Ever since images leaked out of the alleged next-gen 2012 iPhone’s larger, two-tone back casing, we’ve been pretty adamant that it’s hideous. But seeing someone manhandle the aforementioned case has brought about a change of heart for us. For some reason (we can’t imagine why), going from blurry cam-ish photos to 720p, clear video makes the case, at least the black one, look much sharper than we originally thought.
The hands-on 360-degree video is provided compliments of parts reseller, ETradeSupply. While we don’t learn anything new from the video, we do get a much better glimpse at the possible next-gen iPhone’s case. That said, we’re still pretty irked about the headphone jack getting moved to the bottom. We never did care for it on the iPod Touch. Also, after seeing the video we’re happy to see that even with an alleged larger 4″ display, the phone itself doesn’t look like it will be unwieldy at all.
Before you go writing this off as real, we must stress that Apple tests all kinds of designs and form factors for each iPhone launch. Hell. This could be a prototype case from last years iPhone 4S that managed to stay undercover until now. We just don’t know. Maybe, just maybe Apple will tease the next-gen iPhone’s hardware at WWDC next week (but don’t hold your breath). Either way, we won’t know for sure until closer to this October when Apple will no doubt unleash the next-gen iPhone upon us.