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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jnz8iw1--1c]YouTube - iPHONE 4G REVEALED! UP CLOSE[/ame]


    Gizmodo has added to their growing treasure trove of next-gen iPhone info, gossip and photos with this nice slow-motion video of the device's case. It definitely looks better in these images than it did originally. Gone is the curved back case (which reportedly reduced WiFi transmission) in place of a flat panel possibly made of a special ceramic that's invisible to radio waves. It looks - unexpected - but I'm already getting used to it.

    Is this a publicity stunt, a theft, or a legitimate journalistic scoop? Who knows? I do wish the guys at Gizmodo had put a little more effort into dissecting it if they really had their hands on it without Apple's permission. I'd like to know what kind of processor this thing has and whether it's got CDMA capability. Why not tear it apart, if you paid five large for it?

    Put it this way: if Apple doesn't sue, then something's fishy here. But I still really hope the kid keeps his job, either way.

    Thanks to Waseem Hammoud for the heads-up!
    video via Gizmodo
    This article was originally published in forum thread: 4th Gen iPhone pr0nz started by Paul Daniel Ash View original post
    Comments 120 Comments
    1. Evilsaint's Avatar
      Evilsaint -
      i kinda like the design and like sum1 said imagine if i dropped my all glass iphone oops i already feel like im acting too careful with plastic...
      Does any one else think this thing resembles a nokia sumwat like the n82 with a touch screen...
    1. Luppin's Avatar
      Luppin -
      Did any of the people saying "OMG THIS IS JUST THE PROTOTYPE THE FINAL PRODUCT WILL LOOK WAY DIFFERENT" read the article? If this is indeed the prototype the final product WILL NOT look much different because the article clearly states that there is 0 room for any moving of components around/changing the case design.

      Quote Originally Posted by adamnur View Post
      I was expecting sleeker, slimmer, slightly larger display, among other things.
      The new iPhone is for a fact slimmer and doesn't have an obnoxious curve on the back so yeah it IS sleeker.
    1. mmg's Avatar
      mmg -
      i quite like the look of it, looks like itll feel more substantial in your hand, and for that reason, im in
    1. wolverinemarky's Avatar
      wolverinemarky -
      sigh just wait till june everyone most of you will buy it either way
    1. harmycl's Avatar
      harmycl -
      Lol omg to the android key ring next to it
    1. kulguy-1's Avatar
      kulguy-1 -
      was it just me, or does anyone else thinks it's kind of ironic or suspicious for there to be an "ANDROID" figure and a "MICROSOFT" pen next to it?
    1. k.nitsua's Avatar
      k.nitsua -
      Anyone got a towel?
    1. brianlg's Avatar
      brianlg -
      I still call bs. That thing is hideous.
    1. disturbedreaper's Avatar
      disturbedreaper -
      the phone looks awesome it doesn't look like a piece of plastic junk anymore!
    1. eclipticrider's Avatar
      eclipticrider -
      Lmao, love the Android key chain "laying around" but for iPhone talk... the phone looks pretty lame, though I do like the frontal camera and back camera flash... If it wasn't on AT&T lock down I might consider it... Nexus one FTW... (of course I still have my iPhone 3G for back up... and plants vs zombies...)
    1. KartRacer's Avatar
      KartRacer -
      If the actual hardware is legit, camera/flash/upped storage/front camera/higher res screen, I'm getting it. I'll pay out of pocket too. The software combined with the upgraded hardware is a definite sell for me. I think the screen is the right size, I just hope the speaker is louder. Working around noisy aircraft and support gear kills my ears and I can't hear my 3GS in even moderate noise levels compared to other phones.

      Not digging the hideous case though. Without the seams and the funky round volume button it would still look pretty dang sweet. Weird, but my favorite part is the sim slot on the side. I don't know why but I like it alot.

      EDIT: There has to be a confirmed and reliable jailbreak before I plunk down the cash though. Even with the 4.0 software it STILL isn't great user software. No reason we can't change mail sounds or text sounds. My cell phone from 4 years ago could do that!
    1. wookiee2cu's Avatar
      wookiee2cu -
      RelentlessDan, they have to test the prototypes in real life, hence being out and about with it. This is all part of the R&D they have to do before they launch a product and it happens with most products for a majority of manufacturers. It was disguised to look like a 3GS This Is Apple's Next iPhone - Iphone 4 - Gizmodo scroll about mid page to the picture with the caption "The camouflage case" below it. I don't think any of this is far fetched at all. To the person who made the comment about how did they know to contact Jason Chen and to ask for the amount of $5,000. Look at that same link towards the top of the page on the left hand side under Gizmodo Team, this is listed on every page of their site. As far as the amount, who knows. The guy could had said I want $10,000, they fire back $5,000 he says ok. Hell all he did was find it, send an email and made $5,000.
    1. Vissionary's Avatar
      Vissionary -
      Quote Originally Posted by adp View Post
      Personally I love it. The current design is pretty old now. The chrome on the side gets scratches all over and frankly the curves look like an appliance from the 70's. Can't wait to jailbreak this thing...
      I agree. The current chrome bezel and plastic backing always bothered me. I really like this new design. I'm assuming it will be fine tuned a bit but I like where its heading.
    1. ZmanGroup's Avatar
      ZmanGroup -
      i dont like the flat edges
    1. CaptainChaos's Avatar
      CaptainChaos -
      I love the look, but not the idea of having to buy new accessories ONCE AGAIN. Thanks Steve.
    1. VampireV's Avatar
      VampireV -
      surely if this was real we would have seen it powered up by now
    1. MetallicaFan1991's Avatar
      MetallicaFan1991 -
      I think it looks sexy, get rid of the seams and I'm there buying it on launch day
    1. indyracer05's Avatar
      indyracer05 -
      I'm sorry but the side looks very stupid and plastic like and that's not how apple makes their products, although the rest looks legit though
    1. wookiee2cu's Avatar
      wookiee2cu -
      VampireV, Apple remotely bricked the phone before Gizmodo got their hands on it. Supposedly the only thing you saw when you powered it on was the image with the USB cable and I believe a disc indicating you need to hook it up to a computer and activate it. An article on msnbc Apple gets iPhone back, and yes, it's real - Wireless- msnbc.com is stating it has already been returned to Apple.

      I dig the new design and I hope the production model is just like it. I'm still torn if I'll pick one up right away or wait until it's successfully jailbroken. Initially I figured I'd pick it up right away and I could swap the sim back and forth between my jailbroken 3G but the articles are saying there is a new micro sim design in the prototype so if that is the case then it won't be an option.
    1. GrandMstrBud's Avatar
      GrandMstrBud -
      Quote Originally Posted by adamnur View Post
      If that is the 4G I may just hold on to my 3G.

      I was expecting sleeker, slimmer, slightly larger display, among other things.

      This is disappointing.
      I agree also, I would keep my 3G if thats what the 4G will look like.