We’re told the phone was smuggled out of a Foxconn factory in China … where the majority of iPhone models are manufactured.
The owner of the phone says the smuggler is his friend — an ex-employee — who worked in Foxconn’s hardware department designing the outer casing for the new model.
As for the inner workings — we’re told it’s not running an authentic Apple IOS, which is SOP during the development stage for security purposes.
We’re told the new phone is noticeably lighter … and appears to have a new sensor on the front … though it’s unclear for what.
The official Apple unveiling is allegedly set for next month.