Given that we are likely less than two months away from the announcement of the iPhone 5, rumors are already stacking up, but this one could be the biggest of them all.
An unknown Apple device has been spotted by a resident from San Francisco that was being used by what he claims is an Apple employee. The photographer sent the images to Apple news website 9 to 5 Mac, saying that he got a pretty good look at the phone and the pictures did not do it justice.
According to the eagle-eyed tipster, he got a good view of the device, but said that he did not manage to see the home/front button.
The anonymous tipster described the phone as “almost EVO-like” when it comes to the device’s display, and it looks like it is thinner than the iPhone 4. The “iPhone 5” device features a tapered backing and rounded edges. The source said that the man was trying to hide the phone from prying eyes, attempting to cover the Apple logo as much as possible.
Considering that Apple usually gives out iPhone prototypes to employees to test it in the real world before launching the device, this could be one case. Last year, an Apple employee left a prototype of the iPhone 4 in a bar, which was leaked by Gizmodo.
This week, a senior executive from Swisscom said that the iPhone 5 release date will be on September 5th in the U.S., followed by a worldwide launch a month after. If Apple is testing the new iPhone 5 in the real world, we won’t have to wait long for its announcement.
via: 9 to 5 Mac