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Leaked pics claim to be the iPhone 5S with curved display

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Leaked pics claim to be the iPhone 5S with curved display
Okay, let's just get it out of the way right from the start: we are very doubtful that these images are legit, so we'd rather tackle this from a "would you be happy if it turned out to be real?" type of perspective. A couple of pics have come out that claim to be the iPhone 5S, although to us it looks more like a black Nokia Lumia 920 complete with a curved display.

There are a few things about these pics that jump out as trouble for us as far as believing they are real. First, it doesn't look like the iPhone 5. Apple may be leaving behind the yearly release cycle, but there's no indication it's going to start changing the hardware design of the S model releases. Second, even if Apple was going to change the design, there is no home button. Sure, there have been rumors that Apple would be changing the home button a bit, but we can't imagine Apple would remove it all together. Second, while the curved display looks great with the edge to edge design, it doesn't match the aspect ratio of previous iPhones, which would force developers to once again update apps for a new layout. Lastly, there is just something about the Apple logo on the back that doesn't look right. 

All that said, what if this were real (even though it almost certainly isn't)? Given the rumors that Apple is working on a deeper redesign of iOS, what would you say to a new iPhone that updated both the hardware and software design fairly dramatically?

source: GSM Arena via pocketnow

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posted on 04 Apr 2013, 23:43 17

1. StevenFranklin (Posts: 22; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


tha hell?

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 23:54 9

11. Johnnokia (Posts: 548; Member since: 27 May 2012)


It even looks so ugly. But I so doubt they would change the design

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 05:52 4

36. doejon (Posts: 360; Member since: 31 Jul 2012)


hahaha if this device is the real iphone i hope the other will
sue apple for the sharp corners

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 00:25 6

18. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 2004; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)


It's Nokia 920... Big fail

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 01:13 8

26. eisenbricher (Posts: 971; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)


Just look at the shadow below. Totally fake render.

posted on 06 Apr 2013, 00:07 1

45. HäckeMáte (Posts: 168; Member since: 28 Feb 2012)


El Capitan Obviousooo!!

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 04:29

33. valapsp (Posts: 483; Member since: 12 Aug 2011)


U OK?

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 10:38

43. akki20892 (Posts: 3623; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


crap...

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 22:37 1

50. cheetah2k (Posts: 859; Member since: 16 Jan 2011)


Re-branded nokia?

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 23:47 8

2. Android4u (Posts: 456; Member since: 16 Aug 2012)


Damn. That's the ugliest concept for a phone that I've seen. That curved back looks so much better on the lumia!

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 23:47 8

3. Xolar (Posts: 57; Member since: 02 Apr 2013)


it's ugly! but the good thing is that they are redesigning iOS!
hooray for that

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 23:49 4

6. Android4u (Posts: 456; Member since: 16 Aug 2012)


Let's just see about that .

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 23:48 4

4. fistigons (Posts: 263; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)


So this is what a Lumia and iPhone baby would look like.

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 23:53 1

10. Android4u (Posts: 456; Member since: 16 Aug 2012)


Not even. The iPhone's genes brought out the worse of this fake photo

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 01:04 1

24. quakan (Posts: 1214; Member since: 02 Mar 2011)


or iPhone nano

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 01:15 2

27. TBomb (Posts: 165; Member since: 28 Dec 2012)


looks like a nano to me

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 23:48 5

5. Timmehor (Posts: 599; Member since: 09 Mar 2013)


Fake. Simply that.

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 23:51 1

7. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Ooooo........curved display.......
THIS THING SUCKS!

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 23:55 5

12. Timmehor (Posts: 599; Member since: 09 Mar 2013)


Seriously is everything that is Apple sucks to you? It's most definitely a fake but c'mon give phones a chance, don't judge because its Apple. Thats just dumb and narrow minded. The Nokia Lumia's have curved displays, OH NO, that means they "SUCK".

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 00:00 2

13. Timmehor (Posts: 599; Member since: 09 Mar 2013)


Maybe your not that smartphone open minded person I thought you were.

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 00:27 2

19. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Dude, I know this will be fake, and you know why I said this thing sucks? Not because its Apple, don't forget, just look at it's back, its curved, remember Sony phones have curved back, and curved display is from Samsung. Why Apple likes to sue, because Apple thinks that other manufacturers copied the design from them. Now, iPhone with curved display and back, you know Sony and Samsung can sue Apple for that.

I'm a smartphone open minded person, I respect every smartphone manufacturers, and I don't hate Apple, I just don't like them. :(

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 01:01 2

23. Timmehor (Posts: 599; Member since: 09 Mar 2013)


:/ Everything you say seems to be blatantly negative.

posted on 25 Apr 2013, 07:15

56. bobolicious (Posts: 19; Member since: 20 Jan 2013)


The truth hurts... well said xperia

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 23:52 2

8. Tyrexl050 (Posts: 11; Member since: 11 Nov 2011)


looks more like Ipod than an Iphone.

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 00:08 3

15. jphillips63 (Posts: 184; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


damn what do you think the Iphone is? Honestly it's an Ipod with a radio installed. Apple really does have folks brainwashed.

