On late Saturday, Engadget posted some fairly believable photos of what was believed to be the new iPhone. Apparently it was found on the floor of a bar in San Jose, CA wrapped in a case to have the appearance of a iPhone 3G. Not long afterwards, a photo of a Japanese counterfeit which looked very similar but later found to be fake hit the Internet, adding even more doubt to the seemingly impossible situation that the new iPhone would just wind up in the hands of Engadget months before its expected release this summer.

With message boards everywhere more split than Team Edward and Team Jacob regarding the authenticity of this mysterious device, Gizmodo did a great job of putting doubts to rest with a thorough examination of what seems to be the next iPhone.

For a full examination, head over to Gizmodo, but from a gaming perspective the biggest benefits of the new iPhone come from the higher resolution screen, an even larger battery, and the likely inclusion of the Apple A4 processor. Needless to say, we're going to be following the developments of this very closely and hope to see a full teardown of the new iPhone soon to get an idea of the performance to expect from the device.

  • iphoneprogrammer

    this is not the 4g iphone....apple purposely "lost" that device to fake us out, so that we will all be super surprised when the real 4g comes out.

    • http://www.mentation.nl/thanatist/ Thaurin

      Except that such a thing would be fairly trivial to figure out. That it, a technology specialist should be capable if the internals of this device is really something or just something put together to fool everyone. Phone parts can be traced, whatever. I have a hard time believing that Apple would leak actual hardware, especially something that seems (reportedly) to be as advanced as this.

      • iphoneprogrammer

        I heard that this was a prototype for the 3g....

      • Eli Hodapp

        Have a link to where you heard that? I haven't seen that anywhere, in fact, given the high resolution screen and new construction techniques that makes very little sense.

      • http://www.mentation.nl/thanatist/ Thaurin

        It does make little sense, because the device has camera flash, front-facing camera, bigger battery and smaller parts. That would be very strange for a prototype 3G or 3GS.

      • iphoneprogrammer

        http://modmyi.com/forums/iphone-news/707118-iphone-4g-prototype-lost-found.html

        Well I skimmed through that article last night and saw 3g and prototype, I was mistaken. After reading the article, its thought to be an iphone 4g or a prototype of an iphone. Knowing how advanced this device is and the speculation surrounding the 3gs (i.e front facing camera, OLED screen, removable battery) this could have possibly been a prototype for the 3gs. Possibly. Now macrumors has said that the photographs are of a Japenese knock-off and not a real iPhone 4g.

      • http://www.mentation.nl/thanatist/ Thaurin

        The Japanese knock-off rumours have already been proven false.

    • Anonymous

      So Apple caused someone to die just to play a prank on us? Those silly gooses.

      • Michael

        Those Bothans died to get us the plans for the Death Star

  • iphoneprogrammer

    this is not the 4g iphone....apple purposely "lost" that device to fake us out, so that we will all be super surprised when the real 4g comes out.

    • http://www.mentation.nl/thanatist/ Thaurin

      Except that such a thing would be fairly trivial to figure out. That it, a technology specialist should be capable if the internals of this device is really something or just something put together to fool everyone. Phone parts can be traced, whatever. I have a hard time believing that Apple would leak actual hardware, especially something that seems (reportedly) to be as advanced as this.

      • iphoneprogrammer

        I heard that this was a prototype for the 3g....

      • Eli Hodapp

        Have a link to where you heard that? I haven't seen that anywhere, in fact, given the high resolution screen and new construction techniques that makes very little sense.

      • http://www.mentation.nl/thanatist/ Thaurin

        It does make little sense, because the device has camera flash, front-facing camera, bigger battery and smaller parts. That would be very strange for a prototype 3G or 3GS.

      • iphoneprogrammer

        http://modmyi.com/forums/iphone-news/707118-iphone-4g-prototype-lost-found.html

        Well I skimmed through that article last night and saw 3g and prototype, I was mistaken. After reading the article, its thought to be an iphone 4g or a prototype of an iphone. Knowing how advanced this device is and the speculation surrounding the 3gs (i.e front facing camera, OLED screen, removable battery) this could have possibly been a prototype for the 3gs. Possibly. Now macrumors has said that the photographs are of a Japenese knock-off and not a real iPhone 4g.

