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Video leaks out of an Apple iPhone 5 booting up to iOS 6

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Video leaks out of an Apple iPhone 5 booting up to iOS 6
Today might be the big day for Nokia’s new Windows Phone 8 Lumias, but it doesn’t stop Apple gadgetry to leak out at an alarming rate for the once most secretive company in the industry. Now, another video has appeared showing what seems to be a fully assembled and functional iPhone 5 booting up alongside an iPhone 4S.

MIC Gadget clarifies that the device was “accidentally discovered” at the Jincheng Foxconn factory, but we’d just take this as another way for saying stolen.

The allegedy iPhone 5 boots up to a “cannot complete activation” message in iOS 6. Everything is true to rumor - the 4-inch taller screen, the thinner profile, the new 9-pin dock and changed position for the 3.5mm jack.

This is either Apple under Tim Cook really failing on the secretiveness or a masterful way to fool us all. But it seems like it’s the former. What do you think?

source: VGOOO via MIC Gadget via The Next Web

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posted on 05 Sep 2012, 12:09 29

1. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4888; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)

If that is true, the design of the "new" iPhone or iPhone 5 is very busted. I am sorry but the 3 plus year old design is very much over played now.


posted on 05 Sep 2012, 12:19 8

4. andro. (Posts: 1999; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)

If the caption on this video article said "iphone 4 booting up to is 6" you'd have pretty much believed it was. Should anyone really expect anymore from apple given their previous history

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 12:31 15

13. monkeytown (Posts: 125; Member since: 26 Jul 2012)

well, after checking other companies designs....i have to disagree

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 13:18 13

33. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4888; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)

What are you talking about? Look at the new Nokia's, they are brilliant. The HTC's always look different yet sexy, & even Samsung's Galaxy S III is a sharp looking phone. What about Sony's Xperia line? Those are wonderfully designed phones.

Apple's 3+ year old design is getting OLD very quickly. "Iconic" design belongs to cars like BMW, Ferrari & Rolls Royce. Or to old art deco designs from the 30's, that is "iconic" not a 3 year old mobile phone design.

The iPhone 4 design was nice in 2009 but in 2012 is just yesterdays rehash.

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 12:38 17

21. Aeires (unregistered)

That's not the point of view from an iPhone user. For years they've been wanting a larger screen and now they are getting it. The rest is irrelevant from that point on.

For those of us using Windows or Android phones, we've been using phones on a different level than the iPhone. We expect more because we've been given more historically. If you've lived in the iOS ecosystem, a 4" screen and finally 4G radios is huge. You have to look at it from that perspective, otherwise it's just another phone with dated features.

I don't agree with settling for less like they do, but that's my opinion, which many iOS users don't share. For me, I want it all or as much as the technology can handle. And I don't use iOS.

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 12:56 2

29. E.N. (Posts: 2610; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)

It's also about choosing the OS you enjoy the most. Android can have 4G radios, NFC and this and that, but at the end of the day, I don't want an Android device as my primary one. It makes it really easy to wait for the next iPhone.

As for the design, its solid but not groundbreaking. The iPhone 4/4S is still one of the better designed smartphones, so I wouldn't mind having it, but lets just keep on hoping that this isn't it, lol

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 21:13

51. cfprelude (Posts: 139; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)

or for some of us its what our employer will support and/or pay for. we have iPhones only now and i am a huge android fan.... killed me going from the S3 to the 4S a couple months ago when i started the job BUT now with LTE and a slightly larger (still 4.3 is the sweet spot i think but 4" isn't all bad) it will be 100% more tolerable. we have about 10k employees and probably approx 5k iPhone 4/4S on vzw, att, and sprint and from water cooler talk we'll have about 3/4 of those upgrade within the next couple months since there catching up to where droid was 2yrs ago.... not because people are excited in the least about a new and innovative iPhone..... I'm sure there are many other employers in the same boat.

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 12:10 7

2. techspace (Posts: 1036; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)

after looking and reading about the lumia 920 and 820 we're back to the iphone rumors.........
hopefully,wp8 users will join us(ios and android users) very soon

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 12:14 5

3. FranksGT (Posts: 167; Member since: 29 Aug 2012)

I love the troll that goes around and thumbs down all the negative Iphone post. What a scared little girl to actually post.

And yes this is very outdated. And IphoneARENA is about to be to. Keeps posting about its beloved iphone.

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 12:38 8

20. quickweevil (Posts: 51; Member since: 21 Dec 2011)

Here's what I don't understand. Why is it that every website I read (except for the sites dedicated to only Android) have people in comments complaining about an iPhone bias? It is literally EVERY website I read (gizmodo, phonearena, bgr, the verge, etc.). Can you tell me why? Is it because Android fans are just obnoxious? I think so...

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 12:58 2

31. E.N. (Posts: 2610; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)

Lol, you're so right haha.

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 13:07 2

32. fanboy (Posts: 38; Member since: 07 Mar 2011)


posted on 05 Sep 2012, 17:26 2

45. nnaatthhaannx2 (Posts: 820; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)

gizmodo seems to hav a higher Apple support rate than here. This is mainly an Android-based comment site.

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 18:30

48. quickweevil (Posts: 51; Member since: 21 Dec 2011)

There are a few more pro-iPhone commentors there. The anti-iPhone commentors are just so much more loud and obnoxious...

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 12:22 1

5. Vinayakn73 (Posts: 197; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)

iphone renamed itself to goophone in India goo means potttyyy and nothing.

