iPhone 9.2 beta 3 - highly stylized iOS device icon or iPhone 5 leak?

iPhone 9.2 beta 3 - highly stylized iOS device icon or iPhone 5 leak?

AppDated.de noticed that Apple was using an odd looking iPhone icon in iPhoto 9.2 beta 3. Was it meant to be a stylized, generic representation of an iOS device, or was it a slip up, revealing the form factor of iPhone 5?

Only Apple knows for sure, but since AppDated sent it to us this morning, you folks have kept sending it to us throughout the day, so as payback we're asking you -- is this iPhone 5 or is an icon sometimes just an icon?

[AppDated.de thank Moritz!]

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Rene Ritchie

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iPhone 9.2 beta 3 - highly stylized iOS device icon or iPhone 5 leak?


If it's true, that would be a great update. Apple is generally very precise with it's iconography, so I wouldn't be surprised.

Interesting. Could be just a placeholder until after the actual iPhone 5 is rolled out. It's still only a beta of iPhoto 9.2, and it's simple to change an image in an app.

Well, in case Apple actually wants to hide the next-gen iPhone design, they could put in temporary fake images and update them later. That's paranoid, I know, but Apple is very secretive.

If it is the new iPhone I don't see the edge to edge glass that everyone has been crying about wanting...

it could be i work for a major phone network in the UK and a memo came down saying no holiday for all of October as a major phone release is on the horizen

If that's the case, doesn't it look REMARKABLY similar to the Samsung phone now?... or is that just me?!
So why did they go to court with them? Industrial espionage, or are something(one) else?

The iPhoto software would have to correspond with the new iPhone software/hardware... So yea they would know.