Redwood City bar flooded with lost prototypes as others try to create Apple-like buzz

He tells the story of one Palm engineer, blatantly wearing his Palm ID badge, who kept saying “I hope I remember to take my prototype home!” loudly enough that some actually moved away from his table.


Regarding the thickness of the alleged iPhone 4G


It’s attractive, no question, but it sure looks thick to me.

Despite appearances, at .37 inches the alleged Apple prototype is actually quite a bit thinner than the current model’s .48.

It shows what Apple knew all along, tapering the edge, and using black, gives the appearance of thinness. The first 3G model was slightly thicker than the original, so the new plastic back was designed to help hide this fact. If the next generation iPhone is indeed thinner, they can go back to a more-straightforward design, albeit at the cost of it looking thicker.

An iPhone 4G Found in a bar? Someone from Apple is almost certainly unemployed today.

It was found lost in a bar in Redwood City, camouflaged to look like an iPhone 3GS. We got it. We disassembled it. It’s the real thing, and here are all the details.


A convincing argument that this is indeed the next iPhone.

(No link, since it seems now this is actually a stolen prototype, but you won’t have a problem finding a million sites linking to it.)