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New iPhone leaked

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  • syndalissyndalis Getting Classy On the WallRegistered User, Loves Apple Products regular
    edited April 2010
    Giz hasn't updated their site since posting the story

    when you get over a million views in a handful of hours, you don't need to update anything.

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  • AbracadanielAbracadaniel Certified BrimperRegistered User regular
    edited April 2010
    It's been more or less understood this wasn't lost but taken and sold to Gizmodo.

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  • TossrockTossrock too weird to live too rare to dieRegistered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Smart Hero wrote: »
    I'm curious about how Apple is gonna react.

    Besides hiring a goddamn band of mercenaries to kill the guy who leaked it.

    'Hiring' would imply they don't have an in-house team

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  • QuestionMarkManQuestionMarkMan Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    syndalis wrote: »
    Giz hasn't updated their site since posting the story

    when you get over a million views in a handful of hours, you don't need to update anything.
    they've also disabled comments which is new

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  • syndalissyndalis Getting Classy On the WallRegistered User, Loves Apple Products regular
    edited April 2010
    Smart Hero wrote: »
    It's been more or less understood this wasn't lost but taken and sold to Gizmodo.

    No, Apple is calling it a stolen device, not a lost one.

    They are trying to save face.

    Honestly, it could go either way right now. There are lots of people in the wild with the next iPhone right now doing signal testing and ensuring it works like it should. This is not an impossible situation.

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  • KoshianKoshian __BANNED USERS regular
    edited April 2010
    oh whoooooops

    that suicide story is from last year

    still pretty nuts!

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  • TossrockTossrock too weird to live too rare to dieRegistered User regular
    edited April 2010
    is that fucking Aem

    Aem you aren't dead, what gives

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  • ascotascot Registered User
    edited April 2010
    bongi wrote: »
    'Done for theft by finding' makes perfect sense

    I'll love you forever.

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  • AbracadanielAbracadaniel Certified BrimperRegistered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Tossrock wrote: »
    Smart Hero wrote: »
    I'm curious about how Apple is gonna react.

    Besides hiring a goddamn band of mercenaries to kill the guy who leaked it.

    'Hiring' would imply they don't have an in-house team

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mtYWIRffBzY


    Practice.

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  • MonoxideMonoxide Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited April 2010
    bongi wrote: »
    If I were Gizmodo

    I would say to Apple

    "We are only giving this back if you promise not to fire the dude who lost it. Otherwise we are selling it to Microsoft."

    Because man I feel pretty bad for whoever

    Apple already knows who lost it

    they remotely wiped the thing

    to do that they would have to know which device was lost, and they definitely know who was supposed to have it

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  • CrossBusterCrossBuster Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Tossrock wrote: »
    Smart Hero wrote: »
    I'm curious about how Apple is gonna react.

    Besides hiring a goddamn band of mercenaries to kill the guy who leaked it.

    'Hiring' would imply they don't have an in-house team

    Once you've put in your time in a big mercenary firm and paid off most of your mercenary school loans, in-house killing is really the way to go.

    Sure, you usually take a small pay cut, but the hours are way more reasonable, and you don't have to juggle clients or worry too much about conflicts of interest.

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  • MonoxideMonoxide Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited April 2010
    Tossrock wrote: »
    Smart Hero wrote: »
    I'm curious about how Apple is gonna react.

    Besides hiring a goddamn band of mercenaries to kill the guy who leaked it.

    'Hiring' would imply they don't have an in-house team

    FOXCONN is actually an elaborate hoax to cover up apple's actual overseas operation

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  • edited April 2010
    Monoxide wrote: »
    bongi wrote: »
    If I were Gizmodo

    I would say to Apple

    "We are only giving this back if you promise not to fire the dude who lost it. Otherwise we are selling it to Microsoft."

    Because man I feel pretty bad for whoever

    Apple already knows who lost it

    they remotely wiped the thing

    to do that they would have to know which device was lost, and they definitely know who was supposed to have it

    That could just be because anyone who takes a prototype is required to sign it in and out every day

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  • KalTorakKalTorak Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Isn't that what he just said...?

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  • edited April 2010
    Isn't it what YOU just said

    :x

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  • FaricazyFaricazy Registered User
    edited April 2010
    I am 100% sure that a company requiring developers to only handle an already announced product in a room with no windows would know who last had a major project prototype on their campus.

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  • AbracadanielAbracadaniel Certified BrimperRegistered User regular
    edited April 2010
    it was Steve's

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  • AbracadanielAbracadaniel Certified BrimperRegistered User regular
    edited April 2010
    also

    Swift death to the perpetrator of this most heinous theft


    -Steve
    ~ sent from my iPad

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  • FaricazyFaricazy Registered User
    edited April 2010
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  • ronzoronzo Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    The only way they could not know who was supposed to have it was if it was straight up stolen and they just mass wiped all of the 4g iphones currently active.

