This Is Apple's Next iPhone

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Mumbodog

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You are looking at Apple's next iPhone. It was found lost in a bar in Redwood City, camouflaged to look like an iPhone 3GS. We got it. We disassembled it. It's the real thing, and here are all the details.
http://gizmodo.com/5520164/this-is-apples-next-iphone

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 bet the person who lost it is HOT water about now.




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I think I prefer the look of the current/older iPhone...
 

Mumbodog

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Can you imagine Steve Jobs, flames are shooting out of his ears and mouth, not to mention other orifices, making the Iceland volcanic eruption look small in comparison.

A bad day at Apple headquarters.

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Well, the phone could have also been "leaked" to steer attention away from the Droids out there. Doing this gets people clamoring over the iPhone again, the way Apple wants it.

Just something else to think about.

Otherwise, given how secretive Apple tends to be about this kind of stuff, I can't imagine someone taking a prototype to a bar unless the person is trying to impress a potential mate for later on that night... ;) LOL

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Looks much better to me, though I would take the Nexus 1 or Incredible light years before an inferior iProduct...
 

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Gizmodo's Brian Lams email to Steve Jobs.

http://www.networkworld.com/community/node/61295

"Hey Steve, this email chain is off the record on my side.

I understand the position you're in, and I want to help, but it conflicts with my own responsibilities to give the phone back without any confirmation that its real, from apple, officially.

Something like that - from you or apple legal - is a big story, that would make up for giving the phone back right away. If the phone disappears without a story to explain why it went away, and the proof it went to apple, it hurts our business. And our reputation. People will say this is a coordinated leak, etc.

I get that it would hurt sales to say this is the next iphone. I have no interest in hurting sales. That does nothing to help Gizmodo or me.

Maybe Apple can say it's a lost phone, but not one that you've confirmed for production - that it is merely a test unit of sorts. Otherwise, it just falls to apple legal, which serves the same purpose of confirmation. I don't want that, either.

Gizmodo lives and dies like many small companies do. We don't have access, or when we do, we get it taken away. When we get a chance to break a story, we have to go with it, or we perish. I know you like waltand pogue, and like working with them, but I think Gizmodo has more in common with old Apple than those guys do. So I hope you understand where I'm coming from.

Right now, we have nothing to lose. The thing is, Apple PR has been cold to us lately. It affected my ability to do my job right at iPad launch. So we had to go outside and find our stories like this one, aggressively.

I want to get this phone back to you ASAP. And I want to not hurt your sales when the products themselves deserve love. But I have to get the story of the missing prototype out, and how it was returned to apple, with some acknowledgement it is Apple's

And I want to work closer with Apple, too. I'm not asking for more access - we can do our jobs with or without it - but again, this is the only way we can survive while being out of things. That's my position on things.

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