Is this the iPhone 5?

The iPhone 5 rumors are in full swing and there seems to be no shortage of fresh rumors circling the web. A new image, sent to 9to5mac by a tipster, shows what might just be the iPhone 5.

The image can not be verified but it does look like a new mobile device from Apple that we have not seen before.  While there are some discrepancies in the image, versus previously leaked information, it was reported that the above individual is an Apple employee.

Little else is known at this point but 9to5mac did say that they did their best to check out the individual’s (who tipped the picture) background and feel that it is a new Apple device; most likely a prototype iPhone 5.

There is not much else to go on at this point in time, but as the expected announcement date gets closer and more people become familiar with Apple’s plans, we should start to get a better idea of what the new phone will bring to the table.

Until Apple makes any announcement, all details are subject to change. But, this image does give us the best look at what might be the iPhone 5 to date.

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Actually this looks a lot like the rumor posted to thisismynext.com we cant see the possiblely tear shaped design below the grasp of his hands.

Worst photo in the world plus part of an apple logo. HOLY CRAP LETS POST A FP NEWS ITEM.

Could be a case or cover for all we know. It's not exactly a quality image.

Or it could be a completely different device with some apple sticker on the back. Saw a clown in Starbucks yesterday using a dell laptop and he had stuck an apple logo on it. Trying too hard...

Idk, it's a really horrible quality, but it doesn't look exactly like the 3G series. I don't like the way it looks though tbh, so I hope this isn't it. If, and I stress IF, this is the new device, I'm disappointed. It seems to be taking design cues from the 3G whereas I was hoping for the 4 body with an aluminum back.

I think there's been a confusion! The scoop is not for the phone that was pictured! The scoop's for the phone with which the picture was *taken*! That's the new 8 MP camera on the iPhone 5! With the revolutionary new feature of blacking out part of the picture before taking the picture.

The one in the employee's hand is just a fake Chinese knockoff bought from a fake Chinese Apple store.

HAHAHAHA The person has no bottom half and it looks like a gun or something under the seat. How does the person know they are an Apple Employee. Thats the worst rumour I have seen all year.

Apple is super secretive about their latest iPhone. When it finally comes out, it's always revolutionary, filled with features and design changes nobody anticipated.

Doesn't look like a 3GS to me.
I hope it is the iphone 5, just so Owen & Neowin can say HA and I told you so to all you haters and list by name...fingers crossed

Doesn't Apple put their phones in cases when out of the building until release anyway? Or did they stop doing that after the antenna issues?

The 2nd picture looks like a toy gun. I must admit though this is kinda bad. And I 99% of the time stick up for the staff writers.

I love the hate about this being posted.

Gizmodo and Engadget have both carried it, along with all the Apple sites. Why shouldn't neowin?

On zoom in and inspection of the photo, it looks like an iPhone 4 with a bumper.

episode said,
I love the hate about this being posted.

Gizmodo and Engadget have both carried it, along with all the Apple sites. Why shouldn't neowin?


Sites should judge whether something is worth carrying or not, though. I personally don't have a problem with this, but just because some other sites carry it, doesn't mean it's very newsworthy.

I don't see the problem with this being on the front page. Apple are notoriously known for being super secretive and going to great lengths to stop things from leaking; when something like this happens, whether or not it's true, it's quite a big thing.

Neowin has gone so far downhill in the past year its unreal. Talk about bottom of the barrel material, you guys need some decent writers.

I don't think so. This could be mistaken for a 3G. And we can't have that since the fanbois' main concern is that everybody else can see they have the newest iWhatever.

Looks a little thinner and with a slightly different edge to the plastic than the 3G/3GS to me. Hard to say with the quality of the photo.

Yeah sure. Next rumor: It looks like an SD card slot on top! And a micro USB port on the side... and ... and .... hmm... what else can we grasp at straws out of a blurry photo?

Owen W said,

Just to point out, this was published by 9to5mac.

Did you guys actually look at the image before posting?

Do you guys not filter out the crap so that I get good news day in and day out?

offroadaaron said,

Did you guys actually look at the image before posting?

Do you guys not filter out the crap so that I get good news day in and day out?

Did you look at the image? It's clearly not a 3GS, or an iPhone 4. Looks like a combo of the two actually.

People should just delete their account and leave Neowin then; stop complaining

No news - complains: "You are a tech site and don't have any new tech news???"
Little news - complains: "You are a tech site and don't update often??"
Lots of news - complains: "I've heard this, give me something new!!"

sigh...

al2k4 said,
I'm losing respect for this site, I really am.

the problem is that NeoWin (see the WIN part of the name) is following very closely all the "rumors" of nextgen iphone (from Apple, a non-Win thing). I like Neowin because i find great articles, but when i see a lot about iphone RUMORS, i start changing idea.

Uh oh. That guy's fingers are in the picture. Apple is sure to photograph all employee fingers and find the guy to fire him!!

Hardcore Til I Die said,

Where in my post does it say you were?

Your sentence does somewhat suggest it since you specifically mentioned Neowin. Had you said tech sites in general clutching at straws, Owen wouldn't have replied the way he did

kead said,

Your sentence does somewhat suggest it since you specifically mentioned Neowin. Had you said tech sites in general clutching at straws, Owen wouldn't have replied the way he did

I specifically mentioned Neowin because I'm posting on Neowin. I'm not going to say clutching at straws Engadget if I'm on Neowin am I?

you'd think that a opportunity that could make him/her a lot of money that they would have tried to take a picture of it that actually showed details