MacDailyNews Exclusive: Leaked images of Motorola Apple iTunes phone?

MacDailyNews has come into possession of a Motorola presentation that looks to be genuine and includes images of what’s purported to be the Motorola ROKR Apple iTunes phone. The slides are accompanied with brief text titles, “ROKR: Kick “A” Music for the Masses – [Apple Logo] Apple – Seamless Mobility 1.0.” Apple and Motorola had not returned requests for comment at the time of this publication. Yesterday we reported on a story by Engadget (see related article below) that contained a similar image of the full phone (top left shot in our image montage). The images we’ve assembled below show the unit in greater detail.

Buttons that seem to be for “Play/Pause,” “Skip forward/FF,” “Skip backward/Rewind,” possibly a dedicated “Volume” button, what could be a “Hold/Power” button, and what looks to be a combination “Keypad/Click Wheel” (Click Key Wheel? Click Pad Wheel?) appear in the images. The unit appears to come with a camera feature and also a sort of mini joystick thing above the “Keypad/Click Wheel.”

Remember, we have no confirmation from Apple or Motorola that this is indeed the “iTunes phone.” Isn’t the thing supposed to be iPod white.

Related MacDailyNews articles:
Apple iTunes phone image shown by Motorola execs in Beijing? – June 28, 2005
Apple’s iTunes 4.9 contains many hints of iTunes music phone – June 28, 2005
Cingular Wireless considering selling Motorola Apple iTunes mobile phone – June 24, 2005
Motorola CEO: Apple iTunes mobile phone on track for July debut, carriers not balking – May 18, 2005
Motorola expects to launch first Apple iTunes phone this summer, second iTunes phone in 4th quarter – May 11, 2005
Motorola’s Apple iTunes phone software screenshots posted online – May 11, 2005
Will cellphones eat Apple’s iPod or vice versa? – May 09, 2005
Bona fide Apple iPod killer? Nokia’s 4GB mobile ‘jukebox’ phone due by Christmas – April 28, 2005
Can mobile phones and telecoms kill Apple’s golden iPod+iTunes combo? – April 26, 2005
Motorola CEO Zander: Apple iTunes phone due ‘in the next few months’ – April 20, 2005
RUMOR: Apple’s iTunes Mobile 1.0 to be ready by June – April 20, 2005
Verizon, Sprint, other wireless companies balk at carrying Apple’s and Motorola’s ‘iPod phone’ – April 19, 2005
Motorola to unveil iRadio – PC to Mobile to Car Stereo service – April 18, 2005
Will Motorola’s Apple iTunes phone make it to market? – March 28, 2005
BusinessWeek: What’s going on with the Motorola Apple iTunes mobile phone? – March 24, 2005
So who’s really delaying the Motorola iTunes phone anyway? – March 21, 2005
Motorola exec: Apple iTunes phone debut delayed by Steve Jobs; phones will launch in 2005 – March 16, 2005
Motorola’s Apple iTunes phone in trouble? – March 14, 2005
Motorola says iTunes phone unveiling delay not caused by dispute with carriers – March 10, 2005
Motorola says it’s working on more iTunes phones, some models ‘can store eight hours of music’ – March 10, 2005
Motorola indefinitely postpones Apple iTunes phone unveiling – March 10, 2005
Motorola’s ‘ROKR’ Apple iTunes mobile phone to be unveiled this Thursday – March 06, 2005
Motorola’s yet-to-be-unveiled ‘ROKR’ phone will be first Apple iTunes phone – February 16, 2005
Nokia to use Microsoft’s music formats on its handsets – February 15, 2005
Motorola E1060 not, repeat not, the iTunes phone – February 16, 2005
Motorola executive previews iTunes Phone at CES, syncs to iTunes like an Apple iPod – January 06, 2005
Apple’ prodigious hardware and software design skills may help Motorola create iPod phone – December 28, 2004
Apple, Motorola iTunes on cell phones a harmonious deal that benefits both companies – August 05, 2004
Motorola posts Steve Jobs’ Apple iTunes announcement video – July 28, 2004
Apple, Motorola iTunes deal not exclusive, debuts Apple’s licensing of FairPlay DRM – July 27, 2004
Motorola and Apple to bring iTunes Music Player to Motorola’s next-gen mobile phones – July 26, 2004


  1. Is it just me, or does it look like the front – including the iPod-like display and touch wheel – flips up? Stupid question – do they make 2-way LCD’s? If so, that pretty damn cool.

  2. well those new images are different from the 2 engadget had.. i think..

    but really.. the XBOX comparaisons are obvious..

    which makes you think..noooo Apple wouldn’t do that…

    more and more i think it’s real..


    Check the iTunes logo. What color is it?

  3. What’s the betting that the itunes functionality will use the scroll wheel and be ipod like but that all the regular phone functions will be like any crappy phone and force you to use the stupid joystick type controller and be a pain in the ass?

  4. To those of you who say it’s not an exclusive citing yesterday’s report – well, yesterday’s report was rumor-based. I’m assuming MDN has more solid evidence to back this up (like the additional photos, we got more today than yesterday).

    So yesterday = rumor

    Today = Fact / More Fact-ious (i.e. exlusive!)

  5. Not an exclusive, its been all over. I read and saw the images on Slashdot around 4am this morning. I believe someone already announced them as fake already as well.

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