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  • "Barroom iPhone" Disassembled: Looks Legit
    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nxbHCR-W8zc]YouTube - Gizmodo: This Is Apple's Next iPhone[/ame]

    The plot thickens.

    A supposed fourth-generation iPhone somehow made its way to Jason Chen of Gizmodo, with the story that it was found on the floor of a bar in either San Jose or Redwood City. Others claim it is an "open secret" that Chen bought the device from someone who stole it from Apple a week ago. However he came by it, once Chen had his hands on the device he did what any self-respecting modder would do: he took it apart. And what he found - components with Apple logos silkscreened on them, normal iTunes and System Profiler behavior (though with unique identifiers for any existing phone) - convinced him that this is the real deal.

    As has long been rumored, the fourth-generation iPhone has a front-facing video chat camera. The rear-case camera lens is larger than the one on the iPhone 3GS, and there is a flash. The device uses a Micro-SIM instead of standard SIM, and apparently a glass or ceramic back. The display is apparently much improved. Chen said he couldn't figure out the resolution of the screen because he couldn't get past the "Connect to iTunes" icon: Apple had apparently remotely bricked the phone when they found out it was missing, but he says it was "impossible to discern individual pixels." The phone also has separate buttons for volume-up and volume-down that are metallic, as are the power and mute buttons. Chen also reports a secondary mic by the headphone jack that he believes is used for noise cancellation.

    They found that the device had a fit and finish that convinced them it couldn't possibly be a fake. The kicker, though: John Gruber of Daring Fireball got word through one of his contacts at Apple that a prototype iPhone has gone missing... "and they want it back."

    Click through to Gizmodo for the pics.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: "Barroom iPhone" Disassembled: Looks Legit started by Paul Daniel Ash View original post
    Comments 196 Comments
    1. one1's Avatar
      one1 -
      Quote Originally Posted by iPhone3G[S] View Post
      learn to read... Micro SIM
      Watch your mouth little boy. This is not the first time you've ran it so this is the last.
    1. JacquesChirac's Avatar
      JacquesChirac -
      this dude could be lying, primarily because we aren't provided any information about cpu speed or any other specs and also I am a little skeptical of how apple could possibly lose something like this and the remote brick it, but that doesn't mean this isn't possible

      none of the stuff the dude says in the video or shows in the pictures makes any difference. to believe the dude is to just take his word for it, and frankly there's nothing wrong with that
    1. rubayed's Avatar
      rubayed -
      Quote Originally Posted by adp View Post
      I read all your smart posts and I stand by what I said. The fact that you even ever thought that account was real (and worst, assuming its "commonly known") marks you as borderline retarded. Thank you for wasting one minute of my life trying to multi-quote your ignorance.
      Quote Originally Posted by rubayed View Post
      Frankly Ive never even entertained the thought of that twitter account being fake, been blindly following it for quite a while n he has fairly decent things to say consistent with his life as a CEO of apple but now come to think of it after reading ur comment and after googling some myself, i must humbly admit my friend I'm not too sure myself whether its a real account or not! U could b right,,,my apologies!


      U must b the one who is a borderline retard caz u had enough time to quote me 3 times but didn't have enough intelligence to read the 4th n most relevant one where i have clarified it! I'm here to find info on iPhone, not to insult people n mock them! Get a life!
    1. brianlg's Avatar
      brianlg -
      Wheres the front facing camera? this is not an apple product. It looks like ****
    1. Cer0's Avatar
      Cer0 -
      Quote Originally Posted by rubayed View Post
      U must b the one who is a borderline retard caz u had enough time to quote me 3 times but didn't have enough intelligence to read the 4th n most relevant one where i have clarified it! I'm here to find info on iPhone, not to insult people n mock them! Get a life!
      Then please do not insult people; which is against the rules. And yes what you said can be taken as an insult. Both of you.
    1. rubayed's Avatar
      rubayed -
      Quote Originally Posted by cerote View Post
      Then please do not insult people; which is against the rules. And yes what you said can be taken as an insult. Both of you.
      Sorry but he started it, when i was merely saying what i felt but i get ur point!
    1. Cory Gillmore's Avatar
      Cory Gillmore -
      Funny how most of the people who think it's fake are the same people who don't like the way it looks. I don't care what anybody says now, once you get your grubby hands around it and use it or see Steve Jobs fondling it on stage in June it'll be the most beautiful phone on earth. I think it looks great and welcome the drastic change. At this point, anyone still doubting its legitimacy is a damn fool. Or just in denial because it doesn't look as pretty as they'd hoped.
    1. GellBrake'rrrr's Avatar
      GellBrake'rrrr -
      Yeahhhh, it might be square... but now we need to start thinking "inside the box"... just a thought. Or, am i still thinking outside the box?
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      MuscleNerd Twitter:

      @geohot there's an easy way for @gizmodo to find out..run rslite(or similar) and see if HFSInitPartition succeeded
      Quote Originally Posted by Poseidon79 View Post
      [B]For everyone that doesn't like the new look of the new phone... Please enlighten us to what YOUR vision would have been.
      My vision?

