• ILab Assembles iPhone 5 From Leaked Parts

    Repair shop iLab released some interesting photos of an iPhone 5 mockup they assembled from alleged iPhone 5 parts floating around for months now.

    The final assembled product might provide the most accurate leak/mockup the outside world gets before the iPhone 5 is actually announced. The build includes leaked backplates, camera sensor, front plate, smaller dock connector, and other various components.

    The iLab mockup includes all the changes part leaks and rumors have been pointing to all year including the 19-pin connector, matte two-tone finish, 16:9 screen, altered front camera placement, and the new speaker/microphone design.

    Another leak of a supposed iPhone 5 surfaced earlier this week with its originators claiming the device was smuggled out of Foxconn’s factories. However, the photos were extremely sub par and the phone appeared to be in a case. These high-quality images from iLab provide the most complete picture of the upcoming iPhone 5 thus far, and hopefully is indicative of Apple’s final design.

    But, this is still unsubstantiated speculation, albeit very creative unsubstantiated speculation.

    Source: iLab [via Gizmodo]
    This article was originally published in forum thread: ILab Assembles iPhone 5 From Leaked Parts started by Phillip Swanson View original post
    Comments 83 Comments
    1. teej1410's Avatar
      teej1410 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Quade321 View Post
      Oh come on, it doesn't look bad. But it's not their best
      Yeah, and what's with the coloring on the back? I hope that's not what the phone will really look like.
    1. Papiriqui's Avatar
      Papiriqui -
      Lets just hope that is not the upcoming new iphone!!! I hope they do more than just switch the headphone jack to the bottom, change charging pin connector. I agree that Apple is running out of ideas not to mention hardware wise they are behind as the iphones are lacking speed compared to other companies.

      I have all apple products i can have and i do tell you if by the end of the year they dont come out with a phone that out performs the rest in the market or at least competes hardware wise at least i would go to the Galaxy S3!!!! I buy stuff that fits the requirements i want otherwise i'll buy something else.
    1. romeo_herman's Avatar
      romeo_herman -
      The picture show like missing sim tray....
    1. DampDesigns's Avatar
      DampDesigns -
      Apple will never produce another phone with two materials on the back. Apple is all about seamless designs.
    1. Magnum's Avatar
      Magnum -
      It's an iPhone 6...iPhone five was the 4S...why do everyone keep calling it the five? Nobody called the 3Gs the iPhone 3...so wtf?
    1. TheOnlyest's Avatar
      TheOnlyest -
      If they go thru with screwing everyone that has ever owned any iPhone, by changing the dock connector... The 4s is the LAST iPhone I will ever buy or own. I'm not an Apple "fan boy" or stupid enough to buy 100's of dollars of docks and accessories all over again! Believe me, this alleged adapter that's been mentioned wont make most accessories compatible with it!!
      Even if it worked with some accessories, what am I supposed to do? Leave it attached all the time? Carry it around all the time?
      Screw that, and screw crApple!!!
    1. TRUCKINLOW's Avatar
      i personally think the redesign will be more extensive than shown. if not most people will probably be disappointed but still buy it like i will. and if you at redesigns in the past most have been fairly different from each other besides the front glass setup.
    1. foolish813's Avatar
      foolish813 -
      The new iPhone will have nano sim technology. This fake has a micro sim tray.
    1. MOLUV's Avatar
      MOLUV -

      I Guess they are trying to make the back like the earlier Iphone's with its two tone. O well hopefully the guts are better then the looks
    1. yearoftherat's Avatar
      yearoftherat -
      Quote Originally Posted by blkcadi View Post
      I like this concept a lot, and happy to see new changes and design. The matte finish on back cover actually appeals to me. Apple fangal, yup, so I'd buy it if it looked like a Snickers candy bar, but that's me.
      I have never been disappointed by any of the overall design changes yet.
      We will all find out soon enough, till then, the rumor mill is running at light speed as it always does, how fun.

      And your reasoning is....?
      People that own such items such as speaker docks that are worth a few hundred dollars will be disappointed that their existing accessories will not work with the new connector. As much as they may want the new ip5, they will not reinvest hundreds of dollars in new speakers just for the sake of a new phone.
      Like the old saying goes, "If it ain't broke don't fix it".
    1. gotacube's Avatar
      gotacube -
      I like the earphone jack on the bottom since I place my phone in my pocket upside down anyways. Also, glad they finally updated the connector, can't believe the same connector has been around for ten years(iPod, iPhone, iPad). People can be mad about that but has any company gone that long without changing connectors? Nope!
    1. bisayakid07's Avatar
      bisayakid07 -
      I'm still buying thou.
    1. SepticTank's Avatar
      SepticTank -
      Simply said--this next iPhone better be dazzling because the 4S was a dud. 3GS is still clearly the best iPhone ever made, not the 4th. Who cares about Retina display and more RAM, those were inevitable on any phone. HTC One X is ready for purchase if this phone is ordinary. And I will agree with many others as the pics (real or bogus) aren't very appealing and not groundbreaking.

      Sick of speculation and rumor mills. Just sit and wait. I know you all hate your SIRI 4S but just for once consider a different phone if it's not up to what you expect. People can't seem to understand Apple isnt the king phone maker right now. They are playing 2nd/3rd fiddle to HTC and Samsung. Reviews and Consumer Reports doesn't lie. You'll find the 4S near the bottom of each major provider. Fact. Not fiction.

      My opinion.
    1. MaStA819's Avatar
      MaStA819 -
      So if Apple gets rid of the home button, the first company to release a smart phone without a button on the front panel should sue Apple and say they were the first to come up with that idea. It would only make sense right?
    1. Cowboy's Avatar
      Cowboy -
      It is different between this and the new retina pro it goes to show that the 'Jobs' era has ended.
      I personally like the design tho and cant wait
    1. Airwaves182's Avatar
      Airwaves182 -
      Quote Originally Posted by PokemonDesigner View Post
      That is so ugly. I hope that that is not the real iPhone 5.
      Agree! Looks likes a shittyy version of the iPhone 4/4s.
    1. SergeantMAC's Avatar
      SergeantMAC -
      Thing about it is, all of you saying the 19pin connector and design sucks, will still buy it. Because simply put; you're all talk and troll on a iDevice site.

      If you don't like certain things, great, but let's be honest, if you had any skill in design or engineering you wouldn't be trolling here.
    1. Supreme NY's Avatar
      Supreme NY -
      First off, I think you all need to calm down. This is a fake phone... no one knows what the real phone will look like. In my opinion, I think it's pretty clear that Apple, who strives for clean, slick, and minimalistic won't be releasing something that looks like this.. I have been an owner of the iPhone since the day the first came out, and had every single one since. If Apple is going to screw over its loyal customers, like me, by replacing the dock connector alone -- I have no problem selling my 4S and buying a shiny new HTC.
    1. HotBlack's Avatar
      HotBlack -
      Pictures! Ahhh!!! Panic!!! Panic!!!
    1. loki3331's Avatar
      loki3331 -
      I hope this isn't it but given the rumors it seems likely. I like the back but the rest is disappointing. I cannot stand the idea of the headphone jack on bottom and it just looks like an iPhone 4 stretched out (I expect Apple or some Chinese knockoff adapters coming fast for the current connector so that doesn't bother me). I need a new phone after the hell I've put my iPhone 4 through but with this design and no need for LTE (I live in the middle of nowhere so it'd be useless) I may just hold out until this is announced and the 4S clearance begins if my 4 can hold out.
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