The device in these images could certainly be some cheap knockoff of Apple products, but considering the image was supposedly taken near San Francisco, right in Apple’s backyard, this very well could be an iPhone 5 being given some stress tests outside of Apple’s campus, as part of last minute preparations for the phone’s launch.
By Albert Angulo:
When it comes to Apple’s next iphone we’ve already shown you rendered guesses of what the smartphone might look like, and we’ve shown you potential images, but what about more real life hardware?
A spy shot taken on a train shows what may be an Apple affiliate giving the iphone 5 some real world testing. Supposedly, the phone’s user tried to obscure the device as he held it, but you can just make out the Apple logo on the handset’s back (we’ve heard the metal logo may act as a new antenna).
We can at least see that the smartphone appears very thin, and looks to have corners that curve in towards the phone’s back: both design elements we’ve seen in the supposed iPhone 5 cases.