Makes me wonder why they show every angle but the most important one, a shot of the back cover. I'm going to call fake on this for a couple of reasons, most notably the line next to the headphone jack and on the side. These really don't fit with the way apple designs things. However, the sim tray being on the side leads me to believe that this is more than a science project. Probably a prototype of some sort.
Bottom right corner is a pic of the back, afaik. There are more pictures if you click the links in this thread.
Apparently the back is glass (well, same material as the front... doesn't really feel like glass like the 1st gen did). As well, those 'seams' are likely due to it being a prototype. I doubt they'd still be there for the production run.
Yeah, just saw those pics. Its obviously something more than a hoax, or somebody has gone through a hell of a lot of effort to fool us. I guess it pretty much looks how I expected it to. I was hoping for an aluminum back like the ipad, but always feared that would inhibit cell phone reception. It was pretty much a give in that the front wouldn't change, and really, how much can you do with the back? I think a hard edge on the side is a good idea, as the current "rounded" shape makes the phone a little to slippery in your hands. Not sure if its just the pic, but it looks a little big doesn't it?
As well, those 'seams' are likely due to it being a prototype. I doubt they'd still be there for the production run.
After reading a bit about it those "seams" are actually the edges of the battery replacement door. You insert a pin in to the hole on the top, which releases the lock. That whole side piece appears to be hinged at the bottom, and just rotates out. The battery simply slides out of the side of the phone.
What worries me is that apple wouldn't do this unless the battery life wasn't good. Meaning if you use your phone alot, you'll need to carry an extra battery.
I tend to think that this is a controlled leak from Apple to throw everyone off. Apple is too security minded for this to be a mistake. If it is a mistake, the person responsible better go into hiding!
I like the sculpted back that we have now. I don't think that this would be as comfortable to hold or be as comfortable in your pocket. I'm not crazy about it.
Also whenever something real pops up, Apple releases their legal dogs. If this was legit, Apple's lawyers would have already served Gizmodo with a cease and desist order. That hasn't happened. What does that tell you?
Hey, here is a conspiracy theory... It's actually a soon to be released DELL phone that they planted with Apple's logo on it. They want to get everyone in a frenzy and then proudly say that it's theirs and that even Apple's loyal following can't tell their hardware apart.
The fact that Apple's legal department hasn't squashed this story like a bug, speaks volumes... But I've been wrong before, just ask my ex-wife!
It's actually a soon to be released DELL phone that they planted with Apple's logo on it. They want to get everyone in a frenzy and then proudly say that it's theirs and that even Apple's loyal following can't tell their hardware apart.
A Dell phone that runs iPhone OS 4.0 and is recognized as an iPhone when plugged in?
I definitely think this is an Apple prototype. Whether or not this will be close to the final version has yet to be seen. Only June/July will tell. Haha.