No. Whatever that is it's on a wooden table for EMC testing. This is the standard setup for ALL electronic equipment & goods. You use a wooden table, as it is inert in an EMC test, and it is placed on a turntable so that you can scan for emissions or test for interference from all angles and heightsThere is a pneumatically controlled antenna at the other end of the chamber.
Yes, you are correct. The first three photos show the device inside the chambers for radiated emissions and radiated immunity testing. The final one looks to be conducted immunity testing. Whist you're correct that it is normal to have the unit fully badged & serial-numbered when going for the official certification & report, there's nothing to stop you doing multiple (even hundreds) of pre-compliance runs with various stages of prototyping/development/pre-production/etc.
If that logo is a piece of plastic built into the rear case, they would want to test with that in place as early as possible, as this would be one of the potential areas for EMC issues.
As an Electromagnetic Compliance Engineer myself, I can verify the validity of the statements made by Gaspode67 and Arran with regard to the testing.
Also - as Gaspode67 points out - Given Apple's propensity for wanting to embed their metal products with plastic logos and openings (AKA... RF noise emitting apertures), it is hard to determine how close to "final" this product might be. Having said that though, as a person waiting for something better than the 24" LED Display he has now and and did not see the extra 3" that were offered before as worthy of a $1000 investment, this does interest me and I hope it's a product that makes it out eventually.
There is also the possibility that this is another companies product with an Apple log skillfully photoshopped in.
The vast majority at that time were not smart phones. Apple really brought smart phone technology to the masses with something folks saw they could use.Even phone business was saturated market when iphone came to the market
Nice to get the back-up, Bigsk8r! While I'm not an EMC Compliance Engineer myself, I've been an electronics engineer for 26 years, and I've spent many hours with guys like yourself, testing products we've developed. It was always nice going to a couple of the test houses I used to go to, as it guaranteed a decent Country Pub Lunch as a perk!
Love the "fact" that even when they are super early in prototyping, they still manage to put a clear and easy to recognize Apple logo on the back. Right in the middle of it.
I call BS!
"Why is Apple making a phone? There are billions of them. They won't even make a dent"Oh God... Now they are getting into TV? Can't think of why they would get themselves into such a saturated market.
Actually the percetual resolution gain is no so obvious. Tons of hollywood films are still being finished in 2k (tad more than HD).In so far behind in the tv thing. I still haven’t upgraded to 4K. I just don’t see the difference that I did when we jumped to HD. I realize technically the pixel jump is even higher, but I just can’t get myself to pull the trigger.
Haaaaaa. Thanks for the laughI won't even bother checking it out if it's not 3D.
I think the human mind is an interesting thing. Like how people take the internet and what it tells them SO seriously that they're ready to believe things based on nothing.http://www.google.co.uk/amp/www.macworld.co.uk/news/apple/apple-television-itv-hdtv-tv-set-rumours-3375319/?amp
Conclusion is no, this is a false rumour...
Blurry photo's make the photograph all the more believable though. No one wants to get caught, so it has to be quick, hence motion blur.
Metal body, thin bezels. Around 60-inch. Design Looks decent. This is going to be really exciting September event, Apple will introduce new devices.