Just days before it’s official announcement, a video of a working iPhone 5 running iOS 6 has been leaked online, and according to various sources the footage is the real deal.
First posted on Vgoo.com, the one-and-a-half-minute clip shows the purported white iPhone 5 booting up Apple’s unreleased iOS 6, next to the current iPhone 4S model.
The sixth-generation design is significantly taller than the iPhone 4S, in keeping with ongoing rumours about its size, and is also markedly thinner than its predecessor.
Upon start up, the alleged iPhone 5 halts, displaying the unlock screen and the following message:
“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@@”
According to a report from MIC Gadget, the iPhone 5 was “accidentally discovered” in a Foxconn Jinxheng factory, prompting many Apple sites, including Cult of Mac to suggest the device was smuggled from the premises, rendering it stolen property.
Additional photos of the new model featured in the video can be seen below:
[Image source: Vgoo.com]
While Apple has not commented on the leaked video, or confirmed that the device shown is indeed its iPhone 5, the general consensus online is that the evidence is legitimate.
What do you think – is this video genuine or a last-minute prank before the big launch on September 12?