Next Generation iPhone Prototypes/Fakes Surface In Bangkok?

Several rumors, photos and hands-on video of the leaked next generation iPhone parts have indicated that it will come with a taller 4-inch display, smaller dock connector that will make room for the headphone jack, redesigned grills etc.

Now Neowin has posted photos, which it claims are of the “prototype finalized design casing” of the next generation iPhone, which was found by their source in Bangkok, Thailand.

Neowin reports:

The pictures seem to confirm what we saw in the video, and after reaching out to the source (who is an ex staff member from a long time ago) he confirmed that the iPhone is not a working device, but a “non functional replica prototype” and in his own words, “pretty accurate too.

There is no way to confirm the authenticity of these photos, but it seems to tick all the boxes, like the elongated screen, smaller dock connector, headphone jacks at the bottom, the redesigned grill and the front facing camera has moved above the earpiece (it is currently to left of the earpiece in iPhone 4S and iPhone 4).

Click on the image above to see all the photos

Apple is widely speculated to unveil the next generation iPhone at a media event on September 12th, followed by the release nine days later on September 21st.
What do you think of these photos? Real, fake or really fake?
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  • Eric Mar (Macdaddy93)

    no because it is too ugly. the rows on the screen dont fill up the screen size and apple wont leave it like that cause it looks bad

    • RandomGamer342

      Nevermind the home button, it looks ridiculous

      • Louis Matz

        And crooked

  • yoohoo

    fake. battery says charging.

  • Sebastian Rasch

    It’s fake, and a bad one at that. The glas is not well conglomerated with the back and the back looks like it’s not a unibody.

  • anon

    Streched drops on the wallpaper and the old Maps icon? Absolutley a bad fake!

  • Anthony Richard Spina

    It’s definitely fake, considering the fact that it says it’s charging even though it’s not plugged into anything.

  • m Arch Tom’s on Bar N Ass
  • m Arch Tom’s on Bar N Ass

    the only part i like of this “prototype” is the bottom & i can’t think of upgrading my 3gs to iphone 5 with that design.
    clear about hw processor being faster & i guess a better memory size too , the only really attractive feature then is LTE (4G) network but is it worth an upgrade in areas where there may be no coverage and area covered that, might experience network failure when rolling out ?(4G net failure or bandwidth downsized to support the large amount of customers) .
    i’ve been actively supporting Apple Inc. & great products however , since Steve Jobs passed away all of USi feel like there is no authority in the company taking care of gratefulness towards the clients purchasing products but more importantly, carrying a message to others (getting a message across to an audience) about having a good product in hands that may be suitable to many others too. (i’m trying to say that we are a better TV ad when sitting in *$$ or McDonalds with a mc-book in hands or on top of our laps and , connecting to a WI-FI hotspot.)
    a little responsibility towards fellow customers (apple’s clients) & despite the good product (marketing itself = what you get is what you pay for) there are a few weaknesses raising i’m not going to discuss right now but including & not limited to native applications disappearing from OS, unclear or non-satisfactory end-user license agreement for software, cell network operators being far too nosy on our idevice usage & eventually difficulties on connecting with technical experts on-line.
    (yeah all right ! to tell the whole truth i am disappointed mcBook was left behind) it was love at first sight when mcBookAir was placed on the market then i realized there is no built-in peripheral to R+W DVD’s in addition, i feel insecure about going for a silver-grey shell and i then made my walk into a second-hand laptops + MX store in Leyton (U.K) ,
    attracted by owner’s last name, Khan, i found the right one for me in this store after even visiting refurbished items area or clearance on three different countries apple website . all this criticism after all is to message to myself in first place , i am after something & what is it? more data allowance ? a lighter policy for EDU developers programs? a better (more complex, more settings ) firewall? a airport WI-FI base station with integrated sim cards slot for cell operators, working on 4G (LTE) networks and coming with a 6 mths trial of unlimited data allowance on the basis that we are guaranteed being absolutely anonymous to cell operators. (only a UDID registered with C.I.A being able to monitor , filter & find terrorists threats).
    can apple take care of this for all of US? it is not a prepaid SIM card but a real USE & BIN SIM card with a 6mths trial & the confidence only C.I.A agents , (adults & mature) are actually taking care of investigations keeping the call centers kids (customer support) in TLC companies , away from our address, tel. numbers, full name, S.S.N, Credit Card numbers & then avoid coming into our life without even ringing the buzzer at the door for they spy on our work & net “conversation”.
    take care,
    this is ” m Arch Tom’s on Bar N Ass ” broadcasting with fm’o5 radio station.

  • eze

    looks like a chinesse copy, bad.