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macrumors bot
Original poster
Apr 12, 2001


Taiwanese site republishes some photographs originally posted to Weibo, a Chinese microblogging service similar to Twitter.

The images claim to be of an "iPhone 4GS" test model running iOS 4.0. The unit appears to be identical to the iPhone 4 with a reported 5 megapixel camera based on the diagnostic software. The iTunes artwork looks different but as some readers have pointed out -- no camera and looks to simply be the original iPod Touch artwork.


Beyond that information, there is little else that seems remarkable about the device, and due to the difficulties in translation, we can't even be sure of all the claims, nor the creditability of the original source. As such, we are posting for discussion and interest alone, and not necessarily that these represent accurate images.

The next iPhone is expected to be released this September and there have been reports that the new device might be undergoing testing within the current iPhone 4 casing. The Wall Street Journal has claimed that the final design will be "thinner and lighter" than the iPhone 4.

Article Link: 'iPhone 4GS' Test Device Photos?
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Sep 8, 2010
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Intell said:
That iTunes picture looks a lot like a 1G iPod Touch.

Yep, I was thinking an original iPhone.


macrumors 68030
Feb 11, 2007
I really am hoping apple moves it to 64gb in iphone 5

Otherwise, I think the iphone 1 was the best looking of all the designs...


macrumors 68020
Aug 17, 2010
In America
That iTunes picture looks a lot like a 1G iPod Touch.

Agreed. I'm not buying the pics though.

The next iPhone will be thinner, and lighter, will have an A5 dual core chip and an 8MP camera. That's what we know will probably happen.
An external redesign would make sense since apparently the iPhone 4 design 'fell out of favor' from the Apple execs.

Also, can we stop using the "iPhone 4GS", "iPhone 4S" label? The next generation iPhone will be the 5th one, so until an official name, iPhone 5 suffices.

I'm calling this false until we get a good pic of the iPhone in iTunes.


macrumors god
Staff member
Apr 9, 2001
The first generation iPod can't run anything past iOS 3, the screenshot shows iOS 4

The first generation iPhone has a black section on the back/side and a chrome border, this is most certainly not one.

Maybe iTunes is just using old iPod artwork?



macrumors 6502a
Mar 14, 2010
I took it upon myself to do this. The "test" device in that iTunes picture looks like a first generation iPod Touch. I zoomed in with photoshop, and this came up



macrumors Core
Nov 14, 2007
1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
Double meh. Capital MEH. How does this even make the front page?

We know the iPhone 4S is coming. We just don't know when.

Well, this article its for those people who desperately want to have a clue on the looks of the new device.

I really don't care... so long as we never go back to the iPhone 3G look. Dreadful. Now, If we go back to the 1st Gen iPhone....
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