Parts purportedly for the next-generation iPhone Video have appeared for sale on a Chinese wholesale site. Both screen bezels and LCD panels for the the third-gen iPhone Video are listed, with shipping expected to begin “within 5 to 12 working days”.
As well as the listings, there are comparison shots with existing parts for the iPhone 3G. While there’s no telling whether the parts are legitimate, the site – China Ontrade – does have a wide range of original factory components not only for the iPhone 3G but for various cellphone brands, MacBooks and Nintendo.
Close examination of the bezel suggests that the iPhone’s speaker has been pushed further up toward the top of the handset, either because the screen now occupies more room or, perhaps more likely, to make space for a front-facing camera to be used for video calls. There’s no sign of any OLED panels, as had been tipped for inclusion in the new iPhone Video.