera will definitely come in handy if video chat does make its debut in OS 4.0. Be sure to head on over to Giz for the complete rundown and video footage of the latest iPhone.

[via Gizmodo]

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