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Apple iPhone 5S new images appear, compare it with current iPhone 5

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Apple iPhone 5S new images appear, compare it with current iPhone 5
We’ve heard it from multiple sources now that Apple will unveil the iPhone 5S on September 10th, in just around four weeks. Now, we get to see new images of the iPhone 5S back and it is extremely similar to that of the current iPhone 5.

There are some slight differences, though. The cutout for the camera LED flashlights is larger, just enough to fit the dual LED light. Not just that, but attachment points for the motherboard are now also placed differently and unsurprisingly they fit earlier leaked images of the iPhone 5S motherboard.

All the pieces seem to fall perfectly within each other as the iPhone 5S puzzle gets slowly but surely unveiled.

You can see all the tiny differences between the current iPhone 5 and the leaked parts for the iPhone 5S, and we welcome you to post your own thoughts on it as you examine them.



source: NoWhereElse

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posted on 14 Aug 2013, 06:19

2. belovedson (Posts: 1000; Member since: 30 Nov 2010)


so where are the ports located?

posted on 14 Aug 2013, 08:01

16. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


In the same places as it was on iPhone 5.

posted on 14 Aug 2013, 06:21 1

3. sonisoe (Posts: 417; Member since: 06 May 2009)


the device should already be in production now that the announcement is 4 weeks away, so while it may be similar to iphone 5, i still like to see a leaked 5s

posted on 14 Aug 2013, 06:21 4

4. tiara6918 (Posts: 2078; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


There's barely any difference with the design. The 5s is probably just a minor update of the 5. Just like the 4 and 4s

posted on 14 Aug 2013, 07:16 6

12. illusionmist (Posts: 157; Member since: 29 Jan 2013)


"Minor." Because spec bumps, camera upgrades, and possible brand-new technologies mean nothing. Sure.

posted on 14 Aug 2013, 13:17 2

55. Shatter (Posts: 2036; Member since: 29 May 2013)


iPhone 5 and iPhone 5s both will run IOS, the differences will be not worth the upgrade because they will do the exact same thing.

posted on 14 Aug 2013, 14:48 1

63. ardent1 (Posts: 2000; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)


If you have a 4S, then the DIFFERENCE is so huge, then you will see massive upgrades, just like iPhone 4 users upgrading to the iPhone 5.

posted on 14 Aug 2013, 15:55

68. roscuthiii (Posts: 2226; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)


Yeah... people seem to overlook the fact that not every iteration of a phone is meant to get everyone who has a device of that branding to go out and upgrade. While an upgrade to the 5S from the 5 may not be as necessary, anyone with 4S and below will certainly see huge gains to be had.

I guess that can be said for any line of devices though really. Damned buyer's remorse.

posted on 14 Aug 2013, 17:24 2

73. RoyalPayne (banned) (Posts: 458; Member since: 07 Aug 2013)


Yes but it'll do everything better. And more. The whole point of the word 'upgrade'. Be it Nokia, Samsung, HTC or Sony. And just BTW, not everyone buying this phone has an iPhone 5 already, so yeah, it's a pretty huge upgrade for them. You should treat yourself to one too. You'll know why they sell in millions. Specs are not everything bro, It's the user experience and the quality of the product that counts.

posted on 14 Aug 2013, 18:03 1

75. darkkjedii (Posts: 22162; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Only an intelligent mind like ours will understand that. Fanboys lack that ability, and see only specs. How many benchmarks, and quadrant standards can you run, before you just want to enjoy the experience of your device. +1

posted on 14 Aug 2013, 18:16 1

78. darkkjedii (Posts: 22162; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


And I mean just that "fanboys" not techies. There's a difference between Tedkord, WhateverMan, Mxy, myself, and RoyalPayne vs Dorothy69, Troll, PAPINYC, and EclipseGSX. the last 4 classic trouble making fanboys.

posted on 14 Aug 2013, 07:56 6

14. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 14309; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


You mean like the Galaxy 4 was only a minor update to the S3?

posted on 14 Aug 2013, 09:34 5

26. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Maybe visual design of Samsung Galaxy S 4 was just a minor update of Samsung Galaxy S 3, but not hardware.

posted on 14 Aug 2013, 10:11 2

32. darkkjedii (Posts: 22162; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


