More Alleged iPhone 5 Pics Leak Out Of Bangkok, But Are They Legit?

More Alleged iPhone 5 Pics Leak Out Of Bangkok, But Are They Legit?

Deal or no deal?

A Japanese repair house posted photos of what looked like the iPhone 5, and we were all sold. They looked like what the rumor mill predicted, and they had just the right amount of realness to send the internet into a tizzy. Now, Neowin has pictures from an anonymous source in Bangkok, Thailand of what could be the next iPhone. Maybe. Possibly.

The pictures seem to confirm what we saw in the video, and after reaching out to the source (who is an ex staff member from a long time ago) he confirmed that the iPhone is not a working device, but a “non functional replica prototype” and in his own words, “pretty accurate too.

So it’s a non-functioning prototype? That would explain the very fake-looking screen. Hm. Sounds a little fishy, but maybe it’s the real deal. Check out the two-tone aluminum design.What say you? Real deal, or fake?

More Alleged iPhone 5 Pics Leak Out Of Bangkok, But Are They Legit?

More Alleged iPhone 5 Pics Leak Out Of Bangkok, But Are They Legit?

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  • Spencer Yen

    Nope.

  • Joshann Schoen-Clark

    No. Apple will never go backwards when it comes to beauty. If it doesn’t strike you down with it sheer awesome then it isn’t legit.

  • Tallest_Skil

    WHAT DO YOU MEAN “ARE THEY LEGIT”?! LOOK AT THE FRIGGING BACK! THAT’S NOT MYRIAD PRO BY A LONG SHOT. “LEGIT”?! LOOK AT THE HOME SCREEN, FOR HEAVEN’S SAKE!

    I love that CultOfMac runs more opinionated stories than anywhere else, but you guys really have to cut out the mindless NONSENSE, too.

  • Ryan Willimson

    No way, its gross. The back is awful, the flash lens is yellow, the front camera is above the speaker, the home key is crooked and an off white color, the entire bottom is terrible, the holes for the mic are gigantic and the dock connector is tiny and fat, plus what are supposed to be pentalobe screws at the bottom are actually phillips screws here and those are off center as well

  • mr_bee

    I’m thinking this is either a fake, or it might just be the real deal? What do you think?

  • Lane Jasper

    WHAT DO YOU MEAN “ARE THEY LEGIT”?! LOOK AT THE FRIGGING BACK! THAT’S NOT MYRIAD PRO BY A LONG SHOT. “LEGIT”?! LOOK AT THE HOME SCREEN, FOR HEAVEN’S SAKE!

    I love that CultOfMac runs more opinionated stories than anywhere else, but you guys really have to cut out the mindless NONSENSE, too.

    But yet you are here everyday and comment on every single post damn near. LMAO!

  • Lane Jasper

    The bevel on the left side when looking at the bottom view is much lower than the right (where the white and metal meet. It’s not due to the angle either. FAKE.

  • CaptainAndroc

    No way, Apple would never make something that ugly. The camera looks as if it was drawn on. The home button isn’t right. It all just does not look right!

  • Brian Gregory May

    The home button looks fake.

  • Kenton Presbrey

    nopes

  • Tallest_Skil

    But yet you are here everyday and comment on every single post damn near. LMAO!

    Having what to do with anything?

  • Oesoto

    The battery icon looks like it’s charging but there is not a cable attached to the iPhone. I think it’s 100% fake

  • GJNilsen

    Apple doesnt have subcontractors in Bangkok with access to prototypes. This is just a nifty mockup made by some case producer or something, its not the real deal. No way. There will never surface real prototypes from Thailand, not from Korea, and other countries where Apple doesnt have any design or testing facility, or where they dont assemble the devices. Only plausible origins of leaks are the US, China and Brazil.

  • John Parento

    Wouldn’t this new iphone be running ios 6? Theres a new maps icon for apples version and this icon thats shown is the one from ios 5….. and that home button square isnt to apple spec. Boom! Roasted!

  • momusicman

    Seriously? How anyone think this is real? Remember Tim Cook at All Things D: they are going to double-down on secrecy. This, and the other pic “leaked” (read planted) are red herrings – most likely generated by Apple itself.

  • Tapownoi

    OK, the only thing you may get from MBK is fake product, Jailbreak iPhone from USA or kids toy from china. It’s true that Thai people use iPhone and Apple product so much that Apple should build Apple Store and make Siri support Thai, but next iPhone in Thai? Trust me I’m Thai :)

  • tanebufton

    The battery icon shows its charging but not plugged in?

  • baby_Twitty

    Its definitely real.
    But i’m sure its fake.
    What do you think?

  • mindvent

    just compare at the apple logo with the one on the back of your own iphone – the ‘leaked’ one looks silly

  • ddevito

    Ha Ha. If that’s the next iPhone then all you iSheep will leave the meadow! LOL.

  • joewaylo

    “non functional replica prototype”. Replica as in he built it? Guess that means it’s fake.

  • TheKnightWhoSaysNi

    Looks like a non-working prototype to me.

  • Bruce Schrock

    It could be a prototype but that doesn’t say they’er going to use it. After-all if they used all their patents that they would have an endless line of products. lol This could also be a way for apple to satisfy the rumor community so they ddont need to work as hard on the secrecy of the real deal.

  • giob4

    Yellow flash lens, crooked home button, not even the font used in “iPhone”, if this is the real deal I would be extremely disappointed on apple’s design team, that would mean that some of the concept designs on the web look way better, which again, would be sad.

  • Stuka_UK

    Course it’s fake… it’s absolutely fugly.

  • Sean Carney

    lol yeah right

  • Brandon May

    Look at the quality of the screen and it’s goofs like the battery icon. FAKE!

  • Eric Barbosa

    looks like people are afraid of change >.> i for one like the 2-toned back, and when my phone goes in my pocket, its upside down any so having the headphone jack on the bottom is a good move. and a smaller dock connector means more room for battery, other chips, etc. 10/10 WILL BUY :)

  • Shane Bryson

    No way, its gross. The back is awful, the flash lens is yellow, the front camera is above the speaker, the home key is crooked and an off white color, the entire bottom is terrible, the holes for the mic are gigantic and the dock connector is tiny and fat, plus what are supposed to be pentalobe screws at the bottom are actually phillips screws here and those are off center as well

    I will start by saying that I agree, there are many thing wrong here and I don’t think this is the new iPhone but most of what you said was wrong. if you look at the flash lens on your 4 or 4s, they are smaller but also yellow, most all mock ups have the front camera above the speaker because it simply makes more sense, the home key isn’t crooked at all, I think you might be colorblind, and that dock connector has pretty much been accepted as a given for the new iPhone. I think if the new iPhone looks like this, this one is a prototype.

  • Shane Bryson

    I’m thinking this is either a fake, or it might just be the real deal? What do you think?

    Well of course it’s either fake or real, those are the only two options, haha

  • Langers101

    i hope not. It looks more like a prototype but I doubt Apple will come out with something that ugly.

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