SmartPhone Medic, a repair company with access to next-generation hardware parts (seemingly, directly from their respective suppliers), has posted a video depicting the outer shell of Apple
’s next-generation iPhone, as well as the front LCD screen. The parts look genuine, if we’re to believe Apple hasn’t changed any (or much) of the design elements typical to its iPhone to come.
“SmartPhone Medic is the smart choice for your iPhone and Blackberry repair needs,” the company
advertises itself. “Offering solutions for repairs not covered by the manufacturer’s limited warranty, SmartPhone Medic offers an economical solution to cracked screens, water damage and more. Insurance deductibles can even cost more than a simple repair from SmartPhone Medic. Repair services are available for all makes and models of smartphones, cellphones, iPods and now the iPad. When you need a repair specialist call SmartPhone Medic.”
Today’s featured video (available below) on the SmartPhone Medic website is “iPhone 4G LCD, Digitizer + Metal Middle Plate Assembly.” One of the staffers at SmartPhone Medic shows close-ups of the hardware parts, and demonstrates that the two fit together perfectly. Some of the specs listed by Gizmodo when the Gawker-owned site paid $5,000 for exclusive rights to review the lost prototype unit are present in the video. Those include the front-facing video chat camera, split buttons for volume, and the all-metallic back and sides.
Other particularities noted by Gizmodo at the time it had its encounter with Apple’s unreleased device include a back-camera with larger lens; camera flash; micro-SIM instead of standard SIM (like the iPad); an improved, higher resolution display; (seemingly) a secondary mic for noise cancellation, at the top, next to the headphone jack; battery is 5.25 WHr at 3.7V; measures 4.50 by 2.31 by 0.37 inches and weighs 140 grams.