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Get out your magnifying glass, folks. The image you see above was taken earlier this week in San Francisco and, according to the source of the photo, it depicts what he believes to be an Apple employee cradling an iPhone 5. According to 9to5 Mac, the tipster "has had an iPhone 3GS and currently has an iPhone 4" and "knows his iPhones and iPods," and he believes that the device in this photo isn't like any other iOS device he's seen.

The source believes that the handset in the photos had a body that would fit perfectly in the case we saw leak out yesterday. Additionally, the source described the iPhone as having an "almost EVO-like" screen size, a body that was both thinner and wider than the iPhone 4, rounded metal edges like those found on the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, and a curved back that he thought was made of glass. Finally, the owner of this mystery product was said to be "trying to hide what he had more than the average smartphone user."

So is this indeed the next generation iPhone? The device in the photo is probably a little too obscured and grainy to give a conclusive answer either way, but there are arguments to be made for both sides. On the one hand, you have to wonder why this person would be using Apple's new iPhone in plain view, giving anyone a chance to sneak a peek at it. Plus, the device in the photos bears a resemblance to the iPhone 3GS, thanks in large part to the volume rocker on its side. Some would argue that making the unannounced iPhone 5 look like a 3GS is exactly something Apple would do, though, just like when the prototype iPhone 4 was discovered in a bar last year. Plus, Apple would need to take its new handset off-campus at some point to test how it works with cell towers in the wild. So what do you all make of the images? Could this really be the new iPhone or are you calling fake?

