Video Evidence of iPhone Displays at Apple Store

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  1. applemax macrumors 65816

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    UPDATE - SEE PAGE 2 OF THIS THREAD TO SEE THE VIDEOS

    Hey

    On holiday, I went into an Apple Store (today), and, you know in mobile phone shops, they have those little podiums where the phones are on the top where you can use them, etc...? Well, there was one in the store. The podium was white, which was lit up internally. On the top it had a wire with the plug at the end, which I assume was for keeping the phone's battery full all day. The plug was a dock connector of abnormal length and width (It was around the width of an iPod shuffle, and the length of about 4cm with a curved bottom/end like the iPod Shuffle 1G bottom) but had no logo on the front of it. The gap on the podium which would house the iPhone was shaped as an iPod nano but about a cm taller. I didn't have a camera, but I'll draw roughly what I saw in Keynote. Mind you, this could just be for the iPod nano! :D
    Cheers.

    p.s.

    Pictures will be arriving on January 7th at anytime between 8am GMT and 4pm GMT
     

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  2. lu0s3r322 macrumors 6502a

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    that is strange. which apple store were you at?

    a smaller dock connector could mean even smaller ipod nanos. :rolleyes:
     
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  4. Queso macrumors G4

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    Well, that's some sacked Apple Store employees then isn't it :rolleyes:

    Did I ever tell you about the time I went on holiday to the moons of Jupiter?
     
  5. rdowns Suspended

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    I saw this on the Internets. It must be true.

    [​IMG]
     
  6. DarkNetworks macrumors 68000

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    *Edit - These have been confirmed by a reader to be digitally altered images
     
  7. Mac'Mo macrumors 6502a

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    hmmm interesting, although blueprint looks pretty shotty
     
  8. MattyMac macrumors 68000

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    Apple is not dumb enough to send out displays for unreleased products to random cell phone carriers or anyone for that matter.

    C'mon now!
     
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    I don't think the personal attacks are necessary. What are you gonna do when it turns out he's right?
     
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  11. kainjow Moderator emeritus

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    Move on with our lives as if nothing ever happened?
     
  12. Daveway macrumors 68040

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    Worthless without pics... but if true would jest scare me more into thinking Apple will release a WiFi phone :shudders:
     
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    Repent to the Lord.
     
  14. Quboid macrumors 6502

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    Beg for forgivenesss, and uh....take them back:cool:
     
  15. Queso macrumors G4

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    I'll take my chances on that not being the case :p
     
  16. refulgentis macrumors regular

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    So go back and take a picture, or tell us what Apple store it was so someone can go themself...
     
  17. refulgentis macrumors regular

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    Never mind, from here (http://www.emiratesmac.com/forums/showthread.php?t=873), it looks like he's in the UAE, so I don't think any of us will be taking a picture. :p

    Although, that does make it more probable they screwed up and put out materials ahead of time.

    Then again, it makes less sense they'd be exhibiting it in a foreign country...who knows.
     
  18. applemax thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Hey guys, sorry for the delay in replying. I'll try and take a photo tomorrow but the staff might be a little suspicious. But I'll try my best. See ya soon.
     
  19. Warbrain macrumors 603

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    I don't think that apple would make a table or podium for a product that had a logo on the front of it. That would just ruin the feel of the store...

    Nice try, though.
     
  20. Chris Bangle macrumors 6502a

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    i do believe you but i would have bought a disposable camera and taken a pic.... After taking pic tomorrow please quiz the staff if possible. Then run....
     
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    Very good point. Something like an iChat logo would certainly clutter the display, which apple would not do. In addition, as this is going to be a phone and likely not JUST a vehicle for iChat, thus there would likely be a more appropriate logo to put on the stand rather than an iChat one.

    From this alone, i don't believe it.
     
  23. applemax thread starter macrumors 65816

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    The store is in Dubai
    There is no logo on the front. I've just seriously confused myself with something else that I'm cracking at the moment. iChats blocked over here so I'm trying to fix it. Sorry for any misunderstanding. You will have the pic tomorrow.
     
  24. Zwhaler macrumors 603

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    I was thinking the same thing. Very unlike Apple to do so.
     

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