Lost and found - a second iPhone prototype
What's that distant sound of wailing and gnashing of teeth? It's the sound of Steve Jobs as he realises another iPhone prototype has disappeared from Cupertino and ended up in the hands of geeks, who have subsequently dismantled it for the world to see. The bastards.
According to MacRumours, the test unit was bought in the US by a a Vietnamese businessman. Odd that it should end up taken apart and photographed for the public display, then - why would a Vietnamese businessman buy it, to then see it dismantled? That's not usually how industrial espionage works, and it's not what you'd do if you'd spent (presumably) a lot of money on a valuable prototype.
So is it a fake? It doesn't appear to be; the unit is near-identical to that which turned up in a bar up last month (with some small differences to the build), meaning this is very likely to be the shape and style of the next iPhone. The key difference is that this model switches on, but only to display some sort of diagnostic screen. The guts of the phone reveal near-identical tech to the previous prototype.
The only saving grace for Jobs is that the YouTube video is in Vietnamese, meaning nobody in the English-speaking world will learn of Apple's insidious plan to collect DNA samples from owners for their global database of cocksockets: