I’m not denying the iPhone 4G isn’t a real working prototype or the validity of Gizmodo’s technical review on the iPhone; just briefly pointing out different possibilities that Apple can adopt to get more publicity.
Gizmodo reports that the new iPhone 4G with all it’s coolness has been found in lost in a bar in Redwood City, camouflaged to look like an iPhone 3GS. With fanboys emotionally attached to anything Apple, it’s not that difficult to equate this being a publicity stunt from Apple. Below you’ll find an excerpt from the TUAW blog to get you up to speed.
More on the ongoing saga of the wayward next-gen iPhone. Gizmodo just posted their version of the story behind the story: They say that an Apple employee who works on the iPhone’s baseband technology left the mysterious phone at the Gourmet Haus Staudt, a Redwood City bar and restaurant that’s not far from Apple’s campus.
Gizmodo goes onto say that Apple-connected John Gruber—from Daring Fireball—says that Apple has indeed lost a prototype iPhone and they want it back:
So I called around, and I now believe this is an actual unit from Apple — a unit Apple is very interested in getting back.
The usual suspects and sites that support Apple – All people i admire, but when it comes to talking Apple we all know which side they are on.
Insighful comments on Gizmodo’s blog could make you wonder about what’s really going on.
I have no doubt that this is a genuine Apple product. I seriously doubt that this was an accident, though. Apple leaked this on purpose.
Steve Jobs still really hates Eric Schmidt and doesn’t want to lose any sales to the Incredible or the EVO, both of which have yet to be released, and both of which are looking pretty damn good if I must say. You guys don’t think it’s just coincidence that this came about THE DAY that the pre-order page for the Droid Incredible goes live, do you now? Apple’s hoping that consumers in the market for a new phone will skip the Google options and wait for the new iPhone. Steve’s a smart sumbitch. He knows what he’s doing.
Also, the Micro-SIM card leads me to believe that the new iPhone is still going to be an At&t only thing, seeing as they’re the one’s providing the SIMs for the 3G iPad.
And if we haven’t seen it by now, we probably won’t see a CDMA iPhone ever, because Apple’s probably going to save their R&D resources for when LTE is fully up and running.
/secretly wondering if giz is in on it
I mean, the iPhone has a freaking GPS, for Christ’s sake — Apple would have tracked this bitch down months ago, if they were really concerned it would fall into unapproved hands.
And do you really think a lowly 27 year old software underling would be given access to Apple’s biggest secret since the iPad?
What do we really know about what’s going on with the men behind the curtain; one things for sure is that they want to WIN. Certainly Apple wants to make headlines all over the world and competition in business brings out the cleverest strategies. You decide, do you want to believe the hype or do a little digging of your own?