Alleged iPhone 5S packaging confirms name and 128GB model
In case you aren't yet fed up with rumors and leaks about the upcoming iPhone 5S, here's another one coming straight from sources in the Far East. This time we have a set of images allegedly depicting the smartphone's retail packaging and seemingly confirming that it will indeed be marketed as the "iPhone 5S". But that's not all. One of the spy shots reveals that a 128GB version of the device is in the works. This coincides with what KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo stated in a recent report on the iPhone 5S hardware.
We must also take a look at the fine print on the supposedly genuine packaging, which reads that the smartphone supports CDMA EV-DO Rev. A and Rev. B networks, HSPA+/DC-HSDPA networks operating on 850/900/1900/2100MHz, as well as 4G LTE on bands 1/3/5/13/25. These specs match the description for the CDMA iPhone 5 on sale today. This leads us to believe that the iPhone 5S, just like the current model, will come in multiple variants, depending on what carrier it is meant to operate on.
The iPhone 5S is expected to be announced officially in September, along with a cheaper variant referred to as the iPhone 5C. If rumors are to be trusted, both handset should go on sale before the end of next month.