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07-27-2012, 09:46 AM #1
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.
07-27-2012, 10:13 AM #2
I say fake. It has a plasticky look and iPhones avoid plastic for a reason
07-27-2012, 10:29 AM #3
In the photo on the right, the height of it doesn't match with the rumors of a taller, 3.99" screen. Then again, rumors will be rumors.
07-27-2012, 10:31 AM #4
It's funny when these sites show pictures of prototypes they have 'found'. It's like they get the device and then spend months trying to find the worst possible camera, then spend another month taking the perfect blurry/low def photo.
Last edited by KraXik; 07-27-2012 at 10:35 AM.
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07-27-2012, 10:51 AM #7
I think these photos were taken with a late 90s model Nokia.
07-27-2012, 11:23 AM #8
I think it's fake. If this picture was "legit", that means Apple is going to make a solid colored iPhone. And if I remember right, they are keeping the aluminum border like on the current iPhone 4 & 4s
07-27-2012, 11:56 AM #9
If it is real, it looks like its a case manufacturer showing the fitment of a cover for the back of the phone.
07-27-2012, 11:58 AM #10
The light reflection off the iPhone face is not glass.
The hole up top is not cylindrical like iPhone for the camera, it is just black hole.
It is a printed paper mockup on gloss paper put into their "iPhone 5/6" case to legitimize their case, to get retailers to do an early order for these before "iPhone 5/6" gets released.
07-27-2012, 12:03 PM #11
07-27-2012, 12:12 PM #12
Fake, fake , fake! Like most of the Chinese staff!
07-27-2012, 12:17 PM #13
07-27-2012, 12:22 PM #14
Everything about that statement is wrong. Go and find an iPhone 4S and press your finger on the screen...you will get color distortion like you would see on LCD Monitors. Try that on an earlier iPhone model and you won't have that issue.
iPhone is going more and more plastic...you just don't realize it.
Looks like we have more innovation coming from Apple. The new design features include...nothing! Its the same thing at a whole new higher price. Apple drones...line up and give us your money! Think Differently!
07-27-2012, 12:30 PM #15
It defenitally has a matt screen protector on it. You can see the edges of the screen protector around the home button, speaker, and camera.
07-27-2012, 12:40 PM #16
I don't believe everything I see but the last time we had a leak a month or two before the release(iPhone 4) it was spot on. No reason to doubt this picture at all. It is coming from the source..where they are manufactured. Hate all you want to in my opinion this is the final product. Its taller, enough room for an extra row of icons and it has the center front facing cam. What more is needed? Let me guess, you didn't believe Rodney King was beat up either?? just saying hahahahaha! Let the games begin.
Last edited by bigboyz; 07-27-2012 at 12:42 PM.
07-27-2012, 01:01 PM #17
First of all, why would they change the charging port? That would be one of the most retarded thing Apple can do
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