      • http://www.mentation.nl/thanatist/ Thaurin

        The Japanese knock-off rumours have already been proven false.

    • Anonymous

      So Apple caused someone to die just to play a prank on us? Those silly gooses.

      • Michael

        Those Bothans died to get us the plans for the Death Star

  • http://www.mentation.nl/thanatist/ Thaurin

    I'm just wondering why they weren't able to crack the case open and get some specs from it, like processor clock speed and flash memory size. It shouldn't be impossible for anyone good with electronics and reverse-engineering, I would think. Furthermore, they say that it's impossible to start, because Apple remotely wiped it. They can't put a new firmware on it--this is to say that the firmware is wipe clean? I don't believe it. I suspect it's possible to dump the firmware, crack it and make the device shine again. Install iPhoneOS 4.0 beta1 on there. :)

    • Eli Hodapp

      Since they can't just call up Apple and get a spare if they break it, I'm guessing they're being very careful with it. Disassembling -and reassembling- without breaking a piece of Apple hardware, especially one this tightly packed, without any kind of repair manual... Well, that's not as easy as it sounds. :)

    • Eggbert

      Firmwares are locked into iDevices. The 3GS firmware won't work on a 3G, etc.

      • http://www.mentation.nl/thanatist/ Thaurin

        Yes, but I'm guessing the firmware is still somewhere *in* the phone, right? Theoretically possible to get it out of there, jailbreak it perhaps with the same techniques used for the iPad, and get it working. :D

        Eli is probably right, you'd need to get hardcore on that thing and who wants to break the only loose prototype of Apple's new phone in the world? (If indeed it is that.)

  • http://www.mentation.nl/thanatist/ Thaurin

    I'm just wondering why they weren't able to crack the case open and get some specs from it, like processor clock speed and flash memory size. It shouldn't be impossible for anyone good with electronics and reverse-engineering, I would think. Furthermore, they say that it's impossible to start, because Apple remotely wiped it. They can't put a new firmware on it--this is to say that the firmware is wipe clean? I don't believe it. I suspect it's possible to dump the firmware, crack it and make the device shine again. Install iPhoneOS 4.0 beta1 on there. :)

    • Eli Hodapp

      Since they can't just call up Apple and get a spare if they break it, I'm guessing they're being very careful with it. Disassembling -and reassembling- without breaking a piece of Apple hardware, especially one this tightly packed, without any kind of repair manual... Well, that's not as easy as it sounds. :)

    • Eggbert

      Firmwares are locked into iDevices. The 3GS firmware won't work on a 3G, etc.

      • http://www.mentation.nl/thanatist/ Thaurin

        Yes, but I'm guessing the firmware is still somewhere *in* the phone, right? Theoretically possible to get it out of there, jailbreak it perhaps with the same techniques used for the iPad, and get it working. :D

        Eli is probably right, you'd need to get hardcore on that thing and who wants to break the only loose prototype of Apple's new phone in the world? (If indeed it is that.)

  • PahnCrd

    That is one sexy looking phone. I'm glad my contract is up this August.

  • PahnCrd

    That is one sexy looking phone. I'm glad my contract is up this August.

  • arr4ws

    i will believe it when they boot it up IN FRONT OF THE CAMERA.

    • http://www.mentation.nl/thanatist/ Thaurin

      They claim it used to work until Apple remotely disabled it. A likely story, but also very convenient if it's fake.

      • arr4ws

        really convenient if you ask me.

  • arr4ws

    i will believe it when they boot it up IN FRONT OF THE CAMERA.

    • http://www.mentation.nl/thanatist/ Thaurin

      They claim it used to work until Apple remotely disabled it. A likely story, but also very convenient if it's fake.

      • arr4ws

        really convenient if you ask me.

  • http://www.davidmiles.us Dmiles

    Dang... that's embarrassing.

    "Hey Steve, we lost the prototype..."

    • http://www.touchaholics.com jacques b

      that's exactly what i thought!

  • http://www.davidmiles.us Dmiles

    Dang... that's embarrassing.

    "Hey Steve, we lost the prototype..."

    • http://www.touchaholics.com jacques b

      that's exactly what i thought!

  • RyanS

    Its funny how all these postings of the new iphone 4g but I have yet to see one with it actually turned on. Come on guys, the phone is ugly! Apple would never release a phone that looked like that

    • Dran

      I think its damn sexy. I'd buy it in a heartbeat.

