Originally Posted by Rogifan
Perhaps the antenna signals will be routed through the Apple logo on the back? Isn't that how they do it on the non-LTE iPads?
That's one of the main reasons these look fake because the devices with a black Apple logo have the shape cut out of the metal and the plastic goes right through to allow the signal to pass and also to keep the plastic in place. It could be that the Apple logo and text are printed on the cellophane to give an idea of what a finished model would look like.
The front is all fake. The touch id is shown with an outer shadow on the ring but the real ring is sunk in, it's not raised up like that.
If there's something genuine in the images, it is only the silver back plate and not the text or front.
Originally Posted by acslater017
At first I thought someone might be trolling using pictures of an iPod Touch.
If the back plate is genuine, I'd say it would be a new iPod Touch. The iPod sales have been dropping fast so something is going to replace it. It's not really due for an update as it was updated in September. A sim card can be useful for mobile data.
I'd like to see an iPod Touch as an entry phone with an external antenna. I figured the sim card would go in the external case but it makes more sense to put it internally. Without the antenna case, it's an iPod. That doesn't explain the wifi signal though. Potentially this is an iPod case before the wifi holes are cut out.
It also also doesn't look any bigger than the iPod Touch is now when you look at the size and location of the Lightning port.