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Apple Iphone 4 Revealed By Accident

Mon Apr 19, 2010 10:56 pm

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.


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RE: Apple Iphone 4 Revealed By Accident

Mon Apr 19, 2010 10:59 pm

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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RE: Apple Iphone 4 Revealed By Accident

Mon Apr 19, 2010 11:12 pm

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.
 
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RE: Apple Iphone 4 Revealed By Accident

Mon Apr 19, 2010 11:12 pm

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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RE: Apple Iphone 4 Revealed By Accident

Mon Apr 19, 2010 11:23 pm

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.
 
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RE: Apple Iphone 4 Revealed By Accident

Mon Apr 19, 2010 11:25 pm

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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RE: Apple Iphone 4 Revealed By Accident

Mon Apr 19, 2010 11:56 pm

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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RE: Apple Iphone 4 Revealed By Accident

Mon Apr 19, 2010 11:59 pm

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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RE: Apple Iphone 4 Revealed By Accident

Tue Apr 20, 2010 12:01 am

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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RE: Apple Iphone 4 Revealed By Accident

Tue Apr 20, 2010 12:06 am

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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RE: Apple Iphone 4 Revealed By Accident

Tue Apr 20, 2010 12:17 am

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.
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RE: Apple Iphone 4 Revealed By Accident

Tue Apr 20, 2010 2:00 am

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.
 
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RE: Apple Iphone 4 Revealed By Accident

Tue Apr 20, 2010 2:13 am

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/


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RE: Apple Iphone 4 Revealed By Accident

Tue Apr 20, 2010 2:16 am

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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RE: Apple Iphone 4 Revealed By Accident

Tue Apr 20, 2010 2:21 am

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.
 
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RE: Apple Iphone 4 Revealed By Accident

Tue Apr 20, 2010 2:26 am

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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RE: Apple Iphone 4 Revealed By Accident

Tue Apr 20, 2010 2:56 am

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.

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RE: Apple Iphone 4 Revealed By Accident

Tue Apr 20, 2010 5:14 am

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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RE: Apple Iphone 4 Revealed By Accident

Tue Apr 20, 2010 7:04 am

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.
 
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RE: Apple Iphone 4 Revealed By Accident

Tue Apr 20, 2010 9:07 am

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.
 
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RE: Apple Iphone 4 Revealed By Accident

Tue Apr 20, 2010 3:50 pm

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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RE: Apple Iphone 4 Revealed By Accident

Tue Apr 20, 2010 5:03 pm

The last test engineer who lost an iPhone (4g prototype) jumped off a building to his death.   
 
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RE: Apple Iphone 4 Revealed By Accident

Tue Apr 20, 2010 5:43 pm

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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Tue Apr 20, 2010 6:28 pm

 
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RE: Apple Iphone 4 Revealed By Accident

Tue Apr 20, 2010 6:44 pm

I like the look of the 4G! When will it be released?
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RE: Apple Iphone 4 Revealed By Accident

Tue Apr 20, 2010 7:35 pm

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

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RE: Apple Iphone 4 Revealed By Accident

Tue Apr 20, 2010 7:42 pm

Quoting D L X (Reply 15):
Where the hell is Klaus?

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 never hear from him again if so (I mean how long must it take to walk one infinite loop)?

  

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RE: Apple Iphone 4 Revealed By Accident

Tue Apr 20, 2010 9:03 pm

Quoting LASoctoberB6 (Reply 20):
Really, no offense, but, did you not read or hear about the new features of the OS last week?

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
 
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RE: Apple Iphone 4 Revealed By Accident

Wed Apr 21, 2010 3:18 am

Quoting Tugger (Reply 30):
Is Klaus actually the poor bastard who lost the phone!?!?

No, it's actually this guy:

http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/digi...as-iphone-loser-20100420-sr06.html
 
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RE: Apple Iphone 4 Revealed By Accident

Wed Apr 21, 2010 1:11 pm

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

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.

Quoting fxramper (Reply 27):
http://digital.venturebeat.com/2009/...rker-investigated-commits-suicide/

That was a 3Gs pre-production (not prototype) and not an apple employee, but an employee of the factory producing the phones (what you though apple actually ran the plant???)
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RE: Apple Iphone 4 Revealed By Accident

Wed Apr 21, 2010 3:17 pm

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, but the case looks "temporary" to me.
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RE: Apple Iphone 4 Revealed By Accident

Wed Apr 21, 2010 3:22 pm

Quoting ManuCH (Reply 35):
The design is very un-Apple-ish. The electronics might be it, but the case looks "temporary" to me.

I agree. It's weird hearing people say how nice the case looks. It looks very cheap to me.
 
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RE: Apple Iphone 4 Revealed By Accident

Wed Apr 21, 2010 4:21 pm

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 aluminum design just like the ipad and macbook pro.

As others have said, I think this is a controlled leak to make people guessing about the specs - then when the real iPhone 4G is presented, people will get positively surprised as it probably beats the specifications of this fake iPhone.
 
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RE: Apple Iphone 4 Revealed By Accident

Wed Apr 21, 2010 4:23 pm

Quoting D L X (Reply 36):
It looks very cheap to me.

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 still get the iPhone, even though it looks very similar to the Eternity.
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RE: Apple Iphone 4 Revealed By Accident

Thu Apr 22, 2010 2:25 am

Quoting AirPacific747 (Reply 37):
I highly doubt this is the new iPhone.

Well, Apple has claimed ownership of it so it appears it is an iPhone prototype.
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RE: Apple Iphone 4 Revealed By Accident

Thu Apr 22, 2010 5:32 am

Quoting Silver1SWA (Reply 39):
Well, Apple has claimed ownership of it so it appears it is an iPhone prototype.

Yes, it probably is a genuine Apple prototype. But the final iPhone probably won't look like this one. The casing looks temporary.
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RE: Apple Iphone 4 Revealed By Accident

Thu Apr 22, 2010 5:54 am

Quoting ManuCH (Reply 40):
Yes, it probably is a genuine Apple prototype. But the final iPhone probably won't look like this one. The casing looks temporary.

Right, it's a prototype. But I think the idea that this is a fake can be put to rest.
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RE: Apple Iphone 4 Revealed By Accident

Thu Apr 22, 2010 11:04 pm

http://twitter.com/Lufthansa_USA/status/12647904521

Kudos to whoever at LH was quick to think that one up 
 
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RE: Apple Iphone 4 Revealed By Accident

Thu Apr 22, 2010 11:43 pm

Quoting CPH-R (Reply 42):
http://twitter.com/Lufthansa_USA/status/12647904521

Kudos to whoever at LH was quick to think that one up

;D

Quoting ManuCH (Reply 35):
I'm pretty sure the outer case won't look like this. The design is very un-Apple-ish.

Rule of thumb: Check if Braun built something looking similar 30 years ago. If yes, it might very well be a Apple design.
 
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RE: Apple Iphone 4 Revealed By Accident

Fri Apr 23, 2010 12:18 am

Quoting CPH-R (Reply 42):
Kudos to whoever at LH was quick to think that one up

That is simply awesome!!!

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