64GB iPhone 4 prototype leaked

A gadget blog is claiming to have obtained and tested a 64GB iPhone 4 engineering prototype direct from the Foxconn factory. "The owner of this engineered prototype told us that he got it from a source who has a small quantity of these prototypes. They are definitely leaked from Foxconn’s factory in Shenzhen.", "according to the owner, he believes that the next iPhone will bring 64GB storage capacity to users," reported the blog.

There is no news on the price or, in fact, anything else but it seems Apple may be following the capacity increments of the recently released iPad 2. From what we can see in the photos, the obtained device appears to follow the same style as the previous leak, including 'xxGB' markings, a different camera surround, no symbols for volume control and model and FCC identifications of XXXXX and BCG-AXXXXX respectively.

Foxconn, the phone's manufacturer, has only ever shipped 16GB and 32GB models of the iPhone 4 and this leak may be part of a collection of different prototypes with numerous new features on each one, but at least we know this is the real deal for now.

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Artillery said,
What the? Is that a mafia? What's all that money on the table? Where's the coke?

Lol was wondering the same, theres two different kinds of currency xD

More rumors from Apple after the iPad 2 announcement!?, the media needs to find something to attract readers attention.

According to http://www.macrumors.com/

Update: The serial number indicates that this particular prototype was produced in early 2010. So, while Apple may be working on a 64GB iPhone in the future, this particular one was an old prototype that pre-dated the launch of the iPhone 4.

tmaxxtigger said,
According to http://www.macrumors.com/

Update: The serial number indicates that this particular prototype was produced in early 2010. So, while Apple may be working on a 64GB iPhone in the future, this particular one was an old prototype that pre-dated the launch of the iPhone 4.

They may have been working on the 4G's successor already. Wouldn't surprise me if the next phone isnt the iPhone 5 but the iPhone 4GS

Obtained and tested.. prototype...???

Surely its exactly the same as all the other iphone 4's just with a bit more memory!!

Ive got a 32gb 3gs, use about 8gb of space, and listen to about 5 albums worth of music... Wouldnt want to carry round 1000's of songs, id never know what to listen too!!

Nashy said,
Why would it be running an old version?

so the guy showing us the iPhone can confirm the storage + its come from foxcon and so it wont have the latest version of iOS yet...

64GB iPhone? How is this amazing news? We've seen Apple's iTouchs and and iPhones released over time with double the amount space as the last. It was only a matter of time before the 64GB iPhone came out.

Although it is nice to know that the 64GB iPhone will hit the shelves soon.

The Protagonist said,

ok then, you can supply apple a 500Gb SSD that costs less than 100$

Actually why use SSD? Phones can just build in a microsd card?

Forefall said,
64 GB... Why is 64 GB such a big deal? Give me a 500 GB iPhone.
I don't really think having a small hard disk in your mobile phone would be that great.

hotdog963al said,
I don't really think having a small hard disk in your mobile phone would be that great.

I have over 55,000 songs on my itunes, they really need to try harder.

TerryGFX said,

I have over 55,000 songs on my itunes, they really need to try harder.

That's why you can get an iPod with 160Gb capacity.

TerryGFX said,

I have over 55,000 songs on my itunes, they really need to try harder.

Do you really need all of them on a phone?

Lamp0 said,

Do you really need all of them on a phone?

I have an iPod and an iPhone, and people always ask why I have both. Simple - my iPhone is a phone. I don't want to eat up the battery playing music through it, plus it only has a small capacity. Even if it did have a larger capacity a large chunk of the space would be taken up by other things - on an iPod all thats on it is music, as that's what it's for!

jamesyfx said,

I have an iPod and an iPhone, and people always ask why I have both. Simple - my iPhone is a phone. I don't want to eat up the battery playing music through it, plus it only has a small capacity. Even if it did have a larger capacity a large chunk of the space would be taken up by other things - on an iPod all thats on it is music, as that's what it's for!


I find it very funny when people call the iPhone "just a phone". The only reason I don't have all my songs on the "phone" is because I can't. I don't spend my day figuring out excuses to why it's useless to have all my songs on my portable device.

TerryGFX said,

I have over 55,000 songs on my itunes, they really need to try harder.

So you've spent close to $55,000 on songs? You need to find a better hobby then =/

xbamaris said,

So you've spent close to $55,000 on songs? You need to find a better hobby then =/


Hmm, was going to say something witty, but nah. You're ****ing stupid.

xbamaris said,

So you've spent close to $55,000 on songs? You need to find a better hobby then =/

I'm a hip hop junkie. my hobby? I'm a web designer, technician, mechanic, music producer, and much more, what else?

The Protagonist said,

ok then, you can supply apple a 500Gb SSD that costs less than 100$

At the price of an iPhone I would expect nothing less than a 500GB SSD

jamesyfx said,

I have an iPod and an iPhone, and people always ask why I have both. Simple - my iPhone is a phone. I don't want to eat up the battery playing music through it, plus it only has a small capacity. Even if it did have a larger capacity a large chunk of the space would be taken up by other things - on an iPod all thats on it is music, as that's what it's for!

You are aware that iPhone is just an iPod...right? The iPod Touch is the foundation for the iPhone. Apple yes released iPhone before the Touch, but the Touch was developed first. Even Job said the Touch was teh training wheels for iPhone.

Those images that are now being put at the top of each article - they're an unwanted distraction. It's kind of irritating tbh.

K.John said,
Those images that are now being put at the top of each article - they're an unwanted distraction. It's kind of irritating tbh.

Couldn't agree more.

K.John said,
Those images that are now being put at the top of each article - they're an unwanted distraction. It's kind of irritating tbh.

They're ugly and pointless. Where did they come from?

EDIT: And isn't it Apple Inc.?

Examinus said,

They're ugly and pointless. Where did they come from?

EDIT: And isn't it Apple Inc.?


My understanding is that the images are meant to add some colour to what otherwise might just be text - but your feedback is being heard.

K.John said,
Those images that are now being put at the top of each article - they're an unwanted distraction. It's kind of irritating tbh.

What images are you talking about??

Brody McKee said,

My understanding is that the images are meant to add some colour to what otherwise might just be text - but your feedback is being heard.

I think I know exactly why.

The image at the top is a crowded mashup of poor photography.

Compare it to your past posts that also contain photos, and yet they still look good, that the slidesshow below the article is worth watching.

roadwarrior said,

What images are you talking about??

There was an image at the top of the article that just had the Apple logo, the word Apple and rumours in it. And it was quite large. They've removed it now.