Is This The iPhone 5? Probably Not.

A photo today hit the web that, according to 9to5Mac, is being labelled as the next-generation iPhone 5. The photos came from an anonymous tipster who reportedly saw an Apple employee using the device on the way home from work in San Francisco.

The tipster contacted 9to5Mac after seeing the recently rumoured iPhone 5 case leaks and realized that the device the tipster saw matches up fairly good with the leaked cases. As the tipster puts it, this supposed iPhone 5 is “EVO-like” in screen size, appears thinner and also wider than the current iPhone 4.

Considering that Apple has had enough experience with public leaks with the iPhone 4, you’d think they would have learned (and probably have). It is also worth noting that the pictured device seriously looks like an iPhone 3G/3GS. So I doubt this is legitimate and likely another case of an overzealous fan.

Thoughts?

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  • Jonduke

    Apple is a marketing genius.. ALL the leaks were calculated… This one is probably calculated as well.

    You shoot an obscur picture of an undefined Apple phone through the web and BOOM! Free publicity…

    Mark my words, this IS the next iPhone, only the actual released one will probably be slightly different.

  • Jonduke

    Apple is a marketing genius.. ALL the leaks were calculated… This one is probably calculated as well.

    You shoot an obscur picture of an undefined Apple phone through the web and BOOM! Free publicity…

    Mark my words, this IS the next iPhone, only the actual released one will probably be slightly different.

  • Jonduke

    Apple is a marketing genius.. ALL the leaks were calculated… This one is probably calculated as well.

    You shoot an obscur picture of an undefined Apple phone through the web and BOOM! Free publicity…

    Mark my words, this IS the next iPhone, only the actual released one will probably be slightly different.

  • Ali Rakie

    It’s a 3GS. Apple won’t merge the volume buttons back together. They’ve switched to having them separate (iPhone 4, iPod Touch 4, iPad 2).

  • Ali Rakie

    It’s a 3GS. Apple won’t merge the volume buttons back together. They’ve switched to having them separate (iPhone 4, iPod Touch 4, iPad 2).

  • Ali Rakie

    It’s a 3GS. Apple won’t merge the volume buttons back together. They’ve switched to having them separate (iPhone 4, iPod Touch 4, iPad 2).

  • Chris Chevalier

    Why is this guy wearing a long sleeve shirt in this weather?

  • Chris Chevalier

    Why is this guy wearing a long sleeve shirt in this weather?

  • Chris Chevalier

    So, I guess then it ISN’T the next iPhone if it’ll be slightly different?

  • Chris Chevalier

    So, I guess then it ISN’T the next iPhone if it’ll be slightly different?

  • Jonduke

    Smart one!

    If it’s the same design but ONE button is one inch further… It’s the same but slightly different no?

  • Jonduke

    Smart one!

    If it’s the same design but ONE button is one inch further… It’s the same but slightly different no?

  • Jonduke

    Smart one!

    If it’s the same design but ONE button is one inch further… It’s the same but slightly different no?

  • Jonduke

    Smart one!

    If it’s the same design but ONE button is one inch further… It’s the same but slightly different no?

  • iGuy

    They won’t switch back because there is more wear, mechanically, on a rocker style switch.

    “Is this the next iPhone 5? Probably not.” This is the best news you guys can come up with? Why bother even posting this?

  • But…this is the iPhone 5, didn’t you read?

  • But…this is the iPhone 5, didn’t you read?

  • But…this is the iPhone 5, didn’t you read?

  • Anonymous

    no wait its the iPhone 6
    …….. older iPhone, doesnt even look new, just looks like the 3g

  • Anonymous

    no wait its the iPhone 6
    …….. older iPhone, doesnt even look new, just looks like the 3g

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  • Momin

    The volume buttons aren’t separate on the iPad 2 …

  • Momin

    The volume buttons aren’t separate on the iPad 2 …

  • Momin

    The volume buttons aren’t separate on the iPad 2 …

  • Momin

    The volume buttons aren’t separate on the iPad 2 …

  • Momin

    The volume buttons aren’t separate on the iPad 2 …

  • Momin

    The volume buttons aren’t separate on the iPad 2 …

  • Momin

    The volume buttons aren’t separate on the iPad 2 …

  • Momin

    The volume buttons aren’t separate on the iPad 2 …

  • Brad

    Everyone has got to be kidding. This is an iPhone 3GS with no sim tray in it. Anyone with a black 3GS can take the sim tray out, look at it from the back and it looks the same as the iPhone in this picture. The old volume buttons are silver. The sleep/wake button is silver. This is no new iPhone as far as I’m concerned. But that’s just my 2¢

  • Brad

    Everyone has got to be kidding. This is an iPhone 3GS with no sim tray in it. Anyone with a black 3GS can take the sim tray out, look at it from the back and it looks the same as the iPhone in this picture. The old volume buttons are silver. The sleep/wake button is silver. This is no new iPhone as far as I’m concerned. But that’s just my 2¢

  • fucking idiots

    TBH, who gives a fuck?  stop posting these useless rumors, or I’ll stop coming to this stupid site.

  • fucking idiots

    TBH, who gives a fuck?  stop posting these useless rumors, or I’ll stop coming to this stupid site.

  • fucking idiots

    TBH, who gives a fuck?  stop posting these useless rumors, or I’ll stop coming to this stupid site.

  • gordunramsie

    COME OONNNNNNN! It’s RAWWWWW!

    Have you given up? Had a bad day at work? Take off your jacket, and LEAVE Hell’s Kitchen. Go back to your parent’s basement, and WAKE UP!

  • gordunramsie

    COME OONNNNNNN! It’s RAWWWWW!

    Have you given up? Had a bad day at work? Take off your jacket, and LEAVE Hell’s Kitchen. Go back to your parent’s basement, and WAKE UP!

  • gordunramsie

    I want an iPhone 6. 

    CONCENTRATE!

  • gordunramsie

    I want an iPhone 6. 

    CONCENTRATE!

  • gordunramsie

    I want an iPhone 6. 

    CONCENTRATE!

  • gordunramsie

    I want an iPhone 6. 

    CONCENTRATE!

  • Couturem

    I’m so freaking sick also of those  freaking rumors !

  • Couturem

    I’m so freaking sick also of those  freaking rumors !