Well as exciting as WWDC was this year, we were still left without any information on the upcoming iPhone. So it is back to the rumor mill. As awesome as mock ups and schematics are, I think we can all agree that a ‘finished’ device caught on camera is a 100x better. Well that’s what we’ve got on our hands.
A story from AppleInsider, thanks to MacOtakara, has published photos of what looks like a functioning device. Now before you get too excited, it’s important to note that these are most likely nothing more than really good 3D renders. The original publisher of these photos, a Flickr user, clearly states that the device depcited in these pics was “modelled in Rhinoceros 3D.” Even still, though, these pictures are definitely worth taking a look at. The form of the phone in question definitely lines up with past leaks and rumors. You can clearly see the two tones on the back and the elongated screen, and if the two-toned design we’ve heard so much about is legit, this is probably pretty darn close to what the next iPhone will look like.
As far as the legtimacy of the pictures is concerned, there are those that believe these to be accurate. AppleInsider has more on that:
“The original report suggested the renders could be legitimate, noting they did not seem to have a “trace” of editing in Adobe Photoshop, though it did hedge the veracity of the photos by labeling the images as unconfirmed. The publication acknowledged the photos were “really incredible,” while calling them the “most-possible” leak of the next-generation iPhone.”
Of course, considering what seems to be the creator of the photos has come out and said they’re fakes, I seriously doubt their legitimacy. Then again, you never know! I’m still on the fence with the design. I like it on one hand because it builds on what already works. On the other hand though, I am still hoping to see something completely different from Apple.
What do you guys think? Does the iPhone look legit to you? If it is real, are you happy with it? Leave us a comment to let us know.