A month prior to the release of the Apple iPhone 3GS, parts wholesaler China Ontrade had leaked digital images detailing the yet unreleased smartphone. At the time, there was some question as to the reliability of the leak but the leak was validated with the official release of the iPhone 3GS.
It seems that China Ontrade is at it again with leaked images of parts to be used in the fourth generation iPhone. Apple has always been cautious when it comes to information security and there is no reason for wholesalers to have unused phone hardware sitting around, collecting dust in a warehouse somewhere. So what exactly do these leaked photos represent?
There is some speculation around the blogosphere that a new iPhone announcement will be made sooner rather then later. Considering all the talk lately about Android powered Google phones and iPhone killers, Cupertino may have decided now is the time to fight back. On the other hand, these images may have been mislabeled on the company website and are for another project, lets say the Apple Tablet?
As with all internet rumors, there is a lot of guessing going on right now, but give it a bit more time and I’m sure Apple will answer these unanswered questions.