Crazy, from a distance, shots with Joe Public speculation is now news apparently, certainly where Apple is concerned at any rate.
9to5mac has some images and opinions from “a tipster” of what could be the new iPhone5 in use on a train in San Francisco. The tipster had a good look at the device, but the photos aren’t of the same standard.
Our tipster has had an iPhone 3GS and currently has an iPhone 4. He knows his iPhones and iPods and this was like nothing he’s ever seen.
“Almost EVO-like” in screen size, this iPhone also appears thinner than the current iPhone 4 but also wider. The edges are rounded metal like the edges of a Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 but could still function as an antenna. The back is a curved/tapered glass or plastic. He couldn’t tell but if he had to guess he’d say glass. He said it looked too amazing to be built by anyone besides Apple (fanboy!).
At least mitigated by the words “We aren’t certain if this is legitimate or not” 9to5mac is basing a lot on a description and a low quality photo. Is it likely after the iPhone4 ‘left in a bar’ debacle that any of the 5 prototypes are roaming free around the US minus big burly security guards? No.