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While we're pretty sure there are authentic iPhone 6 handsets floating around Cupertino, it seems unlikely one of them has made its way into the hands of a internationally renowned race car driver.
MacRumors today reported that Taiwanese race car driver Jimmy Lin, a popular celebrity in his home country, has been seen spotted taking selfies with what appears to be a prototype iPhone 6.
In the images posted to Weibo, Lin has a smirk across his face as if he's somehow gotten his hands on the real deal, which is more likely to be one of a number of mockups that continue to pop up across the Internet.
One telltale sign that Lin's iPhone 6 isn't the real deal is the absence of any shots of the device actually turned on, although he expends plenty of energy comparing it to the current iPhone 5 and iPhone 5s models.
Although the prototype largely matches the ones submitted to Japanese screen protector firm Halo-Direct, that device curiously had no Apple logo or other branding on the back of the unit, which can be seen on Lin's hardware.
This isn't the first time Jimmy Lin has regaled Internet audiences with his Apple prowess: Two years before the iPad mini was introduced, he posted an image of what he claimed to be that very model, an early mockup of the iPhone 5, and a dummy unit of what became the iPhone 5c.
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(Image courtesy of MacRumors and Weibo)