Apple (News - Alert) lost an iPhone apparently. Not any iPhone, but a prototype of the not-yet-released OS 4.
The phone was apparently found in a bar in Redwood, Calif., and it made its way to the folks over at Gizmodo, who nicely decided to let us all in on the little secrets of what Apple has in store for us. They dissected it for a week. They couldn’t really play with it because Apple pulled the plug shortly after the phone was lost. However the person who originally found it said it had OS 4 on it, and that would have been before Apple announced OS 4.
And some of the rumors are true, there’s a front-facing video chat camera, a digital camera on the back along with a camera flash, a Micro-SIM card – like the one in the iPad. It does have a better display, a secondary mic for noise cancellation and a larger battery.
Not only are their upgrades, but there are some design change as well. This iPod is a bit heavier, slightly squarer and features a flat back. The screen is also smaller, but not by much and the folks at Gizmodo say the resolution is better. The battery is also larger in this phone.
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Edited by Alice Straight