Photos of white next-gen iPhone reportedly leak online

Case Mate Chrome iPhone Cases“Though we aren’t able to verify this ourselves, Chinese site has a couple shots of what it claims to be the white next-gen iPhone, almost fully assembled (the front plate looks like it hasn’t been snapped in all the way) and casually lounging next to the black model we’ve gazed upon so many times at this point,” Ross Miller reports for Engadget.

Full article, with photo, here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “TheMightyFinder” for the heads up.]


  1. Is just me, or are the screws on the bottom back? I have a theory, the phone with the screws is either a) the international model or, b) the Verizon model. While the more polished, screwless model (no pun) is the US ATT model. Sounds plausible to me.

  2. @5280420,
    I think the models with the screws are just prototypes and it is easier (and maybe cheaper, too) to make them than the final model.

    It could also be that those models are prototypes made in Cupertino and not overseas.

  3. There are now bounties for pre-release iPhones.

    An assembly worker could live for a year on what he/she makes selling this stuff.

    That’s checkbook journalism for ya’. Flash-the-pan fun but at what cost?
    If stolen iPhones represented political dissent, they’d never see the light of day.

    The submarine media then has the nerve to bring us news of the factory workers death, label it Apple’s fault, to ensure they garner hits, so they can continue to put bread on the table.

    The bigger the footprint, the bigger the target, that’s what I always say.

  4. @radioflyer–

    Me too! I’ve had my original iPhone for three years now, and I’m definitely ready for the next one. I’ve only held out this long because I’m hoping for something beyond 60 GB, in order to replace my 60 GB iPod, at the same time.

    I’m ready either way. I’ll be disappointed if they don’t offer at least 64 GB, but I would be ecstatic for something even larger!

  5. Steve never ceases to amaze. This whole ramp up to the next gen iPhone is a new page in marketing genius.

    Through carefully orchestrated “leaks” Steve has managed to create a frenzy over the new version which, according to dozens of media reports, will be playing catch up to competing phones from several competitors and their open networks.

    And, we are told, the new iPhone doesn’t really catch up but we are all now in such a dither to get our hands on one that it doesn’t matter. Genius.

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