Gizmodo purchased the iPhone prototype that someone “lost” and left behind in a bar. They did a pretty good job in looking it over, inspecting its guts and basically running through what they can with a fine-tooth comb. What are your thoughts on the design?
To me, it doesn’t look Apple-finished. It looks like a slab, rather than an elegant product tat Apple is known for. However, John Gruber has said that he checked his sources and has found that this is an actual iPhone prototype that Apple would like back because it was stolen. Why haven’t there been letters of cease-and-desist yet from Apple? That would be a dead-on sign that it is the next iPhone. Was it deliberately planted?
Remember the coffee date that Steve Jobs and Eric Schmidt? And Jobs stating, “They’re going to see it all eventually so who cares how they get it.” Hmmmm…call us crazy, but he could have been talking about the iPhone. Yet, then again, he could have been talking about porn on the iPad for all we know.
Look here to Gizmodo for all the details; including the new front-facing camera with flash (on both the front and back camera,) 960×460 display (they say they don’t know, but Gruber mentioned it a while ago, and they state you can’t see pixels on it – YUM!) and separate metal buttons for the volume, one for up and down.