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

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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26 Comments

1. zuckerboy

Posts: 898; Member since: Dec 22, 2011

same design -__-

3. thelegend6657 unregistered

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

12. doejon

Posts: 411; Member since: Jul 31, 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

20. cristhiansaid

Posts: 30; Member since: Jun 25, 2010

boring, nothing special..!!!!!

23. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

It looks pretty classy to me

26. zuckerboy

Posts: 898; Member since: Dec 22, 2011

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

10. CharlieAtInfinity

Posts: 253; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

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

11. wendygarett unregistered

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

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

6. tmcr7

Posts: 180; Member since: Nov 02, 2011

Are they accepting kidneys instead?

15. thelegend6657 unregistered

No , they want your liver

4. tmcr7

Posts: 180; Member since: Nov 02, 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!

5. wendygarett unregistered

Fake!!!! Dont get cheated!!!

17. zuckerboy

Posts: 898; Member since: Dec 22, 2011

I think same way too

7. aayupanday

Posts: 582; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

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

8. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

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

9. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2361; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

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

24. SugarShockFrantic

Posts: 73; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

your honor i assure i am not smoking crack XD

13. Aeires unregistered

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

14. ryq24

Posts: 875; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

scam!

16. groupsacc

Posts: 232; Member since: Feb 28, 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.

18. cornerofthemoon

Posts: 620; Member since: Apr 20, 2010

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

19. whoisnetworkdood

Posts: 27; Member since: Aug 22, 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.

21. dclrodriguez

Posts: 7; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

I'm fine with just looking at the photos.

22. twashington4

Posts: 81; Member since: May 24, 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.

25. Seannyc

Posts: 59; Member since: Jul 21, 2012

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

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