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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 19 Apr 2010, 19:15

30. DonkeyPunched (Posts: 321; Member since: 10 Jan 2010)

Wasn't there an article on the careen size being slightly bigger? Like someone found a frame for the next iPhone? And like someone said, I don't think Apple puts things through the FCC till they announce it.

posted on 20 Apr 2010, 02:02

37. ilia1986 (unregistered)

There indeed was - hence my previous expectations.. This might still be an early prototype by apple which was created while ago for testing purposes and etc.. or this might not be the only new iPhone that Apple is making..

posted on 19 Apr 2010, 10:59

5. Phullofphil (Posts: 805; Member since: 10 Feb 2009)

i hate it its so ordinary and a design setback. Unless verizon wanted to cut cost on there version and if so i reall might not want it after all. hope its just some weird attempt by apple or somebody to through everybody off cause its weird it looks like that. I would rather stick with my ipod touch and an android phone

posted on 19 Apr 2010, 11:05

6. PapaJay224 (Posts: 866; Member since: 08 Feb 2009)

Yeah but remeber the Sholes the first Droid spec photos, they were hideous also, if this is real, (which if it isnt these posts are getting really monotonous) Im sure its only a shell to harness the hardware they are testing i.e removable battery. BUT, Verizons Droid adds really bash the iPhone throwing out everything the iPhone doesnt have, this could be the disign and specs of what VZ wants to compare with competitive line up of phone that already exceed the iPhones current capabilities.

posted on 19 Apr 2010, 11:07

7. phone333 (Posts: 331; Member since: 04 Feb 2009)

Looks OK. I prefer the 3G design !!! Or maybe that's just the CDMA version while GAT&T's gonna get the curvy looking one...lol

posted on 19 Apr 2010, 11:08

8. stuntz (Posts: 178; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

anyone asking if this phone is for VZW, read the article from gizmodo. the phone uses the same mirco sim card, that will be used in the at&t 3G ipad... So this in NOT FOR VZW.

posted on 19 Apr 2010, 15:10

22. Jojofromdabay (Posts: 39; Member since: 06 Apr 2010)

all this info is not complete people the picture does actually prove to be a real iphone an yes it probably will go to at&t. However again verizon tmobile and sprint will probably have an iphone too considering the fact that exclusivity wit At&t will be over now yes this is the At&t design but they can just as quickly make a design for verizon apple is not dumb and the fact if every carrier had iphone they will make 3 to 4 times as much as they are making now. This isn't like an android which the software can be ran on 40 million different phones apple os will only run on apple so don't be so quick to doubt the possibilities .

posted on 19 Apr 2010, 19:20

31. DonkeyPunched (Posts: 321; Member since: 10 Jan 2010)

Apple doesn't really change it's design in all of their products. They all look alike if they are the same model, like macs and iPods. Apple isn't going ton make exclusive designs for each carrier. And I don't know if they are going to spread to all carriers. I sort of don't see it, but then again, maybe that's why AT&T has adopted Android as well to save their ass when Apple spreads/moves.

posted on 19 Apr 2010, 11:41

9. jrcrow79 (Posts: 477; Member since: 02 May 2008)

ahaha..NO front facing camera!..look closer..and its not like you can run skype n go on the browser!..YES I CAN..thnx AT&T and my 3gs

posted on 19 Apr 2010, 14:26

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

yes dumbass it does have a front facing camera look closer idiot u mite see it!!!

posted on 19 Apr 2010, 11:58

10. kronos1 (Posts: 12; Member since: 16 Feb 2009)

wwooooww why l like the new design just can not wait until software review, perhaps some unit come in Serbia to test it.

posted on 19 Apr 2010, 12:08

11. dswatson83 (Posts: 56; Member since: 13 Jan 2010)

I love the new design but a 3.5" screen or smaller? Why. This is too small. While 4.3 may be a little large for some, I think the 3.7-4" is looking to be a sweet spot. People use these for internet and networking way more than phone calls, size is everything here. And with the thickness reduced, you should be able to get a larger screen into the phone without it feeling bigger in the pocket.

posted on 19 Apr 2010, 12:48

13. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)

Dudes, get over about the IPhone for Verizon - Verizon has the INCREDIBLE soon to be on 4/25.....what is it with IPHONE envy - I like the phone but it is like a drug....once you get one, you will not go to anything else - and that sucks...

posted on 20 Apr 2010, 02:13

38. ilia1986 (unregistered)

