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Does Mysterious iPhone 4 Mean 64GB White iPhone 5 Is A Dead Cert?

The Vietnamese website that brought one of the few pictures of the iPhone 4 has published an interesting four minute video that shows a white version of the iPhone 4 with an unseen version of iOS 4 and 64GB worth of memory.

This exotic version of the iPhone 4 - posted by Tinhte (opens in new tab) on 9to5mac.com (opens in new tab) - looks like a prototype and comes with a few features that haven't made it to the final version, like an Expose multi-tasking page with a Spotlight menu on top, a dedicated game, Facebook integration and home screen folders interface.

The OS number, 8A216, appears to be genuine and may include pointers as to what the next version of iOS 5 may include when it is launched later this year.

If these videos are indeed genuine, it means that Apple may be toying with the idea of having a 64GB white iPhone 5, something that would appear an overkill for most of us except maybe a few aficionados.

Furthermore, if rumours are indeed verified, Apple may be willing to roll out cloud computing capabilities on the iOS 5 making extra storage capacity less relevant. That said, many commentators have noticed that the device seems to have been jailbroken.

We expect the iPhone 5 to be presented on the 6th of June 2011 on the first day of Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference in San Francisco.

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at ITProPortal.com where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.