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An icon that looked vaguely like a redesigned iPhone, thought to be the iPhone 5, appeared this summer in a Photo Stream image. The final version of Photo Stream reverts to a logo of the iPhone as we know it. Before and after pictures of the Photo Stream welcome screen are presented above. It was first noticed by MacRumors forum user djrod.

When the image first surfaced, we noted that it seemed to show an iPhone-like device with an enlarged screen and possibly an elongated home button at the bottom. At the time, this matched up nicely with many of the circulating rumors about the "iPhone 5".

It's unclear if this was simply the work of an sloppy designer, or if a redesigned iPhone was really in the works and the release of this icon design was a legitimate and accidental leak.

Top Rated Comments

Laird Knox Avatar
165 months ago
Never has so much been read into so few pixels.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
kolax Avatar
165 months ago
I think it's just a generic image and nothing more. Given that they replaced it with an iPad and iPhone, that icon makes far more sense.

Why would they need the icon to look like the iPhone 5 so badly when it isn't a noticeable icon and doesn't offer any detail?

It was just a generic image that's gotten out of hand.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Cndnmax Avatar
165 months ago
I think people are just seeing what they want to see.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
MNT Avatar
165 months ago
Or maybe they just decided to make a new icon that included the iPad?
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
GRuizMD Avatar
165 months ago
It was actually a picture of one of the samsung phones.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
charlituna Avatar
165 months ago
not to sound like a conspiracy theorist but wouldn't surprise me if the 5 was close to done if not done but in the weeks leading up the the announcement they found out Steve was near the end. Might be saving the last major device he had a large hand in for a time when they can honor him and his contributions.
Spoken like someone that has no clue that tech takes an easy 2-3 years to go from design to on the shelf. It is highly possible that there are many things that Steve had his hands all over that we haven't seen yet.


It's not like the 4s isn't going to rake in the money and they can always use extra time to even go a step above.
yeah cause 1 million pre-orders is all the sales they are going to get.

It's very possible that any thing like the rumored iPhone 5 was merely in the testing stages and Steve's condition or not it was never going to be released until next year or later. the 4s fits with the trend we have seen for the last couple of years and could have been the truth all along
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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