Back in May, images of the next-generation iPhone’s casing suggested that the upcoming smart phone – be it the “iPhone 5″ or simply “the new iPhone” – would feature an all new design: essentially, that the handset would be thinner, lighter, and stronger than previous models. Now, a hands-on video of what is claimed to be the next-generation iPhone appears to corroborate with the aforementioned findings – suggesting that we should all be very excited for the release of Apple’s sixth-gen iPhone, whenever that may be.
The video comes from eTradeSupply (via CydiaBlog), and we’ve embedded it below for your viewing pleasure. According to the hands-on video, the purported next-gen iPhone will be bigger – compared to the iPhone 4, it’s larger, potentially evidencing the presence of that four-inch screen we’ve been hearing so much about – but surprisingly, the handset also looks to be thinner than its predecessors. The new iPhone also appears to feature a beautiful metal back (adorned, as per, with an Apple logo), and also includes a redesigned set of grill-speakers, a resized, smaller dock, and also a relocated earphone-jack (placed on the bottom of the iPhone next to the dock, rather than at the head of the handset).
In addition, in the video, it is argued that Apple might employ a smaller micro-SIM than the version used with the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S, after comparing the micro-SIM card trays between the fourth- and fifth-gen handsets and the leaked (purported) sixth-gen iPhone.
It looks like Apple will announce and release the next-generation iPhone in fall, with next week’s WWDC dealing with software releases (and possibly a Mac refresh), but avoiding iOS hardware. Hopefully, the above is an indication of the kind of handset we’re going to queue-up for come fall – after the launch of the iPhone 4S last year, I think most of us are looking forward to an all-new design for our beloved iPhone handsets.
Below, we’ve embedded the aforementioned video for you to check out. Take a look at it, and let us know if you’re excited for the next-gen iPhone in the comments!