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First Clear Photo of the iPhone 5 Leaked Online?

First Clear Photo of the iPhone 5 Leaked Online?

Posted August 4, 2011 at 6:11pm by iClarified
A new photo has surfaced online claiming to be the first clear photo of the iPhone 5. The photo was posted on the MacRumors forum by a member who says, "Picture taken yesterday in the office of a French operator."

Last month, a supposed photo of the iPhone 5 being used by an Apple employee on the way home from work surfaced online; however, the device in the photo was difficult to see.

It's quite likely that this image is merely a photoshop hoax; however, let us know what you think of the picture and design in the comments.

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First Clear Photo of the iPhone 5 Leaked Online?

Update: Here's another adjusted photo that was posted to account for the mirror effect.
First Clear Photo of the iPhone 5 Leaked Online?
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George - August 16, 2011 at 1:40am
Please don't tell me you guys did not notice... The first picture the icons are on the right side of the screen (according to the status bar on the left side), and when they flipped the picture, the icons was on the left side of the screen. How can the icons switch side on the screen just by simply flipping it?! Anyone who's used an iPhone before will notice that the first picture isn't what an iPhone looks like, the icons are ALWAYS on the left!
Sinan - August 6, 2011 at 12:18pm
I agree with Apple will not realese Iphone 5 cause Apple is waiting for the right time to launch the new generation and to put the latest tech. On it just like it did from 3gs to iphone4. And the rest we see is CHINA copy of the current model but sqezzzzzzed
ZIV - August 6, 2011 at 6:20am
China phone......
Breix - August 6, 2011 at 5:50am
How can u be so sure about that? Just bcoz the white iphone4 is still out in the market it doesn't mean that apple will not gonna release a new one? Evrythin u here and see are all rumors flying around in the net world.. The best thing u or other people can do is wait.. If u don't wanna wait or see the real thing when it comes out then don't! Come on basically it's just a rumor.. Unless proven 100%
Pete - August 5, 2011 at 6:56pm
What is going on with the hand below the phone? It would appear that the fingernail is on the side of the persons finger. That's pretty gross. But I'm absolutely sure that this is a legitimate photo!
Christian Schartz
Christian Schartz - August 5, 2011 at 5:42pm
Where are the volume buttons?
whizkid86 - August 5, 2011 at 5:48pm
If you notice, its only one side of the picture.
EXPLOIT-THE-FAKER - August 5, 2011 at 12:39pm
its pretty easy to spot this as the fake .. here's the list of things you may realize: Q:why background picture is blurred.. but the phone is not ? A: simply because the background picture is a HDRI map in a 3D program ( 3D s max ... MAYA... or anyother) what an HDRI map does is .. imitates the lights in the scene to give a realistic shadow and shade tone on the object .. in that case the iphone. ( google this ) the phone on the other hand is not an image , its a model .. by someone who either is bored or just an apple fanboy or wants 5 mins of fame. Q:how can you be so sure? A: well look at the phone ... u can see its not physically touching or being grabbed by the hand ... its floating ... unless its a new feature .. i doubt apple created a anti gravity gizmo. Q: Still think its real ? A: another thing is .. its pure day light and with the crappiest of crap of a camera u can get better image quality .... why is it so crappy here?... A) trick of the trade .. add some grain and noise .... distract the audience in quality .. photoshop can do wonders . cheers to all who think this is real, hope this clarifies NB. this can be done in video also ... so in case he re posts in video
Malestone7469 - August 5, 2011 at 6:13am
Hmmmm This could infact be the iPhone 4GS I thought iPhone 5 has no home button?
MacGuy - August 5, 2011 at 2:41pm
Did you think that the iPhone 4S or 5 is not suppose to have any volume buttons along the side. I doubt they would have taken those out. But in the picture clearly there isn't any.
Gerfman - August 5, 2011 at 4:57am
The phone has a damn screen protector on the front of it.. I call shenanigans
Noman - August 5, 2011 at 12:18am
The fingers including the white thing in the background is pixelated but not the iPhone. You would expect to see the same distortion on the slanted positioned iPhone
Michael Wiskus
Michael Wiskus - August 5, 2011 at 6:44am
I see the same thing, it is fake!
Huh?! - August 4, 2011 at 11:02pm
Okay where is the volume button Steve?
Kumar - August 4, 2011 at 11:32pm
on the other side of the phone, wat u looking is exactly same picture but one mirrored so u cant see the other side
Tjp - August 4, 2011 at 10:16pm
It looks to me like a disguise case as well. The speaker opening and the home button have an extra thickness to them. More evident as it looks like multiple layers on the speaker portion. However, this could be a completely bogus case wrapped around the electronics. After BierGarten-gate maybe Apple is appropriately paranoid about design leakage and using more than a plastic overcoat on pre-release models.
Tjp - August 4, 2011 at 10:19pm
And my cat cut me off. A point in it being fake is the pixelation effect on the background versus the iPhony err iPhone itself.
1000101 - August 4, 2011 at 10:11pm
Who cares. Whoever comments on this article must be bored. Including me
jake - August 4, 2011 at 9:20pm
already disproven by gizmodo... http://gizmodo.com/5827839/is-this-the-iphone-5-slim/gallery/1
rob - August 4, 2011 at 7:26pm
people said the same thing last year about the leaked iphone 4 pics... "they're fake" "photoshopped" blah blah then they found out they were wrong. i beleive its legit... does not looked photoshopped at all... it matches the "rounded iphone" rumors that are scattered everywhere. Screen is probably 3.7 in ... but only time will tell... ONE MORE MONTH!
Guru - August 5, 2011 at 12:07am
Dude in the case Of the iphone 4 pictures didn't come an entire phone was left in a bar found later by someone who sold it to Gizmodo
Aik - August 4, 2011 at 6:55pm
Looks like a photoshopped IPhone 4 to look slim
AlexNY - August 4, 2011 at 6:52pm
Same issue as one of those iPhone 4 fake photos last year. The perspective lines are all wrong. Seriously, if you're going to take the time to leak a fake photo, can you at least put some effort into it.
lol08 - August 4, 2011 at 6:51pm
I think that is only iPhone 4 wat is photoshopped.
wezz69 - August 4, 2011 at 6:31pm
Let's hope it is a fake otherwise im sticking with my iphone 4!! i'm sick of forking out half a grand each time a new iphone comes out, the next time i do, it needs to be a major re-design and not just smoothed out edges, a couple of mm bigger screen and a better camera: all these improvements i can live without, my iphone 4 serves its purpose. there will also be no point in jailbreaking now installous wont be upgraded for ios 5, there just no point seeing as most "tweaks" are covered by apple
vasodys - August 4, 2011 at 6:53pm
Then thank God i didn't buy the iphone 4 and waited for 5!
FadetoBlack - August 5, 2011 at 1:06am
Hey Wez, too bad Apple doesn't care whether you stick to the iPhone 4 or upgrade to the 5. They will have no trouble breaking sales records, even if they don't change much.
sebas - August 4, 2011 at 6:30pm
Nobody noticed that if u hold the device properly, the Settings icons would be on the right side? Normally, they are on the left side. Kinda weird, isn't it? Looks fake to me
me - August 4, 2011 at 6:49pm
LOL ever seen a photo reversed? but yes it could be fake...
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