For a company known for its secrecy regarding unannounced products, there sure seems to be a lot of information floating around about Apple’s next smartphone. We’ve seen schematics, back covers, and now this.
A set of pictures surfaced on the internet this morning of a device that appears to match up with recent [purported] next-generation iPhone part leaks and speculation. But outside of that, not much else is known…
“iPhone Chinese Web post several photos of new iphone, which seems to be fully assembled. New iPhone, called as iPhone 5, considered to has been leaked as parts by parts.
While this iPhone photo shows live iOS running, we don’t have idea if this photos are computer generated rendering or composited by Photoshop. iPhone Chinese Web tells that they are not confirmed it is true or fake.”
The handset features the rumored elongated 4-inch display, smaller dock connector, and centralized FaceTime camera, above the earpiece. It also sports a similar back cover to the one that’s popped up in several recent reports.
That being said, we’re not at all convinced that these images are legitimate. In this day in age of photoshop and other trickery, there are 1000 ways these photos could be faked.
But, we’d be remiss if they turned out to be something and we didn’t mention them. After all, a lot of folks thought that initial iPhone 4 photos were fake until Gizmodo went hands on.
If nothing else, these images make for a nice concept of what the new iPhone could look like should all of the current information materialize.
What do you think?