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Submitted by Natbyte
 

gloss

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Looks like an empty shell. A couple of holes for ports, but no visible hardware. Seems pretty legit-looking, though, as far as a husk goes.
 

bacaramac

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Anyone verify the FCC ID? Finally a high quality picture (real or fake). I hope this is it as I really like the black.
 

myusername

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bogus !

I call fake and here's why.

Show me an major Apple product without the serial number etched or visable somewhere. The back says

Designed by Apple in California Assembled in China
Model Number XXXXX FCC ID XXX

There's no serial number, how can I get the iPhone serviced if the Genius Bar can't see the serial number. If my computer won't boot there is a sticker somewhere, every iPod has had their serial number etched on the outside and the original iPhone has it etched too.

-r
 

gloss

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Anyone verify the FCC ID? Finally a high quality picture (real or fake). I hope this is it as I really like the black.

Nothing came up on Google or the FCC site, which makes sense since any paperwork submitted is probably under embargo until the reveal.
 

mogzieee

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Feb 8, 2008
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Finally something good quality....

That hole though for the camera looks like a hole... funnily enough. My suspicions are that this is a casing.

Edit: Having zoomed in on the photo, we can deduct that the man who took the photo lives in somewhat of a modern house... with perhaps a bar in the reflection...? We can clearly see his type of digital camera... surely the company has a list of all owners of that camera...? And the man looks to have a bald head, perhaps wearing glasses (zoom really up close - look behind the back of the camera, top right of the 8GB sign.

With these details we must be able to track him down...? Somehow...?
 

bacaramac

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Dec 29, 2007
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I call fake and here's why.

Show me an major Apple product without the serial number etched or visable somewhere. The back says

Designed by Apple in California Assembled in China
Model Number XXXXX FCC ID XXX

There's no serial number, how can I get the iPhone serviced if the Genius Bar can't see the serial number. If my computer won't boot there is a sticker somewhere, every iPod has had their serial number etched on the outside and the original iPhone has it etched too.

-r

Well if this is a just the back case, I would think there would be no serial number. Also, I remember seeing that Apple creates very high quality designs/mock-ups.
 

big_malk

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Aug 7, 2005
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I call fake and here's why.

Show me an major Apple product without the serial number etched or visable somewhere. The back says

Designed by Apple in California Assembled in China
Model Number XXXXX FCC ID XXX

There's no serial number, how can I get the iPhone serviced if the Genius Bar can't see the serial number. If my computer won't boot there is a sticker somewhere, every iPod has had their serial number etched on the outside and the original iPhone has it etched too.

-r

You have a point, but if it is just an empty shell and not a production model it wouldn't have a serial number? Although a pretend serial number or a placeholder for one would be likely i suppose, but who knows!
 

r6girl

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^ yes, pre-production model is realistic. it's not a product that's going into circulation since it's made for design verification or test reasons, so it doesn't need to be registered in the same way a final product sold to the public would be...
 

bitslap47

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Jul 9, 2007
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Nothing came up on Google or the FCC site, which makes sense since any paperwork submitted is probably under embargo until the reveal.

It is the same id as the current phone, but with a place holder (x) in the last few positions. Same for model number.

8GB is 1203, I assume the 16 is 1204, so the 3g models could be 05 and 06 respectively.
 

gloss

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It is the same id as the current phone, but with a place holder (x) in the last few positions. Same for model number.

8GB is 1203, I assume the 16 is 1204, so the 3g models could be 05 and 06 respectively.

Ah, thank you. Makes sense, if it's a mockup.
 

N10248

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Jun 11, 2004
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The latest Apple product on the fcc site is the new airport express & time capsule...

the numbering seems accurate though
 

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guitarman777

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Sep 15, 2005
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Finally something good quality....

Edit: Having zoomed in on the photo, we can deduct that the man who took the photo lives in somewhat of a modern house... with perhaps a bar in the reflection...? We can clearly see his type of digital camera... surely the company has a list of all owners of that camera...? And the man looks to have a bald head, perhaps wearing glasses (zoom really up close - look behind the back of the camera, top right of the 8GB sign.

With these details we must be able to track him down...? Somehow...?

IT'S STEVE JOBS HIMSELF!!!

:rolleyes:
 

toober1

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Oct 10, 2007
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i call BS!

look at the edges, closely...follow the edges arount to the top left now..now to the top center...the depth fromthe case to the say molding is way diff from the left to the top part...with that angle and perspective you would imagine it to be slimmer or smaller at the top...no?

its a good try though and photoshop...case or not, still fake. i call bs!
 

Diode

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Apr 15, 2004
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Anyone verify the FCC ID? Finally a high quality picture (real or fake). I hope this is it as I really like the black.

It's a fake FCC ID because the last two numbers are X's meaning they either haven't assigned one or the photo's fake.

The last two digits of the product number are X's as well ... place holder I bet.

I am going with the former.

Although the top and bottom edge do look out of alignment....
 

gloss

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look at the edges, closely...follow the edges arount to the top left now..now to the top center...the depth fromthe case to the say molding is way diff from the left to the top part...with that angle and perspective you would imagine it to be slimmer or smaller at the top...no?

its a good try though and photoshop...case or not, still fake. i call bs!

It's called 'barrel distortion'.
 

hotsauce3868

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Oct 28, 2007
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There are two people in the reflection from the case. So obviously this was not a quick impulsive not get caught photo taken. The guy also taking the picture is wearing a dress shirt and a tie. Important?

Can anyone make out the image in the bottom right?
 

kornyboy

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Wirelessly posted (iPhone: Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU like Mac OS X; en) AppleWebKit/420.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.0 Mobile/4A102 Safari/419.3)

I still don't like the black or white images so I'm hoping this is just a case. At any rate we will know soon enough.
 

bitslap47

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Jul 9, 2007
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There is a partial print half way up the left hand side. I suppose somebody could run the print.
 
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