Now that the iPhone OS 4.0 is already on us and coming as early as the 21st of June 2010 - which is when summer officially starts in the UK - the number of blurry pictures showing the iPhone 4G keeps growing.
Engadget published a story on Friday with pictures of what was presented as the next generation iPhone 4G, a prototype that was apparently found "found on the floor of a San Jose bar inside of an iPhone 3G case".
The device came with a front facing camera, 80GB internal memory, different button layout and a rectangular form factor, a departure from the smooth edges of the previous iPhone and iPod Touch.
Then, Spanish website Applesfera published a news story saying that the photos from Engadget were actually one of a Japanese clone, a story which it later pulled out after it was found the source had lied.
Where the story becomes even more complicated is that this prototype had been in the public eye before back in January 2010 when pictures of the iPad with two unknown devices appeared on Engadget.
In addition, someone in the know told Engadget that this is the next Apple iPhone and will come with a higher resolution screen (possibly 800x480), a front facing camera for video conference, a higher resolution camera with flash (5-megapixel?) and MicroSIM cards (possibly to extend platform compatibility with the iPad).
We haven't heard the last of it. The pieces of the puzzle are coming together and as the launch date nears, we will be hearing more and more buzz either in California or in China where the parts are being manufactured.