Photo of the 3D-enabled iPhone 5 is a poor attempt at Photoshop

Photo of the 3D-enabled iPhone 5 is a poor attempt at Photoshop
The day would simply feel incomplete without a spicy rumor about the next iPhone, and today's is a spicy one indeed. According to a photo that surfaced on the web yesterday, the next iPhone iteration will be known as the iPhone 5, but the more interesting part is that the smartphone will pack dual cameras on its back, presumably for capturing 3D photos and videos

Now, we cannot blame you if you are reading these lines with a skeptical look on your face even though this isn't the first time when we hear rumors about Apple working on a 3D technology of some kind. The thing about the aforementioned photo is that it has been forged... poorly, and it doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure that out.

The first thing that we have to point out in order to debunk the 3D-enabled iPhone rumor is the “5” that has been added to the name of the device. Not only that the digit is in a different font than the one that Apple uses, but it simply makes the whole “iPhone 5” title look off-center. Besides that, the cameras do not appear to be parallel to the top edge of the smartphone, and if they really were meant to shoot 3D content, chances are the sensors would have been placed in landscape orientation like those on the HTC EVO 3D and LG Optimus 3D.

However, the most revealing clue suggesting that we are dealing with a forgery became obvious as soon as we boosted the brightness and increased the gamma level of the photo. The area in the top corner of the device has an unusually consistent color, which means that somebody simply took a photo of an iPhone 4, duplicated and moved around its camera, and “masked” the spot where the lens is supposed to be originally.

Boosting the contrast and gamma levels of the photo shows that the photo is a forgery
Boosting the contrast and gamma levels of the photo shows that the photo is a forgery

Well, sorry to disappoint you, fans of glasses-free 3D goodness, but this is definitely not a 3D-enabled iPhone that you see in the photo. Luckily, some folks are putting a lot more effort into predicting what the next iPhone might look like.

source: 175wan via Redmond Pie

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22 Comments

1. android_hitman unregistered

hahahahaha

2. ilia1986 unregistered

lolololNo 3D on next iPhone.No LTE on next iPhone.No NFC on next iPhone.No processor above A5 dual core 1GHz on Next iPhone.No bigger screen on Next iPhone (because 326 ppi is 326 ppi)No bigger resolution on next iPhone (it's too soon)No Springboard Widgets on next iPhone.No live wallpapers on Next iPhone.No SuperAmoledPlus display on Next iPhone.Yep.. and still iSheep\iFanatics will buy those 25 Million units Apple said they will sell till end of 2011.

6. christianqwerty

Posts: 467; Member since: May 05, 2011

Everyome buys iPhones not for the hardware, but for the software . Its so universal. Everyone knows how to use IOS. Everyone in my family has an iPhone, they don't care that it doesn't have a 17 core 5ghz processor or a 20mp camera or a 162839x192739 resolution, they like it because its pretty, simple, and easy to use.

7. ilia1986 unregistered

Really? That's interesting.. Because you just put the iPhone in one line with an old Nokia candybar device from 8 years ago.. Funny - me actually thinking the iPhone was a SMARTphone - you know - for SMART people.. /sarcasm.

19. rwolf1984

Posts: 536; Member since: Jun 06, 2009

a lot of really dumb people have smart phones...phones are only as smart as the user

11. Timmay! unregistered

Dont forget that dumbphone also makes you pay for every single thing you do on it clear down to angry birds

12. quakan

Posts: 1418; Member since: Mar 02, 2011

Majority of consumers would read your comment and be like "Huhhh? WTF does that mean?" People buy iPhones for the ease of use, coolness factor, and the stability of the software. You got to give it to Apple, they know how to sell a product.

13. ilia1986 unregistered

Isn't this part of the problem? I think it is!

17. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

Dude, ilia1986. Calm down on the fanboyism. 95% of Android phones don't have 3D. Heck we're still trying to figure out whether or not it's a gimmick (Engadget seems to think so). I personally doubt 3D is going to catch on. I still think LTE and NFC will be on the next iPhone. Nothing is confirmed yet. The A4 is pretty fast I don't know what you're thinking. There was a video posted up with the LG Optimus 2X vs the iPhone 4 on PhoneArena and although the iPhone 4 wasn't faster, it was definitely keeping up with the dual core processor. And A4 is only single processor so you can imagine what will happen with A5. No bigger resolution? Really? Is 326 not enough for you? How many Android phones can even compete with that? Widgets is an Android feature and live wallpapers really is just a fun little nifty feature that adds no functionality whatsoever. No SuperAmoled? Isn't that Samsung's display? That's like saying no Retina Display on Android, just doesn't really make sense. And I'm sure people actually like the device if they're willing to buy another one. I feel like you're trying just a tad too hard to bash on Apple. It's kinda ridiculous

18. aztaxia12295

Posts: 272; Member since: Nov 22, 2009

1. true 2. no one knows 3. maybe true, most likely 4. false 5. false 6. probably wont happen 7. true, pretty important 8. true, but kills battery and HIGHLY unimportant 9. retina is pretty good please, stop being such a blind fanboy! and no, i dont like apple morally, but their products are good, and yes I DO LIKE ANDROID MORE, but seriously, stop being so blind and denialish (ik thats not a word but deal with it)

20. dv unregistered

LTE is the only thing you mentioned that really matters. Quality, Deisign, consistencey, and stability of the OS is paramount to the average consumer not specs they know are going to be obsolete in 6 months. Android wins by availability, saturating the market with less than quality handsets. Apple wins by desirabiltiy, creating A quality product that performs as expected and focusing on what is important to the end user. I would love to see Android pull the reins in more on the manufacturers and create some consistency within the OS and have all units on the same software version. I have heard the counter of Android being an open platform as a challenge to pulling in the reins on the manufacturers. I think that is a position without strenghth considering Windows on a HP is the same as a Dell as it is on a Samsung as it is on an APPLE! As long as Android users struggle through random rebooting and the infamous FORCE CLOSE they will slowly gravitate to the iPhone.

3. alecgale

Posts: 55; Member since: Jun 29, 2011

is it just me or does that 5 look like the 5 from 5 gum

5. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

lol Yes it does! LMAO!

4. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Why are iSheep doing this? Why are do they think that people can't figure out when they are using Photoshop? Must they result to more lies and deceit? I have a HTC Evo 3D & the 2 cameras on the fake iPhone 5 are way to close so the 3D effect would be minimal at best IF it even works. The cameras need to be farther apart so they can create the depth needed for the 3D effect! lol Good try though. lol

8. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

Be Quiet people I am working on the iphone 5 and i cant photoshop nothing with all this negativity..

9. ilia1986 unregistered

lol afraid someone beat you to it - the next iPhone will have a SuperClear LCD! http://hinmi.com/wp-content/uploads/iphone5.png

10. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

lol That is funny gallitoking! lol

14. E.J.Su

Posts: 25; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

The cameras locations and distance between the cameras are all wrong anyways.

15. andro unregistered

islaves would be convinced nevertheless that this 'new' iphone changes everything again again again including counteracting global warming if apple did 'invent' 3d camera in an iphone.

16. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

global warming.. good one. I will included on my photoshoped sketch of the iphone V ( used roman numerals) as i consider them gladiators of the phone industry...

21. seeds

Posts: 48; Member since: Apr 13, 2011

iFans don't want "it" look bad or look old in tecno war like now :) many phone have 3d camera, big screen,LTE,etc...

22. luis_lopez_351

Posts: 951; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

Lets make this easy: Iphone is turning into blackberry/nokia and slowing down with specs. WP7/Web Os are growing rapidly but not fast enough(well until the WP7 mango update), and android... well you cant say anything about it because it has one of the Lamest weakest phones but also the most awesome and powerful.

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