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Apple Iphone 4 Revealed By Accident  
User currently offlinegreasespot From Canada, joined Apr 2004, 3078 posts, RR: 20
Posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 3394 times:

Apples IPHONE 4 appears to have been accidentally left in a bar...It was disguised as a 3gs. Sort of like the auto industry. They had a plastic case around it.

http://gizmodo.com/5520164/this-is-apples-next-iphone?skyline=true&s=i

Clipped from the article middle where they discuss why they think it is real.
Why we think it's definitely real

We're as skeptical—if not more—than all of you. We get false tips all the time. But after playing with it for about a week—the overall quality feels exactly like a finished final Apple phone—and disassembling this unit, there is so much evidence stacked in its favor, that there's very little possibility that it's a fake. In fact, the possibility is almost none. Imagine someone having to use Apple components to design a functioning phone, from scratch, and then disseminating it to people around the world. Pretty much impossible. Here are the reasons, one by one.

It has been reported lost
Apple-connected John Gruber—from Daring Fireball—says that Apple has indeed lost a prototype iPhone and they want it back:


I would so hate to be this guy who lost it..Especially with Apples Penchant for secrecy. I know an engineer with RIM anf he lives in fear leaving one of the Next gen Blackberry's somewhere.


GS


Sometimes all you can do is look them in the eye and ask " how much did your mom drink when she was pregnant with you?"
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User currently offlineua777222 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 3348 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 3382 times:

Highly doubt this wasn't a controlled leak.

If it is truly an accident, then I'd start cashing my vested stocks and taking my vacation days if I lost it.

Though Apple is notoriously odd about media relations.



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User currently offlineeaa3 From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 1000 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 3331 times:

I thought the plastic back looked quite bad. I think they could make a much nicer phone by having the same aluminum type of back as the iPad.

User currently onlineAaron747 From Japan, joined Aug 2003, 8024 posts, RR: 26
Reply 3, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 3331 times:

Quoting ua777222 (Reply 1):
Highly doubt this wasn't a controlled leak.

Apple is not known for "controlled leaks". Everyone who's been around Apple employees in the Bay Area knows how spooked they are on company secrecy. My bet is that this was actually the work of a clever crook - corporate espionage if you like.

In any case, if the employee involved is outed, they will be finished at Apple, no questions asked.



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User currently offlineeaa3 From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 1000 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 3300 times:

Quoting Aaron747 (Reply 3):

Apple is not known for "controlled leaks". Everyone who's been around Apple employees in the Bay Area knows how spooked they are on company secrecy. My bet is that this was actually the work of a clever crook - corporate espionage if you like.

In any case, if the employee involved is outed, they will be finished at Apple, no questions asked.

Apple devoloped the iPad without a single person ,outside apple, seeing it up until the day before it was released.


User currently offlineJetsGo From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 3080 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 3285 times:

Quoting eaa3 (Reply 2):

Which is what leads me to believe, no matter what we're told or "leaked," it's all just a bunch of BS. I doubt this holds any real legitimacy whatsoever.



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User currently offlineua777222 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 3348 posts, RR: 11
Reply 6, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 6 days ago) and read 3247 times:

Quoting eaa3 (Reply 2):
Apple is not known for "controlled leaks". Everyone who's been around Apple employees in the Bay Area knows how spooked they are on company secrecy.

Wouldn't that make a controlled leak appear even more legitimate?



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User currently offlineD L X From United States of America, joined May 1999, 11214 posts, RR: 52
Reply 7, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 6 days ago) and read 3246 times:

Quoting eaa3 (Reply 2):
I think they could make a much nicer phone by having the same aluminum type of back as the iPad.

The aluminum back is what is blamed for the iPad's not so hot wireless range. Aluminum interferes.

Quoting ua777222 (Reply 6):

Wouldn't that make a controlled leak appear even more legitimate?

What does Apple gain with leaking?



