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Alleged iPhone 5S images leak, smartphone looks familiar

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Alleged iPhone 5S images leak, smartphone looks familiar
Yup, that's what the iPhone 5S will look like, if the latest leak delivered by the rumor mill is to be trusted. Looks quite familiar, doesn't it? In fact, the smartphone in the photos below appears to be more or less identical to the iPhone 5

This could mean one out of two things: either Apple has decided to stick with the current iPhone design while focusing more on upgrading its internals and improving the software experience (just like it did with the iPhone 4S), or we're simply looking at iPhone 5 components that a Foxconn employee has secretly snapped photos of.

While we don't have a way of knowing whether the photos are legit or not, this isn't the first time we're lead to believe that the next iPhone will look just like the current model. Rumors from last week hint that the iPhone 5S upgrades will be mostly under the hood, and one of them will be a beefier, A7 processor. We're much more likely to see visual changes with the so-called iPhone 6, which is allegedly due to land later in 2013. Interestingly, rumor has it that Apple might also launch a bigger, 5-inch iPhone model, but speculations like these are too wild to be trusted at this time.

Now feel free to investigate the images below. What's your call on this one – true or fake?

UPDATE: The phone in the images is nothing but a cheap iPhone knockoff.

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posted on 11 Feb 2013, 07:22 46

1. bigmikey23 (Posts: 10; Member since: 06 Jul 2011)


Does this shock anybody? Once again complete lack of innovation from apple. But yet the sheep will still flock to it...

posted on 11 Feb 2013, 07:23 22

2. Ravail (Posts: 181; Member since: 14 Oct 2011)


I know, its sad to.

posted on 11 Feb 2013, 09:13 1

32. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 3563; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


This is real innovation and design.

posted on 11 Feb 2013, 09:28 2

36. cncrim (Posts: 504; Member since: 15 Aug 2011)


Mxyzptlk, stay correct this was.

posted on 11 Feb 2013, 13:49 4

54. tedkord (Posts: 4820; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


It was. In 2007.

posted on 11 Feb 2013, 11:34 1

44. jacko1977 (Posts: 390; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)


you know ios is a stolen product of android right why do you think it had no features when it came out cause apple rushed the stolen product out to make it look like apple was first

posted on 11 Feb 2013, 12:15 1

47. Eonnaydra (Posts: 207; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)


And where is the innovation in Android?Or in the latest Android flagships?iPhone 5 is faster than any Android handset on the market.In the latest 2-3 years I didn't see any innovative iOS or Android handset.
The only device that impressed me in last time was the Surface Pro.
Phonearena is full of trolls(iphone/android fanboys).

posted on 11 Feb 2013, 13:51 3

55. tedkord (Posts: 4820; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Smart stay. Smart rotation. Multi window. S-beam.

Those are just off the top of my head, and from one flagship.

posted on 11 Feb 2013, 16:43

65. 9thWonderful (Posts: 232; Member since: 24 Jan 2013)


Those are all examples of manufacturer overlays...not Android as a whole.

posted on 11 Feb 2013, 16:02

64. androidfurever (banned) (Posts: 48; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


Nope, only iPhone. Us android fans are too intelligent to be trolls.

posted on 11 Feb 2013, 12:53 4

51. darkkjedii (Posts: 11467; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


No it isn't and android isn't stolen from apple. Both have design queues from other, but neither is stolen. Get real.

posted on 11 Feb 2013, 13:53 1

56. tedkord (Posts: 4820; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


I rarely hit the +1 or -1, but you get a +1 for the most common sense thing I've seen posted on PA in a while.

