Tuesday, April 20, 2010
New iPhone 4G "found" in a California bar, photos "leaked" by Gizmodo.
According to Gizmodo, a prototype of the new 4G iPhone, that was going to be unveiled soon, was the property of one Gray Powell, an Apple systems engineer, who was enjoying a beer at Haus Staudt, a bar in Redwood City, California, where he was celebrating his birthday, last month. Gray forgot the prototype, encased in a 3G wrap. A very drunk patron noticed the phone and began to ask for the owner. It ended up in the arms of some guys, sitting at a computer terminal.
After discovering that it was a prototype and not an innocent looking 3G phone, they tried to contact Apple, to return it, only to be ignored! Feeling snubbed, the persons contacted and sold the prototype to Gizmodo for $5,000. Gizmodo was proven right when Apple confirmed that was the new phone and demanded that Gizmodo give it back. The guys at the tech blog will give back the phone.
According to the guys, the new phone has 4G capabilities, which makes it faster than other models. This means it can run, not only on ATT but on other networks as well (Verizon, Sprint, Claro, T-Mobile, to name a few). This one comes with 80GB memory capacity, two cameras, one on front and in the back, and two microphones, one for noise canceling capabilities.
Some people, me included, thinks this is no accident. This was an intentional leak by Apple to generate buzz for their new product. Apparently, they have succeeded.
Will you buy the new iPhone, when it comes out?