Sir Ryan Block of Engadget offers a rather convincing argument about why the most recently leaked iPhone 2 pictures are “sooooooooooooo faaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaake.” As Ryan puts it, the layout of the iPhone photos in the promotional piece, the text that we quoted from our previous report regarding video chat, the appearance of an Exchange icon that’s nowhere in the banners at Moscone, and the nearness of WWDC 2008 only add up to prove to us this is nothing but a lame attempt to stir up controversy.
We’ve been toying around with the idea that the new Apple iPhone just might be thinner than the original, but if you’re going to add 3G, GPS, and a few other features to the old model, it seems the only way to go is “thicker.” And I’m no hacker, so I’ll take any hacker’s word for it that the 3G iPhone firmware does not indicate support for video chat, or an additional front-facing camera, for that matter. Could the most recent iPhone 2 leaked photos really be the real thing or not?
Ryan also raises points about those “mystery boxes” that Apple has allegedly sent out to resellers, which many suspect has the 3G iPhone in it since it has a notice on top of it that says it can’t be opened until June 10th (a day after the 3G iPhone’s semi-confirmed announcement date).
Fake or not, these iPhone 2 photos are all we’re getting by with now, and for sure WWDC will clear the matter up once Apple CEO Steve Jobs finally takes the helm up on stage. So maybe, just maybe, you may still be able to hold on to the hope that you’ve finally seen the first photos of the upcoming 3G iPhone, even if, admit it, they are too good to be true.
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