Story of lost iPhone prototype may be just a hoax
23. GALAXY-S (Posts: 701; Member since: 07 Jun 2011)
lol mmmm def agreee!! best part of this article!
20. gmoney2087 (Posts: 7; Member since: 02 Sep 2011)
you must be one also because you are talking about it :)
3. PeterIfromsweden (Posts: 1230; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)
maybe apple trying to hype up the iphone 5. ?
5. ibap (Posts: 650; Member since: 09 Sep 2009)
Wait a mo - haven't we seen this story before? This stuff is getting old...
And does the iPhone 5 need more hype?
19. iHateCrapple (Posts: 734; Member since: 12 Feb 2010)
Yes, it probably does. I haven't had as many people in my store this year asking for the iPhone 5 as compared to last year when the 4 was about to be released. Last year you couldn't get away from it, everyone was asking about the iPhone...Now this year the market sooo saturated with amazing phones, it makes the choices that much harder for the consumers. Last year Apple came to the table with the first mainstream phone with a forward facing camera for video calling. Now every high end phone comes with it standard. They need another "stand-out" feature or they'll seriously start to fade into the background.
25. E.N. (Posts: 2216; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)
Well the Evo had a front facing camera before the iPhone just to be clear. But considering how all the top-tier Android devices are pretty much the same, Apple doesn't need to do much to stand out. I think in order to have another best-seller, they just need to at least match the speed of the Android devices (which shouldn't be that hard), keep up the retina display if they make the screen larger, and upgrade their camera, which again shouldn't be that hard. the rest will just come out to OS preference.
And I'm not surprised the iPhone 4 had more buzz. The lost prototype and the images/videos were all over the internet and all over the news.
6. dandirk (Posts: 187; Member since: 04 Aug 2011)
Certainly sounds like it could be a hoax... No pictures... phone mysteriously sold on CL for $200 never to bee seen again.
At least last year there were pics etc.
7. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 3394; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)
This is just a BIG Apple marketing ploy, nothing more!
16. Apple Fanboy (unregistered)
its been a while superf@gdroid lol jkjk man, anyways, it is a marketing ploy....the good thing about it is that......it works hahaha you guys are just hating cuz it works
damn now i gotta use an @: FAIL!
17. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 3394; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)
lol Good to see you too Apple Fanboy. Wow it's been a while. What's up, you have been vacationing?
22. Apple Fanboy (unregistered)
na man, just been busy, I work 2 jobs and barely have time to get on here at all, we've been getting busy here at big yellow lol
24. GALAXY-S (Posts: 701; Member since: 07 Jun 2011)
lol its been so long you forgot your PA login??!!!!
26. E.N. (Posts: 2216; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)
true or it could have been some random person making crap up. Losing top secret iPhones in a bar doesn't seem like something Apple would want to associate themselves with.
8. cnwwyo (Posts: 123; Member since: 26 May 2011)
they need to do something to make their icrap interesting enough to sell! loool
9. Mooooo (Posts: 212; Member since: 27 Aug 2011)
A big corporation lie? Nah never happens. Its making want the iphony 5 even more. Tell more about this lost prototype/hype.
I have my money falling out of my pockets. Can't you see?
10. Geeksarebest (Posts: 34; Member since: 28 Jun 2011)
The real question I have is whether Apple was involved in the rumors at all. You see this stuff all the time, people making stuff up to either cast a negative light on something or just to stir the pot up a little.
I doubt that there was anything as far as a marketing ploy since Apple still has yet to even confirm that they're releasing a handset any time this year.
At least when the iPhone 4 leaked, there was a *lot* more evidence about what was going on than there is this year. It makes no sense to hype something you cant even confirm is going to be out.
I get the feeling this was just some ploy by someone else out there to sell a story.
11. naginalf (unregistered)
So, if I go to the cops and tell them I lost my phone but I know it is at so-and-so's house, and ask them to go get it, they'll laugh me out of the place.
Apple goes to the cops and it's a federal investigation and some poor sucker gets and anal exam. Does no one else notice this crapple?
12. Geeksarebest (Posts: 34; Member since: 28 Jun 2011)
Actually, it depends on the kind of evidence you can present. If you file a police report and you've got a tracking system in place they'll def. investigate. I had my laptop bag with my computer and my iPhone in it stolen a few weeks after putting the iPhone finder app on it and locked my phone down and got an actual exact address range due to a wifi signal and the police got all my stuff back.
13. M0nkeyBr (Posts: 77; Member since: 13 Jul 2011)
I mean like twice come on apple you fan do better
14. iKingTrust (banned) (Posts: 716; Member since: 27 Jul 2011)
Honestly i think it was the bar.
This is why. When i read the story the first thing i was thinking was where is this bar?
15. iKingTrust (banned) (Posts: 716; Member since: 27 Jul 2011)
I could care less about a missing iPhone because the iPhone 5 is going to come out to the masses anyway.
21. Chakra (Posts: 97; Member since: 02 Dec 2009)
and in order to keep the hype, err news alive and fresh, Apple is going to sue themselves for libel - that way, they'll be able to write off all of the legal fees and expenses on it taxes, while also adding more money to their cash reserves, making them more solvent than the EU.
28. MachoMachoMan (unregistered)
Those reporters went to the wrong place looking for confirmation. $teve Job$ actually uses the Village People to go to homes because their fanbois don't mind being searched by them. Of course, isheep would much prefer if the body searches were done by $teve himself.