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Spare Parts Point to Larger iPhone

Spare Parts Point to Larger iPhone

The iPhone repair site iResQ has purported received fourth-generation iPhone parts. Not too much information can be gleaned from the parts, assuming they are the real deal, except that the iPhone is now 1/4 in longer.

iResQ also noted there is a reflective surface above the speaker, which they theorize is for the proximity sensor.

Some have wondered if anyone would recognize the size change in the device. We'd say, yeah!


One nice "feature" of the iPhone 3GS vs. the iPhone 3G was the lack of a change in the form factor. While some might have wanted to see a smaller device, anyone who invested in a holster, case, or whatever, didn't need to worry about buying a new one.

1/4 inch? New cases, holsters, and despite the fact that case makers would get people buying new cases, they'd also have to redesign their stuff.

Anyway, this is still all just a rumor. Until Apple unveils the new iPhone, we won't really know, will we?
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Technology should get smaller as they advance not bigger.

Before i read the passage i though it was a front camera slot in the 4th version :D

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Only when comparing apples to apples.

3GS packed a more powerful CPU and some other features into the same form factor.

People want larger screen sizes in home theaters..

So technology becoming smaller isn't always better, although in many cases it is.

Otherwise, we might all be using cellphones like Zoolander.

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We may even be looking @ 4th gen iPhone with A4 Proc!! may be the increase in size can then be justified.

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Yeah Xylem good point, if it also got the Texas Instruments beauty in it that would account for reduced heat concerns (extra room for cooling etc), and auto hookup to almost anything wireless.

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Let me know if it will hit on Verizon's Network then I'll be interested.

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Is it just me, or does the newer one look skinnier as well. And 1/4" is not an issue, with a pocket PC, a little more real estate is always welcome. However be prepared to throw away your protective cases and covers for your old iPhones.

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