The new iPhone revealed for June release?

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    Apr 19, 2010 6:42 PM GMT
    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/36645824/ns/technology_and_science-wireless/

    And the GIZMODO article to which this news item refers:

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

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    Apr 20, 2010 2:57 PM GMT
    I wasn't sure if this was a 'real' prototype or just a Gizmodo gimmick, but ABC news reported that Apple requested their "property" back from Gizmodo.

    So, it looks as if it's the real thing (although who knows what the production model will end up looking like).
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    Apr 20, 2010 3:10 PM GMT
    Well of course it could be a prototype, with no production planned. I'd hate to be the Apple employee who lost it. Apple says it was "stolen" while GIZMODO says it was lost in a bar and found. Might provide some interesting legal wrangling.

    If the "4G" is indeed released in June, I'll consider it, for its alleged 5 MP camera, second forward-facing camera for videoing, 4G network ability, longer battery life, and numerous other improvements. I'll be at 1 year ownership of my 3GS in October, perhaps I can upgrade without a penalty at that point. And by then the verdict will be in, whether Apple got it right or not.

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    Apr 20, 2010 5:11 PM GMT
    the whole thing looks staged to me with Apple even sending a letter to GIZMODO claming the "lost" iPhone and then GIZ posts the letter to prove that its the real thing, just way too perfect. I dont know.
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    Apr 20, 2010 5:17 PM GMT
    charlitos saidthe whole thing looks staged to me with Apple even sending a letter to GIZMODO claming the "lost" iPhone and then GIZ posts the letter to prove that its the real thing, just way too perfect. I dont know.
    It does feel like it's a PR stunt however incidents like leaks and letters like the one that Apple sent out happen all the time. Although pulling something that happens all the time is a very good cover.
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    Apr 20, 2010 5:21 PM GMT
    stevendust said
    charlitos saidthe whole thing looks staged to me with Apple even sending a letter to GIZMODO claming the "lost" iPhone and then GIZ posts the letter to prove that its the real thing, just way too perfect. I dont know.
    It does feel like it's a PR stunt however incidents like leaks and letters like the one that Apple sent out happen all the time. Although pulling something that happens all the time is a very good cover.

    PR gimmickry or not, I want one! Lots of improvements over the 3GS if true, and continues to blow all other phones out of the water. Point for Apple. Do these guys never lose since Jobs returned to head Apple?
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    Apr 20, 2010 5:22 PM GMT
    Apple's not really big on these kinds of PR stunts... they did get thinksecret closed down a few years ago.
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    Apr 20, 2010 5:26 PM GMT
    I hear ya' Red. I'm up for an upgrade and looking forward to the new phone, regardless of what it is.

    The press around this "lost/stolen" phone is hilarious. A good great PR stunt, indeed.
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    Apr 20, 2010 5:27 PM GMT
    stevendust said
    charlitos saidthe whole thing looks staged to me with Apple even sending a letter to GIZMODO claming the "lost" iPhone and then GIZ posts the letter to prove that its the real thing, just way too perfect. I dont know.
    It does feel like it's a PR stunt however incidents like leaks and letters like the one that Apple sent out happen all the time. Although pulling something that happens all the time is a very good cover.


    I mean Gizmodo has the iphone already, they put up a video but they dont even turn the damn phone on, they dont even mention any hardware specs and they actually opened it! You could argue saying that they dont want the phone to be tracked down if they enable it but hello you just posted an ARTICLE on probably the most visited computer technology blog on the web claiming you just found the lost next gen iPhone. But again how about the processor? How about the RAM? You can get all this info with 5 lines of code. The iphone got leaked yet it didnt really got leaked...confusing
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    Apr 20, 2010 5:33 PM GMT
    charlitos saidthe whole thing looks staged to me with Apple even sending a letter to GIZMODO claming the "lost" iPhone and then GIZ posts the letter to prove that its the real thing, just way too perfect. I dont know.


    Charlitos, I've been watching Apple for a long time now. They are not in the habit of leaking physical products. Snapshots of parts of a unit or leaks of prices and/or specs are one thing, but Apple products generate enough publicity without the need for a leak like this. And Steve Jobs exhibits complete control of a product's big reveal during his keynotes. This leak completely robs him of the suspense he usually enjoys.

    It was obvious this was an actual Apple product when Giz opened it up to reveal Apple components, so it was obvious it was a prototype if not the final production model.
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    Apr 20, 2010 5:37 PM GMT
    jaydub saidI hear ya' Red. I'm up for an upgrade and looking forward to the new phone, regardless of what it is.

    The press around this "lost/stolen" phone is hilarious. A good great PR stunt, indeed.

    Who can say? If truly an accident, I wouldn't want to be that Apple employee who lost it, or had his/her pocket picked. Probably end up like that Chinese worker who committed suicide, when he also "lost" an Apple prototype.

