“A Taiwanese website that has been the source of numerous Apple hardware leaks now claims that Apple has built three hardware prototypes for its next-generation iPhone, including one model with a slide-out physical keyboard,” Neil Hughes reports for AppleInsider.
“The new details come from tw.apple.pro, but are the result of a rough online translation,” Hughes reports. “The site’s source claimed that Apple has built three prototype models for its anticipated ‘iPhone 5,’ and one of them has a ‘sliding cover’ that conceals a keyboard,”
Hughes reports, “Another prototype reportedly built by Apple looks largely like the iPhone 4, but has improved hardware including longer battery life and superior camera. That version of the handset would not be a major physical change from the previous-generation iPhone 4, and would be akin to the iPhone 3GS replacing the iPhone 3G, the report said.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Slide-out mechanical keyboard? Can we get one with a buggy whip holder, too?
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Fred Mertz” for the heads up.]