It has now become apparent that this is not the new iPhone. It is actually a photo of a case modification. It was originally hotly debated as to whether on not the picture was geniune, and with yesterday’s confirmation, it seemed all but certain that was it. It looks like it is back to we all get to know when Apple tells us. It is unknown if the rumored features hold true.
From this photo, it is very clear that the glossy black photo of the supposed new iPhone was a fake. This case modification is touted as a protection case for the current iPhone. The picture we have been seeing, is just a picture of the current iPhone with this case on it. The reason some one did not notice immediately what it was, is it is just now in sale, in Hong Kong.
The rumors that this was indeed the new 3G iPhone originated yesterday from Engadget, who said they had a trusted source that had confirmed the information. It is not known if the source was pulling a fast one, and Engadget has not updated the post with more information. We also do not know if they leaked feature set that was presented will hold true. Aside from it having 3G, the feature set of the new iPhone is still unknown.