New iPhone Leaks Out Of Foxconn, Video Shows First Boot up


With the iPhone event approaching exactly a week from today, we are expecting numerous last minute leaks. Unlike past leaks we have shown you the video we will show you today just isn’t of a dummy device, the iPhone actually turns on. According to M.I.C. Gadget, this is how the device was discovered:

A tipster tells Chinese tech media that he has “accidentally” discovered an iPhone 5 prototype when he made a visit to his friend at Foxconn’s factory in Jincheng.

Watch the video below:

The video begins with a comparison between an iPhone 4S and New iPhone. On the New iPhone a 4-inch screen, two-toned back-plate, nano-SIM slot, re-positioned headphone jack, and mini-dock connector are all present. After the comparison, a boot-up was completed on both devices. The New iPhone was quicker to boot, but wasn’t registered in the iOS developer program:

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@@.”

Nevertheless, I believe this is the very first boot-up video I have seen of the iPhone 5. I very much enjoy these better than the simple pictures or design videos of the device. This type of video is at least more likely to be legitimate over many others.

Also I noticed this video really showed off the similarities between the New iPhone and its predecessor. The only difference is the height and thickness, the overall design is the same.

Is this video the real-deal? Let me know what you think.


  • Interesting how the Apple logo animates and ‘blows’ away…probably the most ‘real’ fake we’ve seen.

  • If you watch the bottom of the ‘iPhone 5”s screen at :40 seconds, you will see the overlapping fail 😛

  • Coluch

    Not real. I’m a motion graphics guy and you can see what Senators24 is saying. When the fake iPhone is turned on, the user’s reflection instantly disappears, and the screen goes into a deeper black than when the device is off. This points to two blatantly obvious things. 1) The screen content was added in post (probably using After Effects); and 2) They didn’t match the black levels of the footage, so their black screen is darker than anything else int the video.

    The body design may be correct, but faking the boot-up certainly hinders credibility.

  • draz

    Apple double-down on their security, okay cool, fine. We know what it looks like and the dock connector, but we don’t know much about the specs (processor, ram, display, lte/hspa, nfc, etc).

    Maybe the whole double-down on security was just the specs?

    As for the video, when I first saw it I said it was fake. The 5’s screen turned a deeper black instantly after it was set down before that it was almost the same as the 4S beside it.