Early iPhone Prototype Shows Similarity with Rumored Next-Gen iPhone Parts

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After releasing court documents with regard to its lawsuit against Samsung, it was discovered that Apple’s early prototypes for the next-generation iPhone resemble the recent mobile part leaks. In relation to this, The Verge has come across the said photos.

The prototype images show a two-tone design of the handset’s rear panel with a central aluminum backing. Looks familiar? In relation to this, there were claims that the rear panel’s inlaid glass design between the top and bottom metal edges will make the device thinner than the current model.

Never Before Seen iPhone Prototype Images

Apple’s court documents have revealed various looks that were considered for their iOS devices. One of these is the slim and sleek iPhone prototype labeled as N90.

It was believed that N90 was the codename used for the iPhone 4. Although the photos show a narrow device that features aesthetic similarities with the company’s glass and metal design, this unit seems to sport a smaller screen.

Nevertheless, it’s a no-brainer that companies as designed-focus as Apple produce multiple concepts before releasing its device to consumers. On the other hand, those who are already familiar with how the company’s iOS devices look like, the images reveal different concepts that were considered in the early days. It only shows of how Apple’s iPhone could have looked like.

More Next-Generation iPhone Rumors

Similar parts have been circulating in the Interweb now. In fact, a previous report described the upcoming handset based on what its sources have to say:

According to our source, Apple will make one major change to the rear casing, adding a metal panel to the central back of the new iPhone. This panel will be flat, not curved, and metal, not ceramic.

Previously, AMOG reported that protective cases for the next-generation iPhone surfaced across the Web. The cases indicate that the upcoming handset will have a taller 4-inch display, smaller dock connector, and a headphone jack that was relocated to the bottom of the device. However, online retailer TVC-mall warned buyers that they cannot “guarantee this product could be used in iPhone 5.”

In addition, there were claims that Apple’s next-generation iPhone will have a 26 percent larger display with 16:9 aspect ratio. It will also feature a 19-pin dock connector, which will replace the current 30-pin design. Apple’s upcoming mobile phone will also feature a quad-core process dubbed as “A6.”

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