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Fake: More Possible iPhone 3G 2009 Shots Reveal Video Chat

From the same source as this possible leak comes a few shots of what could be video chat on the iPhone. Who knows. UPDATE: This image is fake.

But, supposing it’s real, it’s interesting to note that it appears to be on Wi-Fi. It’s possible that it’s like Skype and SlingPlayer and only work over Wi-Fi. On the other hand, we can’t make that conclusion yet, but since video chat is a “data” service, it makes sense that it goes over whatever “data” service you’re currently on (Wi-Fi or 3G). And it may be a simple photoshop anyway—just load and image, then add the green light in Photoshop (as shown here). In any case, remember to check out our liveblog on Monday to see the real iPhone reveal. [Nowhereelsethanks Brendan]

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Is This Really the iPhone 3G 2009?

Most of the rumors and speculation say that there wasn’t going to be video-conferencing in the new iPhone 3G 2009. However, a last-minute batch of images point to the contrary. Or do they? Update

In the image above, the iPhone on the left—published by a french blog—looks like it still has its factory plastic cover. You can see that the speaker grill has been moved up, and that there’s a spot that may be the front-facing camera. Updated

The one on the right could be the new iPhone 3G 2009’s bezel according to a Chinese original parts wholesaler. It has the speaker in the same location, but there are significant differences on the size of that opening. Indeed, there seems to be a good match in size. The opening on the left seems to be a little irregular, but it could be an effect of the lighting and the picture’s bad quality.

Of course, both images could be false but assuming one may be the real thing, there seems to be a mismatch. but they seem to match.

Update: the two images above are fake.

Here you have the two pictures that appeared in a second post in the same french site. There is clearly a difference between the two of them: The green lights—which indicate that the front-facing camera is working—are clearly on different places.

But that is not all. There are a lot more inconsistencies in these images than that. When you pass both through the Shadows and Lighting filter in Photoshop CS4, you can see that other things seem to be wrong: First, the iPhone on the left seems to have a chrome rim. On the right, the iPhone’s rim looks like the rim of the iPod touch. On the first one, the videoconferencing itself can be easily faked by loading a picture and adding the green light later. On the second one, it doesn’t make much sense to allow to record video from the front-facing camera when there’s no clear way in the interface to select the camera you want to use.

In any case, the bottom line here is that there seems to be a lot of inconsistencies in these images. To the point that all of them may be fake (and indeed they are fake.)

Tune in to discover the real iPhone 3G 2009 in our WWDC 2009 liveblog, this monday, June 8.

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First iPhone 3G 2009 Screens Look Very Real To Me

I’m looking at these images from a Hong Kong blog, and they totally look like The Real Thing™ to me. Sure they are blurry, but those applications’ user interface definitely screams Apple design. The gallery shows the compass and autofocus in action—which can’t work in current hardware.



These could very well be the first shots of the new iPhone, featuring the new compass in action—which the current iPhone lacks—and video functions, as well as the autofocus in the camera. They look like polished new Apple applications. You can also see how the camera app can change between video and still modes, as well as the autofocus overlay—I wonder if you could change focus with your finger—and MMS screens.

The more I look at these images, the more I’m convinced they are the real deal. The compass and the autofocus are hardware functions which are not supported by the current phone, which explains why these apps are not part of any of the iPhone OS 3.0 betas. As we get closer to WWDC, it seems that some stuff may be starting to leak. We saw potential parts from the next-generation iPhone 3G and what may be a new finish.

And I like the shot of the car’s dashboard—which in theory was taken with its new camera. [UMPC Fever via The iPhone Blog]

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iPhone Getting Direct iTunes TV and Movie Downloads

Supposedly discovered through a Twitterfon ad, these are screens of an iTunes video store for the iPhone, which would let you download movies and TV shows directly to your iPhone or iTouch. AllThingsD found actual links to the skeleton store, suggesting it’s indeed legit, and presumably Wi-Fi only. [AppleInsider, AllThingsD]

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News: Report: Next-generation iPhone specs confirmed?

Suggesting that he has direct knowledge of the features of Apple’s next-generation iPhone, Daring Fireball’s John Gruber claims that recent rumors “are indeed accurate” that the new iPhone will include a magnetometer and improved camera with autofocus capabilities, a higher-resolution image sensor and video recording features. While the device’s video feature will not be spectacular, he suggests, it will be convenient,…

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Rumor: New iPhone To Have Improved Screen, Simple Video Editing

BusinessWeek reports information from an unnamed source who they say is “familiar with Apple’s plans” stating that the upcoming iPhone rumored for later this year will include an “improved screen”, as well as the ability to easily edit video on the device and send it directly to friends. It is not known what the source means by “improved”, such as if this could be a resolution increase or the switch to OLED (wiki) technology that was rumored back in March.

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Next iPhone to Have Onboard Video Editing Software?

Pete Burrows has it from a source “familiar with Apple’s plans” that the next iPhone will include video (yeah?), an iMovie app for basic on-phone editing, plus loads of video sharing options. [BusinessWeek via Macrumors]

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Next iPhone to Easily Record, Edit and Share Movies?

Considering all the leaked evidence of video recording and editing in the iPhone 3.0 beta, it’s not really a stretch to predict that the next iPhone will offer long-requested video features. Still, Businessweek’s Peter Burrows confirms that to be th…

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iPhone to Become One Stop Video Production Shop?

Business Week (via Daring Fireball) is adding fuel to the rumors of Apple’s iPhone 3.0 may not only be shooting video come WWDC, but editing and sharing as well:

I’ve spoken with a source that is familiar with Apple’s plans for the next iPhone, which may well be announced at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference in early June. Evidently, shooting video is as easy as it is with a Flip, the ingenious device made by Pure Digital (recently purchased by Cisco). Then there’s an iMovie app that lets you quickly save the sections you want, right there on the phone itself. There may also be support for MMS, so the clips can be shared wirelessly with friends. And because of the iPhone’s relatively large screen, your friends don’t have to schlep to your PC or their Facebook page to see that video of your kids or your safari. Just hand them your iPhone.

Questing — will this only be available on the next generation iPhone or will current (and older) iPhones be so blessed, lower-quality camera and processors not withstanding?

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iPhone to Become One Stop Video Production Shop?


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