iPhone 5 smuggled out of plant booting next to 4S [Update]

As if we didn't need another reminder of what to expect on September 12th, we'll give it another shot as this appears to be the real deal.

The above video shows an iPhone 5 compared to the 4S, and confirms everything we already know about the new iPhone, and more. According to the source this is a prototype, and was allegedly "discovered" out of production for a photoshoot and video of it booting (as well as the comparisons to the 4S) by a "friend" of someone who works at the Jincheng, Foxconn plant in China’s northern Shanxi province. 

Aside from what we already know about the iPhone, this one comes preloaded with iOS 6 and after booting displays the (error) message:

“This device is not registered as part of the iPhone Developer Program. If you are a member of the program, please register your device in the @@url@@.” 

It's also quite plain to see that the home button does in fact appear to sit a little deeper than that of the iPhone 4 variants; of course all of this will be confirmed in just under a week when Apple will announce the device, which is yet to be named.

If it follows the iPad naming, we can expect "the new iPhone" or simply iPhone 5; all this remains speculation as the back of the iPhone prototype doesn't reveal any naming and is purposely masked

The source added that each worker at the Jincheng factory needs to complete up to 3,000 iPhone 5 back panels every night since mass production commenced.

Update: Some people over at MacRumors are claiming this is infact a fake, and while we can't be sure either way, as usual, take whatever leak news with a grain of salt. Thanks for the tip in our comments.

Source: Vgooo.com (translated) via MIC Gadget for more images

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Some people over at MacRumors are claiming this is infact a fake, and while we can't be sure either way...

You can be sure if you watch it? Its a composite.

Very clearly the 'on' screen overlaps the edges, which is very apparent on the lower left corner. If you watch that corner as its turned on, it jumps over the edge of the screen. iPhones might be magical but they don't bend reality? Additionally the welcome screen on the i5 says 'We're unable to complete you...' which isn't even proper English. Even more proof (incase it needs it) is the fact they not only covered up the iPhone branding, but also the Apple logo.... why? Because its one of those crappy Chinese goophones and the logo isnt the correct one.

This is nothing more than a silly mock up that's been though a video editor. Case closed.

Eh the only thing new about this phone is the name it seems. Was kinda hoping all the leaks were fakes and Apple was going to wow us with something unexpected.

How is that, it looks like an iPhone 4s with a slightly higher screen and a new connector. Other than that it's the same thing. I think next week is going to be a lot of blah blah, a lot of slides showing this is X times that (without actually saying anything on real life performance) and some more blah blah.. The Lumia 920 has a better screen, higher PPI way more innovative touch and the camera will crush anything Apple comes up with..

Oh wait.. you'll get social media integration as well.. only three years late..

The new iPhone will be a good phone, but it won't be able to touch the Lumia 920 in innovation and will probably be at least 40% more expensive. I am betting on $850 against $599 without contract.

When the 5 displays its final screen, it says "We are unable to complete you..." at the top. I imagine you'd expect better English from a real Apple product, no?

[quote=jubbbird said,]When the 5 displays its final screen, it says "We are unable to complete you..." at the top. I imagine you'd expect better English from a real Apple product, no?[/quote

I agree with you on that apple usually is very paticular about that kinda stuff

At 41 seconds watch the bottom left corner of the black LCD screen. It changes from being rounded to a straight edge corner as an overlay video is put on there to how it booting up . Just As he lifts his hand away it switches.

Fake!

cRuNcHiE said,
At 41 seconds watch the bottom left corner of the black LCD screen. It changes from being rounded to a straight edge corner as an overlay video is put on there to how it booting up . Just As he lifts his hand away it switches.

Fake!

I have to agree with you. Even the shadows disappear from the front glass of the screen.

FAKE

lunamonkey said,

That's not proof though. That's speculation. It may be either at this point.

Edit: Apart from the overlay.... hmmmm. The case might still be real...ish.


