Well, these past 72 hours have been very exciting. It seems as though the 4th generation iPhone that was leaked both back in February 20th and the one from Saturday night is, in fact, real.
There was never any doubt in my mind that this was the next iPhone. Now, Gizmodo has obtained the mysterious device and has even opened it.
As expected, the insides were full of “APPLE” logos and trademarks. It wasn’t a red circuit board, meaning that this may, in fact be, the final production model that we will see in June. I bet Apple is jusf working on the OS.
Now. according to Gizmodo, they managed to get the device, it indeed has a camera flash, way better back facing camera, and a new high resolution front facing camera.
Not only that, but the screen is high resolution. They say that the USB cable picture that the iPhone shows when it’s in restore mode was in such a high resolution, that they couldn’t see any individual pixels.
Not just that, they say that it behaved as an iPhone when hooked up to a computer. iTunes, XCode, and the Finder/Explorer discovered it as an iPhone in DFU mode. As well as the Vendor IDs not matching any previous iPhone.
Now, they do say that it does indeed take microSIMs. This is still a very odd choice to me. I refused to believe this until Gizmodo did a tear down. Now, it is slightly heavier. 3 grams heavier.
So why the new square design? Because it can’t support having curves on it. The internals are as squished together as possible. Apple made the battery 18% larger than the 3GS battery, as well as radically miniturizing the internal parts. Everything is insanely small.read more
Here are some more leaked iPhone images from a Chinese website WeiPhone.
Well well well. My mind is officially blown. Remember the picture of the iPad that was leaked the night before the reveal? Well, this picture has helped confirm that the “iPhone HD” isn’t just a Japonese knockoff as previously reported by TUAW or MacRumors.
Well, it seems as though we have had confirmation and pictures of the next iPhone since January 2010! How can this be? By a tiny corner of the leaked iPad image…
If you look at where the arrows are pointed at, of course, there appears to be an iPhone (with a front facing camera) on top of the iPad prototype, but if you look at where the other arrow is, you can clearly see an iPhone. An iPhone that looks exactly the same as the iPhone that was leaked yesterday!
January 2010 (Day before Keynote):
Leak (April 17, 2010):
Well, as for me, I believe this 100% of the way. I believe that Apple took the “denial and discreditation” method of dismissing the rumor by posting the “Japonese Knockoff” pictures, rather than basically confirming it all by sending Engadget a “Cease and Decist”.
Apple is smart, but it seems that the internal picture taken at an Apple testing facility back in 2010 has come back to haunt them further by basically confirming the leaked images from both February 20th and yesterday night.
Take a look at the pictures and tell me that we’re crazy and that it’s not the leaked iPhone that we saw yesterday and February in the leaked picture, inside of Apple HQ the night before the iPad keynote!
Also, on a side note, this iPhone seems to take microSIMs! This is a very weird decision to do in my eyes, but I’m sure there is a reason to their madness, also, a high resolution camera on the front was confirmed, as well as a higher resolution screen!
More info as we get it!read more
UPDATE 1: I have managed to get the numbers from this prototype iPhone. A lot of the numbers are “XXXXX” which is a sure fire way to confirm that this is a prototype and has not been passed through the FCC or anything.
Flash Memory: XX GB
Model Number: XXXXX
IC ID: 579C-AKXXX
UPDATE 2: We have another collection of pics for u
UPDATE 3: It seems as though the pictures (the one with the multiple pictures in one picture) are from a previous leak from way back in February 20th. Now, add to these newer pictures taken earlier today, and we may have even more evidence that this is the next iPhone. Or atleast, this proves that this is a genuine Apple prototype iPhone 4th generation! One that has already been leaked twice.
Now, this could indicate that this is a controlled leak. Most all companies like to leak a little bit of information to the public (or their audience) to keep them interested and to create buzz.
However, this may also mean that the February 20th leak iPhone may be the same iPhone, its just that it was stolen or forgotten at that bar and was once more pictured.
Or lastly, Apple has had the worst possible luck at keeping the 4th generation iPhone’s look a secret with these leaks.
Only time will tell when it comes to rumors and leaks.read more
MuscleNerd just announced the release of RedSn0w 0.9.5 Beta that jailbreaks firmware 4.0 Beta 1 for the iPhone 3G. MuscleNerd states that the jailbreak is using same pwnage2 DFU exploit that’s been out for a few years now. Don’t go near it if you use yellowsn0w, ultrasn0w, or blacksn0w for an unlock. 4.0 will lock your iPhone and there is no available lock yet. Also you will have to be part of a developer team to activate the iPhone as this does not do hacktivation. We still have a few spots left if you would like to beta test the iPhone OS 4.0. You can find more info here.
Please also note that this is only for mac as the beta is only intended for developers who have a mac. You can install 4.0 on a mac and the sync with windows though.
Remember this is for iPhone 3G only (for now). No luck for iPhone 3G[S] users yet.read more
Well guys. Today, we have recieved some shots that supposedly depict the back casing of the iPhone 4th generation.
Now, if you look, this is just the back. As the buttons are missing and you can see through the back case openings.
If you zoom in, you can see that it says “64GB”.
Also, more noticable, it looks like an iPad. There are a couple of things that make me thing that this is faked. Now, the “leaker” claims that this is aluminium. That’s not possible.
The reason for that is, the cellular radio (and wifi) signals cant go through metal, either way. The only way I can see this as possible, is if they stuck the antennae from both the Wi-Fi and the cellular radio on the Apple Logo, or below the touch screen.
If these are real, it might be aluminum (I would love for that and I would go and buy it immediately by selling my 3G) but more likely, some sort of plastic, or hard plastic, that feels like aluminum.
Well, all sources seem to indicate that the next iPhone will be revealed in early June for a late June release.
We will have to wait and see… Here’s all 3 spy shotsread more