If you haven’t already heard, an Apple employee lost a prototype for the 4th generation iphone while drinking at a California bar. Allegedly Gizmodo purchased it from whoever stole the prototype for $5,000. When Apple discovered that Gizmodo editor Jason Chen had possesion of the prototype, they sent a letter requesting the return of it. After refusing to return the prototype iphone, there was a warrant obtained for the police to raid his home.

If you remember the past article from september I made some suggestions for what would be cool to have in the next generation iphone. Here are some of the changes/new features to come:

  • Split buttons for volume
  • Micro-SIM slot on the side instead of standard SIM card slot on the top
  • Front and back camera with either a flash or led
  • 16% larger battery
  • Slightly smaller screen, but higher resolution
  • Flat on front and back with aluminum border
  • 3 grams heavier
  • Secondary mic for noise cancellation = better sound quality

Thats just the information that has been gathered by looking at the prototype. Of course things could change in between now and the release date. But so far it looks very promising. Apple has announced June 7-11 as the dates for the WWDC (World Wide Developer Conference) for this year. My prediction is that they will announce the release date for the next iphone which should be either later in June or some time in July. A few members of the NCCSites team will be camping out for the release of the new iphone 4g upon its release. Will you upgrade to the next iphone this summer? Leave your response in the comments below