OK, so we have no way of knowing if this is genuine or not, just like all the other leaks, but taking it at face value, it looks like the iPhone 5 will be much, much faster than the iPhone 4S, at least at boot time.
The iPhone 4S takes a good 30 seconds to boot up, which was a marked improvement over the iPhone 4, but is still tediously slow when you’re sitting there waiting for it. This video shows an alleged iPhone 5 prototype booting to the “plug me into iTunes” screen in about five seconds. To be fair, that in itself is a bit odd, as iDevices boot to a screen that allows you to set everything up over iCloud these days, but it might just be running a developer or test version of iOS, or require some special activation because it’s a prototype, of course. Take with a large pinch of salt for the time being, but it won’t be long now till we find out for sure.
Still, if that’s the final design of the iPhone 5, it’s definitely not going to be as distinctive as previous iPhone models of the past have been. It looks a bit like a generic black slab-of-a-phone, and doesn’t even have a two-tone back, but who am I to criticise the “iconic” Apple design. [YouTube via Tweakers via ElectricPig]