Photo of 3G iPhone?

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zedsdead

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Not sure if I like the asymmetrical look.

Either way, this picture is what most of the recent rumors have suggested. Could be true, or not. We shall see if the Apple attorneys get on this.
 

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Photo of 3G iPhone?

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A French blog posted these photos purporting to be the upcoming 3G-capable iPhone. The appearance roughly matches circulating rumors of a plastic backed iPhone.

The original article claims the photos were sent in from an anonymous source and that they have no idea if they are true or not. Typically "leaked photos" are rarely legitimate.

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Chaszmyr

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It matches the description of the supposed 3G iPhone we heard a couple days ago, and it looks real in every way except that it's supposed to be an Apple product...

I call FAKE. It is a huge step backwards in design from the current iPhone, imo... Particularly because it is obviously so incredibly scratch-prone.
 

t0mat0

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That back cover looks like it's had lots of use, considering how old it would be...

Why can't it just be a laser etched back of another phone?
Seeing as the SGOLD3H is reported to have the same limitation of screen resolution then it'll have the same ratio of length and width of screen as current iPhone. Simple enough to check that.

130mm across
75mm at 300%
that's a ratio of 1.73 Assuming a bunch of things (e.g. resolution up to edge of display).
iPhone is currently 480-by-320-pixel resolution at 163 ppi with a ratio of 1.5

Not out enough given my margins of error.
 

FullGaz

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Well, the pictures are not of the best quality...
I don't see the legendary front camera either, so either the pics are genuine and the next iPhone won't have Video iChat, or they are fake and we still have to wait and see...
I'm really not enthusiastic about the black back, it looks cheap and not very 'Apple' like...
I don't buy it. But I WILL buy the next gen iPhone!
 

iNeko

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Hmm, it looks to have a bigger screen than the original iPhone (well, from that perspective) or it's actually smaller and the hands are smaller than they look too...

I'm not sure if I like it, I think I'd have to get a look at it first hand
 

zedsdead

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That back cover looks like it's had lots of use, considering how old it would be...

Why can't it just be a laser etched back of another phone?
Seeing as the SGOLD3H is reported to have the same limitation of screen resolution then it'll have the same ratio of length and width of screen as current iPhone. Simple enough to check that.

130mm across
75mm at 300%
that's a ratio of 1.73 Assuming a bunch of things (e.g. resolution up to edge of display).
iPhone is currently 480-by-320-pixel resolution at 163 ppi with a ratio of 1.5

Not out enough given my margins of error.
1.73 is close to 1.78, which is 16x9. That would be great if we get a true widescreen ratio on the next iPhone.
 

bigmc6000

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I'm thinking with all these leaked photos all being the same thing that probably means it *isn't* going to look like that.

Of course I'm hoping it doesn't look like that as, despite my love for apple products, there's no way in hell I would buy that chunk of ugly plastic (same reason I won't buy a MacBook).
 

jtm235711131719

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The Apple logo and the word iPhone look more pixelated than the rest of the phone. Also I don't see the volume buttons. Fake.
 

guzhogi

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Looks pretty cool to me, just a little on the small side IMO, though. I like the current size of the iPhone. It fits well in my hand. Plus, videos will be easier to watch on a bigger screen. I wonder if Apple will up the DPI of the screen?
 

zedsdead

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The Apple logo and the word iPhone looks more pixelated than the rest of the phone. Also I don't see the volume buttons. Fake.
Good point. Apple really can't drop those buttons...at least they better not, one of my favorite features for the ipod part of the phone.
 

aardwolf

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The biggest tell to me of how this isn't a 3G iPhone is how scuffed up the back is. Unless you're really rough on phones, it takes quite a while to get the back of a phone looking like that. Are we supposed to assume whoever got ahold of the phone this early has had it for several months?
 

SirOmega

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No sir, I dont like it.

Doesn't look Apple enough. Doesnt have the lines of an Apple product. Reminds me of a LG Voyager phone.
 
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