posted on 11 Feb 2013, 14:53 1

62. darkkjedii (Posts: 11467; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Ted some people r just nuts

posted on 11 Feb 2013, 22:06

70. chaitanya.alur (Posts: 6; Member since: 21 Oct 2011)


r u lost?? do some research before you write something...iOS came first into the market in 2007 and then android came in 2008...android was never planned to compete with iOS (coz google don't know) instead they (google) designed it to compete with BB OS...when suddenly apple launched iphone in '07 the game changed all of a sudden...google quickly revamped their OS for touch screens and in '08 android lauched G1...that is in brief...for more info read how & why eric shifted from apple board and became google CEO and google fortunes turned with android....etc...
So, don't just comment what ever u want, do some research (of course in google) and then write...

posted on 11 Feb 2013, 22:07

71. chaitanya.alur (Posts: 6; Member since: 21 Oct 2011)


r u lost?? do some research before you write something...iOS came first into the market in 2007 and then android came in 2008...android was never planned to compete with iOS (coz google don't know) instead they (google) designed it to compete with BB OS...when suddenly apple launched iphone in '07 the game changed all of a sudden...google quickly revamped their OS for touch screens and in '08 android lauched G1...that is in brief...for more info read how & why eric shifted from apple board and became google CEO and google fortunes turned with android....etc...
So, don't just comment what ever u want, do some research (of course in google) and then write...

posted on 11 Feb 2013, 12:10

46. DigitalBoy05 (Posts: 202; Member since: 04 Jun 2011)


*facepalm*

posted on 11 Feb 2013, 18:41

69. ZeroCide (Posts: 692; Member since: 09 Jan 2013)


Its a knockoff. I'm glad to see you support knockoffs.

posted on 11 Feb 2013, 07:36 13

6. suneeboy (Posts: 163; Member since: 02 Oct 2012)


I wish they would innovate. It would be better for the industry. I honestly think a "5s" with the same design will make people wake up. Especially with the Galaxy SIV having visual improvements. I can see the Samsung commercials now if the iPhone of the summer ends up being this.

posted on 11 Feb 2013, 07:46 9

10. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8306; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Apple doesn't learn from its mistakes. Their die hard fans are getting tired of the same old thing year after year. I expect a rise in WP8, BB10, and Android market share this year.

posted on 11 Feb 2013, 07:56

16. binerry (Posts: 99; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)


That doesn't make any sense since Apple continuously goes up in market share and user base.

posted on 11 Feb 2013, 08:02 14

20. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


in USA only right? World doesn't begin and end with USA and that's why Cook goes flying to China to beg China mobile :)

posted on 11 Feb 2013, 13:54 1

57. tedkord (Posts: 4820; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


But, android almost always goes up more.

posted on 11 Feb 2013, 08:03

22. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


If that happens then expect more litigation for banning devices in USA ...

posted on 11 Feb 2013, 07:51 2

13. binerry (Posts: 99; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)


This is what Apple does every year, it's not meant to be a surprise. And "the sheep" flock to it because it works and doesn't lag like Android over time.

posted on 11 Feb 2013, 08:03 10

21. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8306; Member since: 14 May 2012)


You actually think there isn't lag in iOS?

Nexus 4, GNote II, Xperia Z, Droid DNA, One X+ exhibit no lag. Where have you been?

posted on 11 Feb 2013, 08:26 5

25. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4023; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


Even my GS2 with the "Crapdragon" S3 doesn't lag, and it's nearly 2 years old.

posted on 11 Feb 2013, 09:21 3

35. darkkjedii (Posts: 11467; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


My gnote 2 exhibits lag from time to time. So does my ip5. What never seems to lag is my fiancés 8x. Always butter smooth.

posted on 11 Feb 2013, 09:39 2

38. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4023; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


Really? I've worked with the Note II for a bit, and it seemed instantaneous with every action I made. My buddy owns one, and he says it has never lagged on him once. Same thing with the iPhone 5, another friend said it's always responsive and smooth, but he wishes the animations were faster.

WP has always been super smooth, even on my old Radar with a single core processor never lagged on me once.

posted on 11 Feb 2013, 11:00 1

40. ravearamashi (Posts: 11; Member since: 11 Feb 2013)


Then there's a problem with ur Note II. I have mine since October 10th and until now have yet to find lag. There might be stuttering once in a blue moon, but that's it. I have 40+ apps, 5 homescreens filled with widgets and icons, 2 1080p movies, 300+ songs and 100+ pictures.

posted on 11 Feb 2013, 12:27 1

48. darkkjedii (Posts: 11467; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Nope it's just a electronic device and will hiccup now and then. Even yours stutters every blue moon rite?

posted on 11 Feb 2013, 12:50

49. lolioslol (banned) (Posts: 182; Member since: 10 Dec 2012)


You tricked some poor girl into marrying you? So what is the going rate for a mail order bride these days?

posted on 11 Feb 2013, 12:54 1

52. darkkjedii (Posts: 11467; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


I've no time for stupidity. Take that somewhere else.

posted on 11 Feb 2013, 14:30

61. lolioslol (banned) (Posts: 182; Member since: 10 Dec 2012)


Yet you have time to troll PA daily and defend the iphail every chance you get.

posted on 11 Feb 2013, 18:18

67. darkkjedii (Posts: 11467; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Ignored

posted on 11 Feb 2013, 13:56 1

58. tedkord (Posts: 4820; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Stock, my GS3 had no lag I ever saw. Some custom ROMs and kernels have lagged, but they go right away.

posted on 11 Feb 2013, 07:25 6

3. nikenturd (unregistered)


How awesome...how revolutionary...take my money Apple id gladly trade my Note 2 for it

posted on 11 Feb 2013, 07:27 4

4. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3012; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Apple could've atleast made some changes with the design.
Man!! Talk about stagnant OS.

posted on 11 Feb 2013, 07:29 12

5. andro. (Posts: 1955; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


Its literally going to be the exact same except perhaps with a 13mp camera. Expect apple to claim the camera lens is so advanced that it makes the world 10 times more beautiful than before. Expects Ifans to drool claiming apple have changed everything again,only later after release a list of faults start again hitting complaints forums online only for apple to claim they don't exist.

The one point for us to ponder is what money making gimmick will they use for the iPhone 5s to claim more money of purchasing Ifans,the new charger was the money making ticket for the iPhone 5,what can we expect with the 5s?

posted on 11 Feb 2013, 07:51 2

12. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8306; Member since: 14 May 2012)


The 13MP camera, even though Sony, HTC, Samsung, and pretty much every other phone manufacturer is way ahead of Apple.

posted on 11 Feb 2013, 09:19 2

33. darkkjedii (Posts: 11467; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


And why do u feel the need to say that? Who are u waring? Those who don't like apple already feel this way, and those who do like apple could care less cuz they generally enjoy the end user experience. It seems like u say the same stuff all the time, just to b heard. We know u don't like apple, believe me we get the picture. The excess hot air isn't necessary... And I'm not trying to disrespect, or insult u. I just wonder why do u get on every apple related article to say the same stuff, and pretty much what u said on all the other apple related articles...just wondering what your point, or goal is?

posted on 11 Feb 2013, 09:20 2

34. darkkjedii (Posts: 11467; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


By the way the green thumb is from me. I respect those who speak their mind, and don't flip flop

posted on 11 Feb 2013, 12:51

50. lolioslol (banned) (Posts: 182; Member since: 10 Dec 2012)


The "respect" of a troll and a known iFanatic. I'm sure he's ecstatic.

posted on 11 Feb 2013, 12:56 1

53. darkkjedii (Posts: 11467; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


You're officially ignored. I'd like to hear from papasmurf not u. He actually makes some good points while u r simply trolling me. Ignored

posted on 11 Feb 2013, 13:59 1

59. tedkord (Posts: 4820; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


He may or may not be a troll sometimes (who isn't?) but he's not an iPhone fanatic. He's always saying he has both, and both have advantages and disadvantages.