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Via 9to5 Mac

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Luis Lopez
Luis Lopez Of course! I'll sleep outside the Apple Store if I have to! iPhone forever!
Michael Skelton
Michael Skelton i dont know if i sould get the iphone or droid 3 or something like that. what do yall think
Hochan Hwang
Hochan Hwang OF COURSE
Buddy Love
Buddy Love I like my HTC EVO. I can replace the battery if necessary, get larger memory cards, drag-n-drop files (music, pictures, etc), I don't have to load iTunes in order to do something so simple ;)
Jun Tiston
Jun Tiston iphone is nice phone! but there are some lack of application features. Hope apple corp. will think about it? no radio,no memory card slot? built in battery.how come if battery is getting weak?can they replace it?
Rian Kapadia
Rian Kapadia Crapple
Felix Gomez
Felix Gomez Never!! iam happy with sensation
Nick Koval
Nick Koval Nah had the iPhone 4 for a week and yeah its a really boring phone...
Ed Salvesen
Ed Salvesen Waiting for the g5
Ty Johnson
Ty Johnson Is this question? How can I buy something that have no image,and rumor specs.
Christopher Giordano
Christopher Giordano Hell no
Ali Shan Chattha
Ali Shan Chattha Lol Apple
Declan Kennedy
Declan Kennedy haha NO!!
José J. Landrau
José J. Landrau HELL NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Eric Kim
Eric Kim YES!
Angel Ortiz
Angel Ortiz I'm done with the Nazi approach Apple has on its products
Mark Mann
Mark Mann Never
Dale Bloom
Dale Bloom Most likely not with the GS2 coming out. If iPhone has LTE and 4 inch screen it may be a possibility.
Edgar Gonzalez
Edgar Gonzalez EL Yea! I would buy the iP5 if it went back to looking like a brick!!! Eff garbage android!!!
Stef Vanhees
Andrew William Sheldon
Andrew William Sheldon I dont see what there going to change tbh. No 3d not for me. Lgo3d for me thanks
Dharvesh Khan
Dharvesh Khan nope..because ios5 can b ported into iphone4 and thats gud enuf
Lorne Shaggy Sloan
Lorne Shaggy Sloan I see no reason to like this ( http://di.slik.es )
Miguel Banegas
Miguel Banegas Yesssssssssssssss
Fernie Felix
Fernie Felix Nope I'm done with my iPhone, ready for sgs2
Jœy Mømbïni
Jœy Mømbïni Am just gonna wait for the iPhone 6.
Rohit Mehta
Rohit Mehta why nt..
Brian J. Moore
Brian J. Moore I hope the iPhone comes to Sprint, this battery sucking Evo is getting old.
Zach Cline
Zach Cline Probably not. I was all about the iPhone six months or so ago, But after messing around with android and rooting my droid x I can't say that I would have a good reason to switch to iOS . My only arguments before were that android didn't have Netflix which it does now lol. And ad far as my music goes I can drag and drop it onto my droid x. I own an iPad and iPod and love iOS , But it just gets boring after a while. At least if I get bored with my droid I can flash a custom rom.
Taavi Kala
Taavi Kala probably gonna be like 1000 € so no way, I can get an equally good phone for half the price.
Jeremy Rothgeb
Jeremy Rothgeb Android! IPhone annoys me!
Steve Doric
Steve Doric If it has a bigger screen and dual core then count me in captain!
Allen Drewe
Allen Drewe Lmao at israel. You can keep your 2g, the rest of the world doesn't like incredibly slow internet.
Allen Drewe
Allen Drewe No 4g then hell no. Ever since the atrix got its last update its like a brand new phone. Anything less than a 4g experience is garbage.
Jun Tiston
Jun Tiston No! I think android phones are the best. Iphone has no fmradio!no micro sd card! lack of features!!!
Wilhelm Haas
Wilhelm Haas Never!
Thee Rick
Thee Rick Yes Yes Yes!!!
Shawn Poling
Shawn Poling No
Gregory Brothers
Gregory Brothers Hell yea the best in the world
Ebony Lovett
Ebony Lovett Not unless they add more ways to personalize and dual core.
John Cantu
John Cantu If the at&t/ T-Mobile merger goes through, I'm thinking about possibly getting the iPhone 5 if comes out.
Gilberto Aponte
Gilberto Aponte iOS 4 evah
Robert Johnson
Robert Johnson Did you hear the latest? Steve Jobs got an injunction against the bible for trademark infringement. Allegedly Adam and Eve had the audacity to play with an Apple.
Robert Johnson
Robert Johnson What's an iPhone? Is it better than my Motorola bag phone I got in '93? :-P
Jose Sut
Jose Sut No android is better
Huey Liggins
Huey Liggins It has to be different. I have been waiting since iPhone 4 dropped to upgrade from my 3GS. If this iPhone is similar to the last one even with the new hardware improvements I'm going evo. Not bevuase I want an evo but Becuase sprint is cheapest and I'm buying one out of contract for cheap to hold my upgrade until a new phone drops on sprint.
Martin Calderon
Martin Calderon Or if I buy one jailbreaked
Martin Calderon
Martin Calderon Maybe. If tmobile and att combine.
Danny Phamtom
Danny Phamtom YES!
Rodney Sosa Blackmon
Rodney Sosa Blackmon I will buy taco bell instead!
Ville Vuo
Ville Vuo Not unless it has dual-core cpu on it.
James LeBlanc
James LeBlanc Gettin' a pager instead.
Chad Powell
Chad Powell Moto razor ftw
Israel Leiva
Israel Leiva I was happy with 2G. Anything lower sucks and anything higher is too expensive and kills the battery on any phone.
