Photo Stream Illustration Leads to iPhone 5 Speculation


Earlier today, a photo was sent to both MacRumors and 9to5Mac showing an instructional image included in the latest iPhoto 9.2 beta that includes an unusual looking iPhone-like device. The image has naturally led to speculation that it could represent the iPhone 5.

German site Appdated.de has also posted some actual screenshots showing the image in question.




Aside from the extremely low likelihood of anyone involved in iPhoto design work having details on the iPhone 5, the image in question certainly appears to merely be an artist's representation of a generic iOS device to accompany the text referring to iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. Consequently, we have no reason to believe that this image represents anything related to the iPhone 5 and post it here solely for interest and discussion.



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102 months ago
can anyone point to another instance where a "generic iOS device" has been pictured anywhere in apple's marketing materials, mac os x graphics, etc.?

i have NEVER seen apple do this anywhere. i don't buy the explanation, thats the iPhone 5.
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102 months ago
Why would the home button be oblong/rectangular shaped if it was just a 'generic artist representation of an iOS device'? :confused:
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102 months ago
Scaled up, the screen of that device is 121 by 190; which fits almost exactly (allowing for error) into a 16x10 ratio. The body doesn't fit particularly well with current devices, it's either longer or wider than any we've seen so far.

While I'd hate to think of apple changing the screen dimensions, this had to be based on something.

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102 months ago
Woow!! is that my Samsung Galaxy S II??
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102 months ago
Even if you could remember the last time Apple used a generic phone image in their software for iTunes or iPhoto, the real question is when was the last time Apple went out of it's way to create an icon based on a device's rumored design?

This practically seals the deal for my prediction:

Prediction: Apple will release 2 new iPhones and discontinue both the iPhone 3GS and the iPhone 4. The 2 new phones will be iPhone 4S, (The low end entry level model which will have a speed boost over the iPhone 4) and the iPhone 5, which will have a completely new design and screen size. As the company transitions to the new screen size, look to the iPad 3 to have an HD screen that is basically "pixel doubling" based on the larger iPhone 5 screen.

Count it!
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102 months ago

Scaled up, the screen of that device is 121 by 190; which fits almost exactly (allowing for error) into a 16x10 ratio. The body doesn't fit particularly well with current devices, it's either longer or wider than any we've seen so far.

While I'd hate to think of apple changing the screen dimensions, this had to be based on something.

Image (http://cl.ly/2x3T1p1c2r2c42300q01/giggles.png) Image (http://cl.ly/2D323G260X0j1M3u360o/giggles2.png)


The pic on the left is a dream come true. However it looks like a htc ^^
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102 months ago
I think this is it.
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102 months ago

Woow!! is that my Samsung Galaxy S II??

It sure looks like one. BTW the display is closer to 16x10 than 3x2
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102 months ago
Ya, you guys may be right. It does seem too coincidental. I've reconsidered and republished this on the front page:

https://www.macrumors.com/2011/08/31/photo-stream-iphone-icon-hints-at-the-iphone-5-design/

arn
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102 months ago
It does seem weird that the designers went out of the way to make the iOS device look like that. We know it's easy to just put a small rectangle and a circle, and voila you're done! but to make it an elongated home button, and a seeming bigger screen, would point to at least something.

It's a designer for iPhoto, why wouldn't the person be educated about the upcoming iPhone if he/she is to include it as an icon?
Also, it is a beta, and therefore not released to the public. So it's a possibility.

The biggest joke of all would be.. if the iPhone 5 looks similar to the Samsung Galaxy S2 LOL! Who is suing who now?

Scaled up, the screen of that device is 121 by 190; which fits almost exactly (allowing for error) into a 16x10 ratio. The body doesn't fit particularly well with current devices, it's either longer or wider than any we've seen so far.

While I'd hate to think of apple changing the screen dimensions, this had to be based on something.

Image (http://cl.ly/2x3T1p1c2r2c42300q01/giggles.png) Image (http://cl.ly/2D323G260X0j1M3u360o/giggles2.png)


If your calculation is right, then I can definitely see it fitting the rumored iPhone 5 case leaks. Hmm..

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