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New Photos Claim Aluminum Back Cover for iPhone 4G

New Photos Claim Aluminum Back Cover for iPhone 4G

Posted April 15, 2010 at 1:42pm by iClarified
New photos claiming to be of the back cover for the upcoming iPhone 4G have surfaced online, according to MacRumors.

The site believes the authenticity of the photos is questionable since their meta data indicates that they have passed through Photoshop CS4.

Text on the back of the claimed shell indicate that it is a 64 GB model, and the first line of small text includes Apple's traditional "Designed by Apple in California Assembled in China" information. Unfortunately, the images are not of high enough quality to interpret the second line of text, which would contain the model number and FCC and IC ID numbers.

What do you think?

*Update: A French 3D modeler called Jpog has admitted to making these images with 3DS Max.

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New Photos Claim Aluminum Back Cover for iPhone 4G

New Photos Claim Aluminum Back Cover for iPhone 4G

New Photos Claim Aluminum Back Cover for iPhone 4G
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Vivian - August 16, 2012 at 3:41am
What a beautiful, happy cupole. The two of you are gorgeous. So glad that Gino supports you, that is so important. It really does take two. You should do a book signing in Daytona Beach, Fl Hmmm maybe on the Daytona Speedway, perhaps you could start the race or better yet sing. Your voice is so beautiful or do a signing across the way at Barnes and Noble. By the way can't find your CD, ya should make more copies. I am so impressed by you, you are well educated and so talented. I listened to your voice overs, documentary and songs. Oh my!!! You are amazing. Your voice is so beautiful and clear. You should be very proud of yourself. I am sure Gino is very proud of you. Please do a signing in Daytona Beach, Fl I would definitely be there .if not maybe you could sign one for me after I purchase it; although would love to meet such a gracious lady. Anyway do not want to take up much of your time. Miss ya on QVC. Hope you are enjoying your new life and thank you Gino for supporting Lisa you have one terrific gal and she has one terrific guy. Good Luck to you both. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!! God BlessFran
Sridhar - November 24, 2012 at 5:29am
There is a crtciial shortage of informative articles like this.
Diaz - August 13, 2012 at 11:54pm
Lisa, You and Gino are a such cute couple, and I could alywas tell you and he have a special relationship by your stories on the Q and his phone calls to you while on the air. You two are blessed to have eachother don't waste a minute of it. By the way, thank you for letting us have a peek into your life We just want to keep in touch with you. I miss watching you on the Q! You were so fun to watch you made me laugh with your little stories. You are so genuine, Lisa. You were never ever afraid to talk about your faith and God and for that I truly admire you.And, girl, who knew all the wonderful talent you have??? Not only are you beautiful inside and out, but you sing beautifully, you write, you speak publicly, you're witty and on and on and on! I read the part of your book that you posted, and I loved it! Can't wait to read more. The way you described it made me feel like I was right there next to you watching the whole thing. Well, Miss Lisa, I wish you and Gino, and your families a very blessed Christmas and a 2011 that's alot like Heaven . Love ya Girl, Michele
John - August 13, 2012 at 6:42pm
The POLK FAMILY rocks!!!!!! Heather you and Jeff nailed it. I was cheneirg for you to take what was behind the curtain!!!! You both did an amazing job. Can't wait to see the room. Judy
KnightHawk - April 16, 2010 at 7:04am
These pictures are true. I know it is a bit shocking to many of us. It is all aluminum at the back, except for the bottom where the thickness will be a bit thin for the antenna. Unfortunately, there is no flash even this time but a 5MP camera. Also it will sport (exclusively designed by JBL) stereo speakers down. I know that many cant believe, but that is the truth... Wait and see on the 18th of June and its not the 22nd.
Jay - April 16, 2010 at 11:54am
Oh and when was the last time Apple announced a product on a Friday? NEVER
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asaadsaleh - April 16, 2010 at 3:45am
heh the third pic shows odd prespective of the logo and the text which is thus 100% fake and why the first shot should be on the floor :D