posted on 11 Feb 2013, 18:27 1

68. darkkjedii (Posts: 11467; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Thank u Ted. I am not a fanboy. And will call apple out in a heartbeat if I feel they deserve it, same for el goog. There are things about iOS that I absolutely love, and things I hate. Same goes for android, I have both platforms flagship devices, and since I use both on the regular I can actually accurately credit and criticize them. Darkjedii is a techie, not a fanboy.

posted on 11 Feb 2013, 07:40 2

7. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8306; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Where's jedii so he can say this is false and that the new iPhone will have a total different design?

posted on 11 Feb 2013, 08:29 1

26. darkkjedii (Posts: 11467; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


+1 sir

posted on 11 Feb 2013, 08:36 1

27. darkkjedii (Posts: 11467; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


The 5S will look like the 5, and there'll be a larger device also n

posted on 11 Feb 2013, 07:45 1

8. Stagueve (Posts: 11; Member since: 11 Feb 2013)


C'mon, just another crappy chinese clone...

posted on 11 Feb 2013, 07:54

15. Stagueve (Posts: 11; Member since: 11 Feb 2013)


Just take a look and forget about this fake iPhone... ;) twitpic.com/c1ucxk

posted on 11 Feb 2013, 07:45 1

9. dirtydirty00 (Posts: 257; Member since: 21 Jan 2011)


INNOVATIVE!

posted on 11 Feb 2013, 07:48 15

11. jlp34876 (Posts: 79; Member since: 02 Dec 2012)


if you want iphone 5s leak image just look at your iphone 5.

posted on 11 Feb 2013, 07:59 6

18. rgxVOiD (Posts: 434; Member since: 30 Aug 2012)


MIND = BLOWN

posted on 11 Feb 2013, 07:52

14. takay0 (Posts: 144; Member since: 25 Mar 2012)


is it just me or the bezel look just abit smaller?

posted on 11 Feb 2013, 07:58 5

17. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


It's a new version of the same old version .... "1 infinite loop" ... :D

posted on 11 Feb 2013, 07:59

19. smdeezy (Posts: 66; Member since: 17 Jun 2011)


Same s*&# different day!

posted on 11 Feb 2013, 08:05 3

23. darkkjedii (Posts: 11467; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Multiple models this year. Should b interesting to see what the larger one is like

posted on 11 Feb 2013, 09:34 2

37. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4023; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


I don't care about the design, I just want them to do something different with iOS 7.

The 5S will probably have a 12 or 13 MP Sony camera, probably an upgraded processor which might be a quad core variant of the A6 with updated graphics to PowerVR SGX544MP3 (hopefully to run the new and improved iOS 7).

If they do make a second larger model to accompany the iPhone 5S (which I doubt, but anything's possible), if the screen size is 4.5+" AND they completely overhaul iOS 7, that'll make it go on my list as a possible next device. The only thing holding me back from the iPhone is the small screen and restricted OS. I have a nice list of possibilities for my next device;

Next iPhone (if screen is at least 4.5" and iOS 7 is nowhere near as restrictive as iOS was before)

Galaxy S4 (if Samsung gives it a quality build)

Motorola X phone

HTC M7

It's going to be an interesting year.

posted on 11 Feb 2013, 11:30 1

43. jan25 (Posts: 392; Member since: 26 Feb 2012)


If IOS 7 is any different from previous versions, i will probably keep my iphone 5. The 5s will only have beefier specs on paper but real life performance will see little to no improvements. the heaviest 3rd games run outrageously smooth on the i5 it doesn't look like any software update will hold it back anytime soon.

I do think believe Google will secure it's lead with Key Lime Pie next May and i will probably get the Motorola X if it didn't disappoint hardware wise.

posted on 11 Feb 2013, 08:11

24. Diego! (Posts: 505; Member since: 15 Jun 2009)


I guess these guys don't learn anything from their competition... Anyway, I never liked Apple, so Sammy, bring the S IV to the market :D

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