From Taiwan "smaller and lighter iPhone 3G" – Macitynet.it
According to the Taiwanese press, the iPhone 3G will be different from the current one also aesthetically. It will be smaller and lighter. A source belonging to the series of infinite satellite companies in charge of supplying materials and components for the assembly revealed the details to the Taiwan Economic News. The most relevant detail would be a smaller screen than the current iPhone: 2.8 inches for iPhone 3G against the 3.5 of the model in circulation. This detail would be reflected in a decidedly more compact and lighter smartphone than the previous one.
As far as weight is concerned, the article in the Taiwan Economic News goes even deeper: iPhone 3G would weigh between 110 and 120 grams, much lower than the current 158 grams. Thanks to the slimming iPhone, a chassis made of plastic materials instead of the aluminum-magnesium alloy now in vogue.
The sites that report the indiscretion recall that not all that gold is shining in the rumors surrounding Apple products. Apple has a habit of Apple to circulate false prototypes to confuse rumors and predictions of any kind. Cupertino also followed this technique in preparation for the launch of the first iPhone, presenting fake prototypes to AT&T employees and even Apple internal employees, thus managing to mask the final appearance and definitive technical characteristics as possible.