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A new video out of this week's IFA consumer electronics show claims to be the first to have captured a fully assembled iPhone 5, though a closer inspection of the footage instead points to one of the more realistic mockups to date.

GSM Israel says it stumbled upon the device at the booth of a third party accessory maker during its normal tour of the IFA show floor in Berlin on Saturday. The device in the video appears fairly similar to the dozens of earlier leaked enclosures said to represent the new iPhone.

The two-tone silver and white handset sports finely brushed aluminum edges and buttons, a larger 4-inch display screen, and what would appear to be a fully-assembled mini Dock Connector and rear-facing camera module.

However, the surface of the device produces reflections similar to what you'd expect from a synthetic material, rather than the traditional iPhone Gorilla glass, suggesting its almost certainly a well-crafted mockup based of leaked parts and schematics.



Similar mockups of the second-generation iPad made headlines back in January of 2012 when they were spotted at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, just weeks before Apple took the wraps off the slimmer tablet.

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AppleInsider also analyzed a high-quality version of the video and discovered further reasons to doubt the device is an authentic iPhone 5. For instance, a close up of the markings on the rear of the handset read "Model NO. A1303," which was a model number Apple already used for the iPhone 3GS. Its FCC ID of "BCGA1303A" was also the FCC ID for the iPhone 3GS.

Nevertheless, the mockup in the video offers one of the best visual examples yet of what Apple's new iPhone is expected to look like when it makes its debut on September 12th.
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FAKE! Aside from the ID numbers and stuff, the camera hole is not centered in that terrible circle around it! And the white design is terrible, the actual white on top is off yellow...I hate it. The black mockups are beautiful. I guess I'll be getting a nice Speck Candyshell case for this one.

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Nice mockup but clearly not the fit and finish I'd expect from Apple.

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Where are all these mock parts coming from??? Supplier leaks? Or is someone fabricating them for the express purpose of riding the rumor mill gravy train?

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When I see that cludge of holes either side of the dock . . .
I just don't see the hand of Jony Ive.

Is there another Apple product with holes like that ?

Perhaps he was inspired by a shower radio . . . or a pepper pot.

Strange 'leak' this one.
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Fake or not, there'll be no surprises come September 12th. I do wish there would be a super-secret "One More Thing..." unveil at one of these events -- a real surprise that hasn't been spoiled by every tech blog months beforehand.

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So summarizing of what to expect in 11 days:
 
The Good:
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LTE
Scratch resistant glass
18% thinner (7.6mm / 9.3 mm)
18% larger screen (1136/960 assuming same pixel size)
 
The Bad:
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8% longer case (124mm/115mm)
No NFC
 
The Ugly:
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Fat bezels (a lot of wasted space at the top and bottom)
The sticky hardware Home button just does not go away (is this a "crisis of design" right here?)
 
Worth upgrade from iPhone 4? I am still on the fence... Need more info on a battery life.
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So summarizing of what to expect in 11 days:
 
The Good:
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LTE

 

If that's true, Samsung is going to be all over Apple's backside.

 

Not like it'll matter, this mock-up looks like an Android phone to begin with.

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Thanks for not turning it on, douchebag.

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Not worth showing

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Thanks for not turning it on, douchebag.

 

I'm pretty sure this is a hardware kitbash, and not an actual next-gen iPhone smuggled out of Cupertino. If the thing did have power, the screen might light up, but it wouldn't have iOS installed.

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If that's true, Samsung is going to be all over Apple's backside.

 

LOL! I sure hope Samsung tries to beat-up Apple with LTE FRAND licenses.  It'll be nice to see: 1. Anti-Trust investigations against Samsung 2. Korean companies being politely asked to leave all standards bodies.

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it`s ugly.... i actualy think these leaks are made by group of fandroids because i think every apple fan see that phone is little bit too much in favor of android phones.

