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New photos may be of a real iPhone 5, smuggled out of a Foxconn factory

Posted By Ashraf On July 27, 2012 @ 9:00 AM In iOS | 1 Comment


We have heard plenty of iPhone 5 rumors [2]. An Asian accessories manufacturer leaked that iPhone will be launched on September 21, 2012 [3]. Now another Chinese accessories maker is providing another Apple [4] teaser; this time it is photos of what might be a real, finalized iPhone 5.

Coolzonepda.com.cn has posted photos on its website of a case and what looks to be an iPhone 5 that very closely matches leaks and rumors, such as the new 19-pin and headphone jack moved to the bottom [5]. It is hard to tell if the iPhone 5 is a real, working device or just a dummy device given to the manufacturer by Apple for the purposes of designing accessories. If I were to take a guess, it looks to be a dummy device.

As Gizmodo rightly points out, this may or may not be an Apple-made device. In other words, there is past history of Apple devices leaking from Foxconn factories. And if the iPhone 5 is indeed going to be released in September, this would seem like the proper time for Apple to have a finalized design for the device so it can be mass manufactured. So this could be real. On the other hand, the device in the image matches leaked iPhone 5 specs; in fact it seems to match them a bit too closely, meaning the device may just be a dummy device built by the accessories manufacturer (not Apple) for the purposes of getting a jump start on designing iPhone 5 accessories. Alternatively, Coolzonepda could have built the dummy device for the sole purpose for starting a rumor and driving interest/traffic to their company.

It, of course, is impossible to know at this moment if the device shown in the image is indeed a working or dummy version of an iPhone 5. We will only find out for sure when Apple drops the curtain on the much anticipated product. Is your mouth watery, yet?

[via Gizmodo [6]]

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[1] Image: http://dottech.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/leakediphone5.jpg

[2] iPhone 5 rumors: http://dottech.org/tag/iphone-5

[3] iPhone will be launched on September 21, 2012: http://dottech.org/ios/74859/iphone-5-will-launch-on-september-21-2012-according-to-a-rumor/

[4] Apple: http://dottech.org/tag/apple

[5] the new 19-pin and headphone jack moved to the bottom: http://dottech.org/ios/74856/throw-away-all-your-accessories-iphone-5-will-have-a-new-19-pin-port-headphone-jack-will-be-moved-to-the-bottom/

[6] Gizmodo: http://gizmodo.com/5929444/has-the-iphone-5-been-smuggled-out-of-the-factory-already

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