Someone at Apple is getting fired this morning. Then they’re being rehired so they can be fired again. About a week ago, someone lost a new iPhone prototype. In a bar. And someone found it. And gave it to Gizmodo. This person could have kept it and showed it off to their friends. They could have blogged about it themselves. Or they could have been a good Samaritan and turned it in to Apple, helping the company keep its secrets safe until it’s ready to launch the new model, presumably sometime later this year. But this is the age of the Internet. Why give something like this back when you can pass it on to a tech blog with a big readership and later read a huge scoop about a new piece of technology that everyone’s waiting for with bated breath? So yeah, someone is so fired. So what’s the new iPhone got that the old one doesn’t? Lots of stuff. Gizmodo, as usual, has done an excellent job of covering all the details and providing all the inside information, so I’ll just skim over the highlights. There’s a front facing camera, which will make sharing personal images via social networking sites a lot easier. No more off-center, crooked photos taken from weird angles. A lot of new phones are doing this, and they should have done it a long time ago. It also looks like the standard back-facing camera has been improved with a larger lens. And, finally, there’s a flash. Can you hear the angels sing? Apparently, the display offers a much higher resolution than the 3GS. The volume button has been divided into two separate buttons. The SIM slot is in a new location on the side of the phone, and takes a micro-SIM, just like the iPad. The new phone is three grams heavier than the 3GS, and the battery is 16 percent larger, which we can assume will mean a little more battery life, addressing a chief complaint iPhone users have had for years. As for design, it’s more squared, with actual edges rather than smooth, rounded corners. The buttons are all metallic, and there’s a metallic band running around the perimeter of the phone. The back is flat, not convex, which may assist in reception. How can someone possibly lose a new iPhone with which they were trusted? Or did they? Maybe this is a red herring. Maybe Apple wants us to think this is the new iPhone, get all excited about it, and then they’ll come out with something totally different. Nah. They wouldn’t do that on purpose. Would they? You be the judge. Gizmodo has lots of photos and a couple of videos in their story. Check it out and rest assured, we’ll all be watching to see what unfolds, and whether this changes anything when the phone is actually released.