Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 19th Apr 2010 09:07 UTC
Apple Engadget is 100% sure of it: they've pictures of the next iPhone, colloquially known as the iPhone 4G. It sports a more iPad-esque design, has a glass back, far higher pixel density, front-facing camera, and more. The story how they got their hands on the photos is interesting too. Update: Wow, Gizmodo has the found unit, disassembled it, and yeah, it's the real thing.
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Looks wrong
by RIchard James13 on Mon 19th Apr 2010 09:43 UTC
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I don't have an iPhone personally but there is something not quite right about that picture.

Edit:
I should say it seems to be missing the Apple design ethos.

Edited 2010-04-19 09:46 UTC

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RE: Looks wrong
by flanque on Mon 19th Apr 2010 10:31 UTC in reply to "Looks wrong"
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I agree. It seems kina clunky.

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RE: Looks wrong
by tyrione on Mon 19th Apr 2010 22:38 UTC in reply to "Looks wrong"
tyrione Member since:
2005-11-21

I don't have an iPhone personally but there is something not quite right about that picture.

Edit:
I should say it seems to be missing the Apple design ethos.


Not to mention Apple was just awarded several industrial design patents on the latest models.

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RE: Looks wrong
by Fettarme H-Milch on Tue 20th Apr 2010 01:18 UTC in reply to "Looks wrong"
Fettarme H-Milch Member since:
2010-02-16

there is something not quite right about that picture.

Let's start by the fact that according to the photos Apple is trying to "disguise" a super-secret new iPhone model by printing a bright white Apple logo on its back... yeah, right...

That's like those old spy movies in which secret documents come in an envelope with a big red "TOP SECRET" printed on it...

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Comment by Kroc
by Kroc on Mon 19th Apr 2010 10:07 UTC
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Urgh. We've just got over one hype-machine, and we're already onto the next :/

IT'S JUST A PHONE. Since nobody seems to have any in this bloody town, can we have some fresh, well-seasoned perspective please.

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RE: Comment by Kroc
by kragil on Mon 19th Apr 2010 11:17 UTC in reply to "Comment by Kroc"
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2006-01-04

I have to agree. Apples real genius is getting a lot of people talking about their shit without paying a dime.
Apple is proof that marketing works.

There are more interesting news in the IT world than that.

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RE[2]: Comment by Kroc
by tylerdurden on Mon 19th Apr 2010 19:37 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Kroc"
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... and their crime being what exactly?

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80 gb?
by darknexus on Mon 19th Apr 2010 10:28 UTC
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The 80gb storage space has me wondering. Are there 80gb flash chips? I ask because, so far, all the flash I've ever encountered has gone up in powers of two, i.e. 64gb then 128gb, etc. This has been the case for flash storage for years as best as I can determine. Of course they could've melded a 64 and a 16 gig chip into one logical volume, but why waste internal space on two chips when they could've just used one 128 gb chip instead??
This doesn't seem right to me.

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RE: 80 gb?
by ricegf on Mon 19th Apr 2010 10:56 UTC in reply to "80 gb?"
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16 gb internal, 64 gb in the SD slot.

Slab design. Front-facing camera. High-res display. Buttons on the sides. Sounds much like a Nokia N900 to me. Would Apple really copy a *Nokia* phone?!?

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RE[2]: 80 gb?
by darknexus on Mon 19th Apr 2010 11:03 UTC in reply to "RE: 80 gb?"
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Apple, include an SD slot? Lol, I wish!

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RE[2]: 80 gb?
by tony on Tue 20th Apr 2010 00:02 UTC in reply to "RE: 80 gb?"
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2005-07-06

16 gb internal, 64 gb in the SD slot.

Slab design. Front-facing camera. High-res display. Buttons on the sides. Sounds much like a Nokia N900 to me. Would Apple really copy a *Nokia* phone?!?


It's a lot thinner than an N900, and the UI (at least for iPhoneOS 3.0) is substantially more mature. So I'm guessing not ;)

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RE: 80 gb?
by Theodric on Mon 19th Apr 2010 10:56 UTC in reply to "80 gb?"
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2008-12-10

16GB for OS+stock apps, 64 real-world available GB for music? It's the best idea I've got, anyway.

