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Next-gen iPhone found, said to be the real thing

0. phoneArena posted on 19 Apr 2010, 10:13

The new iPhone found on the floor of a bar has gotten a new owner, who says this is indeed the real thing, with many new features on board...

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:46

1. millroom88 (Posts: 6; Member since: 15 Oct 2009)

maybe its the first Verizon Iphone....

posted on 19 Apr 2010, 12:35

12. awesomeanthony (Posts: 51; Member since: 24 Dec 2008)

I hope sooooo

posted on 19 Apr 2010, 13:17

15. SPcamert (Posts: 56; Member since: 06 Feb 2010)

Maybe, but I kinda doubt it if it's got a Micro SIM slot.

posted on 19 Apr 2010, 14:24

18. omarc26 (Posts: 360; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)

i also hope its a verizon iphone i had it with at&t's shitty service... also i think this iphone they found is da real deal cause if u look at it the camera has a flash...

posted on 19 Apr 2010, 16:24

23. easytochris (Posts: 126; Member since: 21 Jan 2010)

Micro SIM = Guaranteed way to make sure people can't use the new iPhone on T-Mobile

posted on 19 Apr 2010, 16:54

25. johnolesen (Posts: 20; Member since: 17 Oct 2009)

maybe the Verizon version will be Global Capable? explaining the (micro)SIM Card slot?

posted on 19 Apr 2010, 18:21 1

28. DOGIEFRESH (Posts: 309; Member since: 15 Jul 2009)

Seriously there's going to be more deaths due to suicide if VZW won't get the iphone than War on terror, any way fanboys this prototype has front facing camera and slow-rizon wireless can't do videocalls, sorry fanboys not yet...!!!!

posted on 19 Apr 2010, 18:33

29. pingpong (Posts: 145; Member since: 28 Mar 2010)

@omarc26 I didn't realize a phone was the real deal if the camera has flash...

posted on 19 Apr 2010, 21:16

33. E.N. (Posts: 2610; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)

Yeah I was thinking the same thing. When I read his comment I was like WHAT?!

posted on 20 Apr 2010, 01:39

36. cellgeek82 (Posts: 518; Member since: 20 Dec 2009)

Wait for 4G (LTE) and we'll see about that.

posted on 20 Apr 2010, 04:22

39. DOGIEFRESH (Posts: 309; Member since: 15 Jul 2009)

Yeepp mid 2011 is when the first LTE chipset will be comercially available......!!!

posted on 20 Apr 2010, 04:54

40. sinfulta (Posts: 278; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)

Mid 2011 for Commercially available LTE chipsets? That's funny cause my company that builds them have been texting them since October of last year, and just in the states we have built and SHIPPED already over 4.6 Million LTE chipsets to manufacturers for they're devices mostly for Vodafone UK and Verizon's 700Mhz C-Block. It's only April. Those chipsets we already shipped, and I think our outstanding order is still over 4 million more currently. Manufacturers are NOT going to sit on those chipsets for almost a year, I can almost guarantee LTE air cards will be out by the end of summer and handsets before christmas. My guess is Verizon and Vodafone are going to flip on there LTE very quickly and have expansive coverage immediately for the shock value, which is why manufacturers are ordering LTE chipsets for those spectrums like crazy. Manufacturers are not going to ignore 429+ Million Verizon and Vodafone customers and probably is being muscled by this corporation to release product now versus later otherwise I'd have a pretty relaxing summer.

posted on 20 Apr 2010, 05:05

41. sinfulta (Posts: 278; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)

testing* sorry there is no edit when replying. BTW about this IPhone shown above. My guess it's marketing people. It actually could be a fake prototype or real etc etc. Because of what I do I've talked to plenty of people in marketing when going to test sites etc. 70% of the time the manufacturer or phone carrier PLANTS the devices on purpose to build up hype. I remember years ago this lady that worked for Cingular's marketing team were the people that actually leaked images of the Moto Razr. It's all marketing people. No regular joes are getting a hold of this stuff early and giving you the inside scoop. It's the same people that want your money. Not always is true, but way more often than you think.

posted on 20 Apr 2010, 11:41

44. My_December (Posts: 1; Member since: 20 Apr 2010)

VZW doesn't need an iphone . They now have the Droid Incredible coming out. I SERIOUSLY doubt the new iphone will be better.

posted on 20 Apr 2010, 17:53

47. DOGIEFRESH (Posts: 309; Member since: 15 Jul 2009)

Yeaahhh right....!!!! so why is the slow-rizon CEO kissing El Jobso s ass in order to get phone on its obsolete network...!!!!

posted on 21 Apr 2010, 14:00

50. ding2134 (Posts: 38; Member since: 30 Dec 2008)

Please. Calm down. Think comes before speak.

