A firm named GlobalDirectParts has put together a fairly
extensive, five-plus minute video showcasing what they claim to be
parts from Apple’s next generation iPhone (referred to as the
iPhone 5 in the video). We get a crystal clear look at the
charging-port flex-cable and outer aluminum skeleton of the
device. There are several key differences between the iPhone 4
parts and the new parts we are being shown — displayed side by
side in the video — including the absence of several of the
black, plastic strips on the casing.
Crazy. My guess is that these are parts from N92, the upcoming (but as yet still unnannounced) CDMA iPhone 4. But why a SIM card slot? World compatibility?
Update: The video was pulled by YouTube, “due to a copyright claim by Apple, Inc.” SmartPhone Medic has a few pictures of the same parts, and, frankly, a few still photos are all you need to get the gist.
★ Wednesday, 5 January 2011