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RE: 80 gb?
by henderson101 on Mon 19th Apr 2010 11:44 UTC in reply to "80 gb?"
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2006-05-30

Memory generally comes in multiples of 8 these days. So it could be 5 x 16 chips, 2 x 32 and 1 x 16, or 1 x 16 and 1 x 64. It seems odd, but it depends on what the divide gives them. Maybe some of the RAM is faster? That might make some kind of sense for streaming or gaming.

Edited 2010-04-19 11:45 UTC

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RE: 80 gb?
by MamiyaOtaru on Mon 19th Apr 2010 13:56 UTC in reply to "80 gb?"
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Intel sells a 2.5" 80GB SSD

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v Chi-phone?
by darrelljon on Mon 19th Apr 2010 12:28 UTC
RE: Chi-phone?
by biffuz on Mon 19th Apr 2010 12:59 UTC in reply to "Chi-phone?"
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2006-03-27

Quote. There are a lot of iPhone clones from unathorized (obviously) chinese factories. I know some people who owns them, actually, and some even have the Apple logo!

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Positively fake
by woegjiub on Mon 19th Apr 2010 13:11 UTC
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This looks to be a poor ripoff of a nokia phone, if it really is the new iPhone, then I have to say that HTC has soundly taken the lead in smartphone manufacture, and Apple are falling further and further behind.
With the proliferation of multitudes of vendor-specific android phones looking to annihilate Apple's restrictive and developer-hostile environment, I can not help but feel a sense of deja vu.

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I still think.
by theTSF on Mon 19th Apr 2010 13:55 UTC
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After seeing this on MacRumers I think the case is a generic jig for iPhones to they can try different designs in the form factor. And being able to open and close it rather easilly.

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Oh, please...
by Jon Dough on Mon 19th Apr 2010 14:27 UTC
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As I've seen written here before: "Tempest, meet teapot." Move along, nothing to see here.

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probably a dev phone
by FunkyELF on Mon 19th Apr 2010 15:05 UTC
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Don't pay attention to the design. Its probably just a dev case with debug buttons on the sides. It would make sense that before phones go out in the production case they are turned on naked on a wooden table in a lab. Then they are put in these dev cases before the design gets finalized.

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Ahum
by Soulbender on Mon 19th Apr 2010 15:10 UTC
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So the responsible thing to do when you find a lost phone is not return it to the owner, but instead take it apart and more or less consider it yours.

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RE: Ahum
by Timmmm on Mon 19th Apr 2010 15:53 UTC in reply to "Ahum"
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Exactly what I was thinking. Would be awesome if the police turn up on Gizmodo's doorstep!

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RE[2]: Ahum
by tylerdurden on Mon 19th Apr 2010 19:38 UTC in reply to "RE: Ahum"
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As enticing of an idea a police state seem to be to some of you. What is gizmodo's crime in this case?

Other than they seem to be pulling a lot of nonsense out of their ass?

Edited 2010-04-19 19:39 UTC

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RE[3]: Ahum
by Soulbender on Wed 21st Apr 2010 10:11 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Ahum"
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What is gizmodo's crime in this case?

Theft?

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Intentional leak?
by toast88 on Mon 19th Apr 2010 15:27 UTC
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Just a sidenote:

While Engagdet says:

"Apparently the phone was found on the floor of a San Jose bar inside of an iPhone 3G case."

(from http://www.engadget.com/2010/04/17/iphone-4g-is-this-it/ )

Gizmodo reports:

"You are looking at Apple's next iPhone. It was found lost in a bar in Redwood City, camouflaged to look like an iPhone 3GS. We got it."

(from: http://gizmodo.com/5520164/this-is-apples-next-iphone )

Thats about 30 miles distance according to Google Maps.

And I think that Apple has too much paranoia than ever allowing some employee to leave the building with a prototype. I don't think that these prototypes are actually fake but Apple surely didn't lose them, come on.

Furthermore, both Gizmodo and Engadget usually get invited to all kinds of Apple events, personally. Do you really think that either of them would take risk of breaking their good connections to Apple just for the sake of some photos of a non-working prototype?

