By Cody Lee on Aug 22, 2012
What’s the going rate on eBay for a rare iPhone 4 prototype running internal testing software? Apparently it’s the same as a factory-sealed first-gen iPhone: $10,000.
The handset is of the 32GB, GSM variety, and carries a model number of N90AP. It’s described as a prototype/tester unit, and has a couple of interesting features… Read More
By Cody Lee on Aug 4, 2012
Earlier this year, ex-Apple engineer Tony Fadell mentioned something interesting during an on-stage interview. He said that among the handful of prototype iPhone designs that Apple originally considered, one of them was actually built around the infamous iPod clickwheel.
That prototype came up again yesterday during the Samsung-Apple trial. Samsung brought up an email exchange between Steve Jobs and Jony Ive discussing a Samsung phone with a wheel-like interface, hoping to prove that Apple too found inspiration in its competitors… Read More
By Cody Lee on Aug 2, 2012
Apple’s iPhone media event isn’t expected to happen for another 6 weeks, but the tech world is fairly confident in what the handset is going to look like. Since May of this year, we’ve seen several parts surface from different sources that all point to the same two-tone design.
And more evidence of the theory has surfaced today. Some new pictures are starting to make their way around the web of what some folks believe to be a finalized prototype for the next iPhone… Read More
By Cody Lee on Jul 29, 2012
The highly-anticpiated patent trial between Apple and Samsung is set to kick off tomorrow in a US District court in northern California. And even if you’re not interested in all of the patent-talk, there are still several reasons to look forward to the litigation.
The court-ordered revelation of early iPhone and iPad prototype designs, for example, is particularly exciting. Apple has kept information regarding the development of its two most popular products extremely close to the vest over the past ten years. And this trial will force the company to finally reveal at least some of those secrets… Read More
By Cody Lee on Jul 18, 2012
Earlier today, leaked images of the original iPad prototype started making their way around the internet. The ’035 mockups’ depicted a significantly larger tablet that Apple is believed to have worked on between 2002 and 2004.
The photos included several fuzzy, black and white snapshots of the prototype, and were obviously several years old. But this afternoon, new pictures of the tablet have surfaced, showing how big it is compared to newer iPads… Read More
By Christian Zibreg on May 28, 2012
MacRumors points us to an eBay listing showing an interesting prototype of the first-generation iPad that features two dock connectors, one for portrait and the other for landscape mode.
An Apple patent application from September 2010 first indicated Apple had at early stages considered giving the iPad a second dock connector for landscape docking. This also confirms an old rumor that Apple originally planned on launching a dual-dock iPad, but changed its mind in the last minute.
The double-dock iPad prototype can be yours in exchange for a cool $4,800… Read More
By Cody Lee on Jan 15, 2012
There’s been a lot of talk over the last few months about Apple releasing its own TV set. While several pundits and analysts are expecting a game-changer from the iPhone-makers, others don’t think the company has the experience to make it in the TV industry.
Apple’s been indirectly involved in the TV industry since 2006, when it unveiled the first edition of its Apple TV set top box. But, as you can see from the above photo, Apple’s been working on a way to invade our living rooms for over 15 years… Read More
By Oliver Haslam on Nov 11, 2011
You’ll probably remember that before the iPhone 4S was announced, it was pretty much open season on rumors. We had all kinds of them.
If you believed the rumors, we were going to get a new, smaller iPhone with a larger screen. It was going to be thinner, too. It was going to be even more awesome than something that’s really awesome, and we were going to need one. Badly.
What we did get was the iPhone 4S, and while we’re not saying that’s a bad thing, it’s no iPhone 5. But was there any truth to some of those iPhone 5 rumors after all? According to one Business Insider source, there may just have been some… Read More
By Sebastien Page on Sep 29, 2011
At this point, there are few things we know for sure about the iPhone 5. But what we can assume from the recent rumors and leaked info is that the device might very well be thinner, and sport a larger screen.
Confident that those rumored specs were likely to make it to the iPhone 5, MacRumors made some very convincing renderings of the future device awhile back. Today, German site Giga.de pushes it farther, with a physical mockup prototype of the iPhone 5… Read More
By Oliver Haslam on Sep 26, 2011
Remember the lost iPhone prototype? No, not the lost iPhone 4 that infamously went missing in a San Francisco bar, but the other one.
The iPhone 5 prototype that apparently took a walkabout in the Cava 22 bar in San Francisco has caused a bit of a stir. First, the San Francisco Police Department said that it didn’t know anything about the situation, and then the SFPD came back with a statement that there was police involvement.
Then came reports that Apple’s own security personell may have been impersonating police officers, and now it appears the real SFPD has asked for surveillance footage from the aforementioned bar… Read More
By Alex Heath on Sep 9, 2011
Apple’s lost iPhone 5 prototype has been making the headlines as of late. The San Francisco police just launched an internal investigation into the scandal, and the prototype is still out there in the wild somewhere.
