“A prototype of the next generation of Apple’s iPhone (cleverly disguised as an iPhone 3GS) is found left in a bar!” Sounds like a hoax right? Well wait until you read Jason Chen’s (Gizmodo) in-depth analysis of the evidence. Folks, it appears that this is in fact the real deal and we have just gotten an early peak at our next iPhone. And it looks AMAZING!

Thanks so much to Jason for breaking this scoop. Head on over to Gizmodo for the full story (including loads of photos and even some video). Here’s a brief summary of the next gen iPhone’s updates:

  • Front-facing video chat camera
  • Improved regular back-camera (the lens is quite noticeably larger than the iPhone 3GS)
  • Camera flash
  • Higher res. display (960×400?)
  • Split buttons for volume
  • Buttons (power, mute, volume) are all metallic
  • 3 grams heavier
  • 16% larger battery
  • Back of iPhone completely flat

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