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  • iPhone 4G Prototype - Lost And Found

    Someone might be getting fired tomorrow. It turns out that someone had left behind an, what looks to be, an iPhone 4G, or at least some type of prototype. Or it could just be someone playing a joke. We've seen a ton of fake iPhones from China, and this might be the same.

    Engadget was the first to report this news. Apparently the phone was found on the floor of a San Jose bar inside of an iPhone 3G case. Although it is exciting, a number of users have pointed out that this looks almost like a Twitpic posted by TUDream on February 20th.

    The device that was found is reported to have a front facing camera, and 80GB of memory.

    I personally don't buy one bit of it. I can't imagine Apple ever releasing something so hideous. The housing is horrendous. But then again, if its a prototype, they might not put that much effort into the housing for this one to preserve some secrecy to what it will really look like.

    None the less, here are some more photos from Engadget.

    This article was originally published in forum thread: iPhone 4G Prototype - Lost And Found started by nickhesson View original post
    Comments 77 Comments
    1. chris102192's Avatar
      chris102192 -
      That Sh*t looks hideous. this definitely cant be the 4th gen iPhone. even as a prototype, it is just ugly....

      Looks like some knock off S**T from China....
    1. dsg's Avatar
      dsg -
      Damn that ugly
    1. ansky8712's Avatar
      ansky8712 -
      Looks strange that the one picture just showing the back of the Phone shows the two screw holes by the dock connector....then the other picture of the dock connector has no screw holes???
    1. pakijawan's Avatar
      pakijawan -
      Nice this really looks better than the iPhone now,I hope this is true.
    1. tudtran's Avatar
      tudtran -
      Look pretty cool.
    1. dq13's Avatar
      dq13 -
      I don't see the SIM tray on top... I'm sure that's one thing they would keep.
      Also, the back shows a removable battery? doubt it

      in my opinion... 100% FAKE !!!!!
    1. M4tt Dam0n's Avatar
      M4tt Dam0n -
      Definately a prototype, it looks real to me.
    1. derrickb16's Avatar
      derrickb16 -
      hm...looks like a samsung housing, i doubt if apple would be as happy to give a removable battery and where would the Sim go there's nowhere on the back nor ontop...hm..and lets me serious someone from Apple going to the the bar with a Prototype iPhone 4G Apple is almost better than the government when it comes to secrets I highly doubt if anyone that works for Apple would make this mistake
    1. AKA_Ben's Avatar
      AKA_Ben -
      Everyone is screaming "FAKE" but I dunno guys - looks real to me.

      I personally find the housing to look very nice - just incomplete. I'm bored and tired of the 3G look which frankly doesn't mesh well with Apple's current design language.

      Also - flip your 3G/3GS over: the marking on the back match PERFECTLY. Same shape, layout, coloring, numbers where applicable (0682, FCC ID's have the first parts (Apple's prefixes I'm sure) BCGA, 579C), and "X"s where things haven't been determined yet (like the specific model number in the FCC ID, etc).

      Besides - it doesn't have 80GB of storage, it has 20GB - derp' :P

      Looks like I may have spoken too soon if BGR is to be believed. Link.

      Oh well - I certainly hope we see something similar in June and not just another boring rehash like last year.
    1. Jahooba's Avatar
      Jahooba -
      I think it looks pretty cool. Looks more "grown up" than the iPhone somehow.

      Besides, who cares what the iPhone looks like? It's a phone, not a fashion accessory. And you know you'll just slap an ugly-*** case on your iPhone as soon as you get it anyway, so what's the difference?
    1. lolcats1's Avatar
      lolcats1 -
      if you "don't buy one bit of it". why did you make a new article about it?
    1. shadow25's Avatar
      shadow25 -
      Not even close.


      Apple does NOT put iPhone on the back of a prototype.

      Want an example?
      I got some iPhone Prototypes - Mac Forums

      Before anyone jumps and says "They didn't know the product name!", please read the thread

      That's the only REAL prototype iPhone out in the open that I know about.

      Not to mention, the inconsistency in the pictures that the OP posted. Screws in one pic, but not in another.. Also, no shots of the phone on, because its a lot harder to fake the OS.

      Anyone who believes it just because it says iPhone on the back.. Wow.. I'll sell you a like new 500GB "iPhone" flip phone that looks strangely like a razr

      Modmyi needs to look at some simple facts before putting up a news article about a "iphone 4g prototype".
    1. dsg's Avatar
      dsg -
      Quote Originally Posted by Jahooba View Post
      I think it looks pretty cool. Looks more "grown up" than the iPhone somehow.

      Besides, who cares what the iPhone looks like? It's a phone, not a fashion accessory. And you know you'll just slap an ugly-*** case on your iPhone as soon as you get it anyway, so what's the difference?
      If that is the new iPhone, it's going the way of the boring hand sets that have been on the market for awhile like:

      the LG Prada 2007

      or the

      Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 2009

      and people are/will bothered by what it looks like because if it looks like **** and has loads of spec your just going to look like a geek when you try explain why you bought the ugliest phone available.

      Explanation = no pulling power
    1. ddfilms's Avatar
      ddfilms -
      I doubt this is the next iPhone. One question is why dont they have a picture with it powered on? showing the about page?
    1. glassJAw's Avatar
      glassJAw -
      If that's the new iPhone, nexus one here I come!
    1. Imahottguy's Avatar
      Imahottguy -
      Matt Damon!
    1. idigipunk's Avatar
      idigipunk -
      9 to 5 Mac just reported it as a bunk ripoff
    1. billchase2's Avatar
      billchase2 -
      Confirmed fake. Just a Japanese rip off.

      Images of iPhone 4G Actually a Japanese Counterfeit? - Mac Rumors
    1. tgabriel123's Avatar
      tgabriel123 -
      That things freakin ugly. I think if that's actually the 4g I might just stick with my 3gs or possibly even leave apple
    1. George Lopez's Avatar
      George Lopez -
      You know what bothers me? Most of you fanbois are using the word "hideous" to describe this so called fake.

      Now i do agree its ugly, and i am sure it is a fake. Using the word hideous makes you sound like some high class snot nose busters. Just say the friggin thing is ugly.

      Hideous? 'ta loco, hideous - muy chingon!