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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. NessLookAlike's Avatar
      NessLookAlike -
      You guys are all forgetting something: since when has Apple give such easy access to the battery? Never. My guess is that, this being just a prototype, the final version will have a different backing, either more 3GS-like or more iPad-like, that gives absolutely no battery-bay access. The buttons will be changed to be more Apple-like, the "XX" in front of GB will be filled with a number (32/64/80), and everything will be as it was.

      Having said that, I like this iPhone just the way it is, because its not whats on the outside that counts (aside from the front-facing / back camera with flash, higher-res screen), its really whats on the inside (updated CPU, GPU, RAM, Flash, etc) that counts. Didn't your parents teach you anything?
    1. Chad711's Avatar
      Chad711 -
      This is nothing more then a PR stunt from Apple...
    1. sziklassy's Avatar
      sziklassy -
      Quote Originally Posted by jabregousmc View Post
      sorry for the rant but i'm sick of reading the same things over and over. "why havent they opened it?" "why dont they turn in on?" "why does it look like that?" "i'm disappointed" "it's ugly"

      how bout this....believe it when you see it...WHEN IT'S OFFICIALLY ANNOUNCED! *GASP*
      If you are sick of it you are probably on the wrong forums my friend. There is little input the average user/reader of these forums can give on a topic like this OTHER than their personal opinion.

      Quote Originally Posted by NessLookAlike View Post
      Having said that, I like this iPhone just the way it is, because its not whats on the outside that counts (aside from the front-facing / back camera with flash, higher-res screen), its really whats on the inside (updated CPU, GPU, RAM, Flash, etc) that counts. Didn't your parents teach you anything?
      You would be a fool to think that a great number of Apple product users are attracted by the aesthetic appeal of the product itself. It is why so many of us have put up with waiting years for MMS, video recording, etc. etc.
    1. Otherkid's Avatar
      Otherkid -
      Ha love how no one even notices the android keychain in the background. I changed to android a while back after 3gs and ive never been upset since. Maybe if apple will quit being so controlling and let a little customization I would swap back but until then ipod touch. Android Phones FTW
    1. stash459's Avatar
      stash459 -
      i been happy since yesterday lol can't wait till june 22 oh yeah june 20 is my birthday yes l'll be treating myself (iphone 4g)to add to my collection... i have the money ready everything is a go yes........
    1. Krak4211's Avatar
      Krak4211 -
      I hope this is not the new iPhone! All I really care about is a bigger screen! If this is the "iPhone HD" then I'm getting the "EVO 4G" from Sprint and teether my "3GS and iPad"!
    1. stfudvs's Avatar
      stfudvs -
      I bet if this phone was slimer, with a bigger screen

      all u people would still find something else to ***** about

      if u don't like it don't buy it stop talking about how dissapointed you are

      for fucks sake go make your own cell phone

      **** looks amazing, congrats apple in the great new design and much needed 4.0
    1. Krak4211's Avatar
      Krak4211 -
      Im not speaking for everyone just me! Sorry to offend!
    1. elbodude's Avatar
      elbodude -
      If that's really it, I might try out the HTC EVO or HTC Incredible. Apple is becoming too much like the soup Nazi for me.
    1. tomcooldrummer's Avatar
      tomcooldrummer -
      This is a short overview of it by CBS. here is the link

      [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N4YluUCHeFk]YouTube - The Real 4G or Just an iPhoney?[/ame]
    1. rhondach's Avatar
      rhondach -
      I for one love the design. I missed the feel of the 1st Gen. I still don't know if it is a legit iphone, but they just interviewed and showed a segment on abc news about gizmodo. I'm hoping that it is because I want to switch back to ATT.
    1. Jahooba's Avatar
      Jahooba -
      Looks great. I never really liked the style of the original iPods or iPhone. Too cute and bubbly. Give me sleek and sexy.
    1. ecd5000's Avatar
      ecd5000 -
      anyone think that this is a PR stunt from apple to see how many people actually like the new design of the iphone or should they just keep it as it was? personally i like the look it is more sleeker looking but i just dont think its right for the iphone
    1. Tenspeed123's Avatar
      Tenspeed123 -
      I've got to say, I was wrong in the other thread. That is one hell of a sexy device, and I'd definitely look to upgrading my 3GS if the price is right.
    1. Jahooba's Avatar
      Jahooba -
      I just read a speculation that the back panel may be touch-sensitive. This would solve the problem of having your fingers in the way. I would absolutely love this device if that were the case (nice pun, eh?).
    1. BiGZeus's Avatar
      BiGZeus -
      i am all for it tbh new design looks kinda nice and better cam + flash more space, faster im happy with it as long as reception for 3g ect is better i will be happy i live in a 3g+ covered area but in buildings like at work its hard to get good 3g inside so if that is improved im sold.
    1. jdm.accord's Avatar
      jdm.accord -
      no way this is the finished product. The screen will sit flush, there won't be any seams (like you see in the vid just down from the SIM tray) etc. Apple is all about design, even to the point of form over function (which is occasionally annoying).

      This will be sleeker and sexier in its finished state.
    1. wookiee2cu's Avatar
      wookiee2cu -
      I personally like the new design. Iím still with my 3G because I didnít think the updates with the 3GS were significant enough for me to burn my upgrade eligibility (had to pay full pop for my 3G as I still had several months on my contract). From Gizmodos site it looks like a flash on the back which is nice and there was a mention of a larger camera on the back as well. Hopefully the camera is updated to a nice 5 MP. As far as the front facing camera for video calls, I donít really care either way. The only thing that concerns me is AT&Tís network is already strapped as it is, what kind of increased load will this cause? Iím guessing it will only be iPhone to iPhone capable for a while (and those who voip); I just hope it doesnít put more strain on the network.

      As far as a publicity stunt for the iPhone, that really doesnít make too much sense to me. The iPhone is already one of the most anticipated phone announcements, people are chomping at the bit to get info and their hands on one. The demand and interest is already there so I donít see why they would go through all of this and take attention away from the iPad. Plus Apple is so controlling and secretive I just donít see them letting a prototype get out into the wild on purpose.
    1. Tylervalo's Avatar
      Tylervalo -
      I think it might be a PR stunt, no source seems to know who found the phone, only that Jason Chen paid 5K for it. How does one, if they found a prototype iPhone, know to contact Jason Chen in the first place or know how much to charge him. I think an Apple employee "found" it, sold it to Gizmodo to get public opinions on it. There aren't even any pics of when the thing was working, if you or I found something like this wouldn't our first though be to take pics of it???
    1. RelentlessDan's Avatar
      RelentlessDan -
      you guys just lap up anything people throw your way.
      hold back five seconds!

      heres a few points!:

      1 ) all prototypes are bolted to a desk in a lab in apple - FACT
      2 ) all important documents / objects are SEALED behind locked doors and safes where the codes change every few minutes
      3 ) the HQ is closely guarded
      4 ) how would "Grey" ever manage to take the iphone prototype, slip it into his pocket and walk out!
      5 ) giz changed stories - first they found it, next they bought it
      6 ) no lawsuit from apple?

      also, just take a look at the pic on giz's site. ill tell you that the 3gs next to this is much sexier, and if anything looks NEWER than the 4g.

      square is not the way forward.

      i could forge a letter like that aswell...

      micro-sim is not the way forward either! ill stick to the well known, well used sim card in my phone. this way i can choose who i want to have as my carrier. and when the world moves on to micro sim, ill buy an adapter just like the MicroSD one, SIMPLE!