The details in this one are just a little too perfect: excellent shadows, no dust, just the right exposure. The Features: Giant screen that makes it look like you have to be Jaws from the James Bond movies to use it efficiently. The Verdict: Fake.
Future Apple product fakers: Screenshots will get you nowhere. Did you "stumble on something that somehow made it onto the live Apple site? Let me answer that question for you: No, no you didn't. The Features: Apparently a voice recorder. Wow. Big surprise there. The Verdict: OMG fake.
Are you a marketing genius? Do you have a great idea Apple would flip over for an iPhone campaign? Does it involve scientific notation? Stop right there! An anonymous tipster beat you to it. Sorry. The Features: Allegedly nothing else matters. In Photoshop. The Verdict: Faaaaaake.
This one comes to us from the land of Photoshop: Not only does it show a picture of the model itself, but it comes complete with a blurry diagram of all its external features. The Features: A two-tone enclosure, front-facing camera, and higher earpiece are in for summer. The Verdict: Probably fake. The enclosure is ugly, and a dedicated camera button seems beyond the pale.[Via melablog.it.]
Wear and tear? Check. Unfinished prototype-y details? Check. Something slightly different than existing models? Double check. The Features: An LCD with a 16:9 display area, perfect for HD video. But what about apps and a different screen size? Menu space & letterboxing. The Verdict: Plausible! Of this lot, it's the most likely; doesn't mean it will happen.
Could we have a winner? Maybe. Our friends over at Engadget have a bead on this model, which features a redesigned earpiece, matte-finish backside and front-facing camera. The Features: Everything we've heard about, and nothing we haven't. The Verdict: A definite maybe.