Yet another iPhone 5 surfaces, made to the exacting specs of the one originally shown on 9to5Mac. Is this just another fake modeled after the iPhone 5 specs from the original leak, or has Apple completely lost control of its own security?
The reports these days are starting to sound like a broken record: yet another purported iPhone 5 has shown up in the rumor mill. But with each passing sighting, one has to wonder: is this just another mock-up master who has managed to build an iPhone 5 according to the specs originally posted by 9to5Mac, or in fact are these the iPhone 5s that we’re going to see revealed sometime in the fall?
If the latter, then Apple has utterly lost control of security in Asia. Click to read more and see the new photo.
9to5Mac is once again the messages of this latest leak. This is what they have to say:
Today, repair shop iLab has posted its own photos, but these images apparently showcase a fully assembled body. The new photos give a clear look at what a black, fully-assembled next-generation iPhone might look like when it ships to customers this fall. The repair shop also has some photos of other individual components like home buttons and volume keys.
It’s convenient that all of these iPhone 5 sightings that have appeared on 9to5Mac toe the line by essentially looking exactly alike. What is particularly noteworthy about this particular set of photos is how slick they are — instead of being shot in an impromptu manner, it looks like this iPhone 5 underwent a professional photo shoot.
Here’s another really posed, professional shot:
Are you buying this? With every new, passing iPhone 5 sighting, does it become harder for you to deny that this indeed could be the design?
For my part, I still find it hard to believe that Cupertino could have lost control of its new design in such a widespread manner. While it’s true that Apple’s Worldwide Loyalty team probably has a lot less control over security present among its partners, such as Foxconn and Pegatron, it was this year where Apple CEO Tim Cook went out of his way to tell us that Apple was “doubling down” on security. If that is the case, then why are we seeing perhaps the most widespread parts leak of an iPhone to date?
It also remains to be seen what kind of sales effect allowing the iPhone 5′s form factor to leak some months before its original release will have. Because users have settled for the form factor of the iPhone 4 for two generations of iPhone iterations, the new form factor is perhaps one of the most anticipated features of this year’s release. If the iPhone 5 that Tim Cook presents in the fall looks exactly like this, the excitement will be less than if it is a completely different form factor.
Again — it’s hard to imagine that Apple would allow such an epic fail as far as security is concerned.
By Michael Nace