The most recurring theme with the next-gen iPhone set to arrive this fall is bigger and smaller. The most popular rumors currently see the next-gen iPhone packing a bigger display, smaller dock connector and thinner overall chassis. And today’s latest leak of next-gen iPhone cases compliments of Mobile Fun UK reiterate many of the things we’ve seen/heard so far.
According to these new leaked cases, the display itself is very likely going to get a modest 0.5-inch upgrade from the current 3.5-inch standard that has been in use all way back since the first generation iPhone to a slightly larger 4-inch display. But while the display gets bigger, the phone will shrink in other ways. The dock connector which has been a standard for years, catering to an army of iDevice accessories, will allegedly come in a smaller form this year, dropping down from a 30-pin layout to a 19-pin layout. Also, Apple will likely find some way to shave another millimeter or so off of the next-gen iPhone’s backside making it even thinner. Finally, current rumors (and previous case leaks) suggest the headphone jack is going to follow the iPod Touch’s lead and move ’round to the next-gen iPhone’s bottom half.
The case leaks today seem to solidify that the current belief that the next-gen iPhone will indeed feature a design very similar to the 4/4S, albeit with the noticeable changes mentioned above. If it was a “major” physical redesign you were hoping for, even this iPhone doesn’t look like it’ll be too terribly different. Then again, considering it’s still flying off shelves (as AT&T attested to today during their earnings report), does the iPhone really need a drastic redesign?
Via: MobileFun UK