There’s been some photos being passed around the web today that supposedly show a design-final, non-functional prototype iPhone. Quite a bit of speculation has arisen as to whether or not these photos are legitimate. Wow. Let’s take a look at the photos in comparison to legitimate ones leaked by both 9to5Mac and iLab not long ago.
Even if this is a “non-functional” prototype, that’s the fakest false home screen I’ve ever seen.
Sure, some things can change between initial prototyping and a final design, but these deviations are too fake to be real.
This is almost as far out as the rumored iPod touch with no home button from last year.
There’s always a point each year where iPhone rumors and leaks go from reasonable to ridiculous. I think we’re almost there.