iPhone 5 Possibly Spotted On San Francisco Transit

iPhone 5 Possibly Spotted On San Francisco Transit

You might remember last year’s huge iPhone 4 media blitz when a prototype iPhone 4 was picked up and later purchased by Gizmodo after reportedly being left on a bar stool by Gray Powell. You’d have thought that Apple would have learned their lesson, but if this new report is true, an iPhone 5 may have just been spotted on San Francisco’s public transit system, in the hands of a suspected Apple employee.

The report comes to us from 9to5Mac, who claims to have received images taken by a tipster who saw the device, and the device certainly appears to be different from any other hand-held Apple device currently on the market.

9to5Mac believes that the tipster did, in fact, spy a brand new Apple device of some kind, which they think is probably the iPhone 5. Judging from the photograph, the device appears to be both thinner and wider than the current iPhone 4, features rounded metal edges, and has a glossy and tapered back likely made of either glass or plastic.

While the tipster didn’t see the front button, and the man kept the Apple logo covered most of the time, the logo nevertheless became evident long enough for the tipster to snap a photo. The report suggests that the man was obviously going to extended measures to hide the device’s details.

It’s unclear whether or not this is a legitimate Apple product, and even if it is, it’s not certain that it is the iPhone 5, but it’s not terribly far-fetched to suggest that the device pictured in these images is, in fact, an iPhone 5 prototype of some kind.

  1. Brad Hartmann says:

    looks like a 3gs to me. has the same rocker volume buttons. does look like it has a bit flatter of a back but it’s hard to tell from this photo. 

  2. John Murphy says:

    Looks like the kind of design on the 4g iPod Touch. Same button positions, curved aluminium edges (saying that, looks like a case on the edge, maybe to disguise it as a 4?), about the same thickness, bit wider. Only different thing noticable is the mute switch at the side. Could possibly be a next iPhone. Time will only tell.

  3. SAmuel says:

    But the iPhone 4 was in discize

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  4. Tim Riggs says:

    Looks to me like an iPhone 4 in a slip in case – the back of the case is a punch-out so you see the apple logo.. Got one just like it… and looks identical to what is in the picture.. sorry guys… Its a iPhone 4 – put your money back in your pockets!! HA!!

  5. Daniel Archibald33 says:

    It looks like a Motorola Droid in disguise just to fool everybody. Its taunting apple users. Android eats apples for breakfast

  6. Dhr09 says:

    It looks like the phone is upside down. Which tells me that Apple has put the charge port on the top for easier access. And the earphone jack is located on the bottom. This has always been an issue for me.

  7. Davie199 says:

    If you look real close it says you guys are a bunch of nerds…  

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