You can't compare an iphone to any other phone, in the same way that you cannot compare an Xbox 360 to a PC.

posted on 21 Apr 2010, 20:26

52. fretwiz09 (Posts: 1; Member since: 21 Apr 2010)

wtf?? I compared an xbox 360 to a PC just last week....

posted on 19 Apr 2010, 13:19

16. zerglisk (Posts: 544; Member since: 09 Feb 2010)

I wish the 3 buttons on the top left are: Camera shutter, Zoom out and in buttons (also volume + and -) I think phone looks a lot sexier with a camera shutter~

posted on 19 Apr 2010, 14:04

17. Jeradiah3 (Posts: 1121; Member since: 11 Feb 2010)

the new i-phone looks good. i know my woman will buy it. i still dont want it

posted on 19 Apr 2010, 14:33

20. rwolf1984 (Posts: 532; Member since: 06 Jun 2009)

idk about this...i don't think this is what the iPhone is going to look like when it is released this summer. I am betting that it is either some chinese fraud or an experimental proto-type. Was it really remotely wiped or damaged at the bar?? No one saw this alive and working...Mystery will be revealed this summer so we will just have to wait and see...

posted on 19 Apr 2010, 16:44

24. droidhater55 (Posts: 1; Member since: 19 Apr 2010)

that is supposed to be the new iphone for verizon because they had to re-do the whole system to run on both at&t and verizon without any conflicts. honestly i think it is the best looking iphone than all of the other ones out there in the market now.

posted on 19 Apr 2010, 17:32

26. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)

"The other new stuff includes a front-facing video call camera, bigger main camera lens (maybe 5MP?) with flash, Micro-SIM slot, instead of ordinary SIM and probably a secondary mic for noise-cancellation" ok, then WHAT other kind of SIM would be used for this phone?? Lol, microSD is not a SIM card - wow, great job PHONEARENA....

posted on 19 Apr 2010, 17:52

27. donjonson410 (Posts: 32; Member since: 11 Jan 2010)

exactly how it reads Micro-Sim.... great job networkdood.

posted on 19 Apr 2010, 19:21

32. DonkeyPunched (Posts: 321; Member since: 10 Jan 2010)

And how does this phone suddenly "not work"? I'm not buying it right now. I'll believe it when I see it from Apple.

posted on 20 Apr 2010, 07:20

42. ilia1986 (unregistered)

You know, there is a theory that this whole thing is a viral ad campiagn - that apple planted the phone in the bar on purpose - for it to be found, covered and freely advertised. If so, then this was a brilliant move done by them - which still allows them not to officially say anything at all.

posted on 20 Apr 2010, 11:58

45. rwolf1984 (Posts: 532; Member since: 06 Jun 2009)

This could have been done on purpose...now every media outlet is talking about how this phone was lost...

posted on 20 Apr 2010, 19:11

49. Nobodey (Posts: 76; Member since: 03 Jan 2010)

It was supposedly remoted wiped before it was turned on, so turning it on actually caused it to be cleared out.

posted on 20 Apr 2010, 11:22

43. mthoren68 (Posts: 66; Member since: 21 Sep 2009)

I like the new design. It's basicallty a phone version of the Macbook design.

posted on 23 Apr 2010, 12:10

57. Jojofromdabay (Posts: 39; Member since: 06 Apr 2010)

yep definately they can actually change the name to mac phone an sell it through other companies other than at&t it would be logical too..

posted on 20 Apr 2010, 14:50

46. gem4518 (Posts: 1; Member since: 20 Apr 2010)

I really like the new design, gorgeous! The current model is DATED and needs a change. As much as I love my 3GS, I will be in line for the new model.

posted on 20 Apr 2010, 19:03

48. matistight (Posts: 567; Member since: 13 May 2009)


posted on 04 May 2010, 23:09

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

Does Verizon need the iPhone tho? I don't think at this point that the iPhone is that much of a factor...Verizon is a more self-sufficient company than AT&T is and has the intelligence to not rely on one phone to carry their network. Even tho the DROID is their flagship phone, there are other phones that garner the same level of popularity as the Droid does. So with that said...i question if Verizon makes the choice to carry the iPhone will it even be relevent to the calibur of devices offered at that time. P.S. - what was the point of carryin the Motorola Devour Verizon? Should of let that go to a lesser network...US Cellular, Metro PCS, Virgin Mobile?

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