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  • Chinese Manufacturer Posts Pictures of Possible iPhone 5



    Pictures of what looks like Apple’s upcoming iPhone 5 surfaced today on a Chinese manufacturer's website.

    It's nearly impossible to tell whether or not this is an actual prototype, a production unit smuggled out of Foxconn’s facilities or a very elaborate mock-up based on speculation. Apple’s production timeline and production capabilities allow the company to delay mass producing products until just a month before launch. Gizmodo’s famous iPhone 4 bar debacle occurred roughly six weeks before the phone’s official launch, meaning final production had likely just begun.

    Disappointing iPhone 4S sales over the last few months could have convinced Apple to move up the iPhone 5 release date instead of waiting through a few more months of disappointing iPhone 4S sales. Or this could be a giant hoax and Apple is still on schedule for the iPhone 5’s assumed October release window.

    Apple is famous for not providing accessory manufacturers with early builds of devices for fear of leaks and other PR nightmares, which can occur easily in massive Chinese production facilities. Heck, Apple has enough trouble keeping Foxconn’s president on the same page. Whether Apple moves up the iPhone 5 release date or not, no one will know in advance, and we’ll all likely wait impatiently until the release or the next leak like a house pet next to an empty food dish.

    Source: Gizmodo
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Chinese Manufacturer Posts Pictures of Possible iPhone 5 started by Phillip Swanson View original post
    Comments 35 Comments
    1. csglinux's Avatar
      csglinux -
      I really hope all these images are fakes. I could learn to live with a smaller dock connector, but I don't like the idea of a longer iphone. The dimensions just look horribly wrong - like a grown man doing Morris dancing. The only benefits I see from a longer, thinner device are being able to play wide-screen video without clipping (something I could easily live without) and the bigger battery for the LTE radio (which is of questionable benefit since LTE coverage is so sparse right now - most non-Verizon folks aren't going to see LTE coverage any time soon, and even Verizon customers are going to be spending a lot of time dropping back to CDMA "3G").

      Would you folks out there really enjoy the aesthetics of a long, skinny iphone if this were real? It doesn't look nearly as cool to me as the Galaxy S3. If only the GS3 came with iOS and could load all my existing apps. Sigh :-)
    1. Happy Noodle Boy's Avatar
      Happy Noodle Boy -
      Quote Originally Posted by goodgod2 View Post
      We dont even know the charging port is change or not...and even if its change, whats the big deal? so people like you are not gonna buy the new phone because fricking apple change the charging port? i dont think so....
      Every single iPhone accessory/cable/charger will be 100% incompatible with the new model. This could be annoying for people with charging docks and cables thrown around the house to charge their iDevices.

      I'm personally for the change, but it's ridiculous not to see why people would be annoyed by the change.
    1. csglinux's Avatar
      csglinux -
      Actually, the next generation iPhone will have a pathetically small screen compared to the 2013/2014 iPhone 6 model, which will be THE phone for viewing panoramic photos on. Authentic photos of leaked prototype attached.
    1. blkcadi's Avatar
      blkcadi -
      I may be odd, but I love it, and the back of the phone is awesome. Yup, I'll be standing in line again to buy it no matter what it looks like.

      Saw this vid about it also (same source).

    1. Slimz's Avatar
      Slimz -
      All I can say is I hope that these are fake. Remember, we got photos about this time last year before the 4S and everyone said fake, and they were spot on. I hope this isn't it. I was expecting something completely different and new. Time will tell.
    1. bibi555lc's Avatar
      bibi555lc -
      it's obviously fake
    1. javiert30's Avatar
      javiert30 -
      It is jailbraked too, there is Cydia icon in the picture under and between the last two letters b and a in the word alibaBA if I dont see wrong.
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      Quote Originally Posted by javiert30 View Post
      It is jailbraked too, there is Cydia icon in the picture under and between the last two letters b and a in the word alibaBA if I dont see wrong.
      I don't see cydia there.

      That's the iTunes Store.
    1. firetwuck's Avatar
      firetwuck -
      Quote Originally Posted by AUZambo View Post
      I think these photos were taken with a late 90s model Nokia.
      lol
    1. ColeTrex's Avatar
      ColeTrex -
      Quote Originally Posted by javiert30 View Post
      It is jailbraked too, there is Cydia icon in the picture under and between the last two letters b and a in the word alibaBA if I dont see wrong.
      That looks like the iTunes app to me.
    1. NumbaOneI's Avatar
      NumbaOneI -
      It's a dummy phone guys. It's the real mockup but it's all plastic because it's just used for case fitment. Surprised no one mentioned this.
    1. thatboy12345's Avatar
      thatboy12345 -
      Quote Originally Posted by javiert30 View Post
      It is jailbraked too, there is Cydia icon in the picture under and between the last two letters b and a in the word alibaBA if I dont see wrong.
      Thats iTunes look at the color of the app lightness
    1. thomaspeter's Avatar
      thomaspeter -
      There has been another such device made as well, its by an iPhone repairing company... and they claimed to have made it from the rumored leaked iPhone5 parts.
    1. Memo2001's Avatar
      Memo2001 -
      I wish iphone 5 would have bigger screen than the other iphones
    1. bibi555lc's Avatar
      bibi555lc -
      Quote Originally Posted by Memo2001 View Post
      I wish iphone 5 would have bigger screen than the other iphones
      it gonna be 4.0 inches