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Cody Sharp

Categories: Features

iphone hd

Gizmodo apparently has a fully functional iPhone 4G or iPhone HD in their possession.  They have all the details below.  The slimmer design, the front facing camera and flat back all lead to one conclusion – it looks pretty fricking awesome!  Your thoughts?

Gizmodo’s article is quoted below:

What’s new

• Front-facing video chat camera
• Improved regular back-camera (the lens is quite noticeably larger than the iPhone 3GS)
• Camera flash
• Micro-SIM instead of standard SIM (like the iPad)
• Improved display. It’s unclear if it’s the 960×460 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

One of the most suprising things about the phone is that Gizmodo reportedly received it from someone who found it at a bar in San Jose.  You would think Apple would tell their people to not just leave things like this lying around.  After all, the phone is one of the most coveted devices of the new decade.  Apparently after Apple heard that a working version of their 4G/HD was found, they were able to kill the phone remotely.

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