There's No iPhone 5 Yet, But a Chinese Site Is Taking Pre-Orders

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Apple may be months away from its rumored iPhone 5 launch, but tech fans in China are already flocking to e-commerce giant to place pre-orders for the next-generation device, according to a new report.

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Although it's unknown what the latest could look like or what features it may have, on Thursday that sellers on Taobao have posted concept photos and specs on the site, along with options to pre-order the device for more than $1,000.

The sellers plan to purchase the iPhone in other countries such as the U.S. and Hong Kong, where Apple products typically launch first . Some sellers are accepting deposits on pre-orders for about $160, while others require payment in full -- an equivalent of $1,100.

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The move showcases .

Rumors about the iPhone 5's design and capabilities have been circulating the web for months.

Some believe the device will have a thinner profile than previous iPhones and be made of LiquidMetal, a mix of several different metals that make the phone more durable. (Check out the concept photos from artist below). Others suspect that the device could have a bigger screen and feature an updated, more powerful version of voice-activated personal assistant software Siri.

Would you pay more than $1,000 to be among the first in your country to own an iPhone 5? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

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This story originally published on Mashable .