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 12:49 6

27. serious9010 (Posts: 254; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)

u suck

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 12:22 12

6. TA1980 (Posts: 2; Member since: 05 Sep 2012)

seriously!!! 2 years and this is what we get???? where are all the innovations bla bla bla!!!!!

am sure they will advertise as "the tallest iphone yet "

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 12:23 8

7. AppleConspiracy (Posts: 637; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)

Does anyone know why is Apple an object of hatred? I know. Because it was an object of worship. You can't be mad on company no matter what they do. You can just be mad at someone who you are in love with. Unhappily in love. Because iPhone doesn't like you. He likes ordinary people, and you are not ordinary. You are nerd. You are nerd who thinks large screen is "progress", but it's something else, isn't it?

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 12:28 6

12. Aeires (unregistered)

-1 just for propping Apple up as a god to be worshiped.

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 12:37 6

17. AppleConspiracy (Posts: 637; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)

You know it is. You watch that fact every day. Firstly in emotionality of Apple haters, then in iFanboys.

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 12:41 4

24. Aeires (unregistered)

Cult of Apple. No thanks.

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 12:48 4

26. AppleConspiracy (Posts: 637; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)

I'm not asking you to join it, just to accept that it exists. The sooner we know it, the sooner will we know on what we are mad about. Hint: it's not design, specs, screen size or suing other manufacturers.

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 15:12 1

40. Aeires (unregistered)

If you left out suing other manufacturers, I'd have agreed. Apple impacting our choices is something to not be happy about, can't argue that away.

I'll only speak for myself, I started disliking Apple because the people that bought their phones had a common tendency to look down their noses at those of us who chose Android. That moved on to disliking them because the lawsuits showed their hypocrisy, Apple has a huge history of copying other people's work.

If you want to worship Apple, it's your choice.

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 15:57 1

43. AppleConspiracy (Posts: 637; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)

Why would I want to worship Apple?

You know what I think? I think that true religion of Apple is not where iFanboys feel special about themselves as more valuable humans. I think it's among ordinary people that somehow just "know" that they should by Apple products. It's the engineering of need that emerges from social, culturological and technological way of life. The way of life is the whole netvwork and infrastructure that is actually under one divine sign - iCon. Icon is the image of God. Image of iPhone is everywhere. It's a GENERIC image of aesthetisation of our lives. So, there's actual religion. Even among those who hate Apple. They hate it because they are integrated in the system, because the system depends on referencing to Apple. Success of Android dependes on referencing to Apple. And Apple depends on no one but itself. It's self-centered, self-referenced phenomenon that is readable as divinity in subconcious levels.

I'm aware that most people don't have level of education and understanding the true mechanism behind Apple, I don't blame them. But they still react. They feel the magnitude. And they react religiously. By hating Apple. Because definition of religion is placed on lack of knowledge on something. If you know, you don't believe. You just know. You can believe only if you don't know.

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 12:34 2

16. tech-head (Posts: 133; Member since: 02 Sep 2011)


posted on 05 Sep 2012, 12:57 2

30. binerry (Posts: 99; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)

Yeah, because millions upon millions of people "worship". That's a pretty big cult. If it weren't a good phone, that many people wouldn't own it.

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 15:14

41. metalpoet (unregistered)

Fact: Apple sues everyone that they feel is "stealing" their ideas.

Speculation: iPhone is super innovative and user friendly.

Fact: 75% of Women in the U.S. that own any cellphone, owns an iPhone.

Specualtion: They want to only own an iPhone because of the millions and millions of pink fuzzy sparkly cases and dont give a s*** about the performance of the phone and also because women tend to be incredibly caddy and clique-like and if you dont own an iPhone....your wierd.

Fact: Give me a minimum of 4.5 inch display, dualcore, 4G LTE, 8mp rear camera, 1.3mp front camera, 2200 battery, and I am a happy camper as long as it has a windows or android system.

All in all I sell iPhones, windows, blackberry's, and android phones on at&t, sprint, and verizon on a daily basis and Apple makes a decent product but they do not allow any form of customization. As long as Apple stops sueing everyone and truly just competes for better products then Im fine.

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 13:42 2

34. good2great (Posts: 1042; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


you have a very unusual but interesting point of view... i read every comment you post and for the most part they are very consistent with your conspiracy theory.

i believe you are absolutely correct with your research and findings about how apple is viewed among fans/haters all the way down to legal and political views...


posted on 05 Sep 2012, 13:57 1

37. AppleConspiracy (Posts: 637; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)

Thank you for support.

I must however state that "conspiracy" is only ironic phrase that I use, because I think situation is even more catastrophic - there is no conspiracy. It is an authentic formation of religious realms from cult following of products that operate on subconcious levels of object worshiping as a medium for self-actualisation and social identification in general. It all comes down to the question of power in various forms - in form of Apple products in our case. That's why we see the development of religious formation "on the other side", as an opposition, in discourse of Android and Samsung etc, which are the other religion formed as an antagonism to religion of Apple.

The part which is quite disturbing is that Apple has showed that technological companies have the ability to form this kind of social dynamics for which we hoped we outgrown and eliminated. It tells us that scientific paradigm was just a meta-narrative (a fairy tale if you wish) and that humans still function as primarily shallow religious beings. I wish it is only a conspiracy, but it's not.

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 12:25

9. Vinayakn73 (Posts: 197; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)

where is series of comments?????

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