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Could those colorful Apple iPhone shells be for the Apple iPhone 5S?

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Could those colorful Apple iPhone shells be for the Apple iPhone 5S?
Remember those colorful rear shells that were supposedly for the Apple iPhone Lite? Some new information suggests that they might actually be for the Apple iPhone 5S. A published report on Wednesday notes that based on correspondence with a Chinese manufacturer of this part, the dimensions of the shell line up with the expected size of the next iteration of Apple's iconic smartphone, not with the Apple iPhone Lite.

According to the report, an initial letter received from a manufacturer of these colorful shells referred to them as being made for the Apple iPhone 5S with nary a word about a low-cost iPhone or an Apple iPhone Lite. The second letter listed the dimensions of the part as being 5.8cm (width) and 12.3cm (length). Referring back to a schematic diagram leaked earlier by Apple Insider, those measurements dovetail quite nicely with the expected 58.57 mm (5.8cm) by 123.83 mm (12.3cm) size of the Apple iPhone 5S. For the record, the Apple iPhone Lite's schematic revealed a larger size of  59cm x 124cm, which in all honesty is just a shade larger than the iPhone 5S.

But if we go by the preponderance of the evidence, we have the first letter saying that the shell is for the Apple iPhone 5S, and we have the measurement of the part matching the size of the iPhone 5S, even if it is just by a hair. If this is the case (pun unintended), it could the next version of the full-priced iPhone that gives users a choice of colors. And even if the shells are knock offs, as the evidence suggests, they still could be based on information leaked from Foxconn.


Thanks,Anonymous Tipster!

source: gforgames

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posted on 17 Jul 2013, 13:19 6

1. ghaniosman (Posts: 64; Member since: 06 Jun 2013)


wasting a min of my life to say.. WHO CARES???

posted on 17 Jul 2013, 13:29 6

2. MistB (Posts: 543; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


Then why did you even take the time to comment then?

posted on 17 Jul 2013, 13:31 2

3. valapsp (Posts: 441; Member since: 12 Aug 2011)


Took the word out of my mouth.

posted on 17 Jul 2013, 14:24 1

7. akki20892 (Posts: 2652; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


i'm seeing u that wasting time in u that wasting u in time will wasting u in future but time wasting u think it's wasting is not time wasting so u wasting a min is time wasting min u think is wasting. OK

posted on 17 Jul 2013, 13:53 1

4. ahmed_ali_yossef2010 (Posts: 154; Member since: 26 Jul 2012)


I don't think so because the colorful shells were thicker than the ip5 and this don't match the " lighter and thinner " slogan

if it's it will be the ugliest iphone since the first iphone

posted on 17 Jul 2013, 17:15 1

9. SuperMaoriBro (Posts: 183; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)


"the Apple iPhone Lite's schematic revealed a larger size of 59cm x 124cm" - wow 1.24metres by 0.59metres!!!??? thats a pretty massive phone.

Ok so PA probably meant 59mm x 124mm and not 59cm x 124cm.

Now if the new iPhone dimensions are 58.57x123.83 I would say these are closer to the iphone lite size of 59x124 than the iphone5S dimensions of 58x123. ie swedish rounding.

posted on 17 Jul 2013, 18:26

10. ahmed_ali_yossef2010 (Posts: 154; Member since: 26 Jul 2012)


I didn't mean that

an older pics showed that those colorful shells are thicker than the ip 5

why would apple go for a thicker device if its slogan is thinner and lighter ??!!

you see in the macbook pro it's alot thinner that it's predecessor
ip5 thinner that ip4s
macbook air is the same but not thicker
ipad 2 thinner than 3 but with a big jump in specs and a whole new screen but ipad 4 is the same as 3
ipod , mac pro etc ......

posted on 17 Jul 2013, 14:00

5. zennacko (Posts: 196; Member since: 16 Jun 2013)


Speculating over speculations of a speculated would-be phone, very interesting.

posted on 17 Jul 2013, 14:13

6. pellegrini (Posts: 83; Member since: 14 Jun 2012)


It can't be.

posted on 17 Jul 2013, 16:37

8. djripster (Posts: 109; Member since: 10 Dec 2011)


Wonder if the iPhone 5S will be the cheaper iPhone with a new iPhone 6 joining the lineup as the premium offering

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