After another iPhone HD prototype leaked in Vietnam earlier, we've been waiting to see the handset show up on video. Happily that's now happened, courtesy of our friends over at Tinhte, and while the video is in Vietnamese it's a good overview of the hardware and a comparison to an existing iPhone 3GS.
Video demo after the cut
A second iPhone HD fourth-generation handset has apparently escaped into the wild, this time in Vietnam, and we're starting to wonder if Apple's much-vaunted security are taking a nap. The 16GB iPhone HD was "found" by Taoviet and matches the previously leaked phone which is the subject of an ongoing legal inquiry.
Update: New teardown photos added after the cut (including one showing an Apple branded CPU)
Just in case you weren't aware, it's almost June. And, other than iPhone's getting released, that generally means that a huge trade show is going to take place. E3, the largest of video game-centric shows is about to kick off, and there's going to be a few huge announcements in store for the event. One of them that might slip through the gate, though, and merely show it's head afterward, is a rumored price drop for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.
As far as contradicting reports go, this one is definitely a big one. It hasn't even been a full day since we told you that the Apple/AT&T iPhone exclusivity deal was inked for five years, starting in 2007, and here we are telling you that a company is hard at work on the advertisement campaign for the next iPhone. And, sure enough, they say it's coming to Verizon Wireless.
Ahh, WWDC 2010. A serious sit-down with developers and Apple working together to polish up the app landscape for the twelve months to come, or a chance to wear Steve Jobs masks and run around making crass Microsoft jokes? If you haven't already got your ticket you'll never know, as this years conference is sold out.
Here we are, it's late Thursday night, and you're staring at your computer screen, catching up on the latest news in the tech industry. We're glad that you've made it to us tonight, and welcome to the latest edition of the Daily Slash. Tonight, in the Best of R3 Media, we've got Google Goggles getting a nice upgrade, a nifty trick to make your iPad work overseas, and supposedly AT&T has worked something out with Apple. In the Dredge 'Net, we've got a MacBook Air knock-off, the future of Austrian phonebooths, and OLET could be better than OLED.
Apple's decision to allow developers "full access to still and video camera data" in iPhone OS 4.0 has had the unexpected side-effect of previewing what's likely to be the next-gen iPhone's video capabilities. According to MacRumors, developers have discovered mention not only of VGA resolution capture, as on the current iPhone 3GS, but of a 1280 x 720 720p HD mode as well.
In the ongoing iPhone HD saga, we've seen the engineer who lost the prototype handset named, various legal strategies played - including an evidence-collecting police raid - and now, finally, the names of the people in the center of all this: the person who took the smartphone from the bar, and his friend who helped him to hawk it around tech blogs. Wired has been chasing down the identity and various details on Brian J. Hogan, the 21 year old who removed the iPhone HD from the bar at which Apple engineer Gray Powell left it, while CNET turned their attention to Sage Robert Wallower, his 27-year-old friend who, they say, acted as "go-between" in negotiating the sale of the prototype.
While the leaked iPhone HD was partially dismantled before being returned to Apple, unfortunately that wasn't enough to confirm who are supplying them with what's expected to be a 5-megapixel camera chip. According to a new report this week, contrary to earlier predictions the next-gen iPhone will use an LG Innotek CMOS, rather than an OmniVision version.