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User currently offlineCadet57 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 9085 posts, RR: 31
Reply 8, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 6 days ago) and read 3242 times:

Quoting D L X (Reply 7):
What does Apple gain with leaking?

Hype. And we all know how Apple loves hype.



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User currently offlineJBirdAV8r From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 4488 posts, RR: 21
Reply 9, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 6 days ago) and read 3222 times:

Quoting Cadet57 (Reply 8):
Quoting D L X (Reply 7):
What does Apple gain with leaking?

Hype. And we all know how Apple loves hype.

Who wouldn't love a marketing tool that's worked wonders for them?

Apple's marketing is really genius.



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User currently offlineua777222 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 3348 posts, RR: 11
Reply 10, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 6 days ago) and read 3180 times:

Quoting D L X (Reply 7):
What does Apple gain with leaking?

Shake up the market. Push competitors product into the market or hold it back. There are all sorts of motives to intentionally leak something.



"It wasn't raining when Noah built the ark."
User currently offlineAeroflot001 From Argentina, joined Oct 2009, 400 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 3077 times:

If this truly is the New iPhone I would say its quite nice! Glad to see it has the cam on the front. Hopefully it now supports flash and multitasking.

User currently offlineAeroflot777 From Russia, joined Mar 2004, 3006 posts, RR: 27
Reply 12, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 3069 times:

Quoting Aeroflot001 (Reply 11):
Hopefully it now supports flash

Why would it support flash? Apple has said they don't support flash and would rather developers use other alternatives.

Quoting Aeroflot001 (Reply 11):
and multitasking
http://www.apple.com/iphone/preview-iphone-os/


Aeroflot777


User currently offlineCadet57 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 9085 posts, RR: 31
Reply 13, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 3068 times:

Quoting Aeroflot001 (Reply 11):
Hopefully it now supports flash

It wont.

Quoting Aeroflot777 (Reply 12):
would rather developers use other alternatives.

Wonder how well that's gonna work out for them....



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User currently offlineAeroflot777 From Russia, joined Mar 2004, 3006 posts, RR: 27
Reply 14, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 3064 times:

Quoting Cadet57 (Reply 13):
Wonder how well that's gonna work out for them....

I am by no means an Apple advocate. Like their products, but in good measure. But I do believe that it will work out for them just perfectly. A lot of companies are switching over to other alternatives, not just Apple.


User currently offlineCadet57 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 9085 posts, RR: 31
Reply 15, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 3059 times:

Quoting Aeroflot777 (Reply 14):
A lot of companies are switching over to other alternatives, not just Apple.

Sure. But why not give people the option of what is now commonplace until another alternative becomes standard? Take Android. Flash will be rolling out in the 2nd half of this year. And there are already whispers of HTML 5 as well.



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User currently offlineAeroflot001 From Argentina, joined Oct 2009, 400 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 3030 times:

Quoting Aeroflot777 (Reply 12):
Quoting Aeroflot001 (Reply 11):
Hopefully it now supports flash

Why would it support flash? Apple has said they don't support flash and would rather developers use other alternatives.

Quoting Aeroflot001 (Reply 11):
and multitasking
http://www.apple.com/iphone/preview-iphone-os/


Aeroflot777

Спасибо Болшой но это не хорошо. Its great that multitasking is there but as to it supporting flash even though other alternatives are coming out many websites still use flash.

Аэрофлот001
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User currently offlineLASoctoberB6 From Japan, joined Nov 2006, 2380 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2931 times:

Quoting Aeroflot001 (Reply 11):
If this truly is the New iPhone I would say its quite nice! Glad to see it has the cam on the front. Hopefully it now supports flash and multitasking.

Really, no offense, but, did you not read or hear about the new features of the OS last week?



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User currently offlineCPH-R From Denmark, joined May 2001, 5981 posts, RR: 3
Reply 18, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2899 times:

Quoting Cadet57 (Reply 16):
But why not give people the option of what is now commonplace until another alternative becomes standard?

