ip5 leaks are controlled apple leaks to find the holes and distract us

DeuxIt

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the leaked components are all part of apples "doubling down on secrecy". apple is leaking fake parts to suppliers with subtle and unique identifiers so they can determine where a leak sprouted and deal with the specific culprit when that uniquely traceable apple-leaked fake gets leaked to the rumor sites. that and to distract us.

no real knowledge that this is the case, just a hopeful guess. the leaks look apple'ish, credible'ish, but definitely not ten star, knock your socks off design. a taller iphone seems so unlikely.. apple is obviously trying to distract us and catch the leakers. there will be surprise when the the real next iphone is announced.
 

Nrwrit3r

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that was the ooooollllllldd apple. this is the new, tim said they're doubling down on secrecy, remember? :)
That's true...I was surprised about how much was leaking since Tim Cook said they were doubling down on secrecy.
 

DeuxIt

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That's true...I was surprised about how much was leaking since Tim Cook said they were doubling down on secrecy.
yes! because they're *#%@ing with us and their suppliers!!
 
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superdudeo

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Isn't this the case everytime leaks occur? Then when the leaks turn out to be real, people are left really disappointed. I just can't get my head round elongating the screen like that tho so I really hope you're right.
 

xAnthony

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Yeah it really makes no sense at all. On a web page you'll see more of it, but you'll still have to zoom in because the screen will lack width. I really don't see a point to making it longer.
 

Ashin

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Also one of the leaks came coincidently around the time the Samsung Galaxy 3 was launching... :rolleyes:
 

sulpfiction

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Before the 4s there were a bunch of leaks about a teardrop shaped phone including covers for it and it turned out to be wrong.
Maybe not wrong. Maybe it was an iPhone 5 prototype. And while I don't like the teardrop shape, I like just about everything else about it. And quite frankly, I'd rather the slight taper with a bigger and wider 4" screen, then a vertically stretched 4S.
 

chandra.hp

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That's pushing the whole secrecy thing to whole new level. I just can't imagine Apple providing fake specs and designs to part suppliers under the guise of a planned production run.
 

Want300

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LOL. Futurama FTW

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I hope it is a Hoax. We did already hear that new employees start by working on fake projects, this could be one they used on new employees and decided to use it to distract the media. It is POSSIBLE, and I remain hopeful.

This could so easily have been a prototype 4/4S or even a prototype for the upcoming iPhone, and of course it could be the real thing, which would mean their secrecy really sucks for this launch. Also, the same form factor will be straying from their pattern.

Hear is what gives me the most hope:

We are getting more leaks and pictures than ever before (aside from the iPhone 4 left at the bar) AND we are getting them way before the launch date compared to the other leaks. I just dont get how Tim Cook could claim the double down on secrecy... Only for the flood gates of leaked parts to open right before and after his comment.
 

nefan65

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LOL. Futurama FTW

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I hope it is a Hoax. We did already hear that new employees start by working on fake projects, this could be one they used on new employees and decided to use it to distract the media. It is POSSIBLE, and I remain hopeful.

This could so easily have been a prototype 4/4S or even a prototype for the upcoming iPhone, and of course it could be the real thing, which would mean their secrecy really sucks for this launch. Also, the same form factor will be straying from their pattern.

Hear is what gives me the most hope:

We are getting more leaks and pictures than ever before (aside from the iPhone 4 left at the bar) AND we are getting them way before the launch date compared to the other leaks. I just dont get how Tim Cook could claim the double down on secrecy... Only for the flood gates of leaked parts to open right before and after his comment.
Agreed. Not to mention where most the leaks came from; China. The center of all KERF products. No one REALLY knows, except Tim Cook and those at Apple.
 

infinity12402

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I recall someone else saying in another thread that that tear drop iphone was never a leak, it was only a rendering.
If you go to a phone store, and look at any android phone you can find that close to 4 inches. You will be looking at a slightly larger version of what the iphone would look like. I have a droid bionic and I compared the screen size to an iphone. They are exactly the same width. The new iphone would just be slightly smaller. And I've never thought this phone to look strange.
 

chambone

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We are getting more leaks and pictures than ever before
I'm not so sure about that. I've seen a couple of pictures of the front glass, the 'unibody' case, a video of a guy handling said case, and pictures displaying parts (battery, sim tray). The rest are all mockups that people made on their computer, based on those parts.

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As for that tapered design, it'll become reality when nuclear power cells with vast capacities become reality. Until then, such designs are simply inefficient.
 

Want300

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I'm not so sure about that. I've seen a couple of pictures of the front glass, the 'unibody' case, a video of a guy handling said case, and pictures displaying parts (battery, sim tray). The rest are all mockups that people made on their computer, based on those parts.

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As for that tapered design, it'll become reality when nuclear power cells with vast capacities become reality. Until then, such designs are simply inefficient.
1 - I know we are seeing the same parts, but we are seeing them from several sources it seems. And I wasn't counting the mock ups, only the parts.

2 - True, how the battery stand up to LTE with that design.
 
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