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A Possible Photo of the Back Part of the iPhone 5


Apple.Pro publishes an unverified image of what claims to be the back cover of the iPhone 5. The shell is white with 2 distinct holes in it. One for the camera, and the other presumably for the camera flash. Apple.Pro can't verify the authenticity of the image. The origin of the image appears to be a microblogging site Weibo.

The image comes a week after the revelation of a iPhone 5 case which also had an extra hole that was believed to be for the camera flash. That case has since been removed from the original vendor site.

Parts like this, of course, are easy to fake, especially after the possibility of a separate camera flash was revealed last week. Still, we've frequently seen prototype parts leak out of China in the weeks to months before a new iPhone release.

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42 months ago
This must be a fake. The iPhone 5 I ordered today from the fellow in Nigeria was all glass and curved. I'm even getting it for free once I deposit Prince Gnumbutee's inheritance in my bank account.
Rating: 17 Votes
42 months ago

I could even make a fake back part like that...


I can make it using paint on windows 98.
Rating: 8 Votes
42 months ago

What is in the middle of the apple logo? another hole?


looks like the photo might have been taken with a white iphone?

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Rating: 7 Votes
42 months ago

What is in the middle of the apple logo? another hole?


Reflection of the camera taking the picture?
Rating: 7 Votes
42 months ago

looks like the photo might have been taken with a white iphone?

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It's hard to see the flash on the iPhone in the Apple logo ... maybe it was shot with an iPhone 5 :eek:
Rating: 6 Votes
42 months ago
Starting to feel like an iPhone launch is closer than September. The timing of the recent leaks feels like the typical few weeks before a launch, not the few months others are suggesting.

That's just the vibe I get. Who knows?!
Rating: 6 Votes
42 months ago
The phone that took the picture seems to be the new i4s/i5.

This is the original.


Look at the Apple Logo by adjusting your screen/head so your looking at an upward angle.
Rating: 5 Votes
42 months ago
I could even make a fake back part like that...
Rating: 4 Votes
42 months ago
Never mind the iPhone case, but is that a Twitter for Mac copy in the background?

I also love the amount of advertisement on some of these images #scarcasm.
Rating: 3 Votes
42 months ago

How effective would a flash be that far away?


Effective as in illuminating the subject or taking a better photo?

For a) I think it would be effective, since most cameras do have a flash somewhat apart from the lens.

for b) As for improving anything? There was some talk that there might be a slight advantage, but one advantage would be avoiding some issues that the white iPhone 4 had with its flash. Apple slightly redesigned the iPhone 4 camera and flash in the final white iPhone 4s, presumably due to some issues.

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Rating: 3 Votes

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