Is Apple Making 'Decoy' IPhone 5s?

Posted: Apr 24 2011, 1:02pm CDT | by , in Rumors | Apple

Is Apple Making 'Decoy' iPhone 5s?

Don't Miss: This How to find Fingerlings in Stock

They may be hiding new hardware inside an old frame.

Apple has a pretty well-established history of being kind of crazy when it comes to information security. Engineers work on prototype products under sheets and anyone who blabs the slightest detail about an upcoming product ends up terminated. In the wake of last year's iPhone 4 leak, the Cupertino-based company even sent a SWAT team into the home of Gizmodo editor Jason Chen. Apple hates leaks, and it's well established that they'll do just about anything to prevent one.

Which leads us to today's news of the leaked T-Mobile iPhone 4. While the possibility of this device actually launching for T-Mo is slim (until AT&T finalizes their acquisition), it makes sense that Apple would eye further expansion. But that may not be the full story.

See, 9to5Mac has reason to believe this leaked iPhone 4 is actually an iPhone 5. Which leads me to consider an interesting possibility:

Could Apple be hiding the iPhone 5 hardware inside an iPhone 4 shell as a security measure?

I'm not suggesting that every iPhone 5 prototype is like this, but it WOULD be a great way to hide crucial design features from 3rd-party partners (IE: those most likely to spring a leak). It would also help a lost iPhone 5 to 'blend in' better, reducing the likelihood of a repeat of the iPhone 4 debacle.

I wouldn't bet money on this being the case- but you have to consider the possibility with a company like Apple. They certainly aren't above using dishonesty to keep ahead of the press.

Holiday Gift Guides and Deals

Get your Holiday gifting inspired by Best Toy Gifts with High STEM Value and the Top 10 toy gifts under $10 if you are on budget. The most popular Holiday 2017 toy list include Fingerlings, Crate Creatures and more. Don't miss the new Holiday deals on Amazon Devices, including $29.99 Fire tablet.

This story may contain affiliate links.

This free App Solves You Holiday Shopping Problem

Download the free Tracker app now to get in-stock alerts on Fingerling, Luvabella, SNES Classic and more.

Latest News


The Author

<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/5" rel="author">Robert Evans</a>
The excitement about new smartphones, tablets and anything mobile drive Robert to unearth the latest rumors and developments in this fast moving space. He adopted 4G as soon as it become available and knows where the mobile market is going.
Robert can be contacted directly at




comments powered by Disqus