Jimmy Lin iPhone 7 Plus

Taiwanese pop singer, actor and race car driver Jimmy Lin is certainly no stranger to publicity stunts involving Apple leaks. In September 2012, for instance, Chinese social media lit up as he posted photos of himself using a then-unreleased iPhone 5.

Now, the attention-seeking star is back at it: he appears to have been photographed while using a dual-lens iPhone 7 Plus handset in Rose Gold.

Lin posted the picture on his Weibo page.

Of course, there’s no way to tell for sure whether the device in Lin’s hand is a genuine iPhone 7 Plus or one of the dummies readily available for purchase online.

As mentioned, Lin has a history of such postings.

In 2010, he published photos of what he said was an iPad mini, two years before Apple launched its first 7.9-inch tablet. Lin’s other postings include an iPhone 5 in September 2012, an alleged iPhone 5c dummy based on leaked design specifications and genuine-looking iPhone 6/Plus images a few months ahead of the phones’ official introduction.

Regarding his iPhone 6/Plus leak, it’s interesting that Apple employees in Hong Kong vouched for the legitimacy of the then unannounced handsets. If anything, you gotta give it up for Lin as all of the iPhone models he leaked over the years have turned out to be genuine.

What do you guys think?

Is Lin holding the real iPhone 7 Plus unit or a dummy/mockup?

Source: Yeah1.com (Google Translate) via Phone Arena

  • JulianZH

    he’s 41 yrs old btw.

    • Frankie Bloise

      he looks like my 11 years old son

  • edwilk55

    That dood is one sharp dresser. 🙂 Don’t think Apple would want me in my shorts, t-shirt, flip flops and GA hat sporting the latest and greatest. 😀

  • Jamessmooth

    LOL this guy again.

  • Bugs Bunnay

    Whelp it’s official.

  • Virus

    He must know someone who works high up in Foxconn cause I don’t think Apple are sending it his way

  • Lack of sharp focus, soft glow.

    It’s officially legit.

    • Burge

      Not the photo but the device he’s holding.

      “claimed to of been photographed using”

  • Burge

    Sounds like a attention seeking person trying to up his status if you ask me. But then again what do I know back to my Apple TV 5 or shall I go use my MacBook Air Retina.

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  • Marko 31

    Is the phone already in production? And if yes, which firmware is on if the ios 10 is still in beta???

  • Fake, The iOS10 isnt even out yet.. He definitley looks like he’s using an app and having fun doing it.. Not possible with beta software.. He’s using a clone end of story..

    • Kpizzle

      Looks real to me, ios 10 beta is out so he could be using that, apple has been know to giving out phone for VIP

      • LMAO yes beta for the iphone ^S and down.. no software was released for the new models yet..

  • Stefano

    Search YouTube, almost positive it was everythingapplepro who stuffed the guts of an iPhone 6+ into a the housing this guys holding. I’ve seen it on video. Could be BS