Gadget blog says it obtained next-generation iPhone

April 19, 2010
Israeli people wait to purchase the iPhone 3Gs at an Apple store in Tel Aviv, Israel. Technology blogs were buzzing on Monday after gadget site Gizmodo published pictures of what it said was Apple's next iPhone.

Technology blogs were buzzing on Monday after gadget site Gizmodo published pictures of what it said was Apple's next iPhone.

Gizmodo said the next-generation iPhone was found "lost in a bar in Redwood City" near Apple headquarters in Cupertino, California, and turned over to the popular website.

Gizmodo said the phone was disguised as the previous iPhone model, the iPhone 3GS, which came out last year.

"We get false tips all the time," Gizmodo's Jason Chen wrote in a blog post.

"But after playing with it for about a week... there is so much evidence stacked in its favor that there's very little possibility that it's a fake," Chen said. "In fact, the possibility is almost none.

"We got it. We disassembled it. It's the real thing," he said.

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Chen said new features of the phone include a front-facing for , a camera flash and an improved regular camera with a larger lens.

He said it uses a micro-SIM card instead of a standard SIM card.

Chen said the phone has a slightly smaller screen than the last , a flat back instead of curved back, is thinner than the 3GS, three grams heavier and has a battery that is 16 percent larger.

Apple is notoriously secretive about its products, refusing to divulge details about them until they are publicly unveiled.

Technology blogger John Gruber said in a post on his Daring Fireball blog that "it's been an open secret to those of us in the racket that Gizmodo purchased this unit about a week ago, from those who claimed to find it.

"I called around, and I now believe this is an actual unit from Apple -- a unit Apple is very interested in getting back," Gruber said. "It is my understanding that Apple considers this unit stolen, not lost."

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boznz
Apr 19, 2010
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Arikin
not rated yet Apr 20, 2010
Apple says it was stolen. Probably was, since it was sold off quickly. Proves again that the weakest link is still the human. :-)
fuzz54
not rated yet Apr 20, 2010
I'm just disappointed in Gizmodo for lowering its standards. Usually they are above this kind of thing.
Au-Pu
not rated yet Apr 20, 2010
The video took so long to download that I abandoned it
Nothing is worth waiting that long for.

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