      • omada

        i agree. that thing is beautiful. its different than the traditional look of an iphone but it is very pretty.

    • Cheese

      This phone design is actually believable in terms of the current product line. It mimics the look of the current Apple monitors.

    • brand0n

      well it sure as hell turned ME on.

  • RyanS

    Its funny how all these postings of the new iphone 4g but I have yet to see one with it actually turned on. Come on guys, the phone is ugly! Apple would never release a phone that looked like that

    • Dran

      I think its damn sexy. I'd buy it in a heartbeat.

      • omada

        i agree. that thing is beautiful. its different than the traditional look of an iphone but it is very pretty.

    • Cheese

      This phone design is actually believable in terms of the current product line. It mimics the look of the current Apple monitors.

    • brand0n

      well it sure as hell turned ME on.

  • Adams Immersive

    It can’t boot because Apple remotely wiped it. But they have so many pictures, including detailed internals, that it’s clearly real. And probably close to final: it looks very polished and complete.

    I’d like to see a photo, though, of the one thing a wiped iPhone’s screen can do: tell you to connect to a computer for setup.

    I didn’t like the more squared look, until I realized it’s thinner than my 3G! See Gizmodo’s comparison photos.

  • Adams Immersive

    It can’t boot because Apple remotely wiped it. But they have so many pictures, including detailed internals, that it’s clearly real. And probably close to final: it looks very polished and complete.

    I’d like to see a photo, though, of the one thing a wiped iPhone’s screen can do: tell you to connect to a computer for setup.

    I didn’t like the more squared look, until I realized it’s thinner than my 3G! See Gizmodo’s comparison photos.

  • Brandon

    I think they should get rid of the aluminum back on the iPod Touches and do something like this. yah... it looks cool day one but mine is all scratched and it even has a case!

    • Lilbitbrit

      iPods have stainless steel backs, not aluminum ... aluminum would actually be cool (like the nanos)

    • :o

      One that doesn't freaking scratch so much :(

  • Brandon

    I think they should get rid of the aluminum back on the iPod Touches and do something like this. yah... it looks cool day one but mine is all scratched and it even has a case!

    • Lilbitbrit

      iPods have stainless steel backs, not aluminum ... aluminum would actually be cool (like the nanos)

    • :o

      One that doesn't freaking scratch so much :(

  • PeterM11

    I halfway wouldn't be surprised if it was "lost" on purpose. It certainly would and has created a lot of hype. It seems like a good strategy if I ran a company like Apple.
    Anyway, I think this thing looks pretty dang awesome. I'm really hoping it's legit. Wanna see it running some iPhone OS goodness first though, otherwise theres really no proof it isn't just a really elaborate fake. (Like I said, I really hope it's real, I'm just trying not to get my hopes up incase it's fake.)
    To the idiot who lost it: WTF!!
    If I was careholder of a prototype iPhone I would hold onto that thing with my life!

    • Novaro

      If you didn't know, iTunes recognized it and it did say IPhone but it had a different serial number and UDID than others

  • PeterM11

    I halfway wouldn't be surprised if it was "lost" on purpose. It certainly would and has created a lot of hype. It seems like a good strategy if I ran a company like Apple.
    Anyway, I think this thing looks pretty dang awesome. I'm really hoping it's legit. Wanna see it running some iPhone OS goodness first though, otherwise theres really no proof it isn't just a really elaborate fake. (Like I said, I really hope it's real, I'm just trying not to get my hopes up incase it's fake.)
    To the idiot who lost it: WTF!!
    If I was careholder of a prototype iPhone I would hold onto that thing with my life!

    • Novaro

      If you didn't know, iTunes recognized it and it did say IPhone but it had a different serial number and UDID than others

  • http://apprelease.com RaiderRich721

    If this is really it..I'm sold! My contract is up. I love the new look. Looks more sturdy too.

  • http://apprelease.com RaiderRich721

    If this is really it..I'm sold! My contract is up. I love the new look. Looks more sturdy too.

  • iphoneprogrammer

    this iphone is not apple esque, we all know apple loves aesthetics so why would they create something like this, something "ugly" compared to their previous devices?

