Is this the iPhone 5?

Photos of an iPhone 5 that's been smuggled out of a Chinese factory have hit the interwebs. Is this real life? Is this just fantasy?

Chinese case manufacturer Cool Zone PDA has reportedly taken photos of an iPhone 5 smuggled out of the Foxconn factory in China.

It's hard to tell much from the grainy, heavily watermarked images, but it's instantly obvious that if this is the real iPhone 5, rumours of it getting a newer, smaller dock connector have proved to be true.

The headphone jack appears to have gone south and is now on the bottom, while the rumoured 4in screen also appears to be present and accounted for, although it's hard to gauge the exact size from the photos.

So then, is this another iPhone 5 phoney? After all, this could just be a case manufacturers interpretive mockup of what it thinks the iPhone 5 will look like in preparation fro its arrival.

Either way, you won't need us to give you our usual trusty 'pinch of salt' advice. You'll be well aware of that rule already we're sure.

Check out our iPhone 5 rumour roundup for the latest speculation and news and stay tuned for more info, as and when we get it.

[CoolZonePDA via Gizmodo]

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