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From the staff of the Tampa Bay Times

Is this the iPhone 5?

28

July

iphone5.jpgOMG, OMG! I think I spotted an iPhone 5 in Tampa, Florida. Take a look at the photo...it looks pretty much like an iPhone 4 but professionally trained eyes will notice a few subtle differences. First, the screen is enlarged so that there is virtually no bezel around the edges. This feature has been rumored for several months so it's not a surprise.

The second thing I noticed, and it's hard to see at first, is a very faint marking on the back of the iPhone. It kind of looks like a 5. Wow, leave it to those folks at Apple to think of something so elegant and subtle to make such a statement about this new iPhone. It's really an extraordinary design.

Yuck, yuck, yuck! The rumor mill is in full gear already and it's only July! Apple news site 9TO5Mac posted a grainy photo of some man's hands holding what is reported to be, if you squint your eyes and look real closely while under the influence of large amounts of tequila, sort of, maybe, we hope...an iPhone 5. Take a look at the photo below and tell me if can you deduce anything from it. Anything? The iPhone 5 I found here in Tampa looks MUCH more believable than this one.  ; )

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(The iPhone 4 photo at the top of this post was altered for comedic effect.)

[Last modified: Thursday, July 28, 2011 6:57pm]

    

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