    • x999x

      @iphoneprogrammer

      Correction, this rendition is more Apple-esque, its the previous models which weren't. Apple is more about industrial design, look at the imac, ipad and G5s

    • http://www.silentrocco.com SIlent Rocco

      ...way more beautiful, that's how I see it.

  • iphoneprogrammer

    this iphone is not apple esque, we all know apple loves aesthetics so why would they create something like this, something "ugly" compared to their previous devices?

    • x999x

      @iphoneprogrammer

      Correction, this rendition is more Apple-esque, its the previous models which weren't. Apple is more about industrial design, look at the imac, ipad and G5s

    • http://www.silentrocco.com SIlent Rocco

      ...way more beautiful, that's how I see it.

  • Alienmario

    but wait. they said that the display is better but there is not any picture of it turned on

  • Alienmario

    but wait. they said that the display is better but there is not any picture of it turned on

  • Noman

    I think this is real but I will not be completely sold until I see a pic of the connect to itunes screen.

  • Noman

    I think this is real but I will not be completely sold until I see a pic of the connect to itunes screen.

  • beetle004

    great now EA has another reason to delay mirror's edge:P

  • beetle004

    great now EA has another reason to delay mirror's edge:P

  • Howard

    Hopefully it does not look like that but has the lovely curved form factor of the 'old' phones. Ascetically, its a step back imo...

  • Howard

    Hopefully it does not look like that but has the lovely curved form factor of the 'old' phones. Ascetically, its a step back imo...

  • arqdolim

    Uhmmmm... I'm not so sure about it. The shape doesn't match what we had been seen in the iMac, MacBooks or the iPad. All in one, with no visible pieces. The minimalistic sense is not here with this "iPhone 4G". Two buttons instead of just one??? Not curved??? And more important to me, some "fissures" explaining two different pieces fit into one??? I'm not buying...

  • arqdolim

    Uhmmmm... I'm not so sure about it. The shape doesn't match what we had been seen in the iMac, MacBooks or the iPad. All in one, with no visible pieces. The minimalistic sense is not here with this "iPhone 4G". Two buttons instead of just one??? Not curved??? And more important to me, some "fissures" explaining two different pieces fit into one??? I'm not buying...

  • http://www.silentrocco.com SIlent Rocco

    A mature iPhone! It just looks fantastic. Can't wait and I hope, Apple isn't changing that much until release. This phone now fits way better to the current Mac family and it's really classic and timeless. Apple did it again.

    • Micah

      I wouldn't call it mature, I'd call it boring and looks like any other touch screen phone out there right now. But, fanboys are so gullible and easy to please, it doesn't matter what it looks like, they all think it's the second coming.

      • http://www.silentrocco.com SIlent Rocco

        Tiring.... but if these post make you happy. So be it.
        You have got your fun visiting Apple forums.
        I have got my fun with a product I really like.
        Win-win.

      • Frumius

        Wow, Micah, your opinion calling another opinion boring... that's rich. All while making sweeping nonsensical generalities. Fail.

  • http://www.silentrocco.com SIlent Rocco

    A mature iPhone! It just looks fantastic. Can't wait and I hope, Apple isn't changing that much until release. This phone now fits way better to the current Mac family and it's really classic and timeless. Apple did it again.

    • Micah

      I wouldn't call it mature, I'd call it boring and looks like any other touch screen phone out there right now. But, fanboys are so gullible and easy to please, it doesn't matter what it looks like, they all think it's the second coming.

      • http://www.silentrocco.com SIlent Rocco

        Tiring.... but if these post make you happy. So be it.
        You have got your fun visiting Apple forums.
        I have got my fun with a product I really like.
        Win-win.

      • Frumius

        Wow, Micah, your opinion calling another opinion boring... that's rich. All while making sweeping nonsensical generalities. Fail.

  • jim

    This looks shopped. I can tell from some of the pixels and from seeing quite a few shops in my time.

    • http://www.silentrocco.com SIlent Rocco

      Yes, and also the different videos - all "shopped" ...right ;) You're the pro.

      • Yarn

        As BTA says, the "it's shopped..." line is an internet meme, a joke. Do a google image search for it (and for all that's holy, leave safe search ON. :) )

    • MidianGTX

      I'm seeing quite a trend in these posts. Every time something like this crops up, a bunch of smart asses crawl out of the woodwork, claim to be Photoshop pros and call it a fake "because of the pixels". The irony is I keep seeing this line repeated when the photo is in fact entirely real.

