The leaked next generation iPhone looks amazing. But there is one reason why I think it might be a fake

Apple marks all prototypes with a code so that if photos are leaked online, Apple know who leaked it.

The marks are usually indentations around the edge of the iPhone/iPad and are designed to be visible in photos.

Overall the leaked photos and the video of this iPhone look very legitimate. But this detail makes me wonder if the whole thing could be a hoax. I haven’t seen these marking anywhere.

10 comments

  1. Maybe they didn’t mark the iPhone 4 prototypes with a number. Anyway, John Gruber seems to know this isn’t a hoax. And TheNextWeb is saying that Gizmodo has paid 10000 dollars to get this device.

  2. <html><body style="word-wrap: break-word; -webkit-nbsp-mode: space; -webkit-line-break: after-white-space; ">David, Apple’s product cycles are way to long to be able to test user reaction like that. They wouldn’t be able to respond and make changes.<div><br></div><div>Also, Apple doesn’t care what people think :)<br><div><div></div></div></div></body></html>

  3. More reason the iPhone is fake: why hasn’t Apple give a cease and desist for the photos? Or asked for the phone back?

  4. I don’t think the phone is fake, but more this is a PR stunt by apple. They would have paid WAY more than 10K to get the phone back

  5. <html><body style="word-wrap: break-word; -webkit-nbsp-mode: space; -webkit-line-break: after-white-space; ">Adam, they always issues cease and desist orders. Potentially admitting that it’s real is minor compared to the potential losses with having the specs of your device leaked 3 months before launch. I’m pretty sure they are working on this now.<br><div><div></div></div></body></html>

  6. Ok, Apple has asked for the device back. I’m finally convinced that it’s real :)http://www.macrumors.com/2010/04/20/apple-demands-prototype-iphone-back/

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