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    Default Top secret prototype of iPhone 4G 'found in a bar'...

    And experts say this IS the real thing


    Last week we brought you grainy pictures that purported to show the next generation of iPhone - the 4G.
    Now a well-respected technology website has claimed they have got their hands on a working prototype.

    The Apple iPhone 4G? Gizmodo.com said the screen had a higher resolution than the current 3GS

    Gizmodo.com said the phone had been 'found in a bar in Redwood City', camouflaged to look like an iPhone 3GS.
    Writer Jason Chen said: 'We got it. We disassembled it. It's the real thing.'
    While the outer packaging of the phone was rather rough and ready, Gizmodo have insisted that the hardware is anything but.
    The model has a front-facing video chat camera and a back-facing camera that has a larger lens that the 3GS

    They said that unlike the 3GS currently on the market, the new smart phone has a front-facing video chat camera. It also has an improved back-camera with a larger lens and flash.
    The screen has an improved display with a higher resolution so that individual pixels are not discernible.
    At the top they found what looked like a secondary microphone for noise cancellation as well as split buttons for volume. All the buttons were metallic.
    The phone measures 4.5"x2.31"x0.37" and weighs 140 grams. The 3GS weighs 135 grams.

    The battery 5.25 WHr at 3.7V, compared to the 3GS battery, which is 4.51 WHr at 3.7V.

    On the back of the phone, it said it was XX GB, but Gizmodo were unable to see how large the memory was as they believe Apple had killed the phone's 4.0 operating system after it went missing.

    The phone says XXGB on the back, however rumours are circulating that the new iPhone 4G will have 64GB of memory

    It fits in rather neatly with a number of rumours that were circulating about the device. Apple are notoriously secretive about new products so this could be quite the technology coup.


    Gizmodo are certainly convinced. Mr Chen said: 'We get false tips all the time. But after playing with it for about a week - the overall quality feels exactly like a finished final Apple phone.'
    They said that the Apple-connected John Gruber from the Daring Fireball blog had confirmed that Apple were missing a prototype iPhone.

    The phone weighs 140grams which is five grams more than the 3GS





    At the top they found what looked like a secondary microphone for noise cancellation



    John Gruber said an Apple prototype has gone missing

    The iPhone 4G is expected to hit stores worldwide in June, according to the latest blog speculation and will be on the Verizon network in the US.
    This was given some credence by the CEO of Canadian carrier SaskTel, who said in an interview: 'The good news is that (Apple) is coming out with a new version of the iPhone in the June timeframe and they're going to put us on that. So we're quite excited about that.'
    Another tantalising piece of evidence that the iPhone 4G is nearing release is the new 4.0 operating system, announced last week, which would incorporate features such as multi-tasking into the current iPhone 3GS model.
    Last week Apple announced the UK launch of the long-awaited iPad would be delayed by a month as demand had outstripped supply in the US.







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    I was quite surprised to see that Gizmodo paid $5000 for it. It shows how committed they are to their journalism. How gutted would they have been if it was a fake :P

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    Police in California have seized computers belonging to the editor of a gadget blog which was involved in the purchase of an iPhone prototype. Gizmodo had admitted it paid $5,000 to an unnamed individual for the next generation device, which was reportedly left in a bar by an Apple employee.
    Editor Jason Chen published photographs and videos of the phone last week.
    Gizmodo may have violated a California law covering the appropriation of stolen property for personal benefit.
    The phone was lost by 27-year-old Apple software engineer Gray Powell.
    Mr Chen told newswire AFP that he and his wife returned from having dinner on Friday night to find police searching their home.
    "The officers had a computer and were cataloguing all the items they took from my house. They told me they were here for a few hours already and had to break the front door open because I wasn't at home," he said.
    The technology blog published the search warrant documents online and said they state that the computer and other devices may have been used to commit a felony.
    Apple wrote to Gizmodo last week asking it to return the prototype handset, which it complied with.
    It had already published details of the next-generation iPhone, which is expected to be unveiled later this year.
    According to Gizmodo, new features include a front-facing video camera and an improved camera with larger lens and a flash. It is also thinner and has improved battery life.
    Legality
    Critics argue that Gizmodo has committed a crime because it knowingly handled stolen goods and point out that there are clear laws about what to do with found property.
    Gizmodo is owned by Gawker Media and its chief operating officer, Gaby Darbyshire, said it expected the immediate return of Mr Chen's computers and servers.
    "Under both state and federal law, a search warrant may not be validly issued to confi****e the property of a journalist," she wrote in a letter to San Mateo County authorities on Saturday.
    "It is abundantly clear under the law that a search warrant to remove these items was invalid. The appropriate method of obtaining such materials would be the issuance of a subpoena," said Ms. Darbyshire.
    Gawker Media said the issue now throws into question whether or not bloggers are considered journalists under the law.
    Advocacy group the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), which is following the case, said it found the latest events worrying for two reasons.
    "You have a reporter who is disseminating newsworthy information to the public that are supposed to be protected from search and seizures. These protections apply to people who collect information in order to report it to the public regardless of what name you slap on them; blogger, journalist or whatever," Jennifer Ganick, the EFFs civil liberties director told BBC News.
    The second issue the EFF is concerned about is if police officers are doing the investigative work of a private company.
    "If there was some offence here it is not apparent what it is", she said.
    The raids were conducted by the Rapid Enforcement Allied Computer Team (React), a Californian computer crime taskforce.
    The taskforce was set up on 1997 to address the rising problem of computer fraud and identity theft.
    It works closely with the computer industry and Apple is reported to be one of 25 tech firms to sit on the steering committee.


 

 

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