In app store is over 700 000 apps and only god know how many downloads. No one has yet optimized for 9 by 16 and also why should apple throw 700 000 + apps out of window ?

Why not make thiner bezel on sides and make it about 3-4 milimeters taller for preserve that nice thick bezel on top and bottom (yeah i like that and after experiencing SGS 3 i like that even more), this is way i think apple will do it if they want fit a bigger screen.

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Double down security team... Fired
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All of these leaks are obviously coming from somewhere, and the lousy and unreliable workers who are responsible need to be punished and fired. The overall security at Foxconn plants and other plants that are producing parts for Apple is obviously far from acceptable. They're a joke!

 

I've said something similar to this before, but they should do full strip searches of everybody entering and leaving the plants. No cell phones w/cameras allowed and everybody should be checked when leaving work to make sure that they don't sneak any parts out with them. They should all have to walk through x-ray machines and be subject to body searches, just like at the airport. There are moles working there and they must be eliminated. If somebody smart and capable was in charge of security, nobody on the internet would have a freaking clue as to what the next iPhone would look like.

 

A few ignorant people worry about the wages at Foxconn plants, even though the wages there are very good, it's far more important to worry about the security at these plants which assembles goods for Apple.

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it`s ugly.... i actualy think these leaks are made by group of fandroids because i think every apple fan see that phone is little bit too much in favor of android phones.

In app store is over 700 000 apps and only god know how many downloads. No one has yet optimized for 9 by 16 and also why should apple throw 700 000 + apps out of window ?

Why not make thiner bezel on sides and make it about 3-4 milimeters taller for preserve that nice thick bezel on top and bottom (yeah i like that and after experiencing SGS 3 i like that even more), this is way i think apple will do it if they want fit a bigger screen.

Why wouldn't the apps work? iPhone apps worked on the iPad out of the box and that was not only a different resolution on both axes but a different PPI. What makes the 1126x640 rumour so believable is that Apple is using the exact same pixel density and only changing the resolution along one axis. You not only get iPhone apps that be pixel perfect between new and old devices but will make it very easy for most developers to take advantage of the new resolution, assuming they've been following the guidelines Apple put in place years prior.


I have no idea what you mean by your last paragraph. I don't think you can reasonably make the side bezels 3-4 mm smaller. Is the glass even that thick on the sides? I also don't understand why you'd want the forehead and chin to be larger. Really?

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Why wouldn't the apps work? iPhone apps worked on the iPad out of the box and that was not only a different resolution on both axes but a different PPI. What makes the 1126x640 rumour so believable is that Apple is using the exact same pixel density and only changing the resolution along one axis. You not only get iPhone apps that be pixel perfect between new and old devices but will make it very easy for most developers to take advantage of the new resolution, assuming they've been following the guidelines Apple put in place years prior.

I imagine some apps might be able to fill the screen without distortions when there are GUI elements that fill the space available, much like how desktop apps manage to work with arbitrary window sizes. I would expect untested apps would just be pillarboxed.
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Good mockup. It even has the slightly raised faceplate, extending past the metal, which has been hard to spot in some leaks (because they don’t show the glass installed).

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LOL! I sure hope Samsung tries to beat-up Apple with LTE FRAND licenses.  It'll be nice to see: 1. Anti-Trust investigations against Samsung 2. Korean companies being politely asked to leave all standards bodies.

 

Those patents aren't FRAND, chief.

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The font for the "iPhone" lettering is completely wrong.  It should be Myriad Pro.  The other text looks wrong too.

 

 

 

This is what the back of a REAL iPhone looks like

 

 

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Double down security team... Fired

 

That's not a leak, it's a copy!

Legal team... Hired

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Thanks for not turning it on, douchebag.

 

Actually, if they had turned it on, it would've booted to TouchWiz, performed poorly, then crashed.

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Actually, if they had turned it on, it would've booted to TouchWiz, performed poorly, then crashed.

