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Possible iPhone 4G Images Surface


Engadget posts a couple of images purportedly of a prototype iPhone 4G. The backstory is quite sketchy, though the site does believe it may actually get some hands on time with the device.

Apparently the phone was found on the floor of a San Jose bar inside of an iPhone 3G case. Right now we don't have a ton of info on the device in question, but we can tell you that it apparently has a front facing camera (!), 80GB of storage (weird, right?), and isn't booting at this point (though it was previously, and running an OS that was decidedly new).



Perhaps adding credence to the images, however, are a similar but separate series of images posted to TwitPic last month. The original source of those images appear to have been a Chinese twitter user.

Another image of the back of the device. It is clearly labeled as an iPhone though many of the details are simply X-ed out.

One possibility that several forum members have mentioned is that it could be a Chinese knock-off phone designed to look similar to the iPhone.

Related roundups: iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6

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34 months ago

Simple answer: no.

Buttons are entirely un-Apple, there are seams...

If this is it then I'm getting a 3GS instead. This thing is hideous.


Sorry to beat a dead horse, but you are a complete idiot and a tool. You swore you wouldn't buy it and the 3Gs was better. FAILURE.
Rating: 7 Positives
43 months ago

Sorry I'm bumping this. But you have to admit it's funny that so many people said its hidious and ugly, but mow there signature say "iPhone 4"


I hope not. That looks hideous!


Simple answer: no.

Buttons are entirely un-Apple, there are seams...

If this is it then I'm getting a 3GS instead. This thing is hideous.


looks like an ugly sony ericsson phone. The design is VERY un apple like, down to the seams and the buttons

going to go on a limb and say. no.


This looks horrendous.

I hope they can boot this thing. Also more photos from the back and front!


Seams are pretty hideous. Apple made a big point of removing any seams that it could between the 2G and the 3G. This is a major step backwards if it has seams.


I don't think it's it purely because the volume buttons. Very unapple like.


fake


All I can say is ew.


of course not. that thing looks like a peasant phone. what warbrain said.


A real phone, but not a real iPhone.


It actually looks nothing like that.


No way.

Ugly.

Seams are very noticeable

Square, Apple hates squares.

80GBs nope. There is not 80GB chips.

Chinese made POS attempt at a iphone

Doesn't work yea believable.

Doesn't fit apple design at all.

I would keep my 3GS over this ugly thing.


It doesn't look like an Apple product...


I don't buy this at all. The pics and details just don't up.


This whole thing just screams "Un-Apple".

I wouldn't be surprised if this was a real prototype though.



hilarious...... although jake was right, it is a Chinese POS,
Rating: 4 Positives
25 months ago
After reading the reactions to todays rumored iPhone 5 leaked photos, I went back and read this old post about the iPhone 4 leak.

Pretty much interchangeable: "horrible design." "Very un-apple" "Jon Ive should be sacked" "I'll never buy it" etc....

Followed by:
"omg I love it!"
Rating: 2 Positives
34 months ago

Simple answer: no.

Buttons are entirely un-Apple, there are seams...

If this is it then I'm getting a 3GS instead. This thing is hideous.


looks like an ugly sony ericsson phone. The design is VERY un apple like, down to the seams and the buttons

going to go on a limb and say. no.





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WARBRAIN Twitter | Blog MacBook | iPad 2 16 GB | iPad 16 GB | iPhone 4 16 GB | iPod nano 5G 8 GB


Merriam Webster should add a picture of these two posts for the word Troll lol :D
Rating: 2 Positives
34 months ago
lmao I thought I was the only one who liked looking at these old threads.

some of you are sooo contradictory.
Rating: 2 Positives
52 months ago
For all who are saying this is ugly, realize this. It's probably the way the photos are taken.
Rating: 2 Positives
52 months ago
That's very interesting, it could be a prototype. But wow, 80 GBs of storage? Sign me up.
Rating: 2 Positives
52 months ago
Engadget has pictures of a supposed 4th gen iPhone!

http://www.engadget.com/2010/04/17/iphone-4g-is-this-it/
Rating: 2 Positives
52 months ago
This thing is horrible, there is no way Apple would design something this ug...

.. oh its real? I LOVE IT! ;)
Rating: 1 Positives
52 months ago

What if this is a controlled leak from Apple, to get an opinion from us about what we think about the new design?


Apple would never use forums for this, because generally there is universal hate over any new Apple product. Examples:
1. the gasps over the new iPod Nano design
2. the horror of 2009 glossy screen iMacs, MacBookPros etc
3. lukewarm reception of unibody MBPs (but who would go back now?)
4. oh the agony of chiclet keyboards on MBPs
5. The yawns over 3GS warmover (but who would go back now?)
6. The venom of hate for the iPad, while the vast production resources of the far east buckle under the tremendous demand that Apple tries desperately (http://www.protocolsnow.com/2010/04/17/how-i-went-from-apple-store-newbie-to-lifetime-ban-in-one-week/) to meet.

No. If Apple listened to these forums, they'd never release anything.
Rating: 1 Positives

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