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May 15, 2010, 10:59 PM
 
Originally Posted by Simon View Post
Slam dunk.

No, of course it's a clone. They just happened to get Apple to make them an A4 for their clone. No wait, that's not an A4. It's just a clone of an A4. With an Apple logo. To make it look more genuine.
"slam dunk" because I didn't look at every image on the internet? Get over yourself.
     
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May 15, 2010, 11:09 PM
 
So you based your judgment off of one image in this thread? Nice.
     
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May 15, 2010, 11:12 PM
 
I maintain that there's something fishy about a youtube video showing a phone that doesn't do anything with a weird "inferno" screen. I maintain that I haven't seen anything that links that "inferno" screen phone with whatever phone/pile of whatever is sitting on a blue towel. That's all. Nothing to get all "pwned" about.
     
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May 15, 2010, 11:17 PM
 
MacRumors suggest that:
When turning on the iPhone, only the inferno screen is showed and some information that look like command lines. Perhap this screen showed up not because of Apple remotely locked the machine but the phone is locked locally after a time interval without the user entering a certain code.
Various Apple prototypes have had odd boot screens like this, so it's not terrifically unusual. Also, iFixit have done an article on the components that are in the photo.
     
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May 16, 2010, 05:59 AM
 
Why leaked prototypes are a real problem for Apple:









Yes, it looks like ass by comparison, and it appears to require a pen (?), but dammit, it's out a month or two before Apple even had a chance to hit the market with their new design.
     
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May 16, 2010, 06:54 AM
 
That phone isn't really a problem for Apple.
( Last edited by Simon; May 16, 2010 at 07:02 AM. )
     
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May 16, 2010, 11:11 AM
 
Yeah, people who buy that phone weren’t going to buy the current or upcoming iPhone anyway. And it’s not like people will be all “ZOMG awesome!” when they see that, then think Apple copied from it.
     
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May 16, 2010, 11:21 AM
 
Actually, I think frame 5 is Apple's problem

     
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May 16, 2010, 03:19 PM
 
Originally Posted by slugslugslug View Post
Yeah, people who buy that phone weren’t going to buy the current or upcoming iPhone anyway. And it’s not like people will be all “ZOMG awesome!” when they see that, then think Apple copied from it.
The problem is that there is a product out bearing key elements of Apple's next product design before Apple has even brought it to market.

The next one that shows up won't be as crappy-looking as this one.
     
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May 16, 2010, 06:37 PM
 
Why is that a problem?

I think the leak is the problem. Clones are meaningless.
     
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May 16, 2010, 08:15 PM
 
Originally Posted by Spheric Harlot View Post
The problem is that there is a product out bearing key elements of Apple's next product design before Apple has even brought it to market.

The next one that shows up won't be as crappy-looking as this one.
Then Apple should get off their thumbs and release the next iPhone early.
     
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May 16, 2010, 09:57 PM
 
I'd rather have done than early.
     
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May 16, 2010, 10:12 PM
 
Sure, but if the official launch is targeted for June (as rumored), then it's been "done" for weeks now. There are no hardware changes that could be made at this point for a June release.
     
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May 16, 2010, 10:58 PM
 
Well, I figure Apple's got to lose at least one more iPhone so as to get even more headlines before the launch...
     
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May 17, 2010, 12:34 PM
 
DigiTimes rumormongering as well. iPhone HD to get 960x480 IPS screen with fringe-field switching. Thanks to a 33% thinner display assembly there's supposedly room for a larger battery, too.
     
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May 17, 2010, 01:15 PM
 
I posted this link about Digitimes in another thread, but I figure it's worth reposting here:

"Although Digitimes is closely read by Western reporters, its track record is mixed at best. Three years ago, MacRumors' editor Arnold Kim briefly stopped linking to Digitimes because the accuracy of its reports over a 5-year period (14 rumors total. 1 True. 10 Wrong. 2 Possible. 1 Unknown) was so poor."

10 million Verizon iPhones? - Apple 2.0 - Fortune Tech

Of course, maybe their accuracy has improved since then, but I rather think there's a good deal of money involved in high-traffic rumors--so, all the rumor sites have to do is make them somewhat credible.
     
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May 17, 2010, 02:36 PM
 
AppleInsider have picked up the same Digitimes story about IPS FFS screens, and also said Foxconn are making 24 million devices.

AppleInsider | Foxconn to ship 24M next-gen iPhones with improved displays in 2010

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May 17, 2010, 04:03 PM
 
Well, here's hoping that the rumors are true...

but I really think they all quote each other as sources, after all each rumor site is really an "industry insider" so how could they go wrong? and if enough rumor sites say that something is true, then surely that's indeed what Apple is going to produce?
     
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May 20, 2010, 09:19 AM
 
To keep this up to date, some 'alleged' new iPhone white front facings have been shown, to go along with a white back.
AppleInsider | Alleged iPhone 4G part suggests Apple could offer white front panel



Somebody on macrumors mocked up a photo of the Gizmodo handset to have a white front based on this part.

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May 20, 2010, 11:57 AM
 
ugh. That white face looks like public restroom tile.
     
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May 20, 2010, 12:00 PM
 
Actually with the chin it reminds me of the old iMacs.
     
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Yes, reminds me of my iMac G5.
     
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May 20, 2010, 12:31 PM
 
I'd buy the white.
     
