ETrade Supply has posted a detailed comparison video of components included in the iPhone 4S, to the purported next-generation iPhone faceplate that has been circulating. In this 7-minute long video, the new iPhone faceplate exhibits some of the same features we’ve been hearing about: more room for a larger display and the FaceTime camera is relocated above the earpiece.
The part is also 0.1mm thinner than the faceplate used on the iPhone 4S. The reduced thickness would lead to greater light transmittance. The new panel is also more scratch resistant. The hole for the home button is 0.3mm smaller in diameter than compared to the iPhone 4S. Also, the bottom part of the display, where the home button lives, is 2.6mm shorter. This gives Apple room to increase the display size without adding much length to the entire device.
We’ve seen next-generation iPhone components on video before, but this video delves into detail we haven’t seen before. These components are routinely being reported on, so it would seem they are legitimate leaks from Apple’s supply chain. At this juncture, I would wager heavily that the next-generation iPhone will look very much like these components. Besides, Sharp’s president noted that displays destined for the next-generation iPhone will begin shipping this month. Gears are in motion for the September 12th announcement.
Are you looking forward to a next-generation iPhone that will reportedly be equipped with a larger screen, 4G LTE, possibly near field communication, and a new dock connector? Even though, I bought my iPhone 4S at launch last year, I’m certainly looking forward to the launch. Leave a comment and let us know what you think.
Images and video courtesy of ETrade Supply.