It's now exactly one week until September 12, otherwise known as. Or perhaps it'll be launch day.
Whatever the case, another Apple handset is coming -- and a new video suggests that all thewe've seen are right on target.
OK, sure, but maybe this is just another? Nope: 40 seconds in, the user boots both phones -- and it's about 34 seconds later that the new iPhone springs to life.
Well, sort of: it springs to an error message about it being "not registered as part of the iPhone Developer Program."
Even so, I don't think there can be any question that what we're seeing here is the new iPhone. After repeated viewings of the video, I'm left with these thoughts:
- The new iPhone does indeed appear to be a hair thinner and narrower than the iPhone 4, and perhaps half an inch taller.
- Maybe it's a trick of the lighting, but the new screen seems much blacker than the old one.
- The iPhone 4 finished booting about 6 seconds after the new iPhone.
- Both models showed a briefly animated Apple logo in the final second of the boot process. I'm assuming that's an iOS 6 thing, though I haven't found any reference to it elsewhere. If you're a developer, have you seen this before?
- The headphone jack is on the bottom, alongside the new dock connector. Not sure how I feel about that, but my initial reaction is: "Oy."
Your thoughts? Think there's any chance this video could be a fake? Which are you sicker of right now: iPhone 5 coverage or election coverage?