Fully-assembled iPhone 5 mock-ups are inundating China according to a report by M.I.C. Gadget who have posted a gallery of photos from various case makers.
“The new iPhone mock-ups are EVERYWHERE in China now, and they are specially made for case makers who are starting full-fledged mass production of iPhone 5 cases." Chris Chang wrote for M.I.C. Gadget.”
These realistic mock-up devices sell online starting at 33 Chinese yuan (about $5 USD) featuring the new widely publicized two-tone back, mini Dock Connector, a larger 4-inch display, redesigned speaker grills, headphone jack on bottom and a taller thinner profile.
Several websites have used the fake phones to create media frenzy — witnessed by Taiwanese pop star Jimmy Lin, who snagged over 100,000 comments on his micro-blog after duping die hard fans with his own convincing iPhone 5 mock-up photos.
While it's still unclear exactly what features the new handset will carry — Apple is expected to unveil their latest iPhone design at a special event confirmed to take place on Wednesday, September 12th. Official media invitations for the event have not yet been issued, but should arrive early this week.