Spotted: Brushed aluminum iPhone 4 for Verizon?

Spotted: Brushed aluminum iPhone 4 for Verizon?

Summary: Gizmodo appears to be breaking the news on another new iPhone, although this time the looks and the mobile provider are different.

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Gizmodo appears to be breaking the news on another new iPhone, although this time the looks and the mobile provider are different.

The Giz has published "crystal-clear" images from an unnamed source of what seems to be the iPhone 4 with a shiny brushed aluminum backside.

And AT&T is not expected to get its grasp on this one as Verizon Wireless is expected to be getting this much sleeker Apple smartphone. Nevertheless, Gizmodo leaves the door open to the possibility that this is just a very good Photoshop job.

If it is real, then I'd be very jealous of Verizon users, not just because of likely reception improvement but also the design on this bad boy is far more attractive than any mobile device we've seen from Apple yet. And with an aluminum casing on the rear, maybe some of those glassgate issues would disappear. Maybe.

Do you think these photos look authentic? And if they are, would you be interested in buying one should it land with Verizon next year?

[Image via Gizmodo]

Topics: Verizon, Hardware, iPhone, Mobility, Smartphones

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  • RE: Spotted: Brushed aluminum iPhone 4 for Verizon?

    This is an indication that this is the next version of iPhone. Do you think it's iPhone 4G?
    erichmercado
  • Already confirmed as fake

    Giz got scooped by eBay.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Silver-Back-Battery-Cover-Housing-Assembly-Fr-iPhone-4G-/190448676212?pt=PDA_Accessories&hash=item2c57a02d74#ht_4007wt_1139
    matthew_maurice
    • RE: Spotted: Brushed aluminum iPhone 4 for Verizon?

      @matthew_maurice Maybe I missed something but NONE of the cover/housing assemblies are brushed aluminum - they look like plastic painted silver. And a search for "brushed aluminum iPhone 4 housing" turned up nothing.
      athynz
      • The main product picture looks identical to the picture on Gizmodo. [nt]

        [nt]
        olePigeon
  • Giggity....

    This phone is freakin' sweeeeeet....
    maclovin
    • BLAHST!

      Just saw post above mine.
      maclovin
      • The good news is you can still have it.

        @maclovin Looks like you can buy the backplate and than have one of the repair services install it. Not sure what the loss of rigidity would mean. It's hard to imagine aluminum, even reinforced, having the same structural stiffness as glass of the same thickness.
        matthew_maurice
    • RE: Spotted: Brushed aluminum iPhone 4 for Verizon?

      @maclovin I agree completely! Woohooo!
      BNETBlogfan
  • No... But I would

    Buy a Sprint Version.
    condelirios
  • Too hot to handle?!!!

    This looks great.

    My only concern is will the darn thing get too hot to even hold? My MBP gets too hot to sit on my lap at times. And I've noticed if you keep it on for any length of time my iPhone 4 gets pretty warm.

    Put that with a heat conducting aluminum back and it just might be too hot to handle.
    tgarner