iPhone HD, Found on a Bar Floor? [UPDATE]

Engadget has published new pics of, what looks like, the next iPhone. They claim to have received the pics from some one who found the iPhone on the floor of a bar in San Jose. Apparently, it features a front facing camera and 80GB of storage.

Personally, I would love to see a new exterior design for the iPhone. Both the iPhone 3GS and it’s predecessor, the iPhone 3G, were exactly the same, in design, and frankly, I’m a little bored of it. If these pics below, are anywhere close to the actual production model of the next gen iPhone, I think it will be a welcome change.

Here’s what Engadget had to say about the pics:

Is this the iPhone 4G (or iPhone HD)? There’s no way to tell for sure, but these photos which made their way into our hands certainly do a convincing job of making us think that’s very much the case. Apparently the phone was found on the floor of a San Jose bar inside of an iPhone 3G case. Right now we don’t have a ton of info on the device in question, but we can tell you that it apparently has a front facing camera (!), 80GB of storage (weird, right?), and isn’t booting at this point (though it was previously, and running an OS that was decidedly new). It’s not clear if this is definitely a production model, or just a prototype that found its way into the world, but it’s certainly a compelling design, no matter how you look at it.

Let us know in the comments, what you think. Obviously this could be a clever fake, and we will no doubt see a few more before the summer, but what do you think of this design?

UPDATE: MacRumors is reporting that this is indeed, a fake. Apparently, it is a cheap Japanese knock off. They have posted another picture of the supposed iPhone:

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  • Josh

    Well, I would have to say, It's probably not. The biggest reason is the seams on all sides. It looks more like a Zune phone than an iPhone.

  • chantellejoy

    Honestly, I don't care if it's real or fake, I LOOOOOVE these news articles. “leaked” photos, rumours, and hearsay is one of my favorite parts about pre-iPhone launch time. If it is fake, I love the absolute dedication people are putting into getting hoax info out there. It's hilarious! Like a celebrity gossip blog, junk food for techies, LOVE IT! 🙂

  • rorypiper

    Ha. I'm right there with ya!

  • Hehe I just saw these too. Totally fake, but nice try! Of all places, a bar floor?! Lol

  • rorypiper

    Agreed. I think Apple would opt for a “unibody” type design. Then again, this could be just the prototype, before they have aluminum, unibody pressings? Who knows…

  • rorypiper

    Yeah, if that is a prototype, somebody just got fired!!

  • No it's real!
    My brothers friends cousins sister has one too!

    :-/

  • Totally fake… leaving a prototype on a bar floor? Please.

  • hope it's fake hahahahha I want a VIDEO on it!!

  • Gtasscarlo

    Yea right if that's a real then someones gonna get whacked just like the worker in china who “commuted suicide”

  • Gtasscarlo

    I think this is fake come on xx gb really first it was alloy now this watch the new iPhone be exactly the same just with a chance of a camera

  • Monk-E

    Fake! fake iPhone the Chinese are selling on dhgate.com

  • Matt

    It looks larger and less sleek than the current 3GS… I'm extremely excited about the forward facing camera however!

  • Meh

    Some Apple employee in charge of looking after a prototype probably “fell” off a balcony the same night..

  • LOL

    Gary

  • Matt

    It looks larger and less sleek than the current 3GS… I'm extremely excited about the forward facing camera however!

  • Meh

    Some Apple employee in charge of looking after a prototype probably “fell” off a balcony the same night..

  • LOL

    Gary