      Now I realise I'm more or less doing the same thing when I say this, but I've been photo editing a lot longer than most of these kids claim, and they're all talking total bull. The chances of these pictures being edited in any way beyond brightness/contrast/cropping edits is very low. If it's a fake, it's still been manufactured, but the photos themselves are legit.

      • :o

        It's an internet meme to mock the people who claim random shit is 'shopped.

    • BTA

      He's making a joke.

  • jim

    This looks shopped. I can tell from some of the pixels and from seeing quite a few shops in my time.

    • http://www.silentrocco.com SIlent Rocco

      Yes, and also the different videos - all "shopped" ...right ;) You're the pro.

      • Yarn

        As BTA says, the "it's shopped..." line is an internet meme, a joke. Do a google image search for it (and for all that's holy, leave safe search ON. :) )

    • MidianGTX

      I'm seeing quite a trend in these posts. Every time something like this crops up, a bunch of smart asses crawl out of the woodwork, claim to be Photoshop pros and call it a fake "because of the pixels". The irony is I keep seeing this line repeated when the photo is in fact entirely real.

      Now I realise I'm more or less doing the same thing when I say this, but I've been photo editing a lot longer than most of these kids claim, and they're all talking total bull. The chances of these pictures being edited in any way beyond brightness/contrast/cropping edits is very low. If it's a fake, it's still been manufactured, but the photos themselves are legit.

      • :o

        It's an internet meme to mock the people who claim random shit is 'shopped.

    • BTA

      He's making a joke.

  • iphoniac

    Why does it look like Sony Ericsson phones? That design generally is not very original and btw. I think this is not the final retail version anyway.

  • iphoniac

    Why does it look like Sony Ericsson phones? That design generally is not very original and btw. I think this is not the final retail version anyway.

  • E

    I was a little sour at first view on the redesign, but after looking it over, and looking at all the curvy edges on my 3GS, I really hope the nee design is along these lines. Should be better to handle and take up less space in my pocket. Understated and elegant.

  • E

    I was a little sour at first view on the redesign, but after looking it over, and looking at all the curvy edges on my 3GS, I really hope the nee design is along these lines. Should be better to handle and take up less space in my pocket. Understated and elegant.

  • Rosh

    Dang, I feel that my good old iPhone 3g is just a piece of ... :(

  • Rosh

    Dang, I feel that my good old iPhone 3g is just a piece of ... :(

  • Lilbitbrit

    haha ... "more split than Team Edward and Team Jacob"

  • Lilbitbrit

    haha ... "more split than Team Edward and Team Jacob"

  • MrMuesli

    I prefer the curvy look, for what it's worth.

  • MrMuesli

    I prefer the curvy look, for what it's worth.

  • http://geoffburns.com Geoff

    I'm so excited that I decided to wait to upgrade! Just yesterday I was saying that I just wanted to upgrade to the 3GS and be done with it...and today...Apple, why do you always make me wait?!?! :D

  • http://geoffburns.com Geoff

    I'm so excited that I decided to wait to upgrade! Just yesterday I was saying that I just wanted to upgrade to the 3GS and be done with it...and today...Apple, why do you always make me wait?!?! :D

  • petruska

    ........ -.- they said that they don t know the storage space but jus plugging it and dik utility would tell it!!!!!!

    • http://www.silentrocco.com SIlent Rocco

      I'm reading something about 80 GB... but don't know the exact sources.

  • petruska

    ........ -.- they said that they don t know the storage space but jus plugging it and dik utility would tell it!!!!!!

    • http://www.silentrocco.com SIlent Rocco

      I'm reading something about 80 GB... but don't know the exact sources.

  • Ugly

    Wow are people naive. Here are some things to consider:

    1) Apple Legal would never have allowed this stuff to stay up if it was authentic
    2) This ugly device is not the iPhone 4G or whatever people are calling it - Apple hasn't released it or named it yet
    3) It's only April and indications point to a June release
    4) If you are going to take the word of some nasty zit-faced Korean kid who is "describing" the features of a rumored product than you probably aren't a person with too many brain cells

    • Chinito77

      4) So you can't ever trust a person because they are zit-faced??? So says the man named Ugly.

