Although GottaBeMobile has managed to scoop the planet with so-called “engineering samples” of both the iPhone 5 and the iPad Mini, forget about them.
The supposed iPhone 5 engineering sample looks kinda real, and shows off what looks like a lump of metal “rendered” to look like an iPhone 5 as real physical samples – including what appears to be a rear microphone placed in between the camera and LED flash.
The supposed iPad Mini sample is orange in colour, and looks like it will also include the same 19-pin dock connector that changes us from the 30-pin forever.
However, forget about them (after you’ve had a peek at them, of course!).
Forget about the iPhone 5 vs the Samsung Galaxy SIII vs the iPhone 4S, or the HTC One vs the SIII, or Windows Phone 8 vs iOS 6, Obama vs Romney, Democrats vs Republicans or Labor vs Liberal.
Until then, we have numerous Android sideshows continuing their merry distractions and igniting huge flame wars between phandroids and iFanbois.
We have the fantastical spectacles of “fake” rendered photos, of so-called engineering sample photos from the gadget gurus at GottaBeMobile, and more iHoopla than you can poke several iSticks at, all of which create and build a level of excitement and anticipation that Google with its Nexus 7 and Microsoft with its Surface Tablets can only dream about creating today.
You see, while Android apps continue polluting the often large screens they’re loaded on to with incredibly annoying ads, alongside the much greater risk of dodgy, fake and malware laden apps, everyone is waiting for the real deal.
The real deal continues on page two, please read on to get real!