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If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, that’s no guarantee it really is a duck. But when it looks like a duck, too? Well, then we’d probably want to start calling it a duck. Oh, and by the way: We’re not talking about ducks here, we’re talking about an iPhone 5.
BGR is reporting that Chinese website TGBUS has posted some rather crisp and clear images of what looks to be the next iPhone -- and it’s not only fully assembled but also fully working as well.
TGBUS claims to have received the photos (one of which can be seen above) from the usual “anonymous source,” and warns that they could not be verified (obviously). The site does claim to have analyzed the photos, which do not appear to have been altered with Photoshop -- always a good sign.
It’s a bit hard to tell from the angle of the photos if the screen is taller than the current generation iPhone, but everything else about the design seems to match most of the current rumors floating about -- right down to the smaller dock connector, 3.5mm headphone jack and larger speakers on the bottom of the handset.
Of course, until Apple CEO Tim Cook and friends step onstage and pull one of these out of their pocket, we’ll remain skeptical as usual -- and readers might also want to do the same if you don’t want to be disappointed come autumn.
Update: 9to5Mac is now reporting that we’ve all been punk’ed -- the images posted to TGBUS (and widely reported elsewhere on Wednesday morning) are actually 3D renders “modelled in Rhinoceros 3D and posted by Flickr user Martin uit Utrecht” based on the leading rumors and speculation of what it could look like. Back to what you were doing folks, nothing to see here...
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(Image courtesy of BGR and TGBUS)