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 01:06 3

25. quakan (Posts: 1214; Member since: 02 Mar 2011)


Same could be said about Android phones if you took the radio out too.

posted on 25 Apr 2013, 07:21

57. bobolicious (Posts: 19; Member since: 20 Jan 2013)


iphone makes you buy special cords and special things that only work on apple products, as well as other things like not being able to change sd cards or battery, Not to mention the high price when they come out. And those are just some of the reasons why people dislike apple. most android phones are interchaingeable as in chargers, you can remove the batteries, sd cards ect... ect... 90% of the apps are FREE the list goes on and on. Thats my personal reasons why i like android better.

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 23:53 1

9. JC557 (Posts: 1150; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)


So it appears they are trying to turn their 5th gen iPod Nano into a phone... using a curved display innovated by someone else. Of course this is most likely fake.

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 00:08

14. Gsmalltheway (Posts: 152; Member since: 15 Aug 2009)


totally looks like a lumia 920 and a sony ion had a baby

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 00:16

16. BadAssAbe (Posts: 434; Member since: 22 Apr 2011)


I find it funny how people are looking forward to the new iOS redesign,

Look at how the great redesigned iPhone5 looks LOL
" Its longer, ohh, ahh"

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 00:20 1

17. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


Copying from Nokia?

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 00:42

20. HDShatter (Posts: 1021; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)


Yes apple release this, I want to see your stock fall even more. With its new "720p" screen and "super fast" 1.5ghz dual core cpu. Don't forget more copies of android stuff like live backgrounds or something like photosphere.

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 00:55

21. lilg29 (Posts: 89; Member since: 14 Sep 2011)


I wouldn't even consider getting an iphone if it looked that ugly...

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 01:00

22. DeathR34PER (Posts: 18; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


Kinda stupid if this is the idea that Apple is doing really, just ruining the idea from iPod Nano 4th/5th Generations...

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 02:16 1

28. wendygarett (unregistered)


Fake and fugly

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 02:34 2

29. valapsp (Posts: 483; Member since: 12 Aug 2011)


This one is the CHINESE iPhone 5S.

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 03:12

30. kirholstov (Posts: 137; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


It might be just iphone 6 concept. Companies make a lot of concepts before releasing a product

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 03:41

31. rgxVOiD (Posts: 435; Member since: 30 Aug 2012)


iPod Nano

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 04:13 1

32. darkkjedii (Posts: 12406; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Fake pic, I've seen the 5S, it has a 2.7 inch screen, even larger home button, comes in one color lime...

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 05:17

34. samsproul (Posts: 2; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


if they are going with a Matte, "Flat" iOS then shouldn't they be going the other way?
squarer, more thin?

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 05:35

35. Daftama (Posts: 575; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


So this is what you ppl do when you run out of ideas make up fake iphone story...

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 07:09 1

37. takay0 (Posts: 144; Member since: 25 Mar 2012)


i liked that... its make the phone more thin (the shape) its look really light wieght and its really nice like most od the apple producs (not iphone)
and no home bottom thats a good thing

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 08:22

38. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6689; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


Wtf. So now apple is copying htc with curved designa. Soon we will see cuved will be patented & again another law suit. & the phone is ugly

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 08:38

39. BigBoss10 (Posts: 232; Member since: 31 Aug 2012)


Nokia should sue Apple :D

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 09:12

40. maier9900 (Posts: 272; Member since: 17 Dec 2011)


No HOME Button ???????????????????????????...

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 09:15

41. McLTE (Posts: 714; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


So let me get this straight.. All I need to do to get a story on one of the most popular phone tech websites is to put together a blatantly fake image of an iphone and call it the next version?

SERIOUSLY??

I could see this as an April Fools joke, but as a legit story? What a waste of time for whoever had to type/proofread/submit this..

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 10:34

42. jb4674 (Posts: 141; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


What a piece of junk. I'm going to throw my old iphone away as soon as I can afford a sony Xperia ZL. I'm sick of Apple and all of its restrictions.

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 12:02

44. ItsMyChoice (Posts: 37; Member since: 19 Mar 2013)


looks like L920 design RIP off.

posted on 06 Apr 2013, 10:12

46. poping (unregistered)


it's as ugly as the L920

posted on 06 Apr 2013, 16:46

47. scsa852k (Posts: 300; Member since: 16 Oct 2012)


Steve Jobs will dig himself out of the ground if Apple releases that phone.

posted on 06 Apr 2013, 19:09

48. RGreen (Posts: 48; Member since: 06 Jul 2012)


got to be fack

posted on 07 Apr 2013, 10:54

49. feli_g (Posts: 8; Member since: 28 Apr 2011)


Hate it /:

posted on 15 Apr 2013, 12:36

51. Piotrek007 (Posts: 80; Member since: 07 Dec 2010)


Fake as hell !! This is iPod nano 5th G desing...

posted on 16 Apr 2013, 10:33

52. aklipii (Posts: 4; Member since: 29 Dec 2010)


omg eww

posted on 19 Apr 2013, 05:33

53. Jcdz100 (Posts: 16; Member since: 14 Apr 2013)


Fake...

posted on 21 Apr 2013, 17:36

54. RomeoJDR (Posts: 241; Member since: 09 Dec 2011)


Looks like an old Nano. When has Apple ever released a new physical design for an "S" model upgrade?

posted on 24 Apr 2013, 06:52

55. Trex95 (Posts: 571; Member since: 03 Mar 2013)


FAKE.

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