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Video allegedly shows prototype of the Apple iPhone 7

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Video allegedly shows prototype of the Apple iPhone 7
A video has surfaced allegedly showing the Apple iPhone 7. We suggest taking this with a grain or two of salt, especially since those who shot the clip are tying too hard to make it seem like the real thing. Supposedly filmed at Foxconn (note how the person holding the phone is wearing what appears to be the protective clothing and gloves employed by assembly line workers), we hear someone (a security guard, perhaps?) yelling "Hey!" as though they have caught someone in the act of filming something that is off limits.

If you look closely, you can see part of the Foxconn logo appear at around the same time that the shout is heard. As we said, someone is trying too hard to make this look real. As for the phone itself, this alleged prototype has no home button, a bezel-less design, and a camera positioned in the middle of the back with no flash spotted. The front-facing camera is also centered. Even though the iPhone 7 will likely sport a new design, it all smells like a fake.

Having said that, back in March 2014, the Apple iPhone 6 was leaked more than five months before it was officially unveiled. Someone claiming to be a Foxconn insider snapped pictures showing the now famous antenna lines and the protruding camera. We couldn't have known it at the time we passed those pictures along to you, but they were genuine.

We don't get that feeling with this clip, but you can still check it out by clicking on the video below.



Thanks for the tip!

source: vqq.com via GforGames

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posted on 22 Dec 2015, 04:04 1

1. Hexa-core (banned) (Posts: 2131; Member since: 11 Aug 2015)


"Hey!"... Oh right! That individual who attempted to leak might get fired for that. Haha

posted on 22 Dec 2015, 04:09 4

4. Hexa-core (banned) (Posts: 2131; Member since: 11 Aug 2015)


And, an iPhone without it's infamous home button and huge "bezel-queen" bezels?

It must be fake indeed!

posted on 22 Dec 2015, 06:05 2

17. Finalflash (Posts: 2776; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)


Based on their more recent design choices, that fake looks too good to be Apple made.

posted on 22 Dec 2015, 04:35 6

9. Acer_Predator (unregistered)


no they wud confiscated the recording phone..
it is just fake..

posted on 22 Dec 2015, 04:41 8

12. Well-Manicured-Man (Posts: 265; Member since: 16 Jun 2015)


Fake:
1) The voice shouting "hey!" does sound like recorded in a studio. Furthermore, the pronunciation sounds American.

2) How come the video made it into the internet even though the leakster was discovered?

posted on 22 Dec 2015, 05:02 2

15. Hexa-core (banned) (Posts: 2131; Member since: 11 Aug 2015)


Samsung devices offer live streaming/feed.
Meaning, you can be shooting a video and uploading it unto the web at these same time.

posted on 22 Dec 2015, 07:37

22. j2001m (Posts: 2789; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)


Very true and there are other apps that can do this also, so it may have been a real time feed

posted on 22 Dec 2015, 07:35

21. j2001m (Posts: 2789; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)


If this is real it looks more like the s6 edge plus in gold type look to me, hm copy

posted on 22 Dec 2015, 11:49

27. engineer-1701d (Posts: 3262; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


Honestly that looks like an HTC 7 or any of the HTC's with boom sound this is Lily just a blatant copy

posted on 22 Dec 2015, 04:08 1

2. LetsBeHonest (Posts: 1370; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)


Looks fake...

posted on 22 Dec 2015, 04:08 3

3. Stagueve (Posts: 55; Member since: 11 Feb 2013)


99.99% fake, posted two days earlier by a Youtube channel called ViralVideoLab...http://www.nowhereelse.fr/video-iphone-7-prototype-111470/

posted on 22 Dec 2015, 04:12

5. Hexa-core (banned) (Posts: 2131; Member since: 11 Aug 2015)


Simply taking it with a pinch of salt.

posted on 22 Dec 2015, 04:36

10. Well-Manicured-Man (Posts: 265; Member since: 16 Jun 2015)


Nice to see you around here, Steve. I visit your site daily.

posted on 22 Dec 2015, 04:56

14. Stagueve (Posts: 55; Member since: 11 Feb 2013)


Haha, always around when some clarifications are required... Thanks for your daily visit.

posted on 22 Dec 2015, 06:48

20. tiara6918 (Posts: 2021; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


You should join us commenters here daily @stagueve, it would be fun

posted on 22 Dec 2015, 04:22

6. willytbk (Posts: 219; Member since: 15 Aug 2012)


hope it's fake. sooo ugly

posted on 22 Dec 2015, 12:45 1

29. MrElectrifyer (limited) (Posts: 2192; Member since: 21 Oct 2014)


Nothing uglier than the current iPhone 6/6s with them hideous antenna lines...

posted on 22 Dec 2015, 04:29

7. senseiJ (Posts: 130; Member since: 02 May 2015)


