Details:

Lost and consequently found in a bar in Redwood City.
Front-facing camera for video chat.
Camera Flash.

....and MORE!

Granted, there is definitely still a chance it's not real, but I suppose time will tell. Definitely whets the appetite.


Thoughts? Is this real? Etc? I'd say that the only certainty from this situation is that whoever lost that phone is facing the wrath of Jobs as we speak.

http://gizmodo.com/5520164/this-is-apples-next-iphone

  • Tom Neal

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nxbHCR-W8zc

    I question the legitimacy of this too. Gizmodo seem to think it's more than likely real. Looks super slick though!
  • iamthetrend

    either way i hope this maybe speeds them up releasing the new phone, or at least the specs for the new iphone. I am due up for an upgrade!
  • Peter Anderelli

    iamthetrend said: either way i hope this maybe speeds them up releasing the new phone, or at least the specs for the new iphone. I am due up for an upgrade!

    The release cycle has consistently been every June/July ish for iPhones, September for iPods. I imagine they'll be sticking to that. Hold in there! Not too far off.
  • staffell

  • Tom Neal

    staffell said: >Clicky<

    WOOPS!
  • Peter Anderelli

    staffell said: >Clicky<

    Saw that yesterday, but I'd say that today's pictures are a bit more telling.
  • Brendon Rush

    looks 10x better than the last iphone, want!
  • mikedot

    i wish i could get out of my stupid verizon contract and switch to an iphone carrier. argh
  • Andrew Haines

    mikedot said: i wish i could get out of my stupid verizon contract and switch to an iphone carrier. argh

    same but T-Mobile. Its terrible and the phones are traaaaash
  • labyrinth

    mikedot said: i wish i could get out of my stupid verizon contract and switch to an iphone carrier. argh

    Isn't verizon releasing the Iphone this year? Or sometime soon at least?
  • Time Without the E

    mikedot said: i wish i could get out of my stupid verizon contract and switch to an iphone carrier. argh

    At least wait until June 22nd to see if you are going to switch. Rumors are that they are releasing 2 new iphones. One for At&T and one of Verizon and all the other networks. Well see though...
  • labyrinth

    Time Without the E said:
    mikedot said: i wish i could get out of my stupid verizon contract and switch to an iphone carrier. argh

    At least wait until June 22nd to see if you are going to switch. Rumors are that they are releasing 2 new iphones. One for At&T and one of Verizon and all the other networks. Well see though...

    That answers my question haha
  • What The Eff

    holy poop i will own this phone
  • bluchez

    HOLY CRAP, a flash on a camera phone? What will apple invent next?
  • Sam Montana

    bluchez said: HOLY CRAP, a flash on a camera phone? What will apple invent next?

    Flash, and a front faced camera! (ChatRoulette app coming up?)

    Sony Ericsson has had flash on phones forever.

    This thing will cost at least 600 euro over here. I will never own an iphone >:[
  • labyrinth

    what if this was just a marketing scheme to get a lot of hype out about it? haha
  • Ben Danger

    labyrinth said: what if this was just a marketing scheme to get a lot of hype out about it? haha

    I literally just came back to this thread to propose that
  • Sam Montana

    labyrinth said: what if this was just a marketing scheme to get a lot of hype out about it? haha

    I don't think apple would change it's rather successful marketing scheme.
  • Monster Pop

    i think we finally see the legit prototype here.

    ive stalked this phone the past few months as i hate my G1, i love android but having the very first android phone means having the worst phone as well.

    i chat will be sweet being able to video chat with friends and family while out on the road... just not driving of course hahaha, this could breed a whole new danger above txting while driving lol

    its gonna hit in june/july just like all the other iphones in the past. but i bet they start hyping it faster now that theyve been outed.
  • Birdie31

    labyrinth said: what if this was just a marketing scheme to get a lot of hype out about it? haha

    yep.
  • labyrinth

    Sam Montana said:
    labyrinth said: what if this was just a marketing scheme to get a lot of hype out about it? haha

    I don't think apple would change it's rather successful marketing scheme.

