How close is iPhone prototype to final product?

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The bar code attached to the misplaced Apple prototype found in Redwood City, believed to be an iPhone 4G, which reportedly reveals what stage of production the device was in.

“‘N90’ is Apple’s codename for the fourth-generation GSM iPhone, slated for release this June or July,” Gruber writes for Daring Fireball. “‘DVT’ stands for ‘design verification test,’ an Apple production milestone.

“The DVT milestone is very late in the game; based on this, I now believe that this unit very closely, if not exactly, resembles what Apple plans to release.”

imageMuch of the latest iPhone’s internal hardware has been reorganized, according to Gizmodo, making room for a 19% percent larger battery.

The device has two separate buttons for volume in place of a rocker, a front-facing video chat camera, and many other modifications.

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