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A set of rendered photos depict a what fully-assembled version of Apple's 2012 iPhone may look like, based on previously leaked components [updated].

The renders, which were published by Chinese site iPhone中文网 (Google Translation, via MacOtakara), are based on rumors that have suggested the next iPhone will have a smaller dock, larger speakers and a metal back. While the original report was duped by the pictures, they originally stem from a Flickr user, who explained they were modeled in Rhinoceros 3D and are an authentic looking forgery.

The renders also depict the rumored longer 4-inch screen that some insiders believe is bound for the sixth-generation iPhone.

The images are based on a purported back cover part for the next-generation iPhone that appeared on line last week. Both alleged leaks feature a headphone jack on the bottom of the device, a smaller "mini-dock" and larger speakers. In late May, a similar-looking part also surfaced online, though that part contained a suspicious looking font that called into question its authenticity.

The original report suggested the renders could be legitimate, noting they did not seem to have a "trace" of editing in Adobe Photoshop, though it did hedge the veracity of the photos by labeling the images as unconfirmed. The publication acknowledged the photos were "really incredible," while calling them the "most-possible" leak of the next-generation iPhone.

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post #2 of 82

Excellent 3D rendering.

 

Look at the scale of the wood, lack of fingerprints etc.

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Excellent 3D rendering.

 

Look at the scale of the wood, lack of fingerprints etc.

I know, right? Even included some random scuff marks / scratches on the 2nd and 3rd photos.

post #4 of 82

Yes. Because this is the angle from which all of us view our phones…

 

Come on, if you actually had the parts, you'd take proper images.


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…lack of fingerprints… 

 

They're right there… 

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post #5 of 82

I'd love to see an iPhone with a 1080p screen.  Too bad that's not going to happen.  But I can always dream.

 

Now back to reality... I don't like the fact that the phone only got taller instead of taller and wider.  I'd prefer the original 3:2 dimension with a 4.0" screen size instead of the now 16:9 dimension which will make my apps all have black bars.  I don't mind the less dense pixel density due to screen size increase with the same resolution. On the other hand, I can't afford to upgrade this time around anyway, unless Sprint decides to let us upgrade at a discounted price like they did last Christmas.  Here's hoping they do that.  I seriously need to have LTE instead of being stuck with the super slow 0.05 Mbps that I currently get with their "3G."  I might use that to threaten them that if they don't let me upgrade to an LTE device at a reasonable upgrade price, they'll lose me as a customer as soon as my contract expires. 

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Actually the biggest thing for me (as a photographer/3D renderer) that I find unconvincing is the bokeh - the first shot depth of field looks wrong.

 

The blacks look too black, the scale of everything is off. It screams HDR environment map...

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Excellent 3D rendering.

 

Look at the scale of the wood, lack of fingerprints etc.


I see fingerprints on the third photo... the back of the phone has fingerprints but that's a strange way to hold the phone... Anyway, the scare of the wood looks like they're about 1/2 an inch wide... excellent 3D rendering indeed!

post #8 of 82
Its not that hard to build a prototype from a theoretical design. It doesn't have to be functional, just look right.
post #9 of 82
If the photos are real, the phone is not running iOS 6.0. As you can see, the maps app is represented by the old maps icon. It is unlikely that a prototype phone would be running iOS 5 instead of a beta of iOS 6.
post #10 of 82

Dunno if it's real or not, but previous leaks pegged the new headphone jack to be on the bottom left (when viewing the phone's face). These position it on the bottom right...

post #11 of 82

This is a fake generally leak photos are done with the Bury cam! Until I can't see it I don't believe it. 

 

But really 

 

The pictures at such horrid angles leads me to believe its fake or an intentional leak. If you are leaking the device why half-ass it.

post #12 of 82

Looks like the real thing no doubt, i like it, in for one!

post #13 of 82

I find it suspicious that these purported leaked photos were posted to a Chinese website but feature a phone connected to AT&T's network (at 5 bars no less!) 


Edited by innocent_bystander - 6/12/12 at 11:25pm
post #14 of 82
Glass screen is not level from top to bottom.

Shadow in 3rd image down appears blurred in spots, and not quite at the proper level of shading and depth.

And who takes pictures of a new phone at these angles?
post #15 of 82

this does seem the most strange thing of all, unless of course they were taken in the US by an apple employee who leaked it to a Chinese site to cover his tracks.. 

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post #16 of 82

On the back it almost looks plastic in the middle.  Maybe anodized aluminum?  I see there is a what looks like a microphone next to the camera, or maybe a light senior or both?  I like the black look though.  It looks nice.  I wonder if the camera is higher in megapixels?

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post #17 of 82
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Looks like the real thing no doubt, i like it, in for one!

 

I'm not so sure I do. And I'm not so sure it's real.

 

There's a few issues that bug me with this 'model' - namely the vertical spacing of the camera between the glass/aluminum trim and the top of the phone isn't symmetrical, the spacing and size of the microphone compared to the speaker is totally off, and I for one actually like the headphone jack at the top left of the device.

 

While I'm sure Apple's designers couldn't care less about where the headphone jack is, surely they'd have considered the first two points I raised.

 

Not a fan so far, if this is the really the new iPhone.

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I'd love to see an iPhone with a 1080p screen.  Too bad that's not going to happen.  But I can always dream.

 

Now back to reality... I don't like the fact that the phone only got taller instead of taller and wider.  I'd prefer the original 3:2 dimension with a 4.0" screen size instead of the now 16:9 dimension which will make my apps all have black bars.  I don't mind the less dense pixel density due to screen size increase with the same resolution. On the other hand, I can't afford to upgrade this time around anyway, unless Sprint decides to let us upgrade at a discounted price like they did last Christmas.  Here's hoping they do that.  I seriously need to have LTE instead of being stuck with the super slow 0.05 Mbps that I currently get with their "3G."  I might use that to threaten them that if they don't let me upgrade to an LTE device at a reasonable upgrade price, they'll lose me as a customer as soon as my contract expires. 

