This is most definitely not an iPhone 5, but it give a glimpse of what an iPhone 5 might look.
This is yet another fake iPhone out of Shenzhen, China — but with a twist: the phone dubbed iPhone(y) 5′ design is supposedly stolen straight from that of the actual iPhone 5.
Fake iPhones are a dime-a-billion in Shenzhen — but one ripping off a top-secret handset that hasn’t even properly photographed, much less announced? That’d be a new trick.
- The volume rocker is one long piece (a la the iPhone 3GS), as opposed to two buttons (as found on the iPhone 4.) This matches up with the Big-Foot shots (see pic below), as that device clearly has a one-piece rocker.
- Coming in at just 7mm thick, this would fit quite well in any of the supposed iPhone 5 cases that have leaked over the past few weeks. For years now, these leaked cases have been the first hint of what’s to come.
- Word of the rounded edge of the back has long been floating around the rumor mill. That equally rounded front seems a bit strange, though; it forces the display to have a rather thick bezel (whereas all past rumors indicated the bezel was hair-thin), and makes the screen seem a good bit smaller. If this design is anything near legitimate, the rounding of the front seems like one place where the cloners may have practiced some.. artistic freedom, so to speak.
Without further ado, here’re the pics for your pleasure: