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First 3G iPhone pics appear online? [updated: No.]

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French-language iPhone blog iPhon.fr has published two photos (Translated link) that purport to show an upcoming version of the iPhone. Concurring with information some overseas developers have been circulating, the photos depict a nearly all-black device, with what appears to be a 3.5-inch screen and home button on the front, and an Apple logo and iPhone markings on the back. The device’s rear appears to be plastic, with a smaller, thinner metallic front bezel, different, more Blackbery-like curves, and other details differentiating the new model from the current-generation iPhone. Additional new features remain unclear from the images, and as always, their authenticity should be viewed as questionable until Apple makes an official announcement.

Update: A reader points out that the device’s curves are identical to the LG Vu, strongly suggesting that the images are Photoshopped fakes.

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1

Fake photoshopped LG Vu.

http://www.blogsmithmedia.com/www.engadgetmobile.com/media/2008/05/lg-vu-retail-hands-on-004.jpg

Posted by Andrew A. on May 2, 2008 at 9:47 AM (CDT)

2

Agreed, an LG Vu thats been photoshopped. (I should know i used to have one.) The curves give it away immediately

Posted by johnno on May 2, 2008 at 10:11 AM (CDT)

3

come on! this company doesn’t allow software developers to know what hardware is making & vice versa. Apple would never let that happen!

Posted by mikelite on May 2, 2008 at 11:51 AM (CDT)

4

Although it may very well be a photoshop job, keep in mind that this what everyone said about the leaked 3G nano pictures that showed up a few weeks before the 3G nano.

Posted by Code Monkey in Midstate New York on May 2, 2008 at 12:36 PM (CDT)

5

I don’t think the hoopla surrounding the 3G nano was that it looked like an existing device, just that it was/is ugly.

Posted by Mike on May 2, 2008 at 2:43 PM (CDT)

6

I’m not seeing the “looks exactly like the LG” myself, but that’s hardly the point: it’s the claim it’s a photoshop fake in the absence of strong evidence. Hell, people claimed the 3G nano pics were clearly photoshop fakes because the PSD file extension was visible on the computer monitor the one pic was snapped from, as if legit pictures/ads aren’t cleaned up in photoshop.

Like I said, I don’t care, but the notion that it’s similar in form to an existing device (NOOOOO! I swore Apple invented the white AND the black rectangle.) isn’t proof one way or the other.

In the absence of someone producing the original untouched photo the above alleged photoshop fakes were produced from, no one is going to know until the 3G iPhone ships. I’d be surprised if they were real, but after the shock of the 3G nano, I’m going to remain agnostic :)

Posted by Code Monkey in Midstate New York on May 2, 2008 at 3:21 PM (CDT)

7

I can understand your argument, Code Monkey, but rest assured, if Apple follows the impeccable design and build quality of the original iPhone with something as horribly cheap and unappealing as what’s depicted in those photos, then consider it the most shocking and inexplicable drop-off from original to sequel since “Caddyshack 2.”

Posted by Flippy Hambone on May 2, 2008 at 3:57 PM (CDT)

8

Clearly fake. If you open it up in photoshop, zoom in and switch to red channel you can see a rectangle around both logos where they copied an pasted. They only changed the blending settings without softening the pixels to the same noise as the rest of the photo. Not even a good fake.

Posted by MS on May 5, 2008 at 6:01 PM (CDT)

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