It was an overall minor update.

posted on 14 Aug 2013, 11:02 16

35. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


S3 screen size is: 4.8" (~306 ppi pixel density)
S4 screen size is: 5" (~441 ppi pixel density)

S3 resolution is: 720 x 1280
S4 resolution is: 1080 x 1920

S3 use: Gorilla Glass 2
S4 use: Gorilla Glass 3

S3 RAM: 1GB (Exynos version)
S4 RAM: 2GB (Exynos version)

S3 primary camera: 8MP
S4 primary camera: 13MP

S3 secondary camera: 1.9MP (720p)
S4 secondary camera: 2MP (1080p)

S3 CPU frequency: 1.4 GHz (Exynos version)
S4 CPU frequency: 1.6 GHz (Exynos version)

S3 GPU: Mali-400MP
S4 GPU: PowerVR SGX 544MP3

S3 battery capacity: 2100 mAh
S4 battery capacity: 2600 mAh

And you say that it was just a minor update?

If you were serious by saying "It was an overall minor update.", then you have no clue in tech. And if you realize that it was not just a "minor update", but still say taht it was, then try to troll harder.

posted on 14 Aug 2013, 11:11 10

36. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3725; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


+1000. Anyone who thinks the S4 is just a minor update to the S3 either hates Samsung or just wasn't paying attention. Bigger upgrade than going from the original S to the S2.

posted on 14 Aug 2013, 11:37

38. dexter_jdr (Posts: 1163; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


when we say minor update, we say similar design

posted on 14 Aug 2013, 14:52 1

64. ardent1 (Posts: 2000; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)


Unfortunate, the market doesn't agree with your views.

Used S4's are going on sale for $29.99 at AT&T on contract.

Remembers, OPINIONS are not FACTS. If the S4 was so effen amazing, then the dirt cheap price? When in doubt look at what the market is saying.

posted on 14 Aug 2013, 15:25 4

66. av911 (Posts: 190; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


Great job of using the price of a refurbished product as a benchmark as to how the product is doing.

posted on 14 Aug 2013, 15:30

67. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


I'm sure that g2a5b0e was talking about hardware updates, not about the sales.

posted on 14 Aug 2013, 18:46

80. Googler (Posts: 813; Member since: 10 Jun 2013)


"Used." Everything after that was completely ignored.

posted on 15 Aug 2013, 12:32

89. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3725; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


The S4 is the fastest selling Android phone of all-time, faster thus far than the S3. And did you really just quote a used price? You lost all credibility there.

posted on 14 Aug 2013, 11:12 4

37. kozza3 (Posts: 702; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)


thank you for taking the time to post this excellent work

posted on 14 Aug 2013, 12:14 3

40. darkkjedii (Posts: 22162; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


It was an overall minor update. Didn't need you to give me the specs, already new em. That's why I said its an overall minor update. Sorry you wasted your time typing all that. In the famous words of Samsungs apple diss ad "awww man it looks just like last years model".

posted on 14 Aug 2013, 12:24 2

43. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


How it can be a minor update if all departments was updated?

posted on 14 Aug 2013, 13:10 2

49. tedkord (Posts: 12317; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


But much less minor than an Apple Xs update. Bigger screen, higher res, different form factor. All those stay exactly the same on an iPhone S.

posted on 14 Aug 2013, 12:20 1

41. stealthd (unregistered)


That is a minor upgrade. Do those upgrades allow you to do anything the previous phone couldn't do? Taking every component and giving it a little boost is the bare minimum with a new phone, not a huge upgrade. If you buy phones based just on specs "then you have no clue in tech".

posted on 14 Aug 2013, 12:27 3

45. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


If you can't see any difference between S3 and S4 and call it just a minor update, then you have no clue in tech. ;)

posted on 14 Aug 2013, 12:32

46. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3725; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


I wouldn't even trip. Some people expect every model year to look absolutely different. That's just unrealistic.

posted on 14 Aug 2013, 13:20

57. Shatter (Posts: 2036; Member since: 29 May 2013)


HTC One vs HTC DNA = the HTC One was a smaller upgrade than the s4 was to the s3. The camera was a dowgrade overall, the gpu is the same, the snapdragon 600 is basically a glorified s4 pro, screen is same, both had 2gb ram, etc.

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