iPhone 4G Parts Reveal Taller Form Factor?

iPhone 4G leaked photos

iResQ, the iPhone repair site has just published photos of what it claims are parts of the fourth generation iPhone – iPhone 4G, which is expected to be released in June.

The photos of the front face plate reveal two things, which we found quite interesting.

The photos of the front face plate reveals:

  • The part is approximately 1/4 of an inch taller than the iPhone 3GS, which indicates a slightly taller form factor for the next generation iPhone.

  • There is a small reflective strip located just above the speaker of the iPhone. Though, we could speculate that it could be for a front-facing camera, iResQ believes that it is likely to be the new location for iPhone's proximity sensor rather than an indication of a front facing camera.

iPhone 4G leaked photos

iPhone 4G leaked photos

iPhone 4G leaked photos

Folks at iResQ point out that based on the photos, iPhone 4G screen repair could be costlier:

The LCD appears to be factory glued to the digitizer which is more similar to the first generation iPhones than the iPhone 3G and 3GS. The digitizer can be separated from the LCD on the 3G and 3GS models, which should be interesting to all, but for the repair folks like us–this means that the 4G screen repair price will be higher since both parts will have to be replaced at once.

There is no way to confirm the authenticity of these photos. The only thing we can do is wait until June when Apple is expected to release the fourth generation iPhone.

What do you think about the possibility of slightly taller form factor and maybe even a front facing camera?

[via iResQ]