Apple iPhone 5 appears in photo?

Apple iPhone 5 appears in photo?
It might not be a prototype unit left on the floor of a bar, but a picture allegedly depicting an Apple employee testing the Apple iPhone 5 was obtained by 9 to 5 Mac. The unit doesn't exactly match up with the leaked pictures of the case designs for the next gen iPhone that we reported on. The volume rocker, for one, remains on the left side of the phone while the new case design shows the rocker to be on the other side.

The picture is said to be taken on a train in San Francisco, where an Apple employee could make sure that calls and data are handing off properly between towers. The tipster has had an Apple iPhone 3GS and currently owns the iPhone 4, so when he says that the Apple employee had something entirely new in his hand, we can believe him.

The tipster also says that the display was "EVO-like" in terms of size, with a body thinner than the current Apple iPhone 4, but also wider. The back is curved tapered glass or plastic, which dovetails perfectly with earlier reports that the new model would have a curved back like the Apple iPhone 3GS. The tipster could not see the home button and it appeared that the Apple employee was trying to cover up the Apple logo on the back of the phone. He said it was apparent that the man was trying to hide the phone and that the device was too amazing to be built by anyone besides Apple.

So we are at the stage now where the stray Apple iPhone 5 will make an appearance in bars, trains and wherever Apple goes to test them. So keep a sharp eye out wherever you go for some guy huddling close to a unusual handset with the Apple logo on the back. Don't forget to snap a picture and send it to us via our Tip line.

source: 9to5Mac

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53 Comments

1. andro unregistered

wow thats so unimpressive

45. Laurynas unregistered

48. vishu9

Posts: 252; Member since: Mar 03, 2011

awesome....lol lmfao rofl...good one man :) ;)

2. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

"the device was too amazing to be built by anyone besides Apple"

8. quakan

Posts: 1418; Member since: Mar 02, 2011

all hail steve jobs lol

16. quakan

Posts: 1418; Member since: Mar 02, 2011

^^^^why did this get voted down lol it was sarcasm

25. pong unregistered

Lol... never mock the apple god

3. harvardale

Posts: 51; Member since: Jul 22, 2011

Lame. "Hey look! I think that guy in that car that was on the other side of the road may have possible been maybe been using an iPhone 5!"

10. w2ymmike

Posts: 6; Member since: Nov 07, 2010

hahahahahaha nice !!!!!!

4. Raven unregistered

...you..gotta...be...s**ttin' me..... OOOOOOOOOHHHMYYYYYGODDDDDDDD CUT IT OUT W/ YOUR DAMN IPHONE OBSESSION!!!! THIS IS SUCH AN IDIOCRATIC SOCIETY! PEOPLE DON'T REALIZE THAT WITH SPECULATION..APPLE'S SHARE IS INCREASING!...AND BECAUSE OF THAT YOUR IPHONE WOULD COST A THOUSAND BUCKS..AND YOU'D PAY FOR IT!!! WAKE UP PEOPLE!!

20. Hallucinator

Posts: 391; Member since: May 24, 2010

You sound like a lunatic. So it's ok that everyone has been speculating about the Bionic for what seems like a year? I have no problem with either. Why do you?

27. Raven unregistered

i'm saying there are more important things in life...wake the F! up..

28. Raven unregistered

oh and btw...it's funny how a Machine Worshipper/Geek calls you a lunatic...nop..ain't nothin' wrong' bout that..ROFL

38. gregoryyy3 unregistered

oh god raven your an idiot.. go be stupid somewhere else please? you just sound dumber and dumber with everything you say cause you clearly dont know what your talking about..

51. xeptor unregistered

so...many..caps! gah *head explodes*

5. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

EVO like in size? I hardly doubt it.

21. beatlesfan

Posts: 150; Member since: Mar 03, 2011

Did you mean to say 'highly doubt?'

22. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Yes. Damn auto correct.

37. Leyjee

Posts: 47; Member since: Feb 25, 2011

Yea.. It doesnt add up.. an iPhone has always been a small phone, I doubt a screen bigger than 3.7"

6. luis_lopez_351

Posts: 951; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

wow, you can hardly make up anything in the photo and people are already amazed... sad sad sheep

40. ayephoner

Posts: 858; Member since: Jun 09, 2009

the only one that is amazed here is the tipster, that saw the phone in person. calm down.

7. quakan

Posts: 1418; Member since: Mar 02, 2011

If you hear any news about an apple employee getting fired or harshly disciplined within the next couple weeks then we can believe this

9. Joe unregistered

I'm a huge Apple fan (who hasn't owned an iPhone yet because I prefer VZW and I'm under contract for a few more months, but owns multiple Macs, and ipad, Apple TV, etc.) but I have to say that this article / testimony is such phoey. ESPECIALLY the line "the device was too amazing to be built by anyone besides Apple". Gimme a break !

11. megadirk

Posts: 33; Member since: Jul 28, 2011

I would really hope that if Apple does have people testing their new phone that they would have a case that covers up the obviousness of it being made by apple, i.e. the Apple logo.

12. biglebronski

Posts: 22; Member since: Mar 18, 2011

Just stop it...

13. WowSoDouchey unregistered

"He said it was apparent that the man was trying to hide the phone and that the device was too amazing to be built by anyone besides Apple" lmao, thats so ***. Apple's iPhone 4 couldnt even make phone calls and douchebags call that "amazing"? How sad is society...lol Again, over priced and shiney trumps functional...

17. biglebronski

Posts: 22; Member since: Mar 18, 2011

Functional? Like sending text messages to the wrong recipients and losing email functionality out of nowhere? You should try the functionality that "overpriced and shiny (learn to spell BTW)" offers. You'd be surprised.

49. LOLOLOLOL unregistered

Lol, spell checking on a message board proves allot (rolls eyes) and Doctors' poor handwriting means they can't practice medicine... Anyways, I work for AT&T I know EXACTLY how terrible the iPhone is from seeing it DAILY. Unlike you tools that went from your flip phone or BB and now think the toned down, over priced, unable to make a call, privacy violating, cult like, BS iphone qualifies as "good"

14. E.J.Su

Posts: 25; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

I am willing to bet that the "tipster" was probably Apple's hype machine at work.

15. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

hmmmm I smell haters... in here.... mixed with drips of denial scent...

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