Yet Another New iPhone Gets the Photo Treatment
This time it is from Vietnam. Apparently a Vietnamese business man bought this prototype of the new iPhone for $4000. Of course, he took it apart, took some pictures, and now we’ve got another case of new iPhones in the wild. This is getting a bit tiring, especially when you read the breathless accounts of the major difference between this and the “stolen” iPhone. Two screws are not present around the dock connector as they were on the previous prototype. Whew. We needed to know that. Engadget has photos and a video of the device.
Almost parallel to this story comes word of yet another suicide by a worker at Hon Hai Group, who the Chinese company that works on iPhones. I’m not implying any connection here but my goodness, things are out of control.
05/12/2010 at 5:48 am
China has one of the highest suicide rates in the world with one person committing suicide every two minutes, but nobody here cares unless it affects our iPhone supply.
The great irony is that Hon Hai’s suicide rate is probably below the national average, making it a happier place to work by comparison. One 9to5 commenter claims that is the case (though I question his math). Still probably a fair assessment given that factory jobs are in high demand and the suicide rate is higher in rural areas.
05/12/2010 at 6:40 am
I fail to see how anyone could not be happy making iphones.
Apple needs to kick in the doors of some employees me thinks. Im am digging this new design though. Much more pro imo.
05/12/2010 at 8:05 am
The suicides and work conditions are a sad state indeed.
As for the “iPhones” that are being found. . . me thinks apple is simply finding yet another way for free publicity. I doubt these phones that are showing up are what the new iPhone will be.