New Apple iPhone 5 rumor is a 3D camera

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(CBS) - Time again for another round of Apple iPhone 5 rumors. The latest talk was inspired by a leaked photograph on the Chinese blog 175wan. International Business Times reported the rumor Monday morning. The photo shows a phone that looks exactly like the iPhone 4 with two cameras on the back.

Could this be a prototype of the iPhone 5?

There are a few clues that the leaked iPhone 5 in the photo may be a fake. Aside from the dual cameras, the alleged new version doesn't look updated. Also, the mobile device in question has "iPhone 5" marked on the back, but Apple does not usually note the mobile device's generation number in that location. The leaked photo doesn't reflect any other rumors that have been circulating.

Read the full list of iPhone 5 rumors at CNET

One fact that gives traction to the rumor is that Apple has filed for a patent related to 3D picture taking. AppleInsider reported in March that the Cupertino-based company submitted an application to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office titled "Systems and Methods for an Imaging System Using Multiple Image Sensors." The patent can be summarized as combining several elements to create one three-dimensional image.

The computer giant, known for its cult-like following, changed the mobile phone landscape when it released the original iPhone in June of 2007. Since that time, wide speculation of the mobile device's updates has been part of the territory.

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