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Phone left in bar said to be next generation iPhone

REDWOOD, WA (NBC) – An unusual iPhone left at a Redwood City bar last week just might be the next generation phone for apple.

It was camouflaged to look like an iPhone 3GS, and somehow the site Gizmodo got a hold of it.  They claim it is the real deal and "drastically new and different" after disassembling it. 

Gizmodo found it to be thinner and sleeker.  The back is plastic, with an improved camera with a larger lens than the iPhone 3GS, and a flash.  There is a new front-facing video chat camera and in place of the standard SIM card they found a micro-SIM.  Overall they say it has an improved display. 

"It's unclear if it's the 960x460 display thrown around before, it certainly looks like it, with the Connect iTunes screen displaying much higher resolution than on a 3GS," says Gizmodo.      

They also found a secondary microphone that appears to be there for noise cancellation, split buttons for volume, and metallic power, mute and volume buttons.   

How the phone got in the bar and whether Apple planted it, is still to be determined.  But no matter what, it has given some interesting clues into what Jobs and company might be cooking up in Cupertino laboratory. 

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