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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Intentional leak?
by toast88 on Mon 19th Apr 2010 15:27 UTC
toast88
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2009-09-23

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 in reply to "Intentional leak?"
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2006-01-01

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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