Oooh boy, Apple’s legendary secrecy standards seem to be a little bit lax lately. You’d think they’d tighten up security after Gizmodo’s now-legendary iPhone leak, which resulted in a collective gasp heard round the web, along with the obligatory lawsuits and raids. you’d think Apple would take precautions to keep this from happening again.
Apparently, another iPhone has been leaked and is being scrutinized by the Vietnamese blog Taoviet. And yes, you got it right: Vietnam. How the next generation iPhone landed in the hands of those guys is beyond me. Well, except for the fact that they allegedly paid $4,000 for it.
This iPhone seems to be a similar model from the one that was leaked a few weeks back, save for a few differences like the missing screws at the bottom. Now we can’t be a hundred percent sure if it’s the real thing – you see the guys at Mashable and Engadget can’t exactly confirm it because, you know, Vietnam – but the innards look suspiciously like the real thing. The processor running this baby looks a lot like the A4 processor running the iPad (if this is true, this is a great deal), and there’s a sticker labeled “N90” inside – which is rumored to be Apple’s internal codename for the next-generation iPhone.
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From the looks of these images, the Vietnamese site has nabbed an honest to goodness 4th generation iPhone — a 16GB model to be exact. It’s clearly pre-production judging by the XXX placeholders on the backside stamp and likely lacks any OS other than a “Bonfire” test routine. Nevertheless, it looks authentic enough that we expect Apple’s henchmen to be busting down the guy’s door before he pries it open to reveal Apple’s chipset of choice.
Now, what do you think of this? Is Apple becoming really lax, or is this one leak already deliberate? Is this making you want the next iPhone, whenever it comes out?