The author from Gizmodo already claimed that Apple is actually looking to get their phone back. I don't know about the US and A, but in Germany that's just theft. Period. But if that's just all very clever marketing by Apple, they're safe with keeping the phones.

Adrian

Edited 2010-04-19 15:31 UTC

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RE: Intentional leak?
by kristoph on Mon 19th Apr 2010 16:20 UTC in reply to "Intentional leak?"
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Right, two Apple iPhones are left in two separate bars in California and no one wonders how such a thing would be possible given Apple's secrecy obsession.

Personally i think this is a PR stunt. Apple wants people talking about the iPhone so they've put out some devices that match generally known features to get the press in a tizzy.

K

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It's real
by Adam S on Mon 19th Apr 2010 15:50 UTC
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It's real. The case may not be final, but it's real.

I don't know if I buy the 80GB, but the rest seems logical, and everyone in the know is on board, and for what it's worth, Apple apparently considers the unit stolen.

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RE: It's real
by Kroc on Mon 19th Apr 2010 16:17 UTC in reply to "It's real"
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2005-11-10

Which blows my mind Gizmodo would do this. This is theft. You cannot paint it as anything else. Someone lost a phone and someone took it instead of handing it in. Unless they really are interested in jail time, I do hope they decide to hand it in now they’ve had their fun.

Apple could play this either way; either they take this the whole way and prosecute, or they know that the leak wins them hype and will pay off in the long run.

Regardless; Gizmodo have been stupid, chronically stupid. It’s just a phone, and no matter how hot the scoop, that’s not worth jail time.

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RE[2]: It's real
by Thom_Holwerda on Mon 19th Apr 2010 16:24 UTC in reply to "RE: It's real"
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Regardless; Gizmodo have been stupid, chronically stupid. It’s just a phone, and no matter how hot the scoop, that’s not worth jail time.


Sorry, but - bullshit.

Someone loses his phone. That's not theft. Someone finds it. That's not theft. Someone thinks "hey, this could be worth money". That's not theft. Gizmodo buys it. That's not theft. Theft is wilfully taking someone's property without permission. It's not this.

Had I found the phone, you can bet your sweet bum I'd be taking photographs by the millions, publish them here on OSNews, after which I'd contact the police. That's in no way theft, a crime, or anything else.

The guy who lost the phone is the idiot here - Gizmodo is just doing its job properly. You may say "It's just a phone", and you'd be right - but the Apple Mass Hysteria that we see every time indicates beyond any form of doubt that this thing has news value - whether you like it or not. Gizmodo has done the right thing here (except the taking apart thing, I wouldn't do that).

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RE[3]: It's real
by Tuishimi on Mon 19th Apr 2010 16:58 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: It's real"
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Why not just hand it over to the barkeep to have it put in their "Lost and Found" bin?

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RE[3]: It's real
by Tuishimi on Mon 19th Apr 2010 17:05 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: It's real"
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2005-07-06

Gizmodo knows/knew who that phone belongs to. Not only did they make no effort to return it, they took it apart.

I dropped a phone at PHX (Phoenix airport) when I got back from a long trip. I realized it on the ride home, got my wife's phone and called my phone. Person answered, asked if she would be willing to send it back to me, COD, she said "Sure! I'll do it tomorrow!" 2 weeks later still no phone. Called the number again and no answer.

In my opinion, at that point it is (at the very least borderline) theft. I tried to make it as easy as possible for her to send it back, I even offered to meet her at the airport again to get it. Instead I had to replace the phone.

She had no idea who lost the phone when she picked it up, but these guys, they knew. They were excited and jumped at the change to pry it open and pick it apart... maybe you are right, maybe it is more like corporate espionage and not theft.

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RE[4]: It's real
by Thom_Holwerda on Mon 19th Apr 2010 17:15 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: It's real"
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I dropped a phone at PHX (Phoenix airport) when I got back from a long trip.


Silly comparison. Your phone is not a prototype from one of the most secretive companies in the world - a phone that will most likely sell by the millions and millions and millions, while also being one of the biggest development targets in the mobile world.