    • http://mayblogmaynot.blogspot.com Maniacfive

      Jason Chen is actually one of the more credible Gizmodo editors, and if you look around t'interwebs right now, you'll see there's a lot of talk about this. More intelligent talk than you and your bullet points.

    • dagamer34

      Uhh, going after a site only proves its authenticity. And trying to silence the web when it's been out for a few hours is like trying to glue together a broken beer bottle. You can try really hard, but it's not even worth it.

      Once the cat is out of the bag, there really isn't any point anymore.

    • xDDD

      xDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD you make me laugh "nasty zit-faced Korean kid"

    • Smarter

      He doesn't have any zits dude just doesn't have smooth skin. But unless Starcraft was loaded on there I doubt he really cares so it's probably a prank. BUT, everything sounds like minor upgrades and that's what Apple's all about, charging several hundred dollars for a minor upgrade...so....I'm on the fence too.

    • Aedile

      Boy, I bet you feel like an idiot now that apple has requested the prototype returned.

      • Smarter

        Still no proof that it's real. Could be a proto, could be a marketing campaign. I really don't buy the "Random Drunk Guy" story.

  • Ugly

    Wow are people naive. Here are some things to consider:

    1) Apple Legal would never have allowed this stuff to stay up if it was authentic
    2) This ugly device is not the iPhone 4G or whatever people are calling it - Apple hasn't released it or named it yet
    3) It's only April and indications point to a June release
    4) If you are going to take the word of some nasty zit-faced Korean kid who is "describing" the features of a rumored product than you probably aren't a person with too many brain cells

    • Chinito77

      4) So you can't ever trust a person because they are zit-faced??? So says the man named Ugly.

    • http://mayblogmaynot.blogspot.com Maniacfive

      Jason Chen is actually one of the more credible Gizmodo editors, and if you look around t'interwebs right now, you'll see there's a lot of talk about this. More intelligent talk than you and your bullet points.

    • dagamer34

      Uhh, going after a site only proves its authenticity. And trying to silence the web when it's been out for a few hours is like trying to glue together a broken beer bottle. You can try really hard, but it's not even worth it.

      Once the cat is out of the bag, there really isn't any point anymore.

    • xDDD

      xDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD you make me laugh "nasty zit-faced Korean kid"

    • Smarter

      He doesn't have any zits dude just doesn't have smooth skin. But unless Starcraft was loaded on there I doubt he really cares so it's probably a prank. BUT, everything sounds like minor upgrades and that's what Apple's all about, charging several hundred dollars for a minor upgrade...so....I'm on the fence too.

    • Aedile

      Boy, I bet you feel like an idiot now that apple has requested the prototype returned.

      • Smarter

        Still no proof that it's real. Could be a proto, could be a marketing campaign. I really don't buy the "Random Drunk Guy" story.

  • http://mayblogmaynot.blogspot.com Maniacfive

    The Engadget post of the iPad was very interesting, in that only now they noticed on the iPad photos there's a machine whose top corner looks exactly like this. Meaning this device was present on the same bolted down proto table as the iPad.

    Will the final iPhone G4 look like this? with all the seams? Maybe not. Will it be an aluminium unibody looking thing with a glassy ceramic radio transparent back and the features described? Almost certainly I think.

    I don't believe this was a genuine leak though. I think find it hard to believe. I'd rather think that Apple set this up to divert attention from the iPad delays worldwide and the potential delays to the 3G iPad in the US, and the release of the HTC Incredible.

  • http://mayblogmaynot.blogspot.com Maniacfive

    The Engadget post of the iPad was very interesting, in that only now they noticed on the iPad photos there's a machine whose top corner looks exactly like this. Meaning this device was present on the same bolted down proto table as the iPad.

    Will the final iPhone G4 look like this? with all the seams? Maybe not. Will it be an aluminium unibody looking thing with a glassy ceramic radio transparent back and the features described? Almost certainly I think.

    I don't believe this was a genuine leak though. I think find it hard to believe. I'd rather think that Apple set this up to divert attention from the iPad delays worldwide and the potential delays to the 3G iPad in the US, and the release of the HTC Incredible.

  • Creck

    damn you have a big head !! :))
    fake !

  • Creck

    damn you have a big head !! :))
    fake !

