iPhone = iChat Mobile? WWDC?

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Obligatory Fake/Real poll...

Poll closed Aug 7, 2006.
  1. Fake

    233 vote(s)
    86.6%
  2. Real

    36 vote(s)
    13.4%
  1. Felldownthewell macrumors 65816

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    Since this is probably a fake and there is no "iPhone" section yet I thought I would post this here for your fake proving expertise:

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    Sorry if this is a repost but I looked around and couldn't find it.

    From Engadget
     
  2. yg17 macrumors G5

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    #2
    Looks waaaaaaaay too big. But I don't see any signs of photoshopping, and iChat Mobile sounds more Appleish than iPhone (c'mon....iPhone would be too cliche if Apple really was making a phone). But I really don't see anything that stands out as an obvious photoshop.



    Except for one thing......where's the battery/SIM cover at?
     
  3. Felldownthewell thread starter macrumors 65816

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    It feels awkward, I agree, and while I can't see anything glaringly obvious, I don't think it can be real. Too long and the middle buttons are too small with too much space around them.
     
  4. poppe macrumors 68020

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    That looks awesome to me... I'd love something like that... Just thing if you could use it as the Front Row remote also... That'd be awesome!!!
     
  5. MacRumors macrumors bot

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    iPhone = iChat Mobile? WWDC?

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    Engadget posts pictures of what claims to be picturing the long-rumored iPhone (titled iChat Mobile). Engadget could not verify the picture's authenticity, and the depicted phone looks like it is perhaps a photoshopped mish-mash of an Apple Remote and iSight with a keypad and display.

    Engadget claims that an Apple cell phone could see a launch at WWDC. Given the most recent rumors and the fact that WWDC has traditionally been geared towards the development/professional crowd, we have doubts that Apple will in fact release the phone at the event. However, Apple has been known to offer up surprises before...
     
  6. gekko513 macrumors 603

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    Interesting concept, but shouldn't the camera be on the other side if it's to be used for video chat?
     
  7. yankeefan24 macrumors 65816

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    I am calling this one a fake. The camera would be very very small. Also, no S/N on the back (which Apple does on the iPod's), where's the battery compartment? They can't fit it under the keys/screen, with access from below or above. not enough room.

    EDIT: I also agree with gekko on the placement of the camera.
     
  8. runninmac macrumors 65816

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    Im calling this a fake. Unless they have a cool way to flip the camera there is no way this could be real.
     
  9. kainjow Moderator emeritus

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    See Apple's all-seeing screen
     
  10. JRM PowerPod macrumors 6502

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  11. spicyapple macrumors 68000

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    Page 2 rumor? ;) It must be fake!

    The picture and name are very plausible, but it doesn't look something that I'd want to put in my purse, since it looks scratch-prone.
     
  12. poppe macrumors 68020

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    I was just about to post that this is pretty old then realized it said April 2006. To me I love that design... If it could double as the front row remote... Man...
     
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  14. spicyapple macrumors 68000

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    That would have to be the iPhoto Mobile. ;)

    Apple's answer to the digital camera, but also plays your favorite tunes!
     
  15. tk421 macrumors 6502a

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    I agree with everyone else. Fake!

    It doesn't look very functional at all. Awkward buttons and the camera on the wrong side, and a not-so-Apple-like interface on the screen. It really does look like several Apple products cobbled together.
     
  16. Thataboy macrumors regular

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    It's fake, but isn't totally awful.

    I get annoyed when people expect a ton of consumer announcements at WWDC, but I COULD see an iPhone announcement if only to announce a mobile OS software platform for which developers could write software.

    But let's get real... 5% about the intel transition ("gee we did that fast!"), 15% Mac Pro, 5% XServe, and 75% Leopard. End keynote.
     
  17. Xander562 macrumors 68000

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    its a way cool design but it's fake, not for the serial number reason, but because there are no FCC Logos. this is the best mockup by far though.
     
  18. TESEV macrumors member

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    I think and dearly hope it is a fake. It's hidious in terms of functionality. No touch wheel, i would have some volume control on the side. Ugh.... Navigation would be so frustrating.
     
  19. zflauaus macrumors 65816

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    A wild swing, but could it be a mobile VoIP phone? Like, take it to any WiFi hotspot and use iChat Mobile like the new Skype phones? Just a thought.
     
  20. mlrproducts macrumors 6502

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    IMHO, the biggest fake is that the "SKEW" is off! It was clearly done in photoshop!

    When are these people who produce "snapshots of posters" and other 2D items going to learn to make them in 2d, as apple would, print them out, and then take a photo of them.
     
  21. mlrproducts macrumors 6502

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    I thought so at first too, but aren't the FCC logos photoshopped out on Apple's large banners that get displayed in store, etc?
     
  22. w_parietti22 macrumors 68020

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    Fake. ;) I kinda like the name though. iChat Mobile. Much better than iPhone
     
  23. Xander562 macrumors 68000

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    i'm not sure,:confused: i gueess that is a possibility
     
  24. poppe macrumors 68020

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    What FCC logos. Do you mean on the Box or the phone. Because my phone doesn't have FCC anything on it except on the inside where the battery lays.
     
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