iPhone 4 Was On Modern Family In the May 5 Episode

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  1. MICHAELSD macrumors 68040

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    I opened the ABC app on my iPad today and a Modern Family episode caught my interest. It was the "Airport 2010" episode, which aired on May 5. Not a bad show, by the way.

    At one point during the episode a character gets a text message and checks his iPhone. I saw an iPhone that appeared to have a flat, glass back in the few seconds it was on-screen, so I rewinded it and checked again. There was the unmistakeable metal frame. I paused it and took a screenshot on my iPad:

    [​IMG]

    I'm surprised that this is the first mention of it I've found. It seemed unlikely that Modern Family would air an episode with the iPhone 4 in it a few month before it was even announced, but I can clearly see the iPhone 4 in that episode. It's surprising that nobody noticed it.
     
  2. Brymo macrumors regular

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    Um. I keep hitting the 'play' button. It doesn't play.

    Also, ;)
     
  3. cowsrus macrumors 6502

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    thats a 3GS
    i see no metal frame and it looks curved
    my opinion
     
  4. MICHAELSD thread starter macrumors 68040

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    When I paused it on my iPad, that big Play button shows up. Then, I took a screenshot of my iPad screen. That's a real image, you can check the episode (though I don't have the exact time into the episode that the iPhone 4 shows up).
     
  5. vizkiz macrumors 6502a

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    No, it's not.
    I've said it before, but here it is again:

    These threads are awesome.

    A very limited number of people at Apple had access to the new phone. Why would they give it to the production crew on a TV show or for a movie weeks or months before it is shown to the world?
     
  6. MICHAELSD thread starter macrumors 68040

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    That's exactly what I thought, that Apple wouldn't give these out. I've read other threads like this, and I was surprised when every time I rewatched those few seconds I made out a flat back and a metal frame. This looks the most convincing to me out of other threads I've seen like this.
     
  7. cmChimera macrumors 68040

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    That's a 3gs. It sorta looks like a 4 because of the light relecting off of it. But you can notice that there is no LED flash.
     
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    I see it, but I also zoomed in quite a bit. Def looks like it to me.
     
  10. LoganT macrumors 68020

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    Well Steve Jobs is the largest shareholder of Disney and Disney owns ABC, and Modern Family is on ABC. I agree that it's not the iPhone 4, but if it were to be on any network it would ABC.
     
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    What time in the show is it? Wanna check it out on hulu
     
  13. MICHAELSD thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Modern Family also had the iPad before it was released, but after it was announced.
     
  14. lorenwade macrumors 68000

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    [​IMG]

    Here's a better picture. Definitely not and iPhone 4. The edge is clearly rounded black. :)
     
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    And? According to you, this was a month before it was announced.
    It's no the new phone, it's a 3G/3GS.
     
  18. Fiction87 macrumors newbie

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    After the fourth ad played and I still had yet to see a single second of video from the show, I clicked out. Precisely why I don't use Hulu.
     
  19. lorenwade macrumors 68000

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    Precisely why tvshack.net wins! I have a good photo above you can look at.
     
  20. MICHAELSD thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Apple would have no reason to give them an iPhone 4 early, which surprised me when I saw something that at least resembles it. I won't deny that the picture I posted looks like it has a flat back and a metal frame, which can be clearly made out at the top of the iPhone.
     
  21. cowsrus macrumors 6502

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    look at all the pictures
    it doesnt resemble the 4 at all when deciding between a 3G/3GS and a 4
     
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    I've got to give it to the OP, it really does look like iPhone 4... but there's just no way. Just no way.
     
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    There is chrome. I dont think the iPhone 4 has any chrome.
     

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