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  • Another 4th-Gen iPhone Turns Up
    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6AAnUHePbe4]YouTube - Tinhte.com - Trên tay phiên b?n th? nghi?m iPhone 4G[/ame]


    A second next-generation iPhone has surfaced, this time in Vietnam of all places. The Vietnamese website [ame="http://taoviet.vn/showthread.php?t=16471"]taoviet.vn[/ame] (currently staggering under the load of hits from all over the world) posted pictures and video of an iPhone that matches the prototype Gizmodo had last month, but with better finish and labeling, indicating this may be an early production model.

    Unlike the "lost and found" prototype that Gizmodo highlighted, this phone was in working condition when it was obtained, though running some sort of firmware test suite called "Inferno" rather than the iPhone OS. There are other visible differences between this phone and the Gizmodo prototype, including a micro-SIM slot like the iPad's on the side of the case and the absence of the screws that marred the bottom, and a production quality label showing "16GB" on the case back where Gizmodo's prototype just said "XXGB." If the phone uses the same flash that went into the iPad, this could mean that there will be 16, 32 and 64GB models on the next-generation device. There's also an "N90" sticker on the processor - which is the designator Apple uses internally for the A4 - and the marking APL0398 on the chip, same as on the iPad's A4.

    Circumstances of how it came into the hands of the Taoviet folks were not made clear. However, the tipster who notified MacRumors said that a Vietnamese businessman "bought it in the US, along with an iPad." Other sources indicate that the phone cost them $4,000 US, less than the $5,000 Gizmodo paid for its bricked prototype. Apparently Apple's vaunted security is getting so bad that it's driving prices down...
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Another 4th-Gen iPhone Turns Up started by Paul Daniel Ash View original post
    Comments 98 Comments
    1. Kernel_Dan's Avatar
      Kernel_Dan -
      Am I the only one that actually prefers the current tapered design of the iPhone?

      This thing looks ugly to me
    1. k.nitsua's Avatar
      k.nitsua -
      To those complaining about the volume buttons being separated:

      It is speculated that Apple did this to make use of them for the Camera App. Both buttons will probably have different functions in Camera. Having one joint button as it is currently would be difficult to some big fingered monsters like myself.

      If I had to guess, the first button on the left (when holding it sideways with the buttons on the top) would be a back button in the Camera App or a mode switch button from camera-video, and the right button would be the capture button. Perhaps this is to utilize the ENTIRE screen as a viewing port.

      Again, just my speculation on top of the blogosphere's speculation. Personally, I like the style of the entire phone as it looks more adult. I've said this previously, but the iPhone design is going the way of the RAZR in my opinion - at my college, nearly 50% of the students have iPhones it seems. My phone is looking less and less chic. With a new, more adult design, I'll feel a little more special about my phone, and it will feel more personal to me.

      Just my two cents.
    1. MetallicaFan1991's Avatar
      MetallicaFan1991 -
      Eww that is ugly, wtf, I thought it looked alright last time, hope its fake.
      Who cares if the current iPhone 3GS doesn't go with Apple's other products, the iPod Nano and it's different colours doesn't. iPhone 3GS is sexy compared to that ugly piece of crap.


      Quote Originally Posted by k.nitsua View Post
      To those complaining about the volume buttons being separated:

      It is speculated that Apple did this to make use of them for the Camera App. Both buttons will probably have different functions in Camera. Having one joint button as it is currently would be difficult to some big fingered monsters like myself.

      If I had to guess, the first button on the left (when holding it sideways with the buttons on the top) would be a back button in the Camera App or a mode switch button from camera-video, and the right button would be the capture button. Perhaps this is to utilize the ENTIRE screen as a viewing port.
      Ok that is the stupidest use of the button's for the camera ever if it's true, the buttons would have to be on the micro sim side to function properly or your fingers will cover the lens. If your looking at the screen in landscape, the camera has to be in the top left and buttons on top.
      The volume buttons are on the WRONG SIDE of the iPhone to function as anything good.
    1. badass1469's Avatar
      badass1469 -
      i like the new look way better then the 3G and the 3Gs they are both pretty lame especially cuz the 3Gs in my opinion should look different from the 3G.
    1. The Maestro's Avatar
      The Maestro -
      I want it but im sick of att I hope it's verizon or unlockable.

      Does anyone know if tmobile makes micro sims or can you modify a regular sim?
    1. gthugballin's Avatar
      gthugballin -
      i hope it uses micro sim, but wait i didn't buy ipad 3g nooooooooooooo
    1. one1's Avatar
      one1 -
      Quote Originally Posted by billmilo View Post
      I like the design better than the current one. I don't like the rounded back cover.



      Hold your horses. American music is heard and played world wide. It's no surprise to find it playing in Vitamin, or elsewhere. Considering it was the backstreet boys playing, I highly doubt it was in the US.

      The rest of the world listens to bands which may not be hot in the US. For example Tina Turner is still very famous in Europe. The Hoff has a huge following in Germany. MJ before he died was worshiped in the rest of the world. And Im sure the backstreet boys are still very well regarded in the rest of the world.

      I'm not saying your theory is not plausible, but the reasons you listed are not very good.
      ....and you're a sucker too.
    1. Fallguy's Avatar
      Fallguy -
      I would love to see a micro sd slot on the next iphone .
    1. M4tt Dam0n's Avatar
      M4tt Dam0n -
      Lol people are still debating if it's real? Of course it is!!
    1. spider_romeo's Avatar
      spider_romeo -
      Quote Originally Posted by I Am Zak View Post
      Anyone have a idea what he is saying?
      This is not real iPhone, this in the hand is dummy (display) only iPhone 4G....
    1. ameerkhan's Avatar
      ameerkhan -
      This is some fake **** man!! it clearly is fake!
    1. Antman217's Avatar
      Antman217 -
      How do the vietnamese get their hands on this stuff. I remember when a video poped up around youtube of a guy who was in a vietnamese store that had a new ps3, everyone said it was fake and it looked cheap and it turned out to be the real ps3 slim!
    1. JerseyScottie's Avatar
      JerseyScottie -
      im still gonna call BS ..all sudden another prototype iphone pops up ? Think about it, Apple isnt gonna let 2 of them slip up like that
    1. ZmanGroup's Avatar
      ZmanGroup -
      he pokes it
    1. billmilo's Avatar
      billmilo -
      Quote Originally Posted by one1 View Post
      ....and you're a sucker too.
      very witty.
    1. scooby4's Avatar
      scooby4 -
      Idk if itz fake or not but i like the design n hope apple does make it like dat
    1. PAKIS-RULEZ's Avatar
      PAKIS-RULEZ -
      Quote Originally Posted by George Lopez View Post
      Hmmm...its hideous!!
      so true this looks mad cheap quality like china phones! not samsung will sue apple for copying its style lol


      i wish aPPLE get sued and they lose started to hate apple now..
    1. lolcats1's Avatar
      lolcats1 -
      Quote Originally Posted by I Am Zak View Post
      Anyone have a idea what he is saying?
      yip yip hoyngeee powwow
    1. l0k0's Avatar
      l0k0 -
      16GB.......CHEAP SKATES!!!!!!

      Apple WTF is ur problem. We have a 32GB 3GS, can we atleast get the 4G in the samllest of 64GB. This makes me want to cry. I cant believe apple is sticking with this old (no room) crap.

      I'm still upset that it looks the way it does. I was expecting apple to step up its game a considerable amount. And if it doesnt support 960p @30fps then im gonna say 'WTF is the point even if it is HD"..=-)
    1. whereswaldo's Avatar
      whereswaldo -
      i think its fake, the screen doesnt lock or react when he touches it