Created and animated by Sam Becket, this cheery video of all the features the next iPhone 5 will pack when Apple announces it tomorrow.
Unlike some of the videos that have gone around lately, it’s remarkably down-to-earth, emphasizing (as Apple will) the device’s extraordnary thinness, its new antenna, the new 9-pin Dock Connector, LTE, the new nanoSIM, the longer screen and more.
Towards the end, not being able to help himself, Becket goes off the rails a little bit. He predicts AuthenTec-style fingerprint scanners, and a new “Mission Control” for accessing the iPhone’s most commonly used settings. The former we’re not going to see this generation, and the latter — while undeniably a lovely notion — we would have seen a glimpse of in the iOS 6 betas already.
If I were a betting man, I think Becket’s right that the way Apple will pitch the new display is “The iPhone 5 with widescreen Retina Display.” It’s an elegant way to explain a change in aspect ratio that doesn’t actually make things on the screen bigger.