  • xDDD

    this is fakier than fakeman

  • xDDD

    this is fakier than fakeman

  • uluuuu

    Fakee!! believe me...

  • uluuuu

    Fakee!! believe me...

  • http://www.ummband.com poutini

    If it's real, I think it looks pretty badass. And my second gen iPod touch is feeling older everyday, so if they release something fresh like this, I'll probably pick it up.

  • http://www.ummband.com poutini

    If it's real, I think it looks pretty badass. And my second gen iPod touch is feeling older everyday, so if they release something fresh like this, I'll probably pick it up.

  • http://www.americanelf.com James

    Now Gizmodo has an interview with the guy who lost it:
    http://gizmodo.com/5520438/how-apple-lost-the-next-iphone

  • http://www.americanelf.com James

    Now Gizmodo has an interview with the guy who lost it:
    http://gizmodo.com/5520438/how-apple-lost-the-next-iphone

  • Vaseline Dion

    Hopefully the finished product will have a feature that prevents calls from consistently being dropped and the 3g going in and out every 5 minutes.

  • Vaseline Dion

    Hopefully the finished product will have a feature that prevents calls from consistently being dropped and the 3g going in and out every 5 minutes.

  • 4twenty

    Needs more speakers my finger always covers it while playing not more mic's

  • 4twenty

    Needs more speakers my finger always covers it while playing not more mic's

  • CassieTheChaoticCupcake

    They're so full of shnickerdoodles...
    Someone probably fabricated this fake iPhone to stir up conversation OR get everyone all anxious to buy it. Some indications that I don't think this is Apple's doing?
    1) If you guys read ANYTHING about Apple's handheld device structures, one of their biggest trademarks is the sleek and rounded shell (like the current iPhone/iPod collection) for better handling and durability. They're not going to go backwards.
    2) I haven't seen a video yet of the new iPhone actually on and working. If it's a prototype, it'll be functioning by now cause they've only got a few months to work the kinks out.
    3) If Apple wanted to change their products' appearance (Which is highly unlikely), we would have seen hints of it in the recently released iPad. You don't just haul off and make a change because that's like changing your well-known logo. You just don't do it.
    4) The sim card would NOT be on the side of the phone. Another trademark of the Apple iPhone is its strategic placement of the chip ON TOP of the phone. Why? Well if you're talking on the phone and constantly handling it, your fingers are more than likely always on the sides. By placing the sim card there, you run the risk of jamming it, accidentally popping it out, oils from your skin getting in the crevice, dirt packing into the ejection keyhole, etc. They're keeping it out of harm's way as is. Why would they want to change that, just to have to change it back again for maintenance convenience?
    Those are just a few. I can keep going if you'd like, but I'm sure you get the point. It's iPhony is what it is. Sorry guys.

  • CassieTheChaoticCupcake

    They're so full of shnickerdoodles...
    Someone probably fabricated this fake iPhone to stir up conversation OR get everyone all anxious to buy it. Some indications that I don't think this is Apple's doing?
    1) If you guys read ANYTHING about Apple's handheld device structures, one of their biggest trademarks is the sleek and rounded shell (like the current iPhone/iPod collection) for better handling and durability. They're not going to go backwards.
    2) I haven't seen a video yet of the new iPhone actually on and working. If it's a prototype, it'll be functioning by now cause they've only got a few months to work the kinks out.
    3) If Apple wanted to change their products' appearance (Which is highly unlikely), we would have seen hints of it in the recently released iPad. You don't just haul off and make a change because that's like changing your well-known logo. You just don't do it.
    4) The sim card would NOT be on the side of the phone. Another trademark of the Apple iPhone is its strategic placement of the chip ON TOP of the phone. Why? Well if you're talking on the phone and constantly handling it, your fingers are more than likely always on the sides. By placing the sim card there, you run the risk of jamming it, accidentally popping it out, oils from your skin getting in the crevice, dirt packing into the ejection keyhole, etc. They're keeping it out of harm's way as is. Why would they want to change that, just to have to change it back again for maintenance convenience?
    Those are just a few. I can keep going if you'd like, but I'm sure you get the point. It's iPhony is what it is. Sorry guys.

  • http://www.kotodama.net/blog Zak

    Question: Will doubling the screen resolution mean that all existing iPhone games are going to look pixelated on the 4G like they do on the iPad?

