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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