If you’re either an iPhone user, a geek, or both then this story will have you salivating with giddy excitement. The 4th Generation of the iPhone is expected to be unveiled by Steve Jobs at the WWDC 2010 in June. As is always the case before an Apple event, rumours and speculation about what exactly will be unveiled have hit overdrive. However, thanks to a forgetful Apple employee we don’t have to wonder anymore.
Excitement gathered pace when Gizmodo announced they had got their hands on the 4th Gen iPhone after someone had left one in a bar in Redwood City in California. Normally in this situation the device is an elaborate hoax from a nerd with too much time on his hands, but not this time. A statement from Gizmondo reads; ‘It has come to our attention that Gizmodo is in possession of a device that belongs to Apple. This letter constitutes a formal request that your return the device to Apple.’ ARRRGGGHHH IT’S REAL!!!
So, what do we know about this ‘real’ 4th Gen iPhone? Well, it’s obviously a prototype as it’s not available in shops, so the design could alter. But - it has a front facing camera for video calls, it has an un-upgraded rear camera with flash (no, not Adobe Flash) and a transparent back cover. Coooool.
Of course this could all be a hoax until the next keynote but, still - it feels like we've had a glimpse into the future.