App Store.

That's the single, overriding issue why Apple has decided not to implement Flash.


User currently offlineracko From Germany, joined Nov 2001, 4856 posts, RR: 20
Reply 19, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2845 times:

I like the looks, a lot better than the current 3GS.

960 × 640 seems overkill for a display that size though, without a removable battery this is gonna be tricky.


User currently offlineD L X From United States of America, joined May 1999, 11214 posts, RR: 52
Reply 20, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2637 times:

Quoting CPH-R (Reply 21):
App Store.

That's the single, overriding issue why Apple has decided not to implement Flash.

Yup. Try as Klaus might, it has nothing to do with Flash not being a good program.

Quoting racko (Reply 22):
960 × 640 seems overkill for a display that size though

Yeah, seriously. I have no idea why they need a display that fine. And for what it's worth, I don't want to suffer the footprint of a video on this higher resolution screen when half that resolution was just fine.



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User currently offlinefxramper From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 7196 posts, RR: 86
Reply 21, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2587 times:
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The last test engineer who lost an iPhone (4g prototype) jumped off a building to his death.   

User currently offlinemarcus From Mexico, joined Apr 2001, 1781 posts, RR: 2
Reply 22, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2606 times:

Quoting fxramper (Reply 24):
The last test engineer who lost an iPhone (4g prototype) jumped off a building to his death.

Oh yes.....I think the key word here is "jumped"



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User currently offlinefxramper From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 7196 posts, RR: 86
Reply 23, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2608 times:
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Quoting Cadet57 (Reply 26):
What?
http://digital.venturebeat.com/2009/...rker-investigated-commits-suicide/

Just c&p first article off google.


User currently offlineseemyseems From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2009, 967 posts, RR: 7
Reply 24, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2578 times:

I like the look of the 4G! When will it be released?


seemyseems
25 Post contains links and images Dreadnought : You know it's a good story when Hitler blows his top about it... http://mingramjr.com/hitler-shows-his-frustration-for-the-lost-iph Whoever does these
26 Post contains images Tugger : It is truly curious... hmmmm... you don't suppose.... nah couldn't be.... could it? Is Klaus actually the poor bastard who lost the phone!?!? We may
27 Aeroflot001 : None taken. I'm usually looking at apple often to see when something news comes out but Ive drifted away recently and had no knowledge of the 4.0
28 Post contains links cpd : No, it's actually this guy: http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/digi...as-iphone-loser-20100420-sr06.html
29 NorthStarDC4M : If they wanted a leak they wouldn't of bricked the phone remotely... if it's a leak you want people to go gaga over all the cool new software on it.
30 ManuCH : Even if this is an Apple prototype, I'm pretty sure the outer case won't look like this. The design is very un-Apple-ish. The electronics might be it,
31 D L X : I agree. It's weird hearing people say how nice the case looks. It looks very cheap to me.
32 AirPacific747 : I highly doubt this is the new iPhone as well. It doesn't look like Apple design. I think what would be more logical would be an iPhone in a unibody a
33 LASoctoberB6 : It looks like the Samsung Eternity, which is the phone I currently have and am not fond of. I am, however, very fond of the Eternity's camera. I'd st
34 Silver1SWA : Well, Apple has claimed ownership of it so it appears it is an iPhone prototype.
35 ManuCH : Yes, it probably is a genuine Apple prototype. But the final iPhone probably won't look like this one. The casing looks temporary.
36 Silver1SWA : Right, it's a prototype. But I think the idea that this is a fake can be put to rest.
37 Post contains links and images CPH-R : http://twitter.com/Lufthansa_USA/status/12647904521 Kudos to whoever at LH was quick to think that one up
38 racko : ;D Rule of thumb: Check if Braun built something looking similar 30 years ago. If yes, it might very well be a Apple design.
39 Aeroflot777 : That is simply awesome!!!
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