Let's See If This Is Really The iPhone 5

Team, we're getting very close to iPhone 5 time. You can smell it by the rumours. In fact! Just now 9to5Mac posted a picture of what they say might the next iPhone. Only one way to be sure, though: ENHANCE!

According to the Apple rumour site, a tipster sent them a few choice shots of someone who was "likely an Apple employee" (no reason given) on a train home from San Francisco. As you can see, the image above looks like, well, a 3GS? iPod touch? But it's a blurry shot from a distance, and even the tipster acknowledged that his pics "didn't do it justice". Hit the gallery to get all David Caruso on this bitch.

Hmmm... that didn't to help much. Maybe now is a good time to mention that Apple doesn't let prototypes out in the wild without a case to disguise it, so it seems unlike that this one would be out naked in public like aw hell with it ENHANCE!

OK, hey, well, this works on TV I swear. Probably just not zoomed in enough. But while we get our tech monkeys on it, let it be know that the tipster was vetted as someone who "has had an iPhone 3GS and currently has an iPhone 4." But just in case that's not enough cred to ID an iPhone 5 in the wild that's covered up by someone's hand... ENHANCE!

UGH how the hell do crime scene investigators actually solve any cases?! Anyway, yeah, the tipster also said that the phone would fit perfectly into one of those alleged iPhone 5 cases that popped up the other day, although he also didn't see the front of the phone or get a good enough look at the back to tell if it was plastic or glass and ENHANCE!

Well, that's as close as we get. Look, iPhone 5 is coming soon, sure. Probably early September? And the supposed sightings and rumours and general craziness are only going to get worse between now and then. But let's try to save our enthusiasms for the concrete stuff, and not leave our blurry hopes in the hands of a stranger on a train. [9to5Mac]

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