Sudden Apple 3G iPhone hands-on report from Vodafone employee is it real?

Apparently iPhone Atlas has been provided, via an enthusiastic Vodafone employee, a supposedly hands-on report of what we can expect with the Apple 3G iPhone, and here is what said Vodafone employee has apparently discovered…

The back is gloss black.The 4 models we have, have a black skin wrapped around the back and glued into place. This is how they came from Apple.All are running v2.0 of the firmware. The bootloader hardware exploit is now fixed. The phone is running V 04.41.01 modem software. The phone is locked down like no phone has ever been. At this stage, you can’t jailbreak it and you can’t hardware unlock it.

There is an added icon for contacts. This allows you to go straight to your contacts without having to hit the Phone icon first. The GPS works very well. It will attempt to obtain your position via WiFi first, cell tower second, then satellite third. The accuracy appears to be within 3 meters. We were getting a data transfer of 140kbps on average. It dropped down to 70 kbps when we went inside. Apart from that, the “feel” is much the same. The phone is smaller (I would say 20 percent) and it is noticeable when you pick the unit up.

So there it is in all its supposed glory, but as with everything concerning the Apple 3G iPhone before its actually official announcement, you can take this as you wish, and I’ll take it with a pinch of salt until we know for sure.

Source — iphone atlas

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