iPhone 4S with a larger screen and a curved back turns up

Over the weekend, there was some speculation by former Engadget editor Joshua Topolsky suggesting that the iPhone 5 would shift to a radical new form factor, but that's the iPhone 5. I'd be perfectly happy with this purported iPhone 4S. You know, the one that Apple is apparently handing out to select developers.

Received by M.I.C. Gadget, the photos show what looks like an iPhone 4 with a larger screen (possibly 3.7 to 4-inches) that reaches from edge-to-edge just as rumored.

The white iPhone's proximity sensor has been redesigned and its back appears somewhat curved as ThisIsMyNext speculates. Aside from this grainy photo, which could be completely fake, we do know that the iPhone 4S that was given out to developers has the same dual-core A5 processor in the iPad 2 and possibly 1GB of RAM and should be available later than usual this year in September.

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That's the bee chatter we're hearing right now. The iPhone 4 was already a huge leap over the iPhone 3GS. I don't think Apple needs to revolutionize the design so soon, but definitely does need to bump that "tiny" (compared to most Android and Windows Phone 7 smartphones) screen up, move to dual-core processors and add more RAM to accommodate more open apps.

M.I.C. Gadget, via Redmond Pie

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