    Yeah, I agree. I think the release of it alone would probably be just as buzz-worthy as this has been (if not more), but I was just throwing the idea out there haha.
  • ChrisW

    "someone left it in a bar" Didnt that happen to the harry potter script or something?
    Apple knows there are better ways to get hype then leaving a prototype in a bar.
    either way its a nice looking phone, its a bit strange that they would ditch the curves of the iphone and give it kinda sharp corners. That would make me double think purchasing it.
  • mikedot

    yes, im sure they would leak the phone into the wild to create buzz for the iphone which has become a household name since its intial release in 2008

    "So I called around, and I now believe this is an actual unit from Apple — a unit Apple is very interested in getting back. "
    http://daringfireball.net/linked/2010/04/19/gizmodo-rumors

    gruber purports someone either stole or sold the unit and gizmodo in turn bought it from them
  • Masked Clothing

    I wouldn't have thought they would square it out so much. I still like the look of it if that is it, but it seems overly squared out from what they would really release, which in my eyes I would guess it would just me a way thinner version of what we already have now.
  • geoff

    I'd say early prototype at best. Just by looking at the buttons, it doesn't seem to match with apple's branding of their hardware.
  • Smiths Canvas

    If you look at all the newer generation Apple products they all follow this new sleek square like edges. I think it is catching up and following the rest of the Apple line up perfectly.
  • Tidsfordriv

    Looks exciting, but I'm still not sure if I would want to merge my phone and my music player into one device.
    I like having seperate batteries, so even if I listen to my iPod till it runs out, I'll still have a phone.. That's been my main objection to the whole iphone concept since day one..

    One the other hand, it looks pretty damn awesome..
  • Brendon Rush

    Smith's Canvas said: If you look at all the newer generation Apple products they all follow this new sleek square like edges. I think it is catching up and following the rest of the Apple line up perfectly.
  • ChrisW

    Tidsfordriv said: Looks exciting, but I'm still not sure if I would want to merge my phone and my music player into one device.
    I like having seperate batteries, so even if I listen to my iPod till it runs out, I'll still have a phone.. That's been my main objection to the whole iphone concept since day one..

    One the other hand, it looks pretty damn awesome..

    then keep your old ipod and dont listen to music on your iphone?
  • geoff

    Smith's Canvas said: If you look at all the newer generation Apple products they all follow this new sleek square like edges. I think it is catching up and following the rest of the Apple line up perfectly.

    Maybe for the body shape you could be right, but in these photos it shows there is a removable battery, which goes against everything in their lineup now.
  • Sam Montana

    geoff said:
    Smith's Canvas said: If you look at all the newer generation Apple products they all follow this new sleek square like edges. I think it is catching up and following the rest of the Apple line up perfectly.

    Maybe for the body shape you could be right, but in these photos it shows there is a removable battery, which goes against everything in their lineup now.

    Well, everyone has been complaining about the iphone not having a front camera, a flash, removable battery.. and from the looks of it, it does have a flash and a front camera, so why not add a removable battery too?
  • geoff

    Sam Montana said:
    geoff said:
    Smith's Canvas said: If you look at all the newer generation Apple products they all follow this new sleek square like edges. I think it is catching up and following the rest of the Apple line up perfectly.

    Maybe for the body shape you could be right, but in these photos it shows there is a removable battery, which goes against everything in their lineup now.

    Well, everyone has been complaining about the iphone not having a front camera, a flash, removable battery.. and from the looks of it, it does have a flash and a front camera, so why not add a removable battery too?

    People complained at first about the battery, but the life isn't bad and every new gen they increase battery life. Why would they decide now to make a removable battery when iPad doesn't have one, and none of the new Macbook lines have them?
  • Smiths Canvas

    geoff said:
    Smith's Canvas said: If you look at all the newer generation Apple products they all follow this new sleek square like edges. I think it is catching up and following the rest of the Apple line up perfectly.

    Maybe for the body shape you could be right, but in these photos it shows there is a removable battery, which goes against everything in their lineup now.

    I don't see any indication for a removable battery. The information says how tightly constructed it is, and all the videos seem to show that it doesn't have a detachable battery. If there was a detachable battery the guy from Gizmodo would of definitely mentioned that in the video or in any of the article.
  • atomicchild

    this shit was just on the national news...so whatever that means
  • blakecan

    I wish the body of this, like the current macbook pro's was one piece of machined aluminum. I'm hoping these concepts phones aren't final, and the seams disappear. Either way I will get one of these when the contract (for my 3G iPhone) ends in February.
  • MSTR_CTRL

    Such a crazy story! Just read it on Gizmodo.

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