Extremely detailed pictures of what could very well likely be the iPhone 5 have surfaced and the Gizmodo team is almost 100% sure that this what the phone will look like. It's actually claimed to be an iPhone 5 clone made in the same place where the real iPhone 5 is being produced.


The phone matches the design of the plastic iPhone 5 cases that have recently been making their way around the web as well as the rumors that Apple used rounded glass for the screen and back. The phone is only 7mm thick (thats only 0.275") but of course this is an alleged clone, meaning that the REAL phone will have the REAL technology inside, but even then it promises to be the thinnest iPhone yet.

But how do we know this is what the iPhone 5 will actually look like? This is how:

In China, many products are often cloned before they even reach the market—based either on digital blueprints or models sneaked out by workers when the products are already in production. That's the reason you see cases and cloned replacement parts of the iPhone or iPad models before they even get released.

Given that the iPhone 5 is probably being churned out of the factories as we speak—either in limited production runs or ramping up—I wouldn't be surprised if someone got a prototype and sold it to some enterprising pirate company.

Do you think this is the real thing, and if so, will you be upgrading to the iPhone 5?

[via Gizmodo]