Danny Iriarte
Danny Iriarte Yess!
Israel Leiva
Israel Leiva Also i want to add that with all the major carriers eliminating unlimited data plans, the Motorola Triumph on Virgin Mobile will be Revolutionary in a different way. Real talk.
Troy Bauman
Troy Bauman Simply......No!
Perro Rosello
Perro Rosello Ill see what hardware WP7 Mango offers before pulling the trigger
Israel Leiva
Israel Leiva The iPhone was very impressive when it first came out. Now it's just another smart phone among many. It's not a bad phone at all. Just not revolutionary like it once was. But hey, it's better than a BlackBerry and a Windows phone. LOL
Maegan Babcock
Maegan Babcock Oh yeah! I've been waiting impatiently for its release!
Ayoub Hage
Mauka Side
Mauka Side Perhaps
Bryan Platt
Bryan Platt Hell No I hate apple an always have would use a flip phone
Jimmy Alex Ponce
Jimmy Alex Ponce He'll yea I'm buying iPhone 5..!!
David DiPilla
David DiPilla The iphone 5 should be atleast 4g network with a dual core processor bigger screen thinner phone customize widgets and other stuff
Haguy Lerman
Haguy Lerman No!
Paul Davis
Paul Davis This will be another easy billion in the pockets of apple.. Say no and get something else!
Ian Medina
Ian Medina I love my android!!!!!! I dont think i'm going back to iOS.
Mike DeHart
Mike DeHart Hell No iPhone sucks
David DiPilla
David DiPilla Hope its not another 3gs that phone was a bandaid if you no what i mean only minor improvements that. Are not worth to spend the money on
Phillip Ith
Phillip Ith Nope, waiting for SGS2 to come to US!
Tony Joseph
Tony Joseph I'm buying an iPhone, because it makes you look like a stud.
Sunny Rattan
Sunny Rattan Just wait until the people with Verizon that were holding out for the iPhone 5 jump on it. I'm sure the android platform will go down a little bit. Funny thing is I'm torn between the iPhone 5, galaxy s2 or a windows phone built by nokia with a carls zeiss lens.
Howie Eastin
Howie Eastin For me depends on what the actual specs of the phone will be, if it's not dramatically different from the iPhone 4 then no I will hold my upgrade.
Steve Gonzalez
Steve Gonzalez Nope, Android is the way to go
Anthony Asmari
Anthony Asmari Yes, I'm just going to buy that piece of shit because their is a apple logo on it.
Cristian Henriquez
Cristian Henriquez Never, iPhone sucks! Team evo all day!
Norris Reber
Norris Reber I will never buy an overpriced apple product!!! The Androd OS is much better, the Android phones are soo much better, Android is selling better than apple, why would I even EVER consider buying apple??
Daniel Powell
Daniel Powell def! gunna be my first iphone
Michael Miller
Michael Miller ONLY if it were 4g lte w/vzw. Which probably not gonna be.
Marco Heras
Marco Heras no
Armando Sanchez
Armando Sanchez Nope, getting the blackberry 9900
Shirley Mercado
Shirley Mercado Probably not. I like the way the iPhone 4 looks all sleek and smooth. If they put it back to the round corners plastic cover like the 3GS? Then I'll most likely stick w/the iPhone 4. (
Garrett Vincent
Garrett Vincent Iphone 5now has OTA updates!! iphone 5 has duel core processor! Iphone 5 now has LTE!! Iphone 5 now has 4inch screen!! Now you can have widgets!!! Lets see android beat all that!. oh wait..
Byron E. Cóto
Byron E. Cóto Leave it to apple to make even a toothpick sound revolutionary. :) lol
David Harness
David Harness Most likely. Depending on what it is like. I'm liking the OS it'll run (iOS 5) but I wonder how hardware will be compared to Windows Phone 7.1 handsets and Android handsets
Brandon Ethington
Brandon Ethington perhaps if it is on Sprint
Kyle Ruben Morris- Kyrumo
Kyle Ruben Morris- Kyrumo Nope, gonna stick with Android :-)
Dayan Inclán
Dayan Inclán No. iPhone sux.
Geoffrey P. Spicer
Geoffrey P. Spicer , all you people run out and buy it @ make jobs richer.
Kennedy Navarrete
Kennedy Navarrete Hell ya i have all the iphone iphone 2g , 3g , 3gs , and iphone 4 All in there original box so ya i will get the iphone 5
David Max Jaramillo III
David Max Jaramillo III Hilarious. People saying that you can not customize an iPhone. Have you heard of jailbreaking? There are endless possibilities after an iPhone is jailbroken. I am on the iPhone 3G and WILL be upgrading to the 5. Not even thinking bout the 4S even if it is cheaper.
Travis Lamar Pachan
Travis Lamar Pachan I still don't get why people would buy such a locked down phone. So no I won't be buying and inferior phone. I'd buy a web os device over that.
Micheal Wray Kennedy
Micheal Wray Kennedy hell no!
Mathew Laird
Mathew Laird Hell No! Waiting for the Nexus Prime/3....
Scott Beaudoin
Scott Beaudoin Hell no...... thounderbolt is way better
Patrick Ochoa
Patrick Ochoa Heck yea! God!
Jose Be Julme
Jose Be Julme Hell no!
Tab Stockwell
Tab Stockwell No Apple products for me
Tom Parker
Tom Parker Apple is the best company going with the best products. I'll be first in line for the iPhone 5
Rico Suave
Rico Suave I am!! And I'm gettin rid of this shit I have now. I'm so glad it's going to be able to used for any carrier!
Shawn Martinez
Shawn Martinez You know i i'm !!!!

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