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The first hands-on video with what looks like new iPhone 5 booting up has leaked online today.
The 84-second video (below) begins by comparing the alleged iPhone 5 with the current iPhone 4S model. Both devices are turned off, and the person in the video shows nearly all angles for comparison. Curiously, the Apple logo, device name, and compliance information are all covered up on the back part of the device. Pictures shown by Chinese blog Vgooo, which obtained the video, blur out those same portion on the back of the phone.
Towards the end, both devices are booted up, with the alleged iPhone 5 showing a new graphic when banishing the familiar Apple logo from the screen. A message then pops up that reads: “This device is not registered as part of the iPhone Developer Program. If you are a member of the program, please register your device in the @@url@@.”
Apple is scheduled to make an announcement Sept. 12, which many believe will be the next generation iPhone 5. Whether this video is an early look at the device is obviously impossible to know at this point. However, I’d find it hard to believe it isn’t legitimate, especially considering the number of leaked iPhone 5 pictures that look virtually the same as the device in the video.
Still, some people think it’s a fake. One YouTube commenter remarked: “If you look at the bottom left side of the ‘iPhone 5′ at 00:40 – 00:42 u can see the bootlogo animation expands a little over a white area, which means it must have been edited over the edge of the screen. Its not a hard thing to do really. Plus, the home button is unbelievably cheap looking.”
Check out the video embedded below, and let us know your thoughts in the comment section.
Source: VGooo via Gizmodo