Is there such a thing as an Apple iPhone 4G? Maybe. Probably. Who knows? But if the tech blogosphere had an official sport, it would be Apple Rumor Volleyball, and nothing has riled up the technorati more than the speculation surrounding the Apple iPhone 4G, which might – or might not – be unveiled at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference in June.
Here's the latest: A Vietnamese blog called Taoviet has apparently scooped up an Apple iPhone 4G. No word on how the team got their hands on the iPhone 4G, but there are a whole lot of photos, and a video (see below), which show an iPhone remarkably similar in shape and design to the one unveiled by Gizmodo earlier this year. For our part, we remain cautiously hopeful.
Other bloggers, however, are certain Taoviet's iPhone 4G is for real. "It's clearly pre-production judging by the XXX placeholders on the backside stamp and likely lacks a bootable OS, just a 'Bonfire' test routine," writes Wired's Thomas Ricker. "Nevertheless, it looks authentic enough that we expect Apple's henchmen to be busting down the guy's door before he pries it open to reveal Apple's chipset of choice."
Back in April, of course, the popular tech site Gizmodo paid $5K for a next-gen Apple iPhone 4G and posted a lengthy device on the (presumably) forthcoming device. It was a rare breach of security for the famously protective Apple, which responded by getting California police to raid the house of Gizmodo editor Jason Chen.
“I know that it’s slightly agitating that a blog dedicated to technology published all that stuff about your new phone," Comedy Central host Jon Stewart joked at the time. “I’d be pissed too, but you didn’t have to go all 'Minority Report' on his [expletive]. I mean, if you want to break down someone’s door, why don’t you start with AT&T, for God’s sake?" Stewart added. "They make your amazing phone unusable as a phone.”
Anyway, you tell us: Is this video for real?