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6/29/2005
06:34 PM
Mike Elgan
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Is THIS The New iPod Phone?

The Apple sites are notorious for rampant rumors, speculation and -- famously -- "leaked" mockups actually created by Apple fans with Photoshop. Sometimes, however, even the most unlikely rumors -- such as, for example, that Apple would use Intel chips -- turn out to be true. This image, posted on the Apple Insider site, may or may not be from Motorola a

The Apple sites are notorious for rampant rumors, speculation and -- famously -- "leaked" mockups actually created by Apple fans with Photoshop.

Sometimes, however, even the most unlikely rumors -- such as, for example, that Apple would use Intel chips -- turn out to be true.

This image, posted on the Apple Insider site, may or may not be from Motorola and may or may not be a mock-up of the highly anticipated iPod phone.My guess is that it's fake. Why? Because it looks to me like a regular phone, with an iPod-like circle pasted onto the keypad. That strikes me as an impossibly inelegant design idea, and much more likely the work of a lazy enthusiast.

We'll see.

UPDATE: Not to be outdone, MacDailyNews later posted these pictures of what look like actual or prototype versions of the CGI mock-up posted on Apple Insider. Hmmmmm. Still looks too clunky to get the Steve Jobs signature.

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