Is this iClone a possible copy of the upcoming Apple iPhone 5?

Is this iClone a possible copy of the upcoming Apple iPhone 5?
A picture on Chinese web site gizchina is definitely not the Apple iPhone 5. The parts are cheaper and the device doesn't have the same internal parts under the hood. But what this phone might have is the same design that we will see for the Apple iPhone 5.

Considering that the real Apple iPhone 5 is already being produced, and with the understanding that leaks come out of that area of the world like a sieve, it is possible that the fake in the picture is showing us what to expect from Cupertino in the next 2-3 months. And adding to this possibility, it sure looks like this unit would fit snugly into one of those alleged China produced Apple iPhone 5 cases that we reported on this weekend. And with the rounded corners and the buttons on the left side of the phone, this model resembles the picture we showed you, of what is claimed to be the Apple iPhone 5 being tested by a company employee on a train in San Francisco.

Until we see the Apple iPhone 5 in Steve Jobs' hand, we will continue to see pictures of handsets that someone claims to be the next iPhone model-it's just the nature of the beast. And while we all lucked out with the Apple iPhone 4 when the infamous prototype was found in a bar, we are sure that Apple has tightened controls on who gets pre-production units making it harder to find leaked images of Apple's next touchscreen phone.

source: giz-china via gizmodo





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60 Comments

1. jordan.300 unregistered

fake!! iphone 5 would be better than that! and 1st comment!

9. Irad123

Posts: 32; Member since: Aug 01, 2011

don't be so sure... you've seen the iphones before the iphone 4, they don't look that great...

53. Fanboys Suck

Posts: 609; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

Does it really matter what it looks like? It could literally look like a heaping pile of crap, and millions of people would still buy it... amazing, huh?

12. biophone

Posts: 1994; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

Buddy who cares about 1st comment. And it looks like an iPhone 4 kinda. So who knows.

18. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Hey thanks for giving us your opinion, it's cool you had the first comment. I look forward to reading more of your posts. You are doing a fine job young man! :-)

24. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

real or fake, the only thing i gotta say is, if the screen actually stays that small, imma laugh my ass off. That would be a big iFail. lol

26. biophone

Posts: 1994; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

I like a small screen.

28. Pretty Ricky unregistered

What are you, like 8? I guess Apple's converting them younger these days.

31. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

how's that a fail when screen size is a personal preference. There's lots of people that don't want a bigger screen. Do you think everyone should be just like you? Sounds like you're a sheep.

34. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

people care about phone size. with screens getting larger and their bezels getting smaller im sure there are dozens of people (out of millions) who would prefer to stay at 3.5 inches when a 4-4.3 inch phone is the same size (and in the galaxy 1&2's case Bigger and LIGHTER). Only you would want to pay more to get less, taco.

47. biophone

Posts: 1994; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

Some people like bezels around the phone as well. I have small hands and any screen over 4 is to big. I cant type on a 4.3 phone. Its isnt a fail as really not many people offer a 3.5 inch screen and alot like them.

49. CRICKETownz

Posts: 980; Member since: Oct 24, 2009

plenty of people are turned off by 4+ in. screens. that's one of the reasons why HTC Incredible sold so well. although the 4.3 in. goodness that you & myself are attracted to seems to be a no brainer, it does come down to personal preference which i've seen various people drift to the 3.5-3.7's b/c they didn't like the bigger screens that were being offered at the time. at least that was what i was told...

25. biophone

Posts: 1994; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

Your nicer then me lol. But i thumbed him up :).

37. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

I thumb him down by mistake. I usually zoom in on my phone but I didn't & I accidentally with my fat thumb hit the red one. lol I am sorry jordan.300. That was my bad. I wish I could edit my thumbs up or down like I can edit when I post a comment. Maybe PhoneArena.com can fix this.

55. daniel_bargs

Posts: 325; Member since: Nov 27, 2010

how better? like putting the feces of Apple's CEO?

2. NeXoS

Posts: 292; Member since: May 03, 2011

Yep, that's the new iPhone 5. Here's a picture of one of the Apple employees using it: http://maxkorehnke.files.wordpress.com/2011/01/iphone_5.jpg They finally fixed the antenna issue!

23. MATOZ unregistered

Most of Clones; iClone, iStupidPHone, iPhony bla bla... comes with an antenna built-in... Maybe this is an "iFishing" ... pole!!!

46. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2362; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

LMMFGDAO!!!!! @picture

50. CRICKETownz

Posts: 980; Member since: Oct 24, 2009

was that a phone or a AM/FM radio?

3. pete7625

Posts: 86; Member since: Jul 01, 2010

I hope that's not what the iPhone 5 looks like!

4. GALAXY-S

Posts: 701; Member since: Jun 07, 2011

FAKE!!! the reall iphone is ***er than that!!!!!

11. gregoryyy3 unregistered

if you read what the article says, its clearly states "not the Apple iPhone 5" in bold letters. idiot

19. GALAXY-S

Posts: 701; Member since: Jun 07, 2011

oohh really??... i did read it and they are saying the design maybe mimic the iphone 5 ok.. if that were the case it would be *** just like the 4!! and your the idiot .. why you getting mad isheep

30. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

reading the article goes a little beyond galaxy's comprehension level. He usually can't think past IPHONE SUCKS!!!!

35. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

so then he is the opposite of you? you cant read, youve proven that a thousand times now, and the only thing u say is: ANDROID SUCKS!!! maybe u guys are long lost cousins or something? lol nah Galaxy-S is way too smart to be related to you.. lol

42. GALAXY-S

Posts: 701; Member since: Jun 07, 2011

lol good one remixfa nope he is no where related to me..

41. GALAXY-S

Posts: 701; Member since: Jun 07, 2011

for your info taco, i usually comment on the articles topic, but sometimes i just feel like giving you isheep a taste of your own medicine... and express myself aswell :)

52. Fanboys Suck

Posts: 609; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

You're All Morons...

5. Bling_Bling

Posts: 3; Member since: Jul 05, 2011

better than original

6. clevername

Posts: 1436; Member since: Jul 11, 2008

Unless the phone is bigger than the last one, it looks like the screen takes less space which would make it smaller

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