Funnyman Conan O’Brien has put together a parody Apple video about the lost iPhone prototype. Check it out… Read More
By Alex Heath on Sep 2, 2011
This story keeps getting crazier and crazier. As you recall, we told you the other day that another next gen iPhone prototype was presumably lost at another bar in San Francisco. CNET reported the news, citing unknown sources.
The scandal got even juicier this morning when another report from The San Francisco Weekly unveiled that no police records for the incident actually existed. Apple hadn’t opened an official investigation with the police. Instead, it’s being reported that an Apple security team illegally impersonated police officers and searched a man’s home for the lost iPhone 5 prototype… Read More
By Sebastien Page on Sep 2, 2011
A couple days ago, we were telling you the crazy story of Apple losing yet another iPhone prototype. Like me, you probably were very skeptical when you first read about an Apple employee losing an iPhone 5 prototype in a bar in San Francisco.
The story took a more believable turn when we realized that the source was CNET, a respectable and trustworthy online publication that all of you have heard of before. It was still an incredible story, but because it came from CNET, we didn’t think twice about reporting it, just like every other blog out there.
Things fell apart yesterday when The San Francisco Weekly revealed that the city Police had no record of any complaint from Apple or any investigation going on about that matter. In short, Apple never lost an iPhone 5 prototype… Read More
By Cody Lee on Aug 31, 2011
The infamous Gizmodo/iPhone 4 debacle grabbed all kinds of headlines last year. No one believed that a company as secretive as Apple could let an iPhone prototype device loose in the wild months before it was slated to be announced.
Believe it or not, it’s happened again. CNET is reporting that they have learned that another unreleased iPhone has been lost in a — wait for it — bar in San Francisco… Read More
By Alex Heath on Aug 30, 2011
Leaked iPhone components and parts have been surfacing recently, with the most recent prototype part relating to the allusive iPhone ‘N94′ prototype.
Rumors have been that the next iPhone will feature a larger screen with an edge-to-edge bezel, but this prototype leak indicates a LCD display completely identical to the iPhone 4. It’s believed that the N94 prototype will be a cheaper model very similar to the iPhone 4, and the lower tier device is expected to rely heavily on iCloud for storage and streaming. Read More
By Cody Lee on Aug 5, 2011
Have you ever wanted a convenient way to access your iPhone while in your vehicle? While there’s no shortage of automobile accessories for Apple’s smartphone, none of the ones currently available seem to put your device in a place where it’s easily accessible.
I’m not talking about for texting and driving, but a car stand would be nice for things like answering phone calls or listening to music. Kickstarter project founder Sameer Desai hopes to capitalize on where others have missed the boat with his new product, the Steer Safe… Read More
By Cody Lee on Jul 28, 2011
It would seem like the iPhone 5 rumor mill has been in full swing over the past few days. We’ve seen everything from cases to concepts. Now, 9to5Mac is claiming they have pictures of the real thing.
The same blog that brought us the leaked photos of the purported iPhone 5 case has just published a photo of what they believe to be Apple’s next smartphone. It certainly fits the typical “leaked photo” criteria, as it’s extremely blurry and hard to make out. Could this really be the iPhone 5? Read More
By Alex Heath on Jul 28, 2011
Take this one with a huge grain of salt, but TechCrunch is reporting that it’s received leaked shots of a “light version of the iPhone 4.” These pictures of what looks very much like a jailbroken iPhone 4 come from Tinhte, and TechCrunch makes the point that Tinhte got a white iPhone 4 prototype right with a leaked video back in April.
This iPhone 4 prototype is made of a cheaper build quality, and it matches up pretty well with a couple iPhone 5 case leaks that we reported on yesterday. However, the device doesn’t seem to be any smaller than the current iPhone 4… Read More
By Cody Lee on Jul 7, 2011
We actually haven’t seen too many “leaked photos” of Apple’s next smartphone over the last few weeks. We’ve seen some really cool concepts of what the device might look like, but nothing claiming to be the actual device.
Today, 9to5Mac passes along this photo, of what appears to be the next iPhone, that has been circling the gadget blogs this morning. Though the photo doesn’t offer much information regarding the design of the device, the mysterious gadget does seem to be running a version of iOS… Read More
By Oliver Haslam on Jul 4, 2011
Prototype Apple hardware has a habit of turning up on eBay, so we’re not entirely surprised to see another of the company’s finest show up for auction.
The latest prototype of Apple’s to appear on the popular auction site is an iPhone 4 that, at least according to appearances, is a prototype of the handset we’ve all grown to love since its launch in June of last year… Read More