Engadget, Boy Genius Report, and a few Apple blogs (including one written in Spanish) are trying to figure out - slash - arguing about whether or not some photos leaked this weekend are, in fact, of a prototype next-gen iPhone.
Prototype or not, there's no way this is what the next iPhone is going to look like. So why not save yourself some stress and go back to barbecuing, watching hoops/baseball/hockey on TV, or flying a kite? It is Spring, after all, and the new iPhone will officially be announced within the next two months, so just let it go.
Yeah, right! xD
Seriously, while this may be a test mule of whatever Apple's got up it's sleeve for their annual iPhone refresh, I can't imagine that the next iPhone will actually look like this. But Engadget says it will, so what do I know? But Boy Genius Report says it won't, so maybe I do know something? But Gruber says, "Maybe, maybe not!" so I'm just confused. Sigh.
Keeping up my cynical - slash - I think it's ugly stance for a second: First off, it's got seams and square lines. Apple is all about unibody construction and curves that imply their devices are thinner than they really are. For Apple to release a new iPhone that's so angular would totally be out of line with their current design language. Given that iPad 3G isn't even shipping yet, it's hard for me to imagine Jobs & Co. deciding that now's the time to make Apple's best-known product all square-looking and full of seams and stuff.
Still, if this is a legit prototype - and Engadget says it is but BGR says it's just a photo of a Japanese knockoff - iPhone fans have a few things to be excited about. There's nothing really new here, rumor-wise, but we're talking front-facing camera, physically larger and higher resolution display, and a more-megapixels-more! camera with flash. Yay! Or, yay! so long as it doesn't actually look all blocky and generic like this.
I mean Yay!, if you like Apple. If you like Android, well, check back on the site tonight at midnight Eastern time. xD
Oh, and Boo! it may have a microSIM card slot instead of a regular SIM. , Because, you know, Apple hates standards that other companies actually use.
Okay, I'm going back to enjoying an early Spring Sunday now. As you were.