Well, they surely seem real. Basing on this video and the images we've just found, it looks like the upcoming iPhone "4G" will indeed have a front facing camera, and maintain the usual form factor we're used to.
Fake, real, optimistic? Personally, I'd like something like this.
Federico is the founder and editor-in-chief of MacStories, where he writes about Apple with a focus on apps, developers, and mobile software. He can also be found on his two podcasts – Connected and Virtual.