iPhone 5 steel replica looks very much like the original model, but the paper touchscreen coughs it up

A Chinese man handcrafted an iPhone 5 model out of steel.

He used a steel plate at 140mm long, 60mm wide and 6mm thick, which he cut and polished according to the device’s dimensions.

For the grey back, the man used chemical water instead of a dye because paint fades.

With a pencil he drew an Apple logo and stuck a paper display on the front.

The process was detailed in photos posted on a Chinese social networking site (via M.I.C. Gadget).

The result is so similar to the original smartphone that it may trick the others into believing it is the actual iPhone 5.

However, the paper touchscreen on its front is very likely to cough it up.