With the September 12th Apple event approaching, anticipation for a redesigned iPhone is heating up. Besides the legitimate information leaking over the course of the past months, there has been fake information, mockups and hoaxes about the device floating around. Over the past few days, the increasing anticipation and speculation for the new iPhone has led to a new level of mockups and hoaxes.
GSMIsrael, this weekend, claimed a world exclusive iPhone 5 hands-0n. Though, their hands were actually on a plasticky mockup built by a case maker.
It gets much worse…
Next, comes Asia-based pop-star “Dreamer Jimmy.” You may remember him from his photos of a fake iPad mini several months ago, and now he’s back with photos of a fake next-generation iPhone mockup (similar to the one in the video above).
Then there were some more photoshopped A6 chips:
From a Weibo user (via Apple.Pro), comes more sketchy photos claiming to be of a next-generation iPhone motherboard with an A6 processor. Like the A6 board photos from late last week, these, too, appear to be fakes:
Perhaps the most elaborate fake in recent days is a seemingly fake “iPhone 5 prototype” that surfaced in a YouTube video and in an accompanying set of Flickr photos.
The lack of visible cuts in the antenna band and especially the full metal back design (without glass caps on the top and bottom) likely point to this “prototype” just being another elaborate hoax.