New iPhone 4S images may disappoint before Apple’s event

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With just hours to go until Apple’s globally anticipated iPhone event, images uncovered over the weekend have apparently unveiled Apple’s iPhone 4S model for the first time, highly expected to be the company’s vision of a cost-effective iPhone device for consumers.

In similarities to the infamous Gizmodo iPhone 4 prototype saga, the Brazilian version of the tech site has apparently managed to get their hands on one of two rumored new iPhone models that will be unveiled at Apple’s event tomorrow.

Unfortunately, it’s not the iPhone 5 that we all hoped for, but it could be the first non-official ‘official‘ photos that we have seen of the iPhone 4S that is expected to join the fifth-generation iPhone at Apple’s event in San Francisco on Tuesday. The new iPhone has been identified by its ‘N90a’ model number, and falling in line with speculation over the last few models – it looks identical to the iPhone 4 in appearance.

You can check out the images in question at Gizmodo’s site since we’re not going to post them here for obvious reasons, and you’ll be just as interested in hearing how Gizmodo Brazil apparently sneaked into a Foxconn factory for the pics, just as much as looking at the images themselves, since they don’t actually reveal any new information about the device.

Will this new iPhone model come with brand new hardware specs such as a dual-core processor like the iPhone 5 is rumored to include, or will it just be the same as the iPhone 4, but with a much more attractive price point – we’d like to think it will be both, and we’re hopeful since Apple are usually pretty generous when it comes to coming up with a good deal for consumers.

Take a look at the images for yourself and then let us know what you think of them. Are you disappointed that this model looks identical to the iPhone 4? – What kind of features would warrant a purchase as an alternative to the more premium iPhone 5?

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