dukeboxer - April 16, 2010 at 2:38am
This is a fake. A while ago, someone posted photos of an aluminum back that he had made in his shop. There were many different versions. I can't find the link but, this is one of the photos. I also think the cell service quality would be greatly reduced if it did have an aluminum backing.
john - April 16, 2010 at 1:20am
well, it's not possible to connect to cell phone networks with a fully aluminum body, we know that...
fredders - April 16, 2010 at 2:01am
Those spy pica are always bad quality, as pics on flying saucers! :) But speaking about aluminium or other metal...there was alot talk about a ceramic body a few years ago, apple patented stuff that had to do with ceramic bodies for phones...hmmmm, wich probably would let thru the radiosignals...scratchproof too :)
yas9in - April 16, 2010 at 12:37am
It's pretty clear it's fake, I think they used an ipad picture, removed some stuff, replaced the ipad name with iPhone, blurred the part where the model number and FCC ID would go and it went through Photoshop didn't it? The silent switch is it's only weakness, if I hade t seen it, i'd believe it to be real.
M - April 15, 2010 at 11:32pm
Its FAKE. Look at the 3rd pic. The words are at the wrong angle. They are almost vertical when they should be more slanting towards the left.
Burc - April 16, 2010 at 1:55am
Yeah, you are certainly right. Good ascertain.
Caio Marinho
Caio Marinho - April 15, 2010 at 9:35pm
Total fake!! That's a macbook pro unibody with some totaly cheap photoshop on it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Jay - April 15, 2010 at 10:03pm
After looking at this numerous times... I believe you are right!
MikeM - April 15, 2010 at 7:00pm
Actually it's consistent in several ways with the iPad's case design, including the sharp radius on the edge. Look at the iPad 360 view at Apple's site. But I doubt if it's real because the curve on the back doesn't look smooth enough.
Jay - April 15, 2010 at 10:05pm
It cant be for a Phone though. Cell Phone Radios can not pass through Aluminum this is why the iPhone 2G and iPad 3G are not completely metal.
Nuredin - August 16, 2012 at 5:08am
iPad 2 features are quite good enuogh. If the iPad 3 does not have that much difference with the iPad2 then, you are wasting your time waiting for the iPad3. The A5 chip and the 10 hours battery life i guess is good enuogh.
oguzbir - April 15, 2010 at 6:30pm
this is %99.99 rendered in a 3D program, posibbly an unbiased renderer ex:maxwell renderer. Also take notice of the curve part of back its simply bad 3d modeling. Apple never design things with sharp corners.
ldas - April 15, 2010 at 6:28pm
look at the silent switch socket, you can see straight through to the table, TOTAL FAKE LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Mac - April 15, 2010 at 9:10pm
its called a shadow smart ass
Spydaz - April 16, 2010 at 7:17am
That is too rough for an iPhone chassis. Look at the bottom back, way too rough for apple. This was made in someones garage!!! And the 3rd pics brand stamping is way off...
john - April 15, 2010 at 5:38pm
what no flash again??? terrible Apple needs to put a flash on there phones this looks like a HTC HD2
samK - April 15, 2010 at 5:13pm
wth would apple make a boxy back? that's so not apple. looks bullshit to me.
Emad Shaabani
Emad Shaabani - April 15, 2010 at 3:39pm
This looks almost identical to a iPhone backcover i designed in SolidWorks. Looks very nice, hope that the iPhone 4G will look like this!
fateman - April 15, 2010 at 3:35pm
its definitely fake, just look at the last picture, tho iPhone text and the text beneath are not aligned as it should be..just pasted over..
Noman - April 15, 2010 at 5:45pm
for sure, compare the angle of the text on the top photo against the bottom one. They're both wrong and in the opposite direction to each other.
eLL Mobile Maldives
eLL Mobile Maldives - April 15, 2010 at 3:32pm
this could be just a picture
Sean Milliken
Sean Milliken - April 15, 2010 at 2:35pm
Bullshit! If this was genuine, it means no flash for the camera?!
ferman! - April 15, 2010 at 2:02pm
yea that looks SO fake! it looks like an iPad laying on wood floor...
Steve Anderson
Steve Anderson - April 15, 2010 at 2:10pm
Plus the iPhone 4.0 has a flash no flash on thst
Juac - April 15, 2010 at 3:10pm
How are you so sure there's a flash?? Everything is just rumors at this point!! I agree that the pictures are fake though. I hope it does look like the ipad case
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