As the launch of the iPhone 5 looms, the number of idiotic fakes is increasing exponentially. Every fanboy with Photoshop is trying to be the centre of attention by posting blurry images made with their cute little sausage fingers.
Here's a guide of the best and worst iPhone 5 fakes and concepts so far.
White is always horrible.
This is the video of that alleged iPhone 5 clone. It looks really hideous in white, just like the current iPhone 4. It also seems thicker than the photos, which were alleged to be of a 7mm thick iPhone 5 clone.
This concept was published a while back and it's claimed to be accurate by This Is My Next Web. It's a mockup of a sketch from a source, who says it's more like the iPod touch than the iPhone 4, with a "teardrop shape" and almost no bezel. It rings true, as it follows the same design language that Apple uses now. Except for that big honking home button.
Case manufacturer leak.
This mockup of an iPhone 5 inside a case may be more real than you think. Case manufacturers often leak future Apple products details through their cases. And many times they are right. It happened with the iPad 2 and other second and third generation products. This design, however, doesn't match other rumours going around, except the side-to-side screen.
The not pretender.
A reader sent us this pretty rendering, which used some of the rumours to create an interesting look. Unlike many of the dimwits who send us images pretending they are real every other day, he sent us all these images at face value. So we published them because they are nice and interesting. But of course, not real.
iSpazio made this 1/3G/4 frankeniPhone in 3D. I don't dislike it, but it's just a concept. It's an evolution of the current design that links to the previous generations and misses many of the rumours. It looks nice-ish.