A source in touch with iLounge, a tech-centric site with a solid track record on Apple reporting, has leaked what seems to be the first real set of technical specifications pertaining to the next-generation iPhone. Buckle up!
The source alleged that “the new iPhone will indeed be longer and thinner than the iPhone 4 and 4S,” iLounge reports.
“Approximate measurements are 125mm by 58.5mm by 7.4mm — a 10mm jump in height, nearly 2mm reduction in thickness, and virtually identical width,” according to this person.
Apple will reportedly make one major change to the back side of the device – its rear casing will be forged from metal, not glass, or ceramics, as recently rumored.
“This panel will be flat,” the report adds, offering an artist’s rendition to provide a rough idea of what the phone will look like (displayed above).
However, a comparison is made with the current-generation iMac design, which means the phone’s back could also be tapered.
The leak continues with the source claiming that Apple will introduce an all-new Dock connector with this next-generation iPhone.
According to the source, “The new port will be a little larger than the bottom speaker or microphone hole on the iPhone 4/4S and It’s believed to have fewer pins than the prior 30-pin Dock Connector,” the report adds.
The shape of the dock connector is said to closely resemble the existing speaker holes on the current iPhone 4S.
The dock connector will allegedly spread to all new-generation iDevices, including a new version of the iPod touch, which is likely to have the elongated body and display too, according to the report.
At least as far as the iPhone is concerned, the new version will be announced in fall, not summer as previously speculated.