Apple's Phone Revealed?

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    Rumors of an Apple Phone have been ongoing for years with Apple laying claim to the domain iPhone.org since 1999 and the trademark for iPhone in 2002. Meanwhile, a number of Phone related patents have also surfaced showing that Apple has been researching this option.

    Recently, analysts have claimed that the Apple phone is essentially ready with a brief description:

    Meanwhile, Steve Jobs has been said to be talking up the upcoming phone, despite being traditionally secretive about unannounced products.

    One reliable MacRumors.com source has provided a more detailed description of one of the prototypes for the upcoming Apple Phone. The description has yielded this artist's rendition of the phone. The phone offers a familiar look to iPod owners, with the preservation of the iPod click-wheel.

    The click-wheel is closer to the bottom of the device with the screen taking a vertical orientation. The click-wheel portion of the device reportedly slides down to reveal a traditional numeric dial-pad underneath. The front is black, while the back is chrome like the current iPod.

    As an artist rendition, details such as the exact proportions of the screen are not necessarily accurate.

    The preservation of the click-wheel navigator could add credence to evidence that iTunes has the ability to transfer the new iPod games to certain mobile phones. Jobs had stated that the games had been designed for click-wheel playability.

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  2. macrumors newbie

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    Really

    Finally is this it?
     
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    Hmm... Does this really count as front page news? :confused:

    Not to say it isn't cool, but we're still talking about an artist rendition based on a reliable source... Not the iPhone "revealed".

    Just my 2 pennies. ;)
     
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    hmmmm, interesting, wonder when it'll come out
     
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    So this is a confirmed report? How reliable is this source?



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    Odd that Jobs forgot to announce it yesterday......
     
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    This is stated so matter of fact. There is no ? in the title. How certain is arn? He always uses ?
     
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    Shouldn't the thread's title have a question at the end? Regardless of how 'reliable' the source may be, it's still a rumor and should be regarded as such.
     
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    Congratulations to the artist, at least. And perhaps to Apple for the nice-looking product.
     
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    Woah. That's pretty interesting.
     
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    carfac

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    Go away- just go away.

    Can we all just agree not to talk about this thing until it is actually out? There is so much BS about this thing, maybe it does not deserve anything until two weeks after it is out... if ever.

    So, we have gone from some prankster photoshopping his Apple wet dreams to official macrumors photoshoping up rumors (shakes head)...
     
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    No way, it might actually happen...

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    Exactly!

    When i just went to MR, and this popped up, I almost had a heart attack. wallet ready before the story eved loaded. I was quite dissapointed. i am waiting for this SO much. this is the one device i would bu at the drop of a hat

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    seems fairly solid. MR has always been very reserved in claims about the iphone, and this is a fairly bold article. i'd love to see it....i just think i'll be cursing my verizon contract and their damn cdma phones once it comes out.
     
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    well this is certainly big news!
     
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    Chaszmyr

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    Please don't post artist renditions to the front page! It gets my hopes up too far.
     
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    amac4me

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    When this thing is released, it's gonna sell like hot cakes :eek:
     
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    If you can play games on it where's the screen ?


    [edit] nevermind the good doctor updated it with a larger pic [/edit]
     
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    Huh?

    Is this really a page 1 item?
    The real news would be a release date, or an upcoming event.
    Still, I want one!
     
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    Hmmm.. Ok, not really shocked by the design a whole lot, but finally there is some (for lack of a better word) proof of what it looks like. Sure hope it comes in aluminum and white :D
     
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    Holy Guacamole!

    That is Sick!

    They need to come out with that right now!
     
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    I assume the screen would be a touch screen. I would hate to start dialing numbers using the click wheel.
     
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    that's my response as well
     
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    You devil you...I'm thinking someone knows more then they are telling MR's public users!
     
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    arn very rarely posts info from his own sources. When he does, that info is always correct. I'd bet a good deal of my savings that the iphone will look very similar to that pic.
     

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