Just in time for April 1st
I smell a hoax
Rumours of a redesigned iPhone have been around since, pretty much, the day after Apple launched its 3G model. But now a drool-worthy picture has emerged of what’s been dubbed the iPhone 4G. iPhone_4G_mockup Does this image reveal the next iPhone's design? It’s unlikely the image was snuck out from Apple’s HQ, meaning that …
For a start, the screen has been lengthened in the picture, as indicated by the talk of moving the microphone - this would result in either a modified (increased) screen resolution with a different aspect ratio, or a stretched display - both of which are clearly stupid and don't even need explanation as to why.
Words can't even begin to describe how newsworthy this isn't. If your desperation for content so outweighs the need for substantiation, I can send you some not-from-Apple-HQ renders of a cigarette-pack-sized handset that folds out to an A4 tablet running OSX Bornean Clouded Leopard.
The menu buttons white detail is to sqaured, the corners on the 2G and 3G are more rounded that this.
Plus the phone needs a better camera. I cant see how they can make the phone smaller/ thinner, but add a better sensor to bring the camara up to the standards of other phones (5mp or 8mp)
Created by an enthusiast with no brains more like. Unless Apple were to surprise the world with some miracle leap forward in battery technology, a device that thin would last a couple of hours between recharges at most. Considering how heavily the average iPhone gets used (email, web, music, games, phone) that would render it almost useless.
How many iPhones have there been. Lets count them together, shall we:
1: "The iPhone"
2: "The iPhone 3G"
3: Oh dear. We seem to have run out after 2. Perhaps you would like to explain precisely which arcane method of numbering you have used to divine the name "iPhone 4G"?
"3G" is a type of cellular connectivity, not a model number. To the best of my knowledge, no 4G networks yet exist.
...do fanboiz keep wasting their lives modelling and rendering these mockups and why do news sites like this keep encouraging them? Surely you're not that desperate for material?
Perhaps Cadbury's should introduce a slightly different shape of Curly-wurly every spring. Losers could then spend the winter designing, colouring and texturing plausible photo-realistic next-generation Curly-wurlies to impress each other with. If they do really really well then Cadbury's might offer them the 2011-season Curly-wurly design gig...
Paris, because she likes Curly-wurlies.
That's my guess - someone's playing a joke on the gadget sites and it's got out a day early.
Though it would be in line with Apple's attitude to comments on their products:
"You don't give enough mouse buttons"
- we'll get rid of them completely
"We don't want a phone with a fixed battery"
- you can have laptops with fixed batteries as well
In which case this model would be the answer to complaints that the iPhone 3G doesn't have enough battery life - a version which has no battery life at all..
Surely this is the 3rd generation iPhone, which will also be 3G, as opposed to an iPhone with 4G cellular wireless technology (which isn't due for another few years yet)?
Come on, El Reg, get your act together!
Paris, cos even she'd know the difference between 3G and 3G!!
This one has an external battery, but works with induction so no unsightly cables are required.
It has no need for a earphone jack, because it works with a proprietary bluetooth dongle that has an Apple© authentication chip that degrades non DRM'ed content and conversations with non-iphone-blessed philistines.
For the enthusiast that does not want a bluetooth dongle, there will be an official internal bone-conduction version available at your nearest Apple center (minor skull surgery required, subject to an EULA).
Video calling is planned for iphone 6G. Apple has already filed all appropriate patents for phone cameras, video calling, etc.
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Rear side of the device also acts as a fingerprint scanner, that shares this data with Apple for Your Own Benefit. You can be sure this data will not be shared freely ('cos nothing is free).
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