Photos of possible 4th-gen iPhone surface.

imageA working model or possible prototype of the iPhone 4G, expected to be announced this June, has reportedly turned up in San Jose featuring 80GB of storage and a front-facing camera.

Engaget presents evidence that the device in question is indeed previously unseen Apple iPhone hardware, based on a January 2010 photo, allegedly from inside an Apple test lab, which featured a then-unannounced iPad.

The alleged iPhone, discovered inside an iPhone 3G case on the floor of a bar, is equipped with a double-resolution 960x640 pixel display and a slot for MicroSIM cards.

image“I am not certain this is the actual production unit Apple intends to ship to consumers,” writes John Gruber of Daring Fireball, according to AppleInsider. “I think it’s a testbed frame—thicker, with visible (un-Apple-like) seams, meant to fit into 3GS cases so as to disguise units out in the wild. It’s hard to tell from the photos. But I think it is the real deal in terms of the internals and the display being next-gen hardware, and the new glass back.”


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