Browsing around I bumped into this newspost on CrunchGear. They claim to have leaked pictures of the iPhone 3g / iPhone 2nd generation. Engadget.com had his own opion on the pictures: I’ll quote both articles below and you can check the pictures on the bottom. Take a look!
It wasnâ€™t long ago that my inbox was full of screen caps from an image editing program of a new iPod, it was a fat yet small iPod that we now know as the 3rd gen Nano. We posted the photos and were later told by Appleâ€™s legal team to take them down.
A similar tipster tonight has very generously given us these pics of the iPhone 2, or iPhone 3G as some are calling it. Like the Fat Nano from last summer, the images come from Apple or AT&T promotional material that shows not just the new iPhone, but also gives away a couple secrets.
Itâ€™s thinner than the current model, for sure, with a more MacBook Air-like bezeling. Itâ€™s got stereo speakers on the back and what appears to be the same screen as the current generation. But the real news here isnâ€™t the Exchange support, but the front facing camera for iChat AV.
Oh yes, itâ€™s there. Not only is the new iPhone smaller and more capable, but it also comes in red as part of the Product (Red) campaign, like many iPods do.
Buy a 3G, video-chatting iPhone and fight AIDS. We like it. Hit the jump for the rest of the pics.
[UPDATE] After some painstaking image manipulation, the text of the iChat blurb reads as below:
Video just became a little more fun. Start a real time video chat with other AT&T subscribers via 3G networking, or with iChat buddies via WiFi. The video calling revolution has begun.
So you can do video chat with your iChat buddies, but only via WiFi. Otherwise itâ€™s phone to phone. Interesting.
[UPDATE] 2 See that part about about Windows XP or Vista being needed? Many people are saying itâ€™s proof these are fake. No, we think Appleâ€™s launching iChat for Windows, just like they did Safari. You heard us.
Article on engadget.com:
It’s a few days before a big Apple event, and you know what that means: a ridiculous amount of really bad fake Apple product shots. Actually, you have to hand it to this first guy, pictured above. It’s mildly convincing and sites are starting to pick it up — the story goes some dude grabbed these pics from a Photoshop template his friend was working on and then posted it to Flickr, a scenario reminiscent of those iPod nano phatty shots that turned out to be real. Except there are a few issues with this one:
- Our source who played with the 3G iPhone told us explicitly there is no front-facing videoconferencing camera.
- Even still, when we were ferreting around the new 3G iPhone firmware today, we were keeping an eye out for altered or additional camera drivers, something to indicate a front-facing camera. Nothing.
- The text explanation for Exchange and iChat are so bad as to make the whole thing unbelievable. (Apple’s doing video chat for Windows? Huh?) But that’s not all!
- Say, wouldn’t that exchange logo be in the Apple banner that’s up at the Moscone right now? All the other iPhone icons are.
- No Apple design would be laid out the way this guy’s got his page laid out here.
- Bottom line: looks pretty, but so very fake.