    In any case, OS 4.0 for iPhone is already officially announced for June, and whether or not there will also be a 4G iPhone release at the same time, my current 3GS will get better with the upgrade. I'm so pleased with my 3GS I will buy an improved 4G if offered, perhaps waiting until October if that's when I can have a no-penalty upgrade. I've been using Apple products for 27 years, and I've not been disappointed yet. It's a brand I can rely upon. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Apr 20, 2010 5:43 PM GMT
    EricLA said
    charlitos saidthe whole thing looks staged to me with Apple even sending a letter to GIZMODO claming the "lost" iPhone and then GIZ posts the letter to prove that its the real thing, just way too perfect. I dont know.


    Charlitos, I've been watching Apple for a long time now. They are not in the habit of leaking physical products. Snapshots of parts of a unit or leaks of prices and/or specs are one thing, but Apple products generate enough publicity without the need for a leak like this. And Steve Jobs exhibits complete control of a product's big reveal during his keynotes. This leak completely robs him of the suspense he usually enjoys.

    It was obvious this was an actual Apple product when Giz opened it up to reveal Apple components, so it was obvious it was a prototype if not the final production model.

    However... the guy who "lost" the phone (over a month ago) is still employed with Apple. When a photo was leaked from inside Cupertino years ago, I believe it was the video iPod, Apple went on lock down and fired the person who leaked the photo. The phone went missing for a month and was only recently remotely wiped... hmm. And what about Find My iPhone? If it could be remotely wiped, it could be tracked. And no cease and desist order from Apple to Gizmodo. Nothing adds up to an accidental lost iPhone. And Charlitos is correct - they had that phone for a month and no one looked inside of it... it's tech site for goodness sake!
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    Apr 20, 2010 6:04 PM GMT
    EricLA said
    charlitos saidthe whole thing looks staged to me with Apple even sending a letter to GIZMODO claming the "lost" iPhone and then GIZ posts the letter to prove that its the real thing, just way too perfect. I dont know.


    Charlitos, I've been watching Apple for a long time now. They are not in the habit of leaking physical products. Snapshots of parts of a unit or leaks of prices and/or specs are one thing, but Apple products generate enough publicity without the need for a leak like this. And Steve Jobs exhibits complete control of a product's big reveal during his keynotes. This leak completely robs him of the suspense he usually enjoys.

    It was obvious this was an actual Apple product when Giz opened it up to reveal Apple components, so it was obvious it was a prototype if not the final production model.


    I did not say it wasnt an Apple product, Im saying that for a product that you have in your hands if you really want to reveal the new iPhone you'll go further than just a screenless video and a basic hardware shot. Looks to me 100% staged by Apple and Giz. I've also been watching Apple for a long time as well and they did something similar with the iPad, I cant remember the exact circumstances right now but they also sent letter making a claim to some writer about the "possible" iPad hence making it pretty obvious that the iPad existed when the whole Apple Tablet thing was pretty much only a rumor. It sucks I cant cite the right source right now, but if someone can help me out here Ill really appreciate it, the article was covered on PCWorld.
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    Apr 20, 2010 6:23 PM GMT
    charlitos said...It sucks I cant cite the right source right now, but if someone can help me out here Ill really appreciate it, the article was covered on PCWorld.

    Seems like you're treading water. Your claims are based on "I think I remember something, but I don't know what it was, so trust me." Not very impressive. Do get back to us.

    In the meantime, let's talk about this possible G4 iPhone. Perhaps a PR ruse, perhaps genuine. Apple has a pattern of releasing new iPhones in June, so certainly plausible. If true, I want one. Do you doubt it's possible a new iPhone will be released in June? If you don't, then what's your proof? Why do you doubt a technological advance is possible?
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    Apr 20, 2010 7:33 PM GMT
    Red_Vespa said
    charlitos said...It sucks I cant cite the right source right now, but if someone can help me out here Ill really appreciate it, the article was covered on PCWorld.

    Seems like you're treading water. Your claims are based on "I think I remember something, but I don't know what it was, so trust me." Not very impressive. Do get back to us.

    In the meantime, let's talk about this possible G4 iPhone. Perhaps a PR ruse, perhaps genuine. Apple has a pattern of releasing new iPhones in June, so certainly plausible. If true, I want one. Do you doubt it's possible a new iPhone will be released in June? If you don't, then what's your proof? Why do you doubt a technological advance is possible?


    Vespa, I was not stating an opinion, Im listing facts of whats missing in this article from GIZMODO. Im not trying to impress anybody, Im sure that if u read the comments on GIZ or PCW ull find a whole bunch of "geniuses" who stated my same thoughts. The only thing that was inconclusive with my post was the iPad article I mentioned, and its not even the basis of my argument, so I dont need it, its just a response to another poster and even worse I said myself that i cant cite the real source, so theres no point in repeating what I just said. Looks like u found one thing in everything I stated that u could argue against, something that I myself said its based on my vague memory but then ure holding on to it in order to ignore the rest of potential good points I might have made but u have nothing to say about?

    If u want to believe whatever they put out there then go for it. Im just throwing there what I think doesnt click right.
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    Apr 22, 2010 2:46 PM GMT
    charlitos saidIf u want to believe whatever they put out there then go for it. Im just throwing there what I think doesnt click right.

    Fair enough, and this is all speculative. I tend to believe it will happen, and Apple has officially announced that an OS 4.0 for the iPhone will be released in June. We will just have to wait and see... icon_wink.gif