First Video Of A Working iPhone 5 Leaked, Boots Up In iOS 6

First Video Of A Working iPhone 5 Leaked, Boots Up In iOS 6

This is a heck of a video, in that it shows an iPhone 5 booting up next to an iPhone 4S. Even better, it seems real.

According to MIC Gadget, the iPhone 5 was “accidentally” discovered in Foxconn’s Jincheng factory, which basically means it was smuggled out and is stolen property. Whatever the provenance, though, it seems to be legit: the official first sighting of a working iPhone 5 in the wild.

What else do we know? Not much: the iPhone 5 boots up much more quickly than the iPhone 4S, but otherwise, it’s not capable of being activated at this point, so the iPhone 5 stalls at the activation screen.

More pictures of the new iPhone below:

First Video Of A Working iPhone 5 Leaked, Boots Up In iOS 6

First Video Of A Working iPhone 5 Leaked, Boots Up In iOS 6

First Video Of A Working iPhone 5 Leaked, Boots Up In iOS 6

First Video Of A Working iPhone 5 Leaked, Boots Up In iOS 6

First Video Of A Working iPhone 5 Leaked, Boots Up In iOS 6

First Video Of A Working iPhone 5 Leaked, Boots Up In iOS 6

  • BrianVidGuy

    Looks fake to me, but maybe I’m just being extra skeptical.

  • itskittibitch

    Looks fake af.

  • randomperson

    Are you fucking joking? It’s made out of plastic.

  • Clark Wallace

    The home button looks a bit dodgy.

  • Markiezy

    If this is the real iPhone 5 I will not waste my time waiting in line. As a die hard fan I am beyond disappointed with the entire design. I rather stay with my 4s!

  • technochick

    That startup video would not be hard to fake.

  • mr_bee

    This is pretty obviously a factory floor reject completed with spare parts and shown off for the camera. The home button is clearly a reject part (too yellow and not fitting correctly), and the fit and finish between the lower glass section on the back and the back itself is absolutely horrible which alone would mark it as a reject.

  • TylerHoj

    Is it just me or does every single video/hands-on/leaked photo of the iPhone 5 have a different shade of aluminum? The black iPhone has a darker aluminum than the standard metal used on the iPhone 4 and 4S and the white should have the same aluminum used on the iPhone 4 and 4S. Now though it looks like they’ve lightened the aluminum to something brighter than the iPhone standards already on the market. It looks like Apple intends to use MacBook grade aluminum[anodized] on the iPhone, now. I hope the black iPhone gets the same treatment instead of that ugly, fingerprint happy dark aluminum we’ve seen in the leaked photos. Regardless, if they have switched forms of metal that will significantly add to the rigidity of the device. People who beat the crap out of their phones will be happy.

  • TylerHoj

    Looks fake to me, but maybe I’m just being extra skeptical.

    The attention to detail on this device is too exact for this to be a fake. If it IS a fake, I will be utterly shocked. This is exactly what the next iPhone will look like. Sorry if thats a hard pill to swallow but there’s no doubt in my mind this is the iPhone 5.

  • szstudios

    fake – look at the screen reflection as it turning at 0:30 it even looks like an overlay

  • VirtualBrown

    The display looks like it has a deeper black when compared to the 4S!

  • TylerHoj

    fake – look at the screen reflection as it turning at 0:28 it even looks like an overlay

    An anti reflective coating as used on the new MacBook Pro w/ retina display would account for the sheen and the deeper blacks.

  • Tallest_Skil

    Okay, let’s look at this. Why the FRICK is he blurring out the Apple logo? Does he not think we know what the Apple logo looks like?

    I call shenanigans since the screen didn’t increase in brightness when it was turned on. It’s either OLED (AHAHAHAHAHA APPLE USING OLED?!) or fake. The iClarified video posted earlier made the same mistake. It’s interesting how they don’t take that stuff into account.

  • bfizzzle

    yeah.. notice how he places it on the table.. so its stable and easier to overlay a fake bootup in premier/after effects. etc

  • Tallest_Skil

    If this is the real iPhone 5 I will not waste my time waiting in line. As a die hard fan I am beyond disappointed with the entire design. I rather stay with my 4s!

    What’s wrong with you? What’s disappointing about the design? If you like your 4S so much, you like this design. Period. It’s not that hard to understand. Second, that’s the idea. You’re expected to upgrade every OTHER year.

  • Itchimes Peeyush

    ITChimes is little bit confused that it is fake or original but the home button is clearly a reject part (too yellow and not fitting correctly), and the fit and finish between the lower glass section on the back and the back itself is absolutely horrible which alone would mark it as a reject. Great!
    http://www.itchimes.com

  • Steffen Jobbs

    Whatever floats your boat. We’ll know for certain in about a week.

  • Adrayven

    Not hard to fake, and activation does not require a computer anymore.. just wifi+sim card.. They could claim they didn’t want or have a nano sim to put in it I guess. Will know on the 12th I guess.

  • tomp

    Although we don’t know the specs of the new processor but I’m sure it’s going to be faster than the current one; if that’s the case shouldn’t the boot time on iPhone5 be significantly faster than the 4S?

  • Robert Pruitt

    The home button on the 5 doesn’t look right.

  • Craig Young

    Start up screen says ‘We’re not able to complete you’ – that just doesn’t sound like Apple or someone who speaks English as a first language.

    And why are the logos on the back obscured if it’s the real deal?

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  • baby_Twitty

    Come on its the year 2012, we’ve seen enough fake and edited videos to know for sure this isn’t real.

    The boot up was overlayed/super-imposed on the fake iphone 5 parts that they bought from some stupid websites.

  • Lars Pallesen

    And they’ve covered the logo and the name because …?

    One thing I can say for certain: That device is NOT a genuine Apple iPhone! The fit and finish looks like a rather poor Chinese knock-off. I’m guessing that’s why they’ve covered the GooPhone name and logo.

  • ipadgamermag

    Unless Apple have suddenly lost the ability to construct a grammatically correct sentence, FAKE! “we’re unable to complete you”?! Lol

  • Tallest_Skil

    Unless Apple have suddenly lost the ability to construct a grammatically correct sentence, FAKE! “we’re unable to complete you”?! Lol

    … The sentence is cut off… That’s not an indication of anything.

  • stephenminton

    the home button is clearly fake

  • technochick

    Come on its the year 2012, we’ve seen enough fake and edited videos to know for sure this isn’t real.

    The boot up was overlayed/super-imposed on the fake iphone 5 parts that they bought from some stupid websites.

    Yep. took me one viewing of the video to see that it was a so so map job

  • technochick

    And they’ve covered the logo and the name because …?

    because it’s blank since it’s not a real phone. And they don’t want you to see that and think this is the way to do it. but once you can see that the start up video is fake the tape job is exposed as well

  • dsjr2006

    It doesn’t look right, hopefully that’s not the final design…..

  • dsjr2006
    Unless Apple have suddenly lost the ability to construct a grammatically correct sentence, FAKE! “we’re unable to complete you”?! Lol

    … The sentence is cut off… That’s not an indication of anything.

    I think it indicates that Apple didn’t make this.

  • Cgs101

    I hope it IS fake, I want more of an effort on Apple’s part… Come on, this is not what we’ve been waiting for for nearly two and a half years???

  • Tallest_Skil

    I think it indicates that Apple didn’t make this.

    How.

    I agree that it’s a fake. It obviously is; the display doesn’t brighten when it “turns on”, but your logical chain is missing every single link.

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