Thursday, May 13, 2010
Guess Where Another Prototype iPhone Landed? Good Morning, Vietnam!
Either this is a huge hoax or it's another case of a new fourth generation iPhone gone a missing. And of all places, it landed in Vietnam.
The apparently brand new 14GB iPhone 4G is a cleaner design than the one purchased by Gizmodo. After being flashed before the cameras to "How Deep is Your Love" by the Bee Gees, the iPhone was taken apart with photos to prove it.
"It's a real Apple product," Tran Manh Hiep, a dealer for a mobile phone accessory store in Saigon told global news network AFP. "I plugged it into iTunes and it recognized it as an Apple device."
He then filmed the prototype next generation iPhone and shared his review of some the gadget's new features, including a front-facing camera and round buttons on the new sleek look.
Hiep also explains that this prototype is missing two screws on the right and left sides of the dock connector. That's different than the first prototype in Gizmodo, suggesting that it's a newer model and closer to the actual retail version.
Vietnam's tech-loving youth first posted the video on the TaoViet or Vietnamese Apple network.
Since being posted onto YouTube, the video has burst into worldwide popularity with nearly 1.2 million views in just a few hours.
Check out more photos from Engadget of this little high-tech hideaway or ... ahem ... stole-away that landed into Vietnamese hands.
What do you think? Is the iPhone a fake or is another Apple engineer in deep trouble?