According to Gizmodo, this supposed iPhone 5 clone was plucked straight out of a factory in Shenzhen, China, right where the actual iPhone 5 is being produced. As you can see from the snapshot, the slick-black device is strikingly-thin, and is said to measure in at a tiny 7mm thick.
However, it’s certainly not crafted from Apple’s usual high-end materials, and dare we say, it looks a little cheap. As BGR points out, though, “it is possible — perhaps even likely — that the above clone is based on Apple’s actual iPhone 5 design”. This means that the design of Apple’s iPhone 5, which is now said to be in production, has been leaked and cloned by another Chinese manufacturer.
The so-called iPhone 5 clone also ‘boasts’ 64GB of built-in memory, suggesting Apple will double the storage of the iPhone 4, although there’s no sign of that rumoured edge-t0-edge screen or bumped-up rear facing camera.
Do you think this reveals the design of the iPhone 5? Gizmodo’s Editor, Jesus Diaz certainly thinks so.