Taiwanese site Apple.pro has taken to republishing a blurry photo of what could very well be the iPhone 4S prototype that was originally posted on Weibo – the microblogging service that is somewhat the same as Twitter, save that it is the Chinese version. The images tout that this test model runs on iOS 4.0, where it does resemble the iPhone 4 albeit with a purported 5-megapixel camera according to the diagnostic software. Who are we to believe these days? After all, with the magic of Photoshop, anything is possible these days.

What do you think – is the photo that you see above the real deal? It has been said that the new version of the iPhone, be it a major or minor refresh, will be arriving this September, so there might be a grain of truth to this rumor, although do be ready to take plenty of salt to go along with it. 

Some eagle-eyed folks claim that the serial number and iOS version does point towards this being nothing but an earlier iPhone 4 prototype, where the former shows off that the handset was manufactured in the 48th week of 2009. Ah well, move along now, there shouldn’t be much to see after this.

Filed in Apple >Cellphones >Rumors. Read more about iPhone 4, iPhone 4S and Prototype.

ProductiPhone 4siPhone 4
Display Diagonal (inches)3.5" (8.9cm)3.5" (8.9cm)
Megapixel Count8 Megapixel5 Megapixel
Battery Capacity (mAh)1432 mAh1420 mAh
Processor/Soc NameA5A4
RAM Options0.5 GB,0.5 GB,
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