“Rumors say a Verizon-bound iPhone will be out in January, and that prototypes are out there in the wild,” Daniel Ionescu reports for PCWorld. “That’s pretty much like Loch Ness monster stories, a story rumored to oblivion for years, but never came to fruition. That’s unless a photo set from a blogger actually depicts the mythical CDMA iPhone.”
“A blogger, who identifies himself as Richy Rich, claims to have live shots of a CDMA iPhone prototype,” Ionescu reports. “The prototype is said be codenamed N92DVT (Device Verification Test), which is a step above the model the ever-scoopful John Gruber mentioned back in August.”
Ionescu reports, “The origin of this mysterious CDMA iPhone prototype is said to be ‘from a repair shop in Vietnam,’ which if you remember, is where leaks of new unibody MacBooks, camera-equipped iPod touches, and iPhone 4 shots came from earlier this year.”
Full article, with links and photo, here.
Richy Rich reports, “I was told that the side of the device does in fact have a micro-sim slot, like the current GSM-only variant… The device is running a test operating system, similar to the ‘inferno’ operating system that was found on the iPhone 4 beta images and video that leaked from Vietnam earlier this year, which was also a ‘DVT’ unit.”
Full article, with more photos, here.