This means it has news value, and when something has news value, there's no shame in shifting the device to the press. I do believe Gizmodo went too far by taking it apart, but for the rest, they've done nothing even remotely related to theft (of course, this is assuming they're going to hand it over to the police).

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RE[5]: It's real
by Tuishimi on Mon 19th Apr 2010 17:22 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: It's real"
Tuishimi Member since:
2005-07-06

So you think the law is good if it supports your ideas, but should be dismissed if the object or process the law applies to has some great media value?

It's an apples to apples comparison. It's not like this phone is the next coming of the messiah. That might be something everyone is entitled to know about.

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RE[5]: It's real
by frood on Mon 19th Apr 2010 17:45 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: It's real"
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Silly comparison. Your phone is not a prototype from one of the most secretive companies in the world


Of course, the most secretive companies you never hear about.

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RE[3]: It's real
by toast88 on Mon 19th Apr 2010 17:19 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: It's real"
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Someone loses his phone. That's not theft. Someone finds it. That's not theft. Someone thinks "hey, this could be worth money". That's not theft. Gizmodo buys it. That's not theft. Theft is wilfully taking someone's property without permission. It's not this.

You're missing one important point:

The guys at Gizmodo knew that this is an Apple prototype and that Apple is missing it and wants it back. They'll have to return it to the original owner, no matter what. Anything else is theft. Just because someone loses his phone doesn't mean he abandons his ownership to it. I can check and cite the appropriate lines in law books here, if you want.

Here's a quick link to the German point of view regarding lost&found items:

http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fundrecht_%28Deutschland%29

Adrian

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RE[4]: It's real
by Thom_Holwerda on Mon 19th Apr 2010 17:20 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: It's real"
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They'll have to return it to the original owner, no matter what.


Of course. That, however, does not mean they may not write about it, or should partake in Apple's veil of secrecy.

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RE[5]: It's real
by toast88 on Mon 19th Apr 2010 17:23 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: It's real"
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"They'll have to return it to the original owner, no matter what.


Of course. That, however, does not mean they may not write about it, or should partake in Apple's veil of secrecy.
"
Yes, might be, I don't know what the law books say about that. But in any case they certainly risk being ignored by Apple in future when it comes to sneak previews on Apple campus.

Adrian

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RE[5]: It's real
by Tuishimi on Mon 19th Apr 2010 17:27 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: It's real"
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Yes actually, it does, or at least it should. I would think otherwise perhaps if it could be proven that Apple did this on purpose - the intent is important.

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RE[4]: It's real
by Tuishimi on Mon 19th Apr 2010 17:26 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: It's real"
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Exactly what I was trying to get across. But as you can see by Thom's retort, he has some strange belief that the law or even morality should only be followed if the object is not really all that important to anyone but the owner.

I will now be less likely to side on any of Thom's opinions having once thought it was altruism he sided with - only to find it is self-serving, even if it is in the guise of "the world has the right to know."

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RE[5]: It's real
by Thom_Holwerda on Mon 19th Apr 2010 17:29 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: It's real"
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Don't dramaticise this. There is no law that prohibits Gizmodo from snapping a few pictures of this thing and writing about it before they call the cops. As I stated QUITE CLEARLY, I do believe taking it apart is our-of-order.

Again, this is all dependent on whether or not Gizmodo intends to give it to the police - something I've also said a few times already.

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RE[6]: It's real
by Tuishimi on Mon 19th Apr 2010 17:39 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: It's real"
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I guess it goes back to that sense of entitlement everyone seems to possess.

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RE[3]: It's real
by Drumhellar on Mon 19th Apr 2010 17:29 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: It's real"
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Well, Gizmodo does have a legal obligation to return the phone, especially since they know who the owner is (Apple), and Apple is apparently seeking to have the phone returned.

It is theft if they refuse to return it.
In the US at least, if you lose property, you still own it. You just have to be able to prove that that exact item is yours.

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RE[3]: It's real
by WereCatf on Mon 19th Apr 2010 17:37 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: It's real"
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The guy who lost the phone is the idiot here

Accidentally dropping something makes you an idiot? Yeah, right!

Gizmodo buys it.

