Where in the World Is the iPhone 5 Prototype?
Where in the world is the iPhone 5 prototype?
Yes, we know Apple is the most secretive tech company on the planet, but when you have new technology, you’re almost honor-bound to field-test it. That’s how the original iPhone 4 prototype ended up in a bar (with no duck and no joke) just weeks before its official unveiling.
So while it’s unlikely that Apple would let the eagerly anticipated, rumor-generating iPhone 5 stray too far from Cupertino, Calif., we think the possibility exists that an iPhone 5 prototype could be anywhere at any time. We just have to know where to look for it.
Our quest begins in New York City. Intrepid Mashable Intern Neha Prakash took to the streets, searching for that elusive and, as of yet, unconfirmed piece of Apple hardware.
For those keeping score, it’s been almost a year since Apple unveiled the iPhone 4S and more than two since the iPhone 4 hit store shelves. In that time, consumers have spent more than half of it pining for the next iPhone — often called the iPhone 5. When Apple CEO Tim Cook unveiled the iPhone 4S in October, nearly every story written prior to the unveiling assumed he’d introduce the iPhone 5.
Some consider the latest handset from Apple the fifth-generation iPhone and actually call it the “iPhone 5.” But we know the truth. The real iPhone 5 is coming this fall. Apple has promised an Autumn delivery for iOS 6 and execs indicated that there will be some kind of product event this fall. Whatever it is (iPhone 5!), it may have to share the stage with an iPad Mini (also unconfirmed). Come to think of it, maybe we should sent Neha back out to search for that tiny tablet.
What did she find in this excursion? The video tells the tale.