The next-generation iPhone will have a new flat-back design, front- and back-facing cameras, a MicroSIM slot, a larger battery, and a higher-resolution display - according to a spate of photo-enriched rumors flooding the intertubes. Over the weekend, Engadget published photos of what it claims to be an iPhone 4G prototype that …
Somewhere, a former apple employee is firing up Pages, and updating his resume, checking the want ads in the paper for job openings.
It has gotta be a plant....
you know how fond apple are at dragging people through the legal system, you think they wouldent have had the guys arm up his back by now?
its perfect for people sitting on the fence when looking at tne next phone fro them to pose with... the iphone has many serious flaws for a serious smartphone user, the leaked phone addresses some of those flaws....
if i was un-biased, and was looking at spending a few quid on my next new super smart phone, i think i would be hanging on a little while before buying a phone now.... but i am biased and it wont be a crapple phone...
the proof in if its been a plant or not will be if Gizmondo are invited to any more crapple product launches,,,,
If this was a deliberate leak, it's achieved the opposite of the expected intention with me - on seeing these and believing them to be real, I see no point in waiting for the 4G, and just ditched my 3G and ordered an HTC Desire... I bought the original iPhone when it first came out, at £280, so no one can accuse me of not being dedicated, but this doesn't look revolutionary, barely evolutionary.
The iPhone is a tired dog and has lost it's way, unfortunately. Long live the iPhone.
Apple's lawyers > Gizmondo's lawyers...
...therefore this is a marketing stunt, or at least a genuine loss that has turned into one in a damage limitation exercise.
Nokia or SE?
Does look like a Nokia, but my old SE mobile has a flash and a forward facing camera for video calls too, and that phone's nearly 4 years old.
I'm really getting tired of all the Apple hype. I think the best headline for the 4G on the basis of this phone is:
"iPhone finally catches up with competition."
You can bet your a**e that isn't how the Apple fanboi media will play it.
Re: Nokia or SE?
"Does look like a Nokia, but my old SE mobile has a flash and a forward facing camera for video calls too, and that phone's nearly 4 years old."
The trouble is that Nokia and SE have been doing a great impersonation of a rabbit staring into the headlights of a truck for the last four years. Talk about squandering the incumbents' advantage!
Nokia are just awful at software
Without having read it, I imagine El Reg's recent article on why Nokia should buy Palm covers much this ground: they've no straightforward strategy in terms of a software platform and their development kits and developer support are awful, starving them of the sort of high profile games that are helping to sell the iPhone and, to a lesser extent, the Android to teenagers and children.
Is another employee going to get beaten up by the Foxconn boys for this?
I'm sure someone got beaten up a while ago for losing a iphone prototype and then threw themselves out of a window...
Did I dream this?
Anyway I feel sorry for whoever lost the iphone :(
Can we have a play-mobile reconstruction of Jobs exploding like the Volcano?
to El Reg!
So what if there is going to be a new iPhone.
They need to update the technology to stay ahead of their competitors.
Definitely a cult.....
Well that's the last requirement for Crapple to definitely be a consumerist cult fulfilled then. This Roman Catholicism equivalent is the virgin mary appearing is some cow shite invested field in Ireland; the Crapple version is a shite phone appearing in a bar in the eastern seaboard of the USA.
Penguin because that's not Crapple.
Are you 12 years old?
Basic School lessons?
"eastern seaboard of the USA"
Humm - Redwood City is in California (between San Jose and San Francisco). California is on the WEST COAST of the US....
Wait till you graduate from 5th grade before posting again.
...when you'd care so much about a phone that you'd shell out a ten-grand stack of bills for it. Hard to believe that they actually did that.
Grabbing my jacket before the Apple cult goes Waco. Mine's the one with a BlackBerry in the pocket.
You'd have to be some kind of epic moron to deliberately leak details of a moderately-distant prototyped product as a marketing stunt, right in the middle of launching the iPad. You'd at least wait for a non-prototype version and for the iPad hype to die down a bit.
And we all know that if one thing Apple can do right, it's marketing.
Let's apply a little of Occam's razor. What's more likely:
1) A global marketing-driven company launches a complex and self-defeating marketing stunt with an unfinished product, which undermines its major launch.
2) An IT worker uses his position to blag a cool new gadget to play with, because it's shiny. He then goes down the pub, gets bladdered and looses his 'phone.
I think we all know the answer to that.
Epic fail to all those calling it a marketing stunt.
Intelligent comment here.
You've never worked at Apple
... or ever talked to someone who has.
If you had you'd know that (2) is not nearly as easy as you think.
Apple internal security and paranoia is as tight as a gnats arse. There are many people working on the next gen products who don't get to see the final product until shortly before release. Less than a handful of people at Apple have "position" worth using and that certainly excludes bladder-headed IT workers, OS/application developers and the like.
icelandic word meaning ash-hole .
Come with me if you want a life
I'll bet it was dropped by a time traveller from six weeks in the future. He/she came to prevent Steve from transplanting his brain into a MacBook Pro and becoming immortal. This time-travelling savior was pursued into the past by a cybernetic Mac Genius wearing a black turtleneck and speaking with an Austrian accent.