Beautiful Physical Mockup of the iPhone 5 Made with Real Aluminum

By , Sep 29, 2011

At this point, there are few things we know for sure about the iPhone 5. But what we can assume from the recent rumors and leaked info is that the device might very well be thinner, and sport a larger screen.

Confident that those rumored specs were likely to make it to the iPhone 5, MacRumors made some very convincing renderings of the future device awhile back. Today, German site Giga.de pushes it farther, with a physical mockup prototype of the iPhone 5…

“Based on CAD designs, hardware components, several leaked hints, cases and recent, believable mockups we created a three-dimensional computer model. This virtual model was then used to build a very detailed, true prototype that you can hold in your own two hands.

The process to create this prototype is the same that’s used to create the iPad. The back was machined from a sold block of aluminium, which was later treated with glass pearls to get the same slightly rough touch that we already know from the iPad.”

We don’t know what the iPhone 5 will look like for sure until next Tuesday, but this prototype sure looks good.

Check out Giga.de for more pictures and a video of the prototype.

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  • stephen

    UGLY

    • http://macmag.co.uk Shaun

      It’s a home-made MOCK UP!

    • appleboy

      in one or two weeks i’ll go to see you saying… OMG OMG OMG ITS BEAUTIFUL! XDDDDDDDDDDD

  • Eddie

    Sick!!! Looks very nice!

  • Eric

    It looks SEXY. I hope there is an iPhone5 and that it will be something like this. Would be AWESOME :D

  • http://www.idownloadblog.com Jeff

    That box is lovely.

  • http://www.ititothemes.wordpress.com iTito

    This mock up phone looks awesome!

  • http://www.idownloadblog.com Alex Heath

    I would buy that.

  • Josh

    I’d tap that.

    o.O

  • CrazyBraulz

    I love this mock up, it’s going back to the original iPhone :) I miss the aluminum back. If it looks like this in reality, I’m willing to buy it the first day it comes out!!!

  • BrandinoJalapeno

    I bought one of the TPU cases pushed as being for iPhone 5 and this prototype is significant’y smaller in hieght and width than the case indicates. This seems a lot more realistic and in line with the size I’d expect considering current hardware disigns, but there’s definitely inconsistency somewhere between the measurements used for the cases and those used for this. The size per the case does seem too large to be used comfortably.

    If this is it, I’ll be in line day 1.

  • Angelo

    Great mockup i like it. Looks really great. I would buy it.

    PS: Never though that i will see giga.de on this site. I’m also from Germany. :)

  • Shaz

    I hope they upgrade the speakers and mic on the iphone. everyone is talking about the camera and ram, and cpu.. upgrade the speakers! use some BOSE technology to give it a bit of base!
    Thanks.

    • XepptizZ

      Bose is hugely overrated, qualitywise. The only reason they are held in such high respects is their high end marketing towards the less informed.

  • MALdito

    Want it!

  • Soto

    add the glowing apple mod and this is one perfect phone! of course with jailbroken capabilities lol.

  • Tom

    Gotta love Apple! Every release is an event and a total surprise!

  • eric k.

    I wish the volume buttons are like the iphone 4.. and even if its not like the iphone 4 i hope they arent as crappy as the ipod touch 4th gen.

  • Boltron17

    front looks good back looks old and crappy

  • Aimee C

    Hmm, I think I would like to count the days for an real iPhone 5 release, too many rumors about the iPhone 5 mockup, this one seems different from the one I saw in iFunia news blog, and there are more mockups, so just wait and see what the real iPhone 5 look like.