We are very close to having some kind of official acknowledgement from Apple in regards to a brand new iPhone. Since most of iPhone 5 parts have leaked already, someone has put together a side by side comparison with previous gen iPhones.
Via Macrumors: “As shown in the top row, Apple appears to be returning to the rotational electric motor design for the vibrator that was used in the GSM iPhone 4 and earlier devices. In the CDMA iPhone 4 and the iPhone 4S, Apple has been using a larger drum-shaped linear oscillating vibrator that gives a softer feel and sound.”
“The second row of parts shows how Apple has modified the design of the volume control cable over time. While the part previously included the volume control button/mute switch assembly and the headphone jack, with the headphone jack having moved to the bottom of the device the cable now stretches across the device to also contain the power switch, consolidating all of the exterior button and switch functionalities on a single cable.”
Now that you’ve heard the technical differences, what new features are you hoping for?