Kinda reminds me of the iPod Nano when the screen got really tall.  Was kinda funny looking.  Maybe they will widen the screen after this revision.  Of course there will be an iPhone 5s with similar and minor upgrade specs as this one probably.


Edited by tylerk36 - 6/12/12 at 11:38pm
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post #19 of 82

They looks fake. First, the date (Monday?) the 7th means it was taken last month. Second, the maps icon is iOS 5 icon not the new one. I would expect the next generation iPhone to be running iOS 6 not 5.

 

However, I do believe this design is the real deal. Remember that the iPhone 4 was leaked weeks before Gizmodo got their hands on it and no one even noticed.

post #20 of 82

though one would wonder how'd the "leaker" ever get past the "doubled down" security not 1 but  2 new iPhones??

post #21 of 82

I think they just blurred the sides and back so it won't give away their location and identity etc. its obviously been blurred using photoshop etc.

post #22 of 82

Fake, but beautiful!

 

3rd pic is tapered too much.

 

Love the smaller connection!

 

What is that on the 1st photo? 4/4S with black rim?

 

No one would leak photos with that much detail noticeable in the background.  The FBI, or the Apple BI would swoop in as I type.

post #23 of 82

Hard to tell if its real. Perhaps this is an Apple leak.

In any case it looks cool, hopefully the real deal looks this good.  :)

post #24 of 82
Maps icon is pre-iOS 6...
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post #25 of 82

I've compared the LED flash to that of an iPhone 4/4s and it appears that it looks wrong in the first picture. The third pic seems about right. Next to that their seems to be an indented ring around the ear peace in the second photo. Such a design decision seems "un-Apple" since they like to keep the design clean. I call fake but I think that this is the design we are going to see unveiled in sept/oct. 

post #26 of 82
The Chinese site got this from some guys flicker account and slapped their logo on it. It's a computer rendering on Rhinoserious 3D based on leaked photos. http://www.flickr.com/photos/nepaltibet2005/sets/72157630041568903/detail/
Edited by NismoRoadster - 6/13/12 at 12:55am
post #27 of 82
What happened to the inventory list circulating last week including on this website that some claimed listed a refresh of all macs at the same time during WWDC. Ha ha ha
post #28 of 82
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The Chinese site got this from some guys flicker account and slapped their logo on it. It's a computer rendering on Rhinoserious 3D based on leaked photos. http://www.flickr.com/photos/nepaltibet2005/sets/72157630041568903/detail/

Wow, very very skilled. The attention to detail of subtle faults in the case, scuffs/thumbprints and shot on a standard cheap digital camera is great. Looks like it's only going to get harder and harder to tell what leaks are fake or real.

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Second, the maps icon is iOS 5 icon not the new one. I would expect the next generation iPhone to be running iOS 6 not 5.

I would expect Apple not to test the functionality of a prototype iPhone with a prototype iOS.

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The Chinese site got this from some guys flicker account and slapped their logo on it. It's a computer rendering on Rhinoserious 3D based on leaked photos. http://www.flickr.com/photos/nepaltibet2005/sets/72157630041568903/detail/

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post #31 of 82

Wow, just wow. Is that the quality of renders these days? it completely fooled me, it looks so real, there's even slight wear & tear around the earpiece. Amazing job.

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Excellent 3D rendering.

 

Look at the scale of the wood, lack of fingerprints etc.


You would be amazed how nice an image you can get of something if you wipe it well with a microfiber cloth before taking a photo and put it down, holding it in the cloth so your fingers don't touch it.

post #33 of 82

Fake or not I want the next iPhone to have more tapered edges. I know it's not the best for keeping all it's juicy bits inside at the same time keeping it thin, but it would be so much nicer to hold...

post #34 of 82
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Excellent 3D rendering.

 

Look at the scale of the wood, lack of fingerprints etc.

 

Wrong, these renders even have fingerprints! No doubt it's a nice job!

post #35 of 82

The guy is good - a previous render effort of his:

 

4673739469_e885711735.jpg

 

From 2 years ago.

 

http://www.flickr.com/photos/nepaltibet2005/4673739469/

post #36 of 82

Easy one look at the last pic. There's no "e" in Iphone

post #37 of 82

Wow! The effort some people would put in. What do they get for the time spent for modeling (not rendering, please!) such an elaborate fake?
 

post #38 of 82

Looks real enough to me. I would bet my house that this is the new iPhone. Every year we get component leaks about the new iPhone and every year they prove to be correct. This might be an engineering / manufacturing prototype but the overall design is consistent with all the other rumours.

 

As for the switch to 16:9 I have a theory about that. If Apple does make a TV then that would have to be in 16:9 format as nobody builds 4:3 TVs anymore so maybe they are readying developers to start building app's that can be mirrored from your iPhone onto your Apple TV set.

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Excellent 3D rendering.

Look at the scale of the wood, lack of fingerprints etc.

ding ding ding ding we have a winner...! and to end the thread i'll use the "N@zi" word. LOL facetious.
Edited by haar - 6/13/12 at 4:36am
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/nepaltibet2005/7176607053/in/photostream

This guy put too much work into the phone rendering, it looks very impressive. However, it looks like he put it 10x scale onto a deck, the deck even has nails and understructure visible between the planks. I don't know who would make a table that way to that size with nearly microscopic nails.
Edited by JeffDM - 6/13/12 at 5:07am
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