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Apple iPhone 5S pictures prove to be of cheap clones

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Apple iPhone 5S pictures prove to be of cheap clones
This morning, we showed you some pictures that were allegedly of the Apple iPhone 5S. There has been some speculation that Apple could actually launch as many as three different versions of its iconic smartphone in 2013, including a 4.8 inch model called the Apple iPhone + (or Math by those who take the addition sign literally). But before imaginations start firing up, it seems that the pictures this morning were of nothing more than cheap Apple iPhone clones.

Pictures of the Apple iPhone 5S were actually of iPhone clones

Pictures of the Apple iPhone 5S were actually of iPhone clones

Certain things give away the true story here. One is the microSD slot inside the device. Why, there hasn't been a microSD slot inside an Apple iPhone since, well, never! Another thing gave away the secret was the cheap battery used on the device. No, it's not like the cell had a picture of a bunny on it, but it was a cheaper make that you would not find on the real Apple iPhone. In fact, the battery is smaller than the one on the real Apple iPhone 5. Another clue was the connector port which was not the Lightning connector.

Assuming that the Apple iPhone 5S is going to be the low-cost version of the phone that we have heard about constantly over the last 6 months, we could see the launch as soon as June, according to Topeka Capital analyst Brian White. It is beginning to remind us of those constant denials about a small Apple iPad  that we kept hearing until one day there was an Apple iPad mini. Remember Phil Schiller's comments. The more Apple denies that a mini version of the Apple iPhone is coming, the better the odds that it will launch later this year.

source: Slashgear

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posted on 11 Feb 2013, 13:53 21

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


More functional than the actual iPhone.

posted on 11 Feb 2013, 14:40 3

8. BillyG (Posts: 304; Member since: 24 Sep 2012)


if your definition of functional is laggy, freeze, hang and only good as a paperweight, then you absolutely correct.

posted on 11 Feb 2013, 15:02 4

9. Mxyzptlk (limited) (Posts: 2846; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


I've only seen that on phones who's OS is based on Linux or something like it.

posted on 11 Feb 2013, 15:13 9

10. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 2964; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Well ain't you got balls saying that!!
In your own words "This is real innovation and design." on yesterday's post.
You would jump at the very name of Apple...might even ready for sacrificial ceremony, lol.

posted on 11 Feb 2013, 20:45 2

18. taz89 (Posts: 1944; Member since: 03 May 2011)


lol thats when you know someones a true apple fan

posted on 11 Feb 2013, 23:15

19. daftastic (Posts: 87; Member since: 07 Jan 2013)


Basically the iPhone 4 on iOS6 right?

posted on 11 Feb 2013, 23:59

21. MobileFun.Pk (Posts: 6; Member since: 30 Jan 2013)


i used iOS and Android both. and no doubt iOS is far better than Android in performance.

posted on 12 Feb 2013, 04:35

22. bipinm (Posts: 122; Member since: 07 Oct 2012)


please explain....

posted on 11 Feb 2013, 17:12 1

14. darkkjedii (Posts: 9274; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Nahhh just admit it was wrong.

posted on 11 Feb 2013, 20:08

16. lucasho2312 (Posts: 18; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


i wonder if these ppl already used any iphone and compared it to other phones.

posted on 11 Feb 2013, 13:56 12

2. haindelmers (Posts: 3; Member since: 11 Feb 2013)


I swear to G-D, 99% of the users on this site have no life outside of hating on either iphone or Android. (Usually iPhone.) Just shut up already.

posted on 11 Feb 2013, 23:47

20. tusshharish (Posts: 333; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)


thank u pa for not being iphonearena in this 'featured' article

posted on 11 Feb 2013, 14:05 2

3. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 2964; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Woooohoooo... Chinese goods made a fool of everyone.

posted on 11 Feb 2013, 14:14

6. TheMan (Posts: 346; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)


Not every one. Once I saw the Chinese verbiage my first thought was "Knock-offs" Too many years working with Mainland manufacturers, I guess.

posted on 11 Feb 2013, 14:06 7

4. ZayZay (Posts: 548; Member since: 26 Feb 2011)


And PA had a "featured" article about it the first time around. Good work.

posted on 11 Feb 2013, 14:12

5. andro. (Posts: 1927; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


They are probably goophones. Saw a goophone 5 the other day it was actually recently quality.

posted on 11 Feb 2013, 14:17

7. legend1 (Posts: 100; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


hahahahaha loved that pic

posted on 11 Feb 2013, 16:05

11. imkyle (Posts: 947; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


Didn't even think twice that the pictures were real.

posted on 11 Feb 2013, 16:50 2

12. rusticguy (Posts: 2810; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


So one article to report and one to refute .... Apple's PR machinery working overtime at feeding the press i guess :D

posted on 11 Feb 2013, 16:54 1

13. joey18 (Posts: 493; Member since: 20 Jul 2010)


Samsung start clone the new iphone

posted on 11 Feb 2013, 17:53

15. gmracer1 (Posts: 646; Member since: 28 Dec 2012)


Cheap clones? Are they talking about the entire iPhone lineup, or......................

posted on 11 Feb 2013, 20:23

17. syedzain (Posts: 174; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


Lol,, rumors will be rumors.

posted on 12 Feb 2013, 06:34

23. JunkCreek (Posts: 379; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


like i've said, premium device had fair specs. mid device had "peace" specs. and now, low-end device had this "please" specs.

c'mon, please...

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