Gizmodo has scored a huge win, and Steve Jobs is probably not happy. The phone was found lost in a bar (peculiar, we think). It’s the same hardware design that we’ve seen leaked for several months now: metal sides, a black-backing, seperate volume buttons, a front-facing camera, and a flash on the rear camera. It also looks like we’re dealing with an improved higher resolution screen plus a bigger battery.




What’s new

• Front-facing video chat camera
• Improved regular back-camera (the lens is quite noticeably larger than the iPhone 3GS)
• Camera flash
• Micro-SIM instead of standard SIM (like the iPad)
• Improved display. It’s unclear if it’s the 960×460 display thrown around before—it certainly looks like it, with the “Connect to iTunes” screen displaying much higher resolution than on a 3GS.
• What looks to be a secondary mic for noise cancellation, at the top, next to the headphone jack
• Split buttons for volume
• Power, mute, and volume buttons are all metallic

What’s changed

• The back is entirely flat, made of either glass (more likely) or shiny plastic in order for the cell signal to poke through. Tapping on the back makes a more hollow and higher pitched sound compared to tapping on the glass on the front/screen, but that could just be the orientation of components inside making for a different sound
• An aluminum border going completely around the outside
• Slightly smaller screen than the 3GS (but seemingly higher resolution)
• Everything is more squared off
• 3 grams heavier
• 16% Larger battery
• Internals components are shrunken, miniaturized and reduced to make room for the larger battery

For more videos and photos of the new iPhone, click on to Gizmodo.

If this is indeed real (we vote “yes”)…what do you think?