Real Life iPhone 5 ‘Design Prototype’ [video]

The project comes from the guys over at Austria’s They began with some CAD designs, mockups that had been passed around, and the supposed case leaks we’ve seen so much of.

They boiled all of that into a 3D model, which they then used to cook up their own “design prototype”. They milled it out of a single piece of aluminum, and even blasted the back with glass pearls to give it the same texture as the back of the iPad. Crazy, right? For obvious reasons (namely, that the guy isn’t.. you know, Apple’s engineering team), the prototype is just for looks — it doesn’t actually function in any way.