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Apple iPhone 5S front panel snapped next to the iPhone 5 one, sporting a new ribbon cable

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Apple iPhone 5S front panel snapped next to the iPhone 5 one, sporting a new ribbon cable
A phone parts distributor has gotten a hold of iPhone 5S front panels, and says these are about to cost $240 a pop. They have also been snapped next to the iPhone 5 front assembly to visualize the differences.

It seems there aren't many of them, save for the altered ribbon cable, which seems to be longer and less wide in the iPhone 5S. 

The same goes for the bottom part, and the whole kit indicates that externally we aren't about to see many changes in Apple's upcoming flagship compared to last year's iOS finest, just as speculated.

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posted on 06 Aug 2013, 09:56 6

3. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1350; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


yawn......next...

posted on 06 Aug 2013, 09:58 5

4. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 3627; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


This is looking good.

posted on 06 Aug 2013, 10:10 2

6. MCrapp (Posts: 312; Member since: 07 Apr 2013)


This is Looking good! But What?

posted on 06 Aug 2013, 10:54 7

10. McLTE (Posts: 711; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Oh yes.. by this article and picture I can see how the 5s will be clearly superior and totally worth an upgrade!

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 07:14

33. joe1blue (Posts: 112; Member since: 25 Jul 2013)


It's the "S" what are you talking about! Totally going to upgrade

posted on 06 Aug 2013, 10:55 4

11. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6561; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


it's just a freakn cable.

posted on 06 Aug 2013, 12:20 2

22. darkkjedii (Posts: 11767; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Then why click the article, and post a comment?

posted on 06 Aug 2013, 11:27

16. Santi_Santi (unregistered)


same old size... pretty good looking...

posted on 06 Aug 2013, 12:13

18. Caralho (Posts: 119; Member since: 18 Jun 2012)


Get ready for Apple's first, trully big epic bomb of a launch!!!

posted on 06 Aug 2013, 12:17

20. darkkjedii (Posts: 11767; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Sure is, I can't wait to get me and my mrs. one each.

posted on 06 Aug 2013, 10:00 7

5. duder52 (Posts: 27; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)


One ugly phone. Way too much bezel.

posted on 06 Aug 2013, 10:36

7. androiphone20 (Posts: 1461; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)


I love my iphone crafted just like my bmw with precision

posted on 06 Aug 2013, 10:38

8. androiphone20 (Posts: 1461; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)


* and attention to detail, Ishould get the 5S

posted on 06 Aug 2013, 14:01 2

28. Taters (Posts: 3217; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


Sorry. BMW's do not have scuffs and chips on the rims out of the factory like iphone's do. And they are definitely not made in China.

posted on 06 Aug 2013, 10:48 4

9. Santi_Santi (unregistered)


because of a cable? really? it was really necesary?

posted on 06 Aug 2013, 11:13 3

12. kabhijeet.16 (Posts: 651; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


Same size.. no change is design either..

posted on 06 Aug 2013, 11:14 3

13. Samsungadroidrules (Posts: 104; Member since: 28 Jul 2013)


Lame. I'm expecting big from Apple with this iPhone 5S. I replace my iPhone 4s to Samsung GS4 because GS4 is just simply amazing Phone. And iPhone 5 was a big failure. Now if there will be major improvements in iPhone 5S, like major make over in Display. Camera, FEATURES and Performance LIKE IT SHOULD BE, Then I'll buy and put back my support to Apple. BUT if NOT, if the iPhone 5S will be like iPhone 5 in all aspects with just very minor changes then Bye Bye Apple. I'm sure billions of people has the same thought with mine.

posted on 06 Aug 2013, 11:18

14. Sauce (unregistered)


First world problems.

posted on 06 Aug 2013, 11:20 3

15. suneeboy (Posts: 164; Member since: 02 Oct 2012)


I'll wait for the finished product and see everything that it offers. I like the iPhone 5 design. A bigger screen would definitely be welcomed but I don't think its a critical feature just yet. iOS is a strong enough platform to overcome a smaller screen size. I previously had an iPhone 4S, and I'm currently rocking a Nexus 4.

It's going to either be an iPhone 5S or a Galaxy S4 Play Edition come September.

posted on 06 Aug 2013, 12:18

21. darkkjedii (Posts: 11767; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Good post +1

posted on 06 Aug 2013, 11:55

17. jamesedward318 (Posts: 99; Member since: 25 Dec 2010)


Wake me when the 6 comes out.

posted on 06 Aug 2013, 12:27

26. sats.mine2k4 (banned) (Posts: 208; Member since: 10 Aug 2012)


Siri: Sorry dude i feel miserable, everyone calls me bich...

posted on 06 Aug 2013, 14:16

29. darkkjedii (Posts: 11767; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


That attempt to bash apple was miserable

posted on 06 Aug 2013, 12:21

23. darkkjedii (Posts: 11767; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Hurry up fall 2013. I'm ready, she's ready, release em already big A.

posted on 06 Aug 2013, 12:24 2

24. jc914 (Posts: 4; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)


That's effing innovation right there!

posted on 06 Aug 2013, 12:24

25. sats.mine2k4 (banned) (Posts: 208; Member since: 10 Aug 2012)


ok lets play... spot the difference(s)...

posted on 06 Aug 2013, 19:17

30. bugsbunny00 (Posts: 1100; Member since: 07 Jun 2013)


sleepy

posted on 06 Aug 2013, 19:50

31. fo0ling (Posts: 15; Member since: 07 Jul 2013)


Fanboy's dream. Still the same!

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 03:57

32. yajia1 (Posts: 107; Member since: 22 Aug 2012)


They should at least cut off some bezel. I can forgive the screen size but the front just has so much useless space. 4.3 inch screen would be awesome though. It's quite tiring sometimes to use my SGS4. To think I used to use Note 2. The SGS4 looks lovely with it's thin bezel.

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 07:53

34. Glim12808 (Posts: 393; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


So what happened to that rumor about 2 months ago that Apple halted production of the iPhone 5S in order to shift from 4" to 4.7"! Also, what happened to the rumors that the "cheap" iPhone 5C would cost around $350... so now it'll cost $490???

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