Czech Site Has iPhone 4, Posts Pics Taken with iPhone 4 Camera

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Czech site Jablíčkář.cz has posted an informal review of the iPhone 4, which the site claims to have. The review also includes links to several images the site says was taken with the iPhone 4’s new camera. If true, the high quality images offer the first look at the capabilities of Apple’s new iPhone, which won’t officially ship until June 24th, and even then not in the Czech Republic.

iPhone 4?
Image taken of the iPhone with a current paper offered as proof that it’s real

The iPhone 4 was provided to the site by a person code named Swenak, according to a Google translation of the article. How Swenak got an iPhone 4 several weeks before release in the Czech Republic is not even alluded to.

The review is very short on details, and is offered more as a “No, we really do have this” kind of piece. Swenak told Jablíčkář.cz that he likes his device, that it’s fast, that the GPS functionality is “surprisingly quick,” and that it fits in one’s pocket much better than previous versions because it is thinner.

The image below is one of several posted to ImageShack (Image 1, Image 2, Image 3, Image 4, Image 5) that was supposedly taken with the device. It’s been reduced to 23% of its original size, but you can see the full size image at ImageShack. Jablíčkář.cz has an HD video taken with the device, too.

Photo Supposedly Taken With iPhone 4

Photo said to have been taken with iPhone 4

Apple has had more problems with iPhone 4 models leaked into the wild than with any previous product, possibly more than all previous products combined. A prototype would up in the hands of a Vietnamese Web site, and of course there’s the device that was sold to Gizmodo earlier this year.

The photos of the device with current newspapers certainly lend to the story’s credibility, but even so we’d suggest having that bag of salt on hand for doses as needed when considering Jablíčkář.cz’s story.

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Well the camera data on the images says Apple iPhone. But JUST iPhone, not iPhone4 or some model number. Interesting.

Bryan Chaffin

Nice observation, Flip. Logic suggests this is another prototype that escaped into the wild, rather than a shipping unit, but then I am not sure what the shipping units are labeled, either.


Is there anyway to tell if it’s a 5MP camera? That would mean iPhone 4.

Bryan Chaffin

I fear we have to start with not even knowing if the example photos were actually taken with the device in the no-we-really-have-it photos.


Is there anyway to tell if it?s a 5MP camera

5MP usually means 2560px x 1920px. The pic I just downloaded is a bit larger in both dimensions (2592 x 1936).

So, qualified as far as I can tell. But these images could have come from anything. EXIF info can be faked. There’s no GPS data.

Not very pleasant photos. Not sharp, but still harsh-looking and with blown highlights. Hope they are not representative.


I guess we’ll have to just wait and see. There’s no real way to know for sure. I have one on order here in Japan. I can’t wait. My 3G camera is awful.


I got curious about this, so I looked around.

There are specimen iPhone 4 photos at Apple’s camera information page. Those match the pixel count on these Czech shots, and Apple’s photos have some of the same characteristics.

I am basing my own expectations on what Apple provided. I only shoot pictures of national parks and Japanese gardens anyway. smile


If it is a legitimate photo then Apple has added several metadata fields in comparison to what is I see on my iPhone photos. Two notable ones are “Software: 4.0” and “Image Description: Back Camera”. But, interestingly, the “Pixel X Dimension” (and Y) are set to zero while they were set to legitimate values before.

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