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.... If somebody smart and capable was in charge of security, nobody on the internet would have a freaking clue as to what the next iPhone would look like.

 

I doubt anyone on the Internet really does know. The many clues being analyzed here and in the blogosphere are just the usual rumors. 

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I imagine some apps might be able to fill the screen without distortions when there are GUI elements that fill the space available, much like how desktop apps manage to work with arbitrary window sizes. I would expect untested apps would just be pillarboxed.

When it comes to iOS devs have to make their apps shift the view from portrait to landscape and back for 2 aspect ratios (four if you count the reverse of each) and 4 resolutions. If you look at how Safari and Mail seamlessly switch views on the iPhone I would imagine that won't be an issue to have that extra space used. Games would be the only ones I could see that are pillarboxed without a simple solution, but they'll still be just as usable as they are now.

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...
 
The Ugly:
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Fat bezels (a lot of wasted space at the top and bottom)
The sticky hardware Home button just does not go away (is this a "crisis of design" right here?)
 
...

 

Dude, nothing personal but you don't know what you're talking about here.  This post just makes you look foolish.  

 

1) The bezels are actually smaller than the last phone, by quite a bit too.  There is also not a micron of "wasted space" in any of the iPhone designs, that's just a dumbass thing to say.  Everything you see there is there because it *has* to be there, they didn't just add a bunch of empty space or attach giant bezels to the thing for no reason.  What an absolutely idiotic thing to say.  

 

2) The Home button is one of the central features of the phone, it's part of the UI and it will *never* be eliminated.  It's also there so that the blind and other handicapped people can use the phone.  The capacitive buttons on Android phones are one of the single most complained about items by users of Android phones.  The Home button is a great thing, an integral part of the design, is loved by almost everyone and isn't going anywhere, ever.  You can expect it to be present in iPhone 5 and in iPhone 35.  

 

In short you understand nothing of the iPhone design, how it works, or the reasons for this or that feature being included. You also seem to know nothing about how design works in general,and yet you come here and give us your pronouncements on what they should or shouldn't include in the next iPhone.  See the problem?  

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I find it strange this person from Israel believes he has a world exclusive...from some cover manufacturer at a show Apple isn't attending (not that they really attend anything anymore, but...). Having been to Israel, this now makes me wonder about the quality of their tech media.

 

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Thanks for not turning it on, douchebag.

 

So, he's a "douchebag" for being a decent honest guy about when the owner told him he could photograph it if he promised not to turn it on?  

 

Geez, what moniker do the people in your world that do *bad* things get?    

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Without going to a bunch of Android sites...do Fandroids have analysts and leaked photos of upcoming flagship phones? Do they go on the hunt for blurry images of dock connectors and chipsets? I mean, from Samsung, it's not really much of a surprise I guess since they make (made) iPhones, but what about HTC and Moto? 

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OK - the microphone and speaker covers are not going to have big nail sized holes.

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He wasn't allowed to turn it on because there's nothing to turn on. 

 

Have you ever tried to turn on a display dummy phone at Walmart or Best Buy? 

 

The most that thing is, is a mockup made from painted plastic. 

 

World exclusive my @$$. 

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Wouldn't it be really, really fun if in a couple of weeks Apple announced something completely different from these leaks we've seen?

 

(No, I don't expect that to happen, but the very thought of it makes me smile.)

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Wouldn't it be really, really fun if in a couple of weeks Apple announced something completely different from these leaks we've seen?

 

(No, I don't expect that to happen, but the very thought of it makes me smile.)

I wish they did. I don't like the design of the back side - there are 3 lines.I think it looks bad.

I want one solid color. 

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Link bait. 

 

My friend, who sells aluminum siding, encyclopedias, and Amway products, has a website with "a world exclusive" video of an iPhone 5. Would you like the URL? 

 

Side note: AI forums uses the same keyboard shortcut for inserting a link as Safari does for entering an URL. However, the AI shortcut takes precedence when the focus is in a field. Bogus. 

