Chinese ex-teen idol Jimmy Lin leaks what he claims is the iPhone 5 on Weibo

Chinese ex-teen idol Jimmy Lin leaks what he claims is the iPhone 5 on Weibo
Jimmy Lin is a singer, actor, and race car driver, being a pretty popular teen idol in his heyday to boot. Now all of a sudden he pops with a number of images on his Weibo account - the Chinese version of Twitter - and claims they are of him holding the new iPhone 5, or whatever it gets named.

He waxes about the purported features, such as a larger 4" screen, aluminum alloy for the back, and a new dock connector, but says the handset is slimmer, yet feels almost the same in the hand, as the current version. 

His observation about the material on the rear is that it resembles very much what we have on the iPad, so we are likely to experience a glass/aluminum fusion as a chassis for the next iPhone, if all the leaks and rumors turn out legit.

source: DreamerJimmy (Weibo) via CNETAsia



1. 09wbd03516

Posts: 140; Member since: May 30, 2012

I used to hate justin bieber and now i hate this guy

11. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

so do i...

23. TheLibertine

Posts: 484; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

Heh. I also had to think of Justin Bieber, instantly. Our sick minds and poor ears. The Killers, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Radiohead, R.E.M., System of a Down ftw.

25. IamYourFather6657

Posts: 321; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

Maybe you not chinese you dont know He is just an EX Justin Bieber trying to get attention

27. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

Miley Cyrus is better!

2. Angkor

Posts: 108; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

I don't care about iPhone 5 since Apple won the nonsense trial against Samsung I am very sick to see or looking at Apple products. From now on I never touch Apple products at Apple Store in the mall as I used to do since 2 years ago. Good bye Apple here come Galaxy S3 I am typing comments all day and weeks with no problems of stalling or stop working. Galaxy S3 is the smoothest Android phone ever.

4. dickwyn

Posts: 621; Member since: May 07, 2012

wrong the galaxy nexus is the smoothest android phone out there

14. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Hahaha. Correcting him, yet you're still wrong. GS3 is the smoothest even if it i doesn't have jelly bean yet. you smokin' crack? :))

18. iamcc

Posts: 1319; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

Maybe when the GS3 gets AOSP it will be as smooth as the Galaxy Nexus but if you think its smoother with TouchWiz then you be out your damn mind.

15. shubhameroit

Posts: 5; Member since: Aug 10, 2012

absolutely correct!!

6. serious9010

Posts: 254; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

@Angkor: Congratulations! Your comment has absolutely nothing to do with this article! We applaude you for spreading your hate! ;-)

26. IamYourFather6657

Posts: 321; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

He is either trolling or spamming or maybe even showing off his new Galaxy S3 like all the old iFans likes to do

3. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

Don't let Apple see this, they are going to get him, lol.

5. redmd

Posts: 1926; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Probably a Chinese knock off. Is Jeremy cheap or Apple lost it?

17. 305Bucko

Posts: 506; Member since: Aug 07, 2011

HAHA this isnt the NBA star Jeremy Lin. its JIMMY LIN

7. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

FINALLY! A leaked photo of the rumored Iphone 5 with screen turned on! But, for me, i still consider iphone 4 the best iphone apple ever launched. Iphone 4s was not that hot for me for it's just an upgrade.

8. doejon

Posts: 411; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

who the f**k would buy after a yeah for full price the same looking device?? even the os looks the same! realy boring thats not a inovation not a revolution only a evolution

9. whysoserious

Posts: 318; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

It's a Chinese mock-up of the iPhone 5. End of story. Now let's move on to some real news.

20. HäckeMáte

Posts: 168; Member since: Feb 28, 2012

its a troll with a useless comment. Lets move on to someone with something relevant to say.

10. jasongohjr

Posts: 75; Member since: Sep 26, 2011

The home screen alone looks fake.

19. dkpitman

Posts: 35; Member since: Mar 24, 2011

Not to mention every screenshot is the exact same in each picture...

12. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

Galaxy Nexus with jelly bean vs The New iPhone (or whatever it's called) with iOS 6, who will win ?

13. md227a

Posts: 226; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

Everything Apple is releasing now looks boring. If this is a true mock up I wont even bother with it. My 4S I have will due just fine if I decide to use an apple device.

16. ddeath

Posts: 170; Member since: Apr 14, 2012

That is not iPhone 5! It is the iPhone 4S+.

21. Sick49er

Posts: 3; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

Rolls Royce has never taken pride into market share nor it cared about main stream devices. they make devices for their customers. 2) a phone is a phone and a computer is a computer, everything has its own purpose. phone is about making calls, txt msg, and good apps, good browser, good radios and connectivity which iphone beats all other competitors bar far! why dont u douche bags relax, people dont buy it cuz they new one is around the corner! me and you all know once it gets released its gonna blow everything out of the water ;-) plus iphone has and will have the highest customer satisfaction ;-) SIMPLE BUT PROPER LIKEE A FERRARI

22. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

This looks horrible!

24. elandrumiii

Posts: 109; Member since: Mar 20, 2010

G Nexus on any carrier is smooth as butter end of story

28. xupru

Posts: 17; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

G Nexus on any carrier will also run out of batteries within 4 hours on medium use. I've used my gf's iphone before and with the same use it lasts at least 2x longer. I bought an extended battery for my Nexus and my friends still demand that I buy a new phone -_-'

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