Was the Leaked iPhone 4G a hoax orchestrated by Apple?
If you were entrusted by Steve Jobs to carry around the hottest piece of mobile technology from Apple would you just nonchalantly take it out at the bar and leaving it lying around? Can you imagine the type of torture this poor soul will have to endure from Steve Jobs and his Apple minions? Will they water board him? Maybe. But maybe they are celebrating his successful “leak” of the iPhone 4G. The next big release after the iPad 3G was the new iPhone (scheduled for June 2010) wouldn’t this be the perfect way to get a TON of free publicity for the newest iToy hitting the market in about two months?
The Shock Factor:
This story just seems a little too convenient for me. Some guy walks into a bar in San Jose, CA and stumbles upon the “golden goose”, then he proceeds to hand it over to the guys at Gizmodo so they can promote the hell out of it and show the entire world what the iPhone 4G MIGHT look like. For all we know, this is a fake and Apple sent it out to throw everyone off the scent. Meanwhile back at the Apple labs, Steve Jobs is laughing at all of the hullabaloo he caused. The blogosphere has been set a blaze by this find and it has been widely reported that Apple wants their lost child back, but come on, I’m not buying it. Steve Jobs might have the guys at Gizmodo bumped off before admitting that he “lost” a prototype of the new iPhone. Everyone was begging for a peek at the future and Apple seems to have tipped their hand. It can be said that this may be the best viral advertising campaign ever orchestrated, EVER. I’m a little leery about thinking that this is a legitimate picture of the newest iPhone, I really think that this is a stunt to create a buzz all over the internet and the newest iPhone that is scheduled for release in June will be completely different and look nothing like this monstrosity.
Now let’s talk about what the new phone looks like. First off, what’s with the squared off sides? This could be mistaken for a Motorola Q. What happened to the sleek lines and curvy edges. FYI Steve, the square design went out with the first generation Nano. Seriously Apple, square edges?! In my opinion, you went back in time with this design if it is actually the newest iPhone. (like I said above, I don’t think it is.) There is a front facing camera that will enable iChat capability which was long over due and has already been done by HTC. Gizmodo reports a new ceramic/glass backing so I think that could be really cool. Apple has had a patent since 2006 for a durable ceramic type material, so it could be more durable than the current backing on the 3G s.
I hope this is a hoax because I’m not a big fan of spoilers. Good things come to those who wait and patience is a virtue. I think that the suspense of “What will they do next” is what makes Apple great and to get an early peek at the newest gadget just ruins the surprise for me. I would rather wait and see a product “unveiled” then to get a couple of grainy pics on a website.