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Chinese source says they have the real iPhone 5 parts, will allow you to play with them for $7, 900

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Chinese source says they have the real iPhone 5 parts, will allow you to play with them for $7, 900
The Chinese Inernet provider NetEase has posted pics of various iPhone 5 parts it claims are floating around Shenzhen district, where Foxconn is assembling it. The most interesting thing is the backplate, which NetEase says is the real metal/glass infused deal, and the folks there will allow you to rent and play around with the various components, including the backplate, for 50, 000 yuan, or around $7, 900.

We've mostly seens the front panel exposed so far, if we don't count the numerous 3D render exercises, so the backplate here is certainly noteworthy, as it looks pretty polished, and shiny. There is now memory size stamping on the back still, so if this is legit, it is fresh off the general components pile. 

It pretty much looks like that chassis in that video not long ago you can see below, as well as like one of the very first leaks floating around, so it might be that one component is making the rounds at various Chinese sources, or numerous leakers are taking iPhone 5 parts out of Foxconn.


The all-glass back of the iPhone 4/4S, gives way to mostly metal backing, bordered by two glass stripes at both ends. It certainly carries an exquisite look worthy of the sixth generation iPhone design revamp, and we've been hearing since last year that the next iPhone is going to swap the fragile and heavy glass back for a mostly metal piece. What do you think about this eventual design.

source: NetEase via Tinhte.vn (translated)

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posted on 22 Aug 2012, 05:49 13

1. zuckerboy (Posts: 898; Member since: 22 Dec 2011)


same design -__-

posted on 22 Aug 2012, 05:57 12

3. thelegend6657 (unregistered)


If it change too much it won't be an iPhone anymore

posted on 22 Aug 2012, 06:48 7

12. doejon (Posts: 349; Member since: 31 Jul 2012)


than u can buy a older iphone cuz u will not notice any change
! same os design almost the same futures... nothing special wil be in the next iphone

posted on 22 Aug 2012, 09:26 2

20. cristhiansaid (Posts: 30; Member since: 25 Jun 2010)


boring, nothing special..!!!!!

posted on 22 Aug 2012, 19:57 1

23. E.N. (Posts: 2307; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


It looks pretty classy to me

posted on 23 Aug 2012, 11:14

26. zuckerboy (Posts: 898; Member since: 22 Dec 2011)


yes good design but It is overdated It must be change at least in my opinion

posted on 22 Aug 2012, 06:37 8

10. CharlieAtInfinity (Posts: 253; Member since: 10 Apr 2012)


It will ALWAYS be the same design no matter what...
If they do change it then Apple customer will run away from that...

posted on 22 Aug 2012, 06:44 7

11. wendygarett (unregistered)


As long as apple don't remove the logo :)

posted on 22 Aug 2012, 05:57 8

2. thelegend6657 (unregistered)


Who the f**k would pay that much to play with a backplate that nobody can verify its genuine ?
The only type of person that I can think of are retarded rich people

posted on 22 Aug 2012, 06:01 14

6. tmcr7 (Posts: 154; Member since: 02 Nov 2011)


Are they accepting kidneys instead?

posted on 22 Aug 2012, 07:53 3

15. thelegend6657 (unregistered)


No , they want your liver

posted on 22 Aug 2012, 05:59 4

4. tmcr7 (Posts: 154; Member since: 02 Nov 2011)


I wouldn't get caught holding that ugly piece of trash. Why would I pay that much to play with it? Good luck with that!

posted on 22 Aug 2012, 06:00 8

5. wendygarett (unregistered)


Fake!!!! Dont get cheated!!!

posted on 22 Aug 2012, 08:17 1

17. zuckerboy (Posts: 898; Member since: 22 Dec 2011)


I think same way too

posted on 22 Aug 2012, 06:04 3

7. aayupanday (Posts: 517; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


Who on Earth would want to play with those crappy parts !

posted on 22 Aug 2012, 06:12 4

8. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


I am not an insane to pay for junk ... no not even after launch :)

posted on 22 Aug 2012, 06:20 4

9. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 1901; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)


Tsk tsk..someone's smoking that crack.. who in tha hell would, pay........

posted on 22 Aug 2012, 21:46 1

24. SugarShockFrantic (Posts: 73; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


your honor i assure i am not smoking crack XD

posted on 22 Aug 2012, 07:12 3

13. Aeires (unregistered)


Looks like this year it will be 253 iPhones left in a bar.

posted on 22 Aug 2012, 07:14 2

14. ryq24 (Posts: 500; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


scam!

posted on 22 Aug 2012, 07:58 1

16. groupsacc (Posts: 232; Member since: 28 Feb 2012)


I thought it was crazy at first, but more I think about it, it makes sense, cus there will be counterfeit manufacturers who'd kill to get their hands on this.

posted on 22 Aug 2012, 08:46 1

18. cornerofthemoon (Posts: 507; Member since: 20 Apr 2010)


I think the two toned back looks weird and unbalanced.....But it may look better in person.

posted on 22 Aug 2012, 08:59

19. whoisnetworkdood (banned) (Posts: 27; Member since: 22 Aug 2012)


wow, why would I or anyone else be ripped off? Even if you are rich or well-to-do this is not worth it for any phone.

posted on 22 Aug 2012, 10:10

21. dclrodriguez (Posts: 7; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


I'm fine with just looking at the photos.

posted on 22 Aug 2012, 13:01

22. twashington4 (Posts: 81; Member since: 24 May 2010)


If this isn't the actual parts from the IPhone 5, it for damn sure isn't too far from it. I mean, c'mon...how much do yo think they'll actually change the thing? Here are few things you can bet on...it'll be a slab form factor...it'll have rounded corners...the screen will be larger. Oh and it will be rectangular and likely available in black and white. Metal and glass will be primary materials. There you go folks...I don't think anyone is going to be surprised when the final design is released. I won't. It'll be an elongated IPhone 4S with LTE. To be honest, the IPhone 4/4S design is really nice. They really don't have to do anything to it...other than enlarge the screen a bit. I think that's what most folks are really looking forward to.

posted on 23 Aug 2012, 03:10

25. Seannyc (Posts: 59; Member since: 21 Jul 2012)


Its chinese its prolly a bootleg XD (im chinese, u say that u racist)

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