One of the biggest surprises of 2010 in the IT industry might be Apple’s sudden inability to keep its upcoming products hidden from the public eye. A company generally well-known for its secrecy, however, Apple has been losing the next generation iPhones left and right.
This time, some photos and video of another iPhone 4G prototype appeared on Vietnamese site Taoviet.vn.
This new prototype is very similar to the one Gizmodo bought last month, but there are some minor differences; for example, this one lacks the screws at the bottom. Furthermore, this new device has been turned on, revealing an image of an explosion and the sign “Inferno” on the screen.
There are a few interesting aspects to these images that were not seen in the original leak. The case design is identical, but notably, the back shows that this is a 16GB model. The previous leak showed “XXGB” written on the back.
As always, it’s possible that this device is fake, although the number of images (including a full teardown of the device) and the video (embedded below), suggest it’s real. [via MacRumors and Engadget]