The seller and Gizmodo both know that the phone does not belong to them and the original owner probably misses it a lot. Hell, there could be phone numbers, important messages, personal details and whatnot in there. And then you come along and say it's perfectly fine to disregard all that as long as it generates publicity?

You've clearly dropped the ball, and according to you dropping or losing something makes you an idiot.

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RE[4]: It's real
by Thom_Holwerda on Mon 19th Apr 2010 17:40 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: It's real"
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Accidentally dropping something makes you an idiot? Yeah, right!


If you're an Apple employee handling the next-generation iPhone, then yeah, you're an idiot for losing it.

The seller and Gizmodo both know that the phone does not belong to them and the original owner probably misses it a lot. Hell, there could be phone numbers, important messages, personal details and whatnot in there. And then you come along and say it's perfectly fine to disregard all that as long as it generates publicity?


As long as the device is properly returned to the police, then yeah, I'm fine with Gizmodo snapping a few photos and writing about it. As I've said a billion times already - it all depends on whether or not they return it. And, as I've ALSO said a billion times, taking it apart was taking it too far.

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RE[5]: It's real
by WereCatf on Mon 19th Apr 2010 17:45 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: It's real"
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If you're an Apple employee handling the next-generation iPhone, then yeah, you're an idiot for losing it.

Losing something is losing something. There is no difference in it being really important to a big corporation and in it being equally important to a single person. Just because there is a large, money-hungry corporation behind it makes it in no way less important when a single person loses something.

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RE[6]: It's real
by boldingd on Mon 19th Apr 2010 18:21 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: It's real"
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I think his point was, if they ultimately manage to return the phone to Apple in a reasonably timely fashion, there's nothing wrong with them taking five or ten minutes and snapping some furtive photos, or poking the interface a bit. And I'd be inclined to agree. Taking the phone apart... that probably crossed the line.

It's not like the thing was sealed in an adamantite case with an NDA that you had to sign in blood etched into the outside.

Edit: Where I work, I occasionally handle classified material. And.. yeah. If I where to lose classified material, the potential consequences for me (and my employer) would be dire. Because of the nature of the material, I am responsible for taking extra precautions and doing my best to preclude the kinds of incidents that in most other circumstances could be dismissed as reasonable human failings. When you handle sensitive material, the bar is set higher: greater care is expected of you.

If you're in a restaurant with a sensitive prototype... I think it'd be reasonable to take extra precautions to ensure the security of the device.

Edited 2010-04-19 18:26 UTC

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RE[7]: It's real
by WereCatf on Mon 19th Apr 2010 18:28 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: It's real"
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I think his point was, if they ultimately manage to return the phone to Apple in a reasonably timely fashion

Considering even Gizmodo themselves state they've been toying around with the phone over a week and it most likely took a few days for them to even acquire it I'd say it's already over the "reasonably timely fashion."

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RE[4]: It's real
by toast88 on Mon 19th Apr 2010 19:11 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: It's real"
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"The guy who lost the phone is the idiot here

Accidentally dropping something makes you an idiot? Yeah, right!

Gizmodo buys it.

The seller and Gizmodo both know that the phone does not belong to them and the original owner probably misses it a lot. Hell, there could be phone numbers, important messages, personal details and whatnot in there. And then you come along and say it's perfectly fine to disregard all that as long as it generates publicity?

You've clearly dropped the ball, and according to you dropping or losing something makes you an idiot.
"

Hehe, I wanted to vote your comment up but since I already posted in this thread, I can't.

FULL ACK!

I hope that Gizmodo receives some well-deserved disregard from Apple in future regarding press conferences and sneak previews.

Adrian

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RE[3]: It's real
by mrhasbean on Mon 19th Apr 2010 21:57 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: It's real"
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"Regardless; Gizmodo have been stupid, chronically stupid. It’s just a phone, and no matter how hot the scoop, that’s not worth jail time.


Sorry, but - bullshit.

Someone loses his phone. That's not theft. Someone finds it. That's not theft. Someone thinks "hey, this could be worth money". That's not theft. Gizmodo buys it. That's not theft. Theft is wilfully taking someone's property without permission. It's not this.
"

Dictionary meaning: The act of stealing

Dictionary meaning of stealing: take (another person's property) without permission or legal right and without intending to return it

I don't see anywhere in there that says anything about "wilfully".

Maybe time to consult a dictionary Thom?

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RE[4]: It's real
by Thom_Holwerda on Mon 19th Apr 2010 22:15 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: It's real"
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...and without intending to return it.


The gist. Please read what I say carefully instead of knee-jerking, and you'll see that I've said about ten billion trillion times in this thread that it is no problem for Gizmodo to snap a few photos before returning it to the police. I also stated quite clearly that taking it apart is going too far.

Better luck in the next Apple thread.

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RE[5]: It's real
by Kroc on Mon 19th Apr 2010 22:33 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: It's real"
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They’ve had it for a week, and now news is coming out that they paid for it. Paying for stolen goods is a crime. If someone picked it up and then sold it, it’s stolen—period. Gizmodo returning it [late] doesn’t change that.

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RE[6]: It's real
by tyrione on Tue 20th Apr 2010 09:40 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: It's real"
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They’ve had it for a week, and now news is coming out that they paid for it. Paying for stolen goods is a crime. If someone picked it up and then sold it, it’s stolen—period. Gizmodo returning it [late] doesn’t change that.


Gizmodo's parent corporation, Gawker, admits to paying $5,000 for it.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100419/ap_on_hi_te/us_tec_apple_iphone

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RE[3]: It's real
by Manik on Tue 20th Apr 2010 21:53 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: It's real"
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2005-07-06

Theft is wilfully taking someone's property without permission. It's not this.

And in the present case, someone has unwillingly taken someone's property without permission.

Right ?

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OMG OMG OMG!!!!1!ELEVEN!!!
by n0xx on Mon 19th Apr 2010 16:05 UTC
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... Nah... I really don't care.

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RE: OMG OMG OMG!!!!1!ELEVEN!!!
by Tuishimi on Mon 19th Apr 2010 17:06 UTC in reply to "OMG OMG OMG!!!!1!ELEVEN!!!"
Tuishimi Member since:
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Heh! ;) Funny.

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RE[2]: OMG OMG OMG!!!!1!ELEVEN!!!
by n0xx on Mon 19th Apr 2010 20:31 UTC in reply to "RE: OMG OMG OMG!!!!1!ELEVEN!!!"
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2005-07-12

It's funny cause it's true!
I don't care, and neither should you! ;)

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PR stunt or disaster
by m1cro on Mon 19th Apr 2010 17:28 UTC
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This is either a PR stunt (as some have already speculated) or a PR disaster.

Just imagine: next big Apple event, they want to show the new features of their newest phone and everyone is like: "*yawn* we already know that, tell us something new..."

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...
by Hiev on Mon 19th Apr 2010 19:31 UTC
Hiev
Member since:
2005-09-27

Hey hey Can I play the "Lets all hate Apple" game too?

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This is funny
by viator on Tue 20th Apr 2010 00:03 UTC
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2005-10-11

First of all if it was an important prototype Apple would have geo tracking of some sort of the device they have proven they had remote command and control of the device by bricking it. The police would be kicking down the door of the person who found it within hours. But that didnt happen so we KNOW this is a PR stunt. We will have further evidence of this being as pr stunt when gizmodo and engadget are allowed to participate in future apple events. Because we all know apple has banned people for less! Now an even FUNNIER thing that has come of this is when picutres of this device where originally unleashed on the net apple fan boys were saying it was fake and it looked AWFUL didnt follow apples design ethos but now the same people are saying how great and awesome it is and the old phones looked like toys compared to it etc lol

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Apple wants it back
by raven383 on Tue 20th Apr 2010 08:05 UTC
raven383
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2010-04-20
Talk of the Nation
by boldingd on Tue 20th Apr 2010 18:40 UTC
boldingd
Member since:
2009-02-19

I think they're actually about to bring this very incident up on Talk of the Nation, if anyone (in the States) wants to call in? ;)

(For as passionate as some people appear to be, it'd be amusing to me to hear someone call in and actually try to defend this mattering.)

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