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Yes, it's called the Mac Pro and the bottom of an iMac.

 

 

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When I see that cludge of holes either side of the dock . . .
I just don't see the hand of Jony Ive.
Is there another Apple product with holes like that ?
Perhaps he was inspired by a shower radio . . . or a pepper pot.
Strange 'leak' this one.
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Fake or not it still is a good mockup. They will still be coming right until launch date. I hope that there is an element of surprise to the launch. I know they leak everything Apple is going to do.

Just bring whatever it really is on!! Got money to spend on new shiny Apple products.

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Originally Posted by jason98 View Post
So summarizing of what to expect in 11 days:
 
The Good:
We cannot possibly know and therefore cannot complain about what is not in the device. 
 
The Bad:
We cannot possibly know and therefore cannot complain about what is not in the device. 
 
The Ugly:
We cannot possibly know and therefore cannot complain about what is not in the device. 

 

Fixed. Also, your bit about the bezels is complete nonsense. It shows you don't plan to ever hold your phone.


Originally Posted by rwindmann View Post
Thanks for not turning it on, douchebag.

 

Please notice the 5th word in the title.


Originally Posted by daratbastid View Post
Double down security team... Fired

 

Stop.


Originally Posted by MrENGLISH(TM) View Post
The font for the "iPhone" lettering is completely wrong.  It should be Myriad Pro.  The other text looks wrong too.

This is what the back of a REAL iPhone looks like

 

Please notice the 5th word in the title.


Originally Posted by Gazoobee View Post

You can expect it to be present in iPhone 5 and in iPhone 35.  

 

I actually expect something similar to a Home Button in OS XI, or whatever Apple calls their third desktop computing revolution that completely redefines what it means to be a computer.


Originally Posted by bdkennedy1 View Post

Yes, it's called the Mac Pro and the bottom of an iMac.

 

You don't put those in your pocket, though! lol.gif No lint there… 

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1) The bezels are actually smaller than the last phone, by quite a bit too.  There is also not a micron of "wasted space" in any of the iPhone designs, that's just a dumbass thing to say.  Everything you see there is there because it *has* to be there, they didn't just add a bunch of empty space or attach giant bezels to the thing for no reason.  What an absolutely idiotic thing to say.  

 

2) The Home button is one of the central features of the phone, it's part of the UI and it will *never* be eliminated.  It's also there so that the blind and other handicapped people can use the phone.  The capacitive buttons on Android phones are one of the single most complained about items by users of Android phones.  The Home button is a great thing, an integral part of the design, is loved by almost everyone and isn't going anywhere, ever.  You can expect it to be present in iPhone 5 and in iPhone 35.  

 

In short you understand nothing of the iPhone design, how it works, or the reasons for this or that feature being included. You also seem to know nothing about how design works in general,and yet you come here and give us your pronouncements on what they should or shouldn't include in the next iPhone.  See the problem?  

 

 

I am afraid you are either confusing design with design compromises or in some serious denial. As an end user I should not really care that the fat top bezel is there just to fit the cameras utilizing an entire case depth, and the bottom bezel is there to make a place for the Home button. The fact that they are actually smaller (and not as wide as on previous generations) is that Apple recognizes the problem and tries to fix it as much as the technology allows.

I am pretty sure that they will eventually get rid of the bezels along with the Home button maybe as soon as iPhone-7 redesign.

Then you entire post will look ridiculous.

 

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When I see that cludge of holes either side of the dock . . .
I just don't see the hand of Jony Ive.
Is there another Apple product with holes like that ?
Perhaps he was inspired by a shower radio . . . or a pepper pot.
Strange 'leak' this one.

 

Aren't there speaker grill on the MacBook Pro?  And I know the underside of of my 2006 white iMac has similar holes.

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Anyone who has seen an iPhone in real life knows this aint one.  Most amusing :)

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