    Which doesn't seem that likely to me

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  • FirmSkaterFirmSkater Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Hahahahahahahaha

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  • FaricazyFaricazy Registered User
    edited April 2010
    i can't stop laughing at that video

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  • FirmSkaterFirmSkater Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    I have tears in my eyes

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  • HamurabiHamurabi Cambridge, MARegistered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Smart Hero wrote: »
    also

    Swift death to the perpetrator of this most heinous theft


    -Steve
    ~ sent from my iPad

    I can't help but feel like this is a highly orchestrated viral marketing move. Obviously I don't have any evidence -- just a nagging feeling that I'm being manipulated.

    /tinfoilhat

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  • FaricazyFaricazy Registered User
    edited April 2010
    It's really not in Apple's interests to perpetrate anything other than rumors before the actual announcement. The point is to build hype, not dilute excitement.

    Unless you mean this is not actually the 4G.

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  • AbracadanielAbracadaniel Certified BrimperRegistered User regular
    edited April 2010
    While Apple has been known to very, very, very unofficially permit the slip of a detail or two about their new products, dropping a full-on prototype into Gizmodo's lap is very far-fetched.

    (ascot already said this, though)

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  • Kuribo's ShoeKuribo's Shoe Kuribo's Stocking North PoleRegistered User regular
    edited April 2010
    corporate intrigue! who stole the iphone from the iphone jar?

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  • AbracadanielAbracadaniel Certified BrimperRegistered User regular
    edited April 2010
    I wonder how much Giz paid for it.

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  • syndalissyndalis Getting Classy On the WallRegistered User, Loves Apple Products regular
    edited April 2010
    Smart Hero wrote: »
    I wonder how much Giz paid for it.

    current rumor is 10k. At least that is what engadget was offered (and rejected).

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  • HamurabiHamurabi Cambridge, MARegistered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Smart Hero wrote: »
    While Apple has been known to very, very, very unofficially permit the slip of a detail or two about their new products, dropping a full-on prototype into Gizmodo's lap is very far-fetched.

    (ascot already said this, though)

    It's my understanding that it isn't actually a working prototype.

    And I just don't see how this hurts them at all. It's Apple -- they're going to sell more units of the next iPhone than god on launch day if they say exactly zilch between now and whenever it lands. This story just creates a sensation around the next iteration of the phone and possibly allows them to gauge reaction to the (relatively) radical new design.

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  • MonoxideMonoxide Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited April 2010
    Hamurabi wrote: »
    Smart Hero wrote: »
    While Apple has been known to very, very, very unofficially permit the slip of a detail or two about their new products, dropping a full-on prototype into Gizmodo's lap is very far-fetched.

    (ascot already said this, though)

    It's my understanding that it isn't actually a working prototype.

    And I just don't see how this hurts them at all. It's Apple -- they're going to sell more units of the next iPhone than god on launch day if they say exactly zilch between now and whenever it lands. This story just creates a sensation around the next iteration of the phone and possibly allows them to gauge reaction to the (relatively) radical new design.

    It is. Or, it should be. It shows the "Connect to iTunes" screen since it's been wiped, and identifies itself in iTunes and XCode. Also, when Engadget first broke the story, the source who found it claimed for it to be running OS 4.0, until it was wiped.

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  • FaricazyFaricazy Registered User
    edited April 2010
    Because the possibility of a new iPhone is already a sensation and Apple has nothing to gain by diluting the "BRAND BRAND NEW MUST BUY NOW" aspect of most of their product announcements.

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  • ascotascot Registered User
    edited April 2010
    Smart Hero wrote: »
    While Apple has been known to very, very, very unofficially permit the slip of a detail or two about their new products, dropping a full-on prototype into Gizmodo's lap is very far-fetched.

    (ascot already said this, though)

    I was more forceful.
    ascot wrote: »
    Yes, the notoriously secretive company that holds highly anticipated press conferences to launch new products announced the newest version of one of their most successful products by leaving it in a bar and hoping some tech blog will pick up the story.

    Good lord.

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  • Kuribo's ShoeKuribo's Shoe Kuribo's Stocking North PoleRegistered User regular
    edited April 2010
    they're gonna scrap the whole thing and now you won't get a new iphone until 2015

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  • FaricazyFaricazy Registered User
    edited April 2010
    Also, not to simplify things, but "gauge reaction"? Like it or not, Apple is a market leader. Everybody went from calling the iPad dumb to creaming over it in the span of months (myself included).

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  • AbracadanielAbracadaniel Certified BrimperRegistered User regular
    edited April 2010
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  • LanglyLangly Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    That is hilarious.

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  • Sars_BoySars_Boy Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    man the new iphone looks pretty much exactly how i wanted it to look

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  • AbracadanielAbracadaniel Certified BrimperRegistered User regular
    edited April 2010
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  • ronzoronzo Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Sars_Boy wrote: »
    man the new iphone looks pretty much exactly how i wanted it to look

    I was expecting a smaller version of the 3g ipad, with the plastic top bit and everythng

    this is pretty nice though

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