      Possibly with FW 4.0 on it tho...

    1. rkswat's Avatar
      rkswat -
      Apple wants it back! As already posted in another thread.

      A Letter: Apple Wants Its Secret iPhone Back - Iphone 4 - Gizmodo
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Not knowing a lot about American law I will quote someone who claims to be an attorney (which I believe is American for solicitor) who commented on Gizmodo's article:

      Speaking as an attorney, if this really *is* an Apple product (read as "Apple property"), and if Gizmodo did indeed publically out this - not to mention disassembling it - then unless Apple either explicitly, or at least implicitly, agreed to this expose, Gizmodo could be found guilty of the crime of conversion, and I would expect to see Apple getting a TRO (temporary restraining order) to have Gizmodo remove this post. Having practiced in Apple's own back yard, I have no doubt that had Apple sought a TRO, they would *already have it*. This leads me to believe that either a) this isn't really a piece of Apple property, or b) Apple leaked it to Gizmodo or, at least, is cool with them having it, or c) it really is a lost Apple product, Gizmodo really did come by it without Apple's involvement, and Apple doesn't care.

      c) is clearly the *least* likely - my money is on 'b'.

      [P.S. Sorry if you see a comment from me twice - my first never appeared as best as I could tell.]

      Anne P. Mitchell, Esq.
      Institute for Social and Internet Public Policy
    1. cpkirkley's Avatar
      cpkirkley -
      Quote Originally Posted by confucious View Post
      Not knowing a lot about American law I will quote someone who claims to be an attorney (which I believe is American for solicitor) who commented on Gizmodo's article:
      As tight as apple's security is, I'll agree with B) too. Its way to convenient for these things to happen "accidentally" every single time.

      Best type of press you can get is that of the "No F*&%$@g Way" variety. It spreads faster that way.
    1. l0k0's Avatar
      l0k0 -
      Apple should release a video publicly announcing that the Iphone was indeed "stolen" as they call it. And how come Apple hasent sent the police to kick down someones door. Come on now this is Apple, i think they can afford to do whatever they want with someone who "supposedly" possesses one of their prototypes......=-)

      PS: I know on Nokia prototypes, inside under the battery. The phone specifically states Prototype (never the model number), and it also says "Property of Nokia".....I'm guessing because it IS theirs, LoL
    1. iPhone3G[S]'s Avatar
      iPhone3G[S] -
      Quote Originally Posted by one1 View Post
      Watch your mouth little boy. This is not the first time you've ran it so this is the last.
      For a mid-30's IT guy, you sure are acting childish, I am still waiting for you to hack all of my accounts.



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      back on topic, apple should sue, Giz purchased a multi-million dollar prototype and posted trade secrets.
    1. MetallicaFan1991's Avatar
      MetallicaFan1991 -
      ^Lmao, you tell him and my Hotmail account got hacked yesterday and spammed all my friends

      I like the new design except for them black lines on the top and sides, the joins or seam or w/e they are called. I just hope it has a 1Ghz CPU and 512MB ram and rom otherwise I might just stick with my 3GS or get an Nexus One and an iPod Touch 4th gen.
    1. iPhone3G[S]'s Avatar
      iPhone3G[S] -
      Quote Originally Posted by MetallicaFan1991 View Post
      ^Lmao, you tell him and my Hotmail account got hacked yesterday and spammed all my friends

      I like the new design except for them black lines on the top and sides, the joins or seam or w/e they are called. I just hope it has a 1Ghz CPU and 512MB ram and rom otherwise I might just stick with my 3GS or get an Nexus One and an iPod Touch 4th gen.
      Well, if he does manage to hack my non-existent hotmail account I will be sure to send him a cookie.

      New design is sweet, I really like it! If you compare it to the iPad it is the same, minus the back being plastic, those seams/joins will be gone in the final product.