The case is not real, the dock connector has pins in it which is not the case with the new dock cords, the home button looks cheap as hell, why tape the back logo's if it was real? and overly the screen with an imposed image, its a fake just to generate buzz.

Edited by Aaron Olive, Sep 6 2012, 9:44am :

Pin in the dock
White bands rather than chrome we've previously seen
The screen appears to be a little off kilter (a.k.a. digitally imposed)
There is tape on the back where the logos are because they didn't put the logos on
Extra sensors we've never seen
Sleep/Wake button looks oddly shaped compared to the 4s
Odd home button


as said it was Smuggled out of the factory, might explain the stickers/tape

aswell the extra sensors might have a function that has not been explained in the video? etc.

if you want to cling to the old design and say everything else is fake...? sure. ;p

georgevella said,
it takes ages to boot

All iPhone's take a while to boot. But the idea is that you're not meant to be turning your phone on and off a lot for it to be a concern.

I am starting to warm up to a new iPhone that's just a little bit taller and thinner.

watchthisspace said,

All iPhone's take a while to boot. But the idea is that you're not meant to be turning your phone on and off a lot for it to be a concern.

I am starting to warm up to a new iPhone that's just a little bit taller and thinner.

Exactly. I think I've had to reboot my 4S only once since I got it, for an update. So even if it took 5 minutes to boot, I really wouldn't care.

WOW took the Iphone 5 to boot 35sec ?
I just booted my Lumia 900 , and only took 22 sec ...

So, is the Iphone got the same old boring UI as they have in the past, how many years ?

EvilAstroboy said,
WOW took the Iphone 5 to boot 35sec ?
I just booted my Lumia 900 , and only took 22 sec ...

Yep, I noticed that too. My Omnia 7 boots in a fraction of the time it took both those iPhones.

EvilAstroboy said,
WOW took the Iphone 5 to boot 35sec ?
I just booted my Lumia 900 , and only took 22 sec ...

So, is the Iphone got the same old boring UI as they have in the past, how many years ?


Pffff. My PC booted in 8 seconds

EvilAstroboy said,
WOW took the Iphone 5 to boot 35sec ?
I just booted my Lumia 900 , and only took 22 sec ...

So, is the Iphone got the same old boring UI as they have in the past, how many years ?

Not that I care for the iPhone but if the phone is supposed to be used in a developer program it might have some debug program loading too.
personally I would be more interested to check a WP8 device booting time......

Dushmany said,
I don't care if you believe me or not, I'll concede that I can't press the start button on my stop watch and start my phone at the same time, so there could be a 1 or 2 second delay, I also mentioned that I can only speak for my device, I know you're probably going to call me a liar... so be it, I only mentioned the time it took on my phone because I was curious as to how long it took, not because I was trying to prove something.

Please feel free to post a clip up

Neobond said,
If I had to guess, the name on the back says just "iPhone". So it might be called "the new iPhone" after all?

Pretty sure they going to go with iphone 5

Neobond said,
If I had to guess, the name on the back says just "iPhone". So it might be called "the new iPhone" after all?

I hope so, since the iPhone 5 was released last year under the name 4S

Neobond said,
If I had to guess, the name on the back says just "iPhone". So it might be called "the new iPhone" after all?

All iPhones just say "iPhone" on the back, regardless of name.

RO74R said,

Pretty sure they going to go with iphone 5

Indeed. Pretty much confirmed with the big "5" shadow on the press release for the 12th of Sept event.

To be fair it's probably as big or a little smaller than the Lumia 920 (which is probably going to be my next phone) I have had iPhones since the 3 btw

Neobond said,
To be fair it's probably as big or a little smaller than the Lumia 920 (which is probably going to be my next phone) I have had iPhones since the 3 btw

Lumia will destroy the iPhone in features/specs.

Destroy may be a bit of an overstatement but I would be very surprised it Apple can match the Lumia 920 screen which has a higher PPI as the 4S to start with, touch capabilities (try using the iPhone with gloves on) and they will 100% not even come close to the camera quality.