Is this the iPhone 5? It sure looks like it [UPDATED]

29 September, 2011 | Comments (199) | Post your comment

We just got wind of the following video that shows what seems to be an iPhone 4 with a bigger screen. The phone seems to be the same size as the iPhone 4 but the screen now stretches from edge to edge with minimum bezel as those early mockups suggested.

Is this the iPhone 5?

Here's the video so you can see it for yourselves. And honestly, it does look legit no matter how hard it is to believe a working iPhone 5 unit has escaped Apple's stringent security.

Update: All evidence leads to this video being an incredibly carefully staged fake. We noticed that when launching the two apps - Safari and the game - the guy never lifts his thumb off the icon and iOS doesn't work that way. The game level also starts without anyone touching the Touch To Start button. Then the dates on the lockscreen and on the homescreen don't match up. The guy also doesn't show the phone all around and even makes a point of hiding the home button the whole time. We bet the whole thing it's probably shot on video and then used much like that elaborate joke we did for April's Fools Day back in 2010 - pretending we've installed iOS on the HTC Hero. So what do you say?

P.S. If you are interested, that game demoed on the video is ECA Games' Rock(s) Rider. We suppose that the whole thing was created to promote it.



Is this the iPhone 5? It sure looks like it [UPDATED] - reader comments

  • silvan

it doesn't even have a home button liek the iphone

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  • 2011-10-02 02:19
  • Y2mX
  • Anonymous

Grasping at straws.

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  • 2011-10-01 12:26
  • 3Ybw
  • Duel

No, it's not iPhone it's just physical mock up iPhone 5 based on rumours.

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  • 2011-10-01 12:13
  • p77p