    • http://www.americanelf.com James

      No, Zak...because although the resolution of the screen is increasing, the size of the screen is not. So they'd look the same.

  • http://www.kotodama.net/blog Zak

    Question: Will doubling the screen resolution mean that all existing iPhone games are going to look pixelated on the 4G like they do on the iPad?

    • http://www.americanelf.com James

      No, Zak...because although the resolution of the screen is increasing, the size of the screen is not. So they'd look the same.

  • Lee

    How many people actually read the gizmodo article?

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

    It's CONVINCING.

  • Lee

    How many people actually read the gizmodo article?

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

    It's CONVINCING.

  • Vanamonde

    What pisses me off is the MicroSIM, if true means I cannot just buy the PAYG version when it's released later on in the year and stick in my current contract SIM..grrrrrr!

  • Vanamonde

    What pisses me off is the MicroSIM, if true means I cannot just buy the PAYG version when it's released later on in the year and stick in my current contract SIM..grrrrrr!

  • lol

    Ahahaha people think this is fake. Check the engadget article if you're still in denial http://www.engadget.com/2010/04/18/iphone-4g-proof/

    • Ayler

      So that device on that table is supposed to be iPad prototype? It was exactly that, a prototype, just as the device in question will turn out to be, a prototype.

  • lol

    Ahahaha people think this is fake. Check the engadget article if you're still in denial http://www.engadget.com/2010/04/18/iphone-4g-proof/

    • Ayler

      So that device on that table is supposed to be iPad prototype? It was exactly that, a prototype, just as the device in question will turn out to be, a prototype.

  • Druid

    There is no where in the video says "it is iPhone 4G" (Except from the video title), all it says is "This is new iPhone", well...new iPhone, could just means "The phone is just brand new, havn't been used yet"

  • Druid

    There is no where in the video says "it is iPhone 4G" (Except from the video title), all it says is "This is new iPhone", well...new iPhone, could just means "The phone is just brand new, havn't been used yet"

  • Ayler

    Apple would not leak a actual phone out to the public like this. And even if they would, do you really think that thing is going to be the 4G??
    Why would they design something that looks square and retro looking? Like a japanese knock-off..
    Just because its being shown by Gizmodo does not mean its real.

    I guarantee the 4G will not look like this thing.

  • Ayler

    Apple would not leak a actual phone out to the public like this. And even if they would, do you really think that thing is going to be the 4G??
    Why would they design something that looks square and retro looking? Like a japanese knock-off..
    Just because its being shown by Gizmodo does not mean its real.

    I guarantee the 4G will not look like this thing.

  • Jaison Biagini

    apple legal contacted engadget and asked for it back. they do send people out to test the phones before they are sold, so i believe this is the new iphone. i like this much better than the current model. user replaceable battery, front camera, more break resistant back cover. very clean looking.

  • Jaison Biagini

    apple legal contacted engadget and asked for it back. they do send people out to test the phones before they are sold, so i believe this is the new iphone. i like this much better than the current model. user replaceable battery, front camera, more break resistant back cover. very clean looking.

  • spiffyone

    Nice design.

    Now the question is: what does this mean for the next iPod touch?

  • spiffyone

    Nice design.

    Now the question is: what does this mean for the next iPod touch?

  • BdragonST

    .. It's real .. read it on Yahoo! news..

  • BdragonST

    .. It's real .. read it on Yahoo! news..

  • CassieTheChaoticCupcake

    Unicorns and magical lands are real too :D
    Everything about this phone goes against Apple's trademark construction of their products from its appearance to the new placement of key features. Please do your research and pull out the contract you signed or get the big manual (small in size but thick in pages) that came with your iPhone. Further proof, call Apple and ask for an associate under the development team. Tell them you're a representative for another phone company and you'd like a copy of their infringement policy. In the contents, you'll see everything that this phone will never be.

  • CassieTheChaoticCupcake

    Unicorns and magical lands are real too :D
    Everything about this phone goes against Apple's trademark construction of their products from its appearance to the new placement of key features. Please do your research and pull out the contract you signed or get the big manual (small in size but thick in pages) that came with your iPhone. Further proof, call Apple and ask for an associate under the development team. Tell them you're a representative for another phone company and you'd like a copy of their infringement policy. In the contents, you'll see everything that this phone will never be.