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May 20, 2010, 06:17 PM
 
So would i.
     
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May 20, 2010, 06:35 PM
 
Just like I never considered white for my 3G I wouldn't get this white one either. Looks like a restroom indeed.

Apple's current theme on the Mac is Al/black and white=cheap. There used to be black as a high-end option while white was dominant. I was surprised when they reversed that on the 3G and 3GS with the white option on the high-end.

I'd like to see what this phone would look like in all-Al, kind of like the current iMac. With all these shiny black plastic Android phones Al might be an option to stand out a bit more.
     
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May 21, 2010, 01:25 PM
 
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I was surprised when they reversed that on the 3G and 3GS with the white option on the high-end.
I wasn't. White rocks.
     
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May 22, 2010, 04:34 AM
 
My surprise was mainly because on the Mac had Apple previously used white to indicate cheap. Black was used to indicate the 'expensive' option. Same with the iPod. Then came the iPhone 3G and all of a sudden they chose white as an option on the high-end model only. I'm pretty sure I wasn't the only one surprised by that move.

That said, shiny white still makes your gadget look like a miniature toilet.
     
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May 23, 2010, 03:32 PM
 
More white iPhone pictures, a whole phone this time, not just a front plate - AppleInsider | Pictures of iPhone 4G with white front panel surface



And a mockup of the handset with colours

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May 23, 2010, 08:47 PM
 
I'll stick with black, thank you. My wife can get white.

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May 23, 2010, 10:47 PM
 
those home buttons look a little too recessed.
     
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May 23, 2010, 11:06 PM
 
I do like the white quite a bit actually. I'd take it.
     
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May 24, 2010, 12:30 AM
 
Originally Posted by Wiskedjak View Post
those home buttons look a little too recessed.
The image at the top shows the iPhone not entirely closed. That might make then button look more recessed than it actually is.
     
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May 24, 2010, 12:42 AM
 
I can't remember a time in the last 7 years that a new crop of Apple products has struck me as cheap looking. Ugly or strange, maybe, but never cheap.
     
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May 24, 2010, 12:49 AM
 
You find the white model cheap looking or the new design in general?
     
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Originally Posted by Wiskedjak View Post
those home buttons look a little too recessed.
Um, those are just topcases loosely placed on an empty frame for reference.
     
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May 24, 2010, 08:39 AM
 
I'm liking the new design, it also appears to be less wobbly on flat surfaces (no round back). That could also be a negative, because a curved back is easier to grasp... we'll see.

I hope all the rumored features are true, 'cause I am ready to buy.
     
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just asking if how can i order this iphone 3g while im in a ship?
i want to have iphone-the latest one and a mc pro laptop with 4g ram 2.6procss. and 320g hard drive? we have an office anyway but located in europe. we go to us like NY, savannah, baltimore. but sometimes i can't go ashore co'z im duty. how can i have that in a short time?
     
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i really want to have this mac pro and iphone 3g-the fact that im on a car-ship. how can i order that?
     
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I'm underwhelmed by the design, so we'll see if a combination of the new features in OS 4 with the new hardware is enough to convince me to get one.
     
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May 24, 2010, 09:40 AM
 
I dunno about all this. The iPhone HD looks to be too thick to fit in Steve's jeans watch pocket. Hmmmm....
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I dunno about all this. The iPhone HD looks to be too thick to fit in Steve's jeans watch pocket. Hmmmm....
Maybe not on his old chubbier self.
     
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I dunno about all this. The iPhone HD looks to be too thick to fit in Steve's jeans watch pocket. Hmmmm....
it's thinner than the previous iPhones.
     
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Originally Posted by Spheric Harlot View Post
Um, those are just topcases loosely placed on an empty frame for reference.
ah, good! was getting worried that apple was moving toward interchangable faceplates.
     
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You said that in jest, right? The day we see removable face plates on an Apple product is the day we know we're dealing with a fundamentally different company. That would be a bigger departure than the Intel switch.

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You said that in jest, right? The day we see removable face plates on an Apple product is the day we know we're dealing with a fundamentally different company. That would be a bigger departure than the IntelIBM/PowerPC switch.
I'll just leave it at that, since we all know now that you're simply not OLD enough to remember the drama when Apple allied with the One True Enemy and abandoned the Macintosh CPU architecture.
     
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I'm not going to take the bait, Harlot. I was a good little Apple soldier and hated Big Blue with a passion until the day the PPC alliance was announced. I don't know why you're harping on that side comment I made. I've even stopped calling the Intel switch a defection!

Back to iPhone HD discussion.

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I took the bait you proffered in that side comment you made.

Also, I wanted to see what would happen if I omitted the that belonged in my post.

     
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Originally Posted by Big Mac View Post
You said that in jest, right? The day we see removable face plates on an Apple product is the day we know we're dealing with a fundamentally different company. That would be a bigger departure than the Intel switch.
hence my worry!
     
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Removable faceplates haven't been cool since the Nokia 3650.
     
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May 30, 2010, 07:03 AM
 
I like the white, baby blue, and red. I'd take any of those three.

Probably not until 2011 though, because of my contract. I don't think they'll allow upgrades until 2.5 years after my contract started.

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My surprise was mainly because on the Mac had Apple previously used white to indicate cheap. Black was used to indicate the 'expensive' option.
Sorta, but not really. The expensive option was aluminum.
     
 
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