iPhone 5 fakes already turning up in China [video]

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The iPhone 5 hasn’t been launched yet, we don’t have any real idea what it will look like either. That hasn’t stopped the Chinese market for fake handsets to get one out the door already! Are we surprised? Not at all.

If we imagine for a moment, that the knockoff shown above, or in the video after the break, is based on some inside information on the iPhone 5 design, what do you think? It looks like a softened iPhone 4 design with a few more curves and an iPhone 3GS type curved rear.

Gizmodo's Jesus Diaz is so sure this design is accurate, he's

[Cult of Mac, Gizmodo]

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iPhone 5 fakes already turning up in China [video]


Old news already read this on BGR yesterday. Also must tipb keep these rumors running ? No way this is what the next iPhone is going to look like, its too bulky!!!!!!!!

I, for one, really like the overall design. It's fairly easy to distinguish the parts they got right, versus the shoddy stuff they slapped together. With a bit of refinement, I could see this being what we get next time The Steve hits the stage.

absolutely not... even if this is a replica of what they think or know is what the iphone will look like , apple wouldnt design something like that. Looks disproportionate in respect to the screen, it looks too thick -- much thicker than the 4, and it looks like a case because at the back portion , the camera hole looks too recessed.

This is not the iPhone5 , this looks (IF ITS REAL) like it would be the iPhone4S
the cheaper and slightly improved iPhone4.

Today BGR has a pic of a iPhone5 to be built by Pegatron, that looks to have the screen that meets the edge of the phones frame and still has the home button.