Is this Apple’s iPhone?

“OK everybody, alright, get it all out of your systems now. WWDC’s in a few days, and the predominant rumor is that the iPhone is what we’re going to get from it. Apple knows we want it, and we know they’re working on it,” Ryan Block writes for Engadget.

Block writes, “Hell, at this point the only mystery is why they’re bothering to keep it such a secret, but so long as they’re withholding it from the general public, we’re going to be invariably baited into running possibly-photoshopped images of what could be ads depicting the device everyone’s been waiting for. According to this particular rendition it’s going to be called iChat Mobile…”

Full article, with bigger “photos,” here.

Oh, yeah, there’s a video of it, too:

Direct link to video via YouTube:

MacDailyNews Take: This is ridiculous, all of this iPhone nonsense. We’ve been testing iPhones for Apple for well over a year now and we can tell you for sure that the prototypes we’ve seen don’t… er, well, they certainly aren’t… Oh, here, see for yourself.

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  1. Thanks, MDN, for the laugh and for reminding me of my favorite, all time funniest Steve Martin Movie, a parody of Humphry Bogart’s classic film.

    The Maltese Falcon:
    Sexy client: “If you want me, just whistle. You know how to whistle, don’t you? You just put your lips together and blow!”)

    The Man With Two Brains:
    Sexy client: “If you want to reach me, just dial. You know how to dial, don’t you? You just put your finger in the hole and make circles”

  2. I think it’s real, but I don’t think it’s what most people think. This particular device is not the “iPhone” cell phone. I think it is more of an accessory. It will most likely be iChat capabilities in hardware form over wifi, or maybe bluetooth. but most likely wifi, which could allow you to use it at any hot spot anywhere. And if Apple is including enhanced/integrated VoIP capabilities for iChat with Leopard, as some “reports” (rumors) indicate, then potentially a dial-in number that will essentially give us a VoIP handset. Just my take.

  3. fake
    not fake
    messed draweres
    does it do bluetooth?

    honestly, it looks convincing, but then again, who knows? I’ll wait until the WWDC to see what Jobsinator unleashes.

  4. MC No Shame: Thank you for cover the gambit of my emotions! You saved me alot of typing!

    Mascker: What if it could control your TV? What if it can control your Mac? What if it’s just more than a phone?

  5. It’s definitely fake. Look at the proportions. It’s almost a 1:3 ratio width to height, so if the phone were 2″ wide it’d be about 6″ tall, and since it doesn’t appear to fold like a flip phone, carrying it around would be extremely awkward. Sorry guys, try again.

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