Someone's going to be sacked for this...
Someone's going to be sacked for this...
Someone was too stupid to pop the sim out to prevent them from bricking it, and yes, someone was probably fired from a very nice job for being a putz
Heh, I bet apple will never allow units to be taken out of the office again (such a stupid thing to do in the first place).
This is beyond stupid. How can the guy be stupid enough to lose the prototype. I bet Steve Jobs exploded when he heard about it. The normal iphone announcement isn't till mid June usually.
I agree subbie its a wonder they haven't realised before with past leaks (every other iphone) but I suppose they have to do some remote testing.
Last edited by JamesMichael; 04-19-2010 at 03:04 PM.
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Funniest thing is we have had this model in a picture since the ipad leak the night before the announcement and no one thought anything about it.
If anything, the "leak" is probably viral marketing sponsored by Apple...
god, the phone is still utterly awful...
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It was on purpose, to hype a failing device.
lol.. I would take that :)
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I don't think Apple would do something like that.
After reading the latest piece on Gizmodo and wanting to vomit, there's no doubt Apple did this on purpose.
Next story will be about Apple sparing his life and giving him a promotion, to show what nice guys they are.
Apple have to test the hardware out in the field. Previously they've let about 200 of each model out into the wild for use in real environments, which does include bars.
However, Gizmodo's story about having this for the last week or so is all very fuzzy. Plus, there's no photos of the internals or the 'Connect to iTunes' screen. I would imagine that's because Gizmodo are trying to string this out for as long as they can to get the most hits possible and we'll be seeing more pictures over this next week. Although if Apple did want this back, they'd have taken it off Gizmodo at some point this past week, before all this even came to surface; and that's what's really puzzling me.
This phone does seem to have everything that people have been asking for: higher res screen, front camera, higher res rear camera with flash, seperate side buttons, etc. It's just that there certain aspects of the design that seem to scream that this isn't real.
Whatever the case, my current iPhone 3G is over 18months old and I'll be getting this year's model on release.
However that said it could also be apple releasing a prototype so that on announcement day they can announce something unexpected i.e. a new look but different to the prototype.
I just feel it might be abit of a loss if they did this on purpose and then come announcement day they had nothing new to add and it was all as expected. Either way i dont believe they would of left it in a bar on purpose its just abit too dangerous.
Last edited by Paulo; 04-20-2010 at 04:21 AM.
I like it and I want it.
Does seem a bit suspect though. If I were an Apple employee taking this thing to a bar I just wouldn't forget it. Whatever your take on Apple and iPhone is, you just wouldn't leave it behind, it's a pretty significant piece of hardware.
Now wasn't that a nice letter. "Can we have our ball back please?", which is very different from Apple's usual response in matters like these:
"Give it back now or I sue your ass.
Sent from my iPhone HD"
Best publicity stunt ever. This is going to cause a buzz until the official announcement on or before June 22nd. Apple has well and truly slapped Palm and Android, and it really hasn't cost them a penny.
I love how Gizmodo are calling the idea of it being a controlled leak 'limp thinking'.
I think that the fact that the public isn't stupid enough to buy their cover story is making them limp.
Ouch.. Nice phone though..
Last edited by Xenon.7; 04-20-2010 at 11:47 PM.