HEEEeeeey they might find out this is fake.

posted on 22 Dec 2015, 04:34

8. fistigons (Posts: 329; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)


Even if they got rid of the physical home button, there is no way they would get rid of their fingerprint sensor.
Maybe this is the iPhone 5C replacement.

posted on 22 Dec 2015, 04:38

11. Acer_Predator (unregistered)


u dont need pressing button for fingerprint.. but just touch. capacitive senzor

posted on 22 Dec 2015, 04:52

13. ibend (Posts: 3539; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)


did he dieded?

posted on 22 Dec 2015, 23:32

33. mmmanuuu (Posts: 400; Member since: 05 Nov 2013)


No. He was killded !

posted on 22 Dec 2015, 05:56 3

16. apakalo1 (Posts: 37; Member since: 19 Nov 2015)


It's 100% fake. Please phone Arena, feed us with genuine leaks... Mind you, you are dealing with humans, not morons....

posted on 22 Dec 2015, 09:34 1

25. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 8411; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


I beg to differ.

posted on 22 Dec 2015, 06:17

18. Cyberchum (Posts: 664; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


I'd be daft to believe this. You need not look hard to know it's fake. The Apple I know make such a giant leap.

posted on 22 Dec 2015, 06:18

19. Cyberchum (Posts: 664; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


I'd be daft to believe this. You need not look hard to know it's fake. The Apple I know won't make such a giant leap.

posted on 22 Dec 2015, 08:22 1

23. shinywindow (banned) (Posts: 294; Member since: 06 Apr 2012)


There iphonearena goes with the salt again.

posted on 22 Dec 2015, 09:34

24. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 8411; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


I recall when the iPhone 6 was first leaked, everyone was crying an moaning saying it was fake and Apple wouldn't release such an ugly phone with the ugly antenna lines and how no one was going to buy it and blah blah blah.

Low and behold the final product was 100% identical to the leak and all the bozos who claimed they we're going to buy it, bought it.

Those same bozos are saying the same now.

posted on 22 Dec 2015, 09:42

26. Coconut00 (Posts: 463; Member since: 13 Jan 2015)


Very thick for an iPhone, the Apple logo looks fake, no home button, no bezels and no LED flash.

posted on 22 Dec 2015, 12:06

28. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 8411; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


So every phone has to be exactly the same every year?
I recall the first iPhones were thick, did have LED flash as well.

Didnt we hear rumors Apple could be dropping the home button? Yes we did.

The artile says its a prototype doesn't it? Aren't ptototypes just concepts of the final product? YES THEY ARE.

So who can say this is a fake prototype of what could be the final product? NO ONE CAN. Well you can say it, but it means nothing because you are only guess.

You think Apple would spend extra money to make a prototype look like the final product? Like cutting the case to size? Using the actual parts that are going inside?

In early stages of design, you don't use real parts; you use samples or leftovers from other devices of similar size. You start using the actual items when the device is closer to getting ready for production.

For a tech site you all frequent, I just don't understand how you all don't understand such simple methods of manufacturing.

posted on 22 Dec 2015, 15:59

32. Coconut00 (Posts: 463; Member since: 13 Jan 2015)


First of all, based on your comments you are saying how people don't think Apple can make an ugly iPhone. I'm not saying it can't, it is possible for the iPhone 7 to be uglier than the 6/6s (which are already pretty ugly IMO).

About thickness/LED flash, yes the original iPhone and the 3G/3GS didn't have one and yes they were thick, but that was in 2009, so why would they go back? It is like saying the Galaxy S7 will have a 480x800 4 inch screen, it wouldn't make sense.

About dropping the home button: yes there are rumours about it. I personally don't think they will but who knows.

You should also consider that the first leak that looked like the real iPhone 6 was in April 2014 (http://www.phonearena.com/news/Foxconn-insider-le​aks-photos-allegedly-showing-the-Apple-iPhone-6_id​54581), five months before the actual iPhone announcement. Right now we are like 9 and a half months away from the iPhone 7.

posted on 23 Dec 2015, 02:21 1

34. nodes (Posts: 681; Member since: 06 Mar 2014)


Space Gray iPhone 6 looks fine, tbh.
Gold and Silver ones look bad though.

posted on 24 Dec 2015, 01:34

35. obedchuni (Posts: 159; Member since: 16 Jun 2014)


ya you are correct and I truly support you, why would any one go back and talk s**t, I know that I have seen techxie always bashing about apple and always talk s**t for apple, If he has any problem with apple or iphone he can go and talk with apple.....just a troller always trolling

posted on 22 Dec 2015, 13:08

30. max1c (Posts: 54; Member since: 11 Oct 2014)


Fake and gay.

posted on 22 Dec 2015, 14:45

31. iMicky3 (banned) (Posts: 8; Member since: 22 Dec 2015)


Its beautiful :0

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