posted on 21 Apr 2010, 21:38

53. sleepyjohnny (Posts: 151; Member since: 16 Dec 2009)

really? because he basically said "i dont care, its up to apple" and i rather have a high chance of always having 3g service, with a slight chance it'll be slow than supposedly having a "super fast network" that never seems to be around

posted on 22 Apr 2010, 15:37

54. iHateCrapple (Posts: 734; Member since: 12 Feb 2010)

Explain to me dogiefresh, how VZW is kissing (blow)Jobs ass?

posted on 23 Apr 2010, 14:17

60. Mr.Bozodic (Posts: 13; Member since: 30 Mar 2009)


posted on 24 Apr 2010, 16:48

62. BLikens1619 (Posts: 66; Member since: 12 Apr 2008)

I could've sworn that they already announced that it was going to be a GSM varient meaning that it was still an AT&T device. Keep dreaming Verizon and keep bashing the iphone in one breath and praising it in another.

posted on 27 Apr 2010, 18:15

64. techjunkie (Posts: 13; Member since: 23 Jan 2009)

Indeed, but it's not the actual iPhone hardware that is all the fuss, it's the iPhone OS and user interface that is so great! I'm not an iphone user but I''m familiar with the OS due to my 3g iPod and I just love that appstore it's so great and the games are "Incredible" non the less (Pun intended)! I'm a verizon wireless users I had the droid although it was a great concept I returned it to VZ due to poor call quality. Currently using a BB Tour until thursday when my Incredible arrives. One last thing; if Verizon does indeed get the next reiteration of Apples crown jewel I will be adding another line for it;)

posted on 04 May 2010, 22:49

65. CRICKETownz (Posts: 980; Member since: 24 Oct 2009)

Yea but can more than 6 people at a time do video conferencin? You know AT&T's reputation for bandwidth issues. Funny how AT&T fanboys try to pick out the most irrelevent features to try to seem superior...talkin while surfin, video conferencin. Two things that aren't really a major player when it comes to mobile usage.

posted on 19 Apr 2010, 10:28

2. ajac09 (Posts: 1482; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)

Id be terrified to report this.. apples dogs are out in force about this whole mess now

posted on 20 Apr 2010, 00:26

35. testman22 (Posts: 339; Member since: 03 Nov 2009)

I smell a hoax

posted on 24 Apr 2010, 02:36

61. jogutier (Posts: 324; Member since: 12 Feb 2010)

I heard that's actually the 5th gen Verizon phone and that the 4th gen is already being cooked up at Verizon (Big Red).

posted on 19 Apr 2010, 10:30

3. clevername (Posts: 1436; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)

I don't like this. At all. I love the 3G design. It's smoother more elegant. It's hard to believe apple would take a step back and design this. It's not unibody it's not sexy. There's also this one snag I have. Apple doesn't present things to the FCC this early because people would find out about it and their secrecy would be cancelled. But this device has the FCC logo on it. That's why the ipad wasn't released when it was announced. Well one reason. Jobs said it had to go to the FCC. So again. Why would it have the FCC logo? I seriously think this is a fake. For a few hundred dollars a guy can gut an iPhone 3Gs build this fake shell and place the 3Gs parts in it. The. Sell it for much much more to rumor hungry tech sites. It's a hustle. Well I hope I'm right. I love iPhone OS but this phone is ugly as hell.

posted on 19 Apr 2010, 13:16

14. easytochris (Posts: 126; Member since: 21 Jan 2010)

if they went through all the trouble they made what seems to be a damn good fake

posted on 19 Apr 2010, 14:49

21. *HOVA* (Posts: 564; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)

I agree it's not aesthetically as pleasing as the current model. If you look at it though, it's pretty much exactly like the iPad. The iPad obviously has the domed shape back because of it's size, but the sides look pretty much the same as what we have here. I just hope they were smart enough to but the same processor as the iPad has inside this....

posted on 19 Apr 2010, 21:18

34. E.N. (Posts: 2610; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)

I loved the 3G design when I had it, but when I got te 3GS I got sick of it. I mean just look at the last picture. It looks so much more nicer. Embrace change.

posted on 19 Apr 2010, 10:56

4. ilia1986 (unregistered)

I don't envy the worker\tester who let this happen. I wouldn't be surprised if we will find his name as someone who has died on a car accident sometime.. Regarding the design - it looks like some goddamn nokia phone now. That aint a good thing. Sure, the iphone design grew old - but it was part of the things that seperated it from the rest.. But that is still not my primary concern. My primary concern is the screen size! Gizmodo says that the screen is even smaller than on the 3GS - and while the resolution has doubled - this is still not a good thing. I was honestly expecting a 3.7" or even 4" display. The bigger the better. If the screen is indeed smaller than the 3GS - I will wait for the 5th generation iphone - perhaps then Steve will fix this mistake.

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