There’s been more buzz in the iPhone world, as many tech sites picked up on an apparent batch of pictures of the upcoming iPhone 5 (or whatever it’ll actually be called when the device emerges this autumn).
These were posted online and appeared to show some very crisp and clear shots of a black iPhone 5, which some assumed were promotional pics that had been spilled from Apple.
The images showed a phone with a metal back, 4 inch display, and other anticipated changes Apple is rumoured to be making when it comes to the smartphone.
The pictures are high quality, but in fact, it turns out that they aren’t from an official source, but instead they’re a Dutch guy’s concept render of how the phone might look like, rendered in Rhinoceros 3D.
The Eastern Morning Herald reported that the pictures were posted on Flickr, and you can take a look at them here. They’re certainly very smart renders, and it just shows what you can do these days in terms of imagery trickery.
Generally, the images of upcoming hardware which aren’t fake are the ones that look rather blurry, snapped hastily by some worker in a factory, somewhere.
The latest fresh iPhone rumour this week, concerning the tech which will be on board the handset, is a tactile touchscreen. In other words, one which can use a special oil pumped under the display, to raise it and make icons or keys actually have a real physical presence. That would be a pretty impressive development on the touchscreen front.