Swype has been a trusty alternative to the typical touch keyboard on other mobile platforms. Simply quickly swipe your way from key-to-key and Swype can predict each and every word with an impressive accuracy. Anybody with a jailbroken iPhone can get in on the tracing action, albeit unofficially through developer
Gizmodo posted a followup today on the iPhone prototype they acquired this past week, having received an official letter from Apple Senior Vice President Bruce Sewell, requesting the device be returned. This letter is the final piece of evidence needed to completely prove that the device being profiled so heavily is absolutely an item originating from Apple.
Over the weekend, Engadget posted photos of a mobile device they claimed to be an iPhone 4G prototype. The phone was found neglected in a San Jose bar, concealed in an case designed to make it look like an iPhone 3G. Today, Gizmodo released their coverage of the device, which they have now obtained and dissected. They have taken it upon themselves to decisively say "you are looking at Apple's next iPhone."
According to MacRumors, two prototype original iPhones have been spotted on eBay. The working phone is shown running a very early pre-release version of the iPhone software which lacks the current UI. Neither phones have have "iPhone" engraved on the back. Additionally the serial numbers indicate that both phones were manufactured in late 2006 (the iPhone was announced in January 2007). The working iPhone runs iPhone OS 03.06.01_G compared to the official launch version 03.11.02_G.