Is this the iPhone 5 3D?

Jul 10, 2011
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We've just been tipped by a tipster by the name of fishtoon that the next big iPhone iteration will not only be called iPhone 5, but that it'll have two cameras on its back. This certainly isn't the first time we've heard of the 3D functionality coming to Apple, as far back as July of 2010 when we heard that the company had hired Poly9 3D experts, inside December of 2010 when we saw Apple patent 3D glasses-free displays and Apple patenting 3D cameras as recently as March 31st, 2011. The most recent talk of 3D in Apple devices calls for a “paradigm shift from the known software-based approaches.” Is this the iPhone 5's big surprise?

The photos we're looking at here come from 175wan a site we've literally never spoken about or referenced before here on SlashGear, so take these photos with a glass of salt, but there's a first time for everything, right? Are the photos above and below to be believed? Is a big 5 in a lovely swoop font ready to sit after the established iPhone brand name, and will there be two cameras instead of one on the back and of this new monster?

These photos come from someone in Shenzhen, Guangdong China, says the original release, and they're photographed "by accident." More than likely an accident in translation, these photos are quite obviously photographed with a purpose. Both to show off what the photographer hopes you'll believe are a 4-inch display (with a lovely smaller bezel around the screen) and yes, behold, two camera lenses on the back! How easy would this be to fake, we musk ask ourselves, and is that shiny bump at the bottom of the back indicative of the entirety of the back of the device being a nicely printed sticker?

Additionally, the iPhone 4 box can be seen in the background - that large side-view of the device being only present in the newest series of devices, of course, and of course it's important to note that these photos are blurry. Why on earth there can never be a decent photographer out there with the goods will continue to baffle us all into the future.

What do you think? Is a 3D world possible for the iPhone 5?

[via 175wan]


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