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Possible iPhone 5S prototype pictured with larger battery, dual LED flash

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Possible iPhone 5S prototype pictured with larger battery, dual LED flash
Another day, another leak related to the rumored iPhone 5S. This time we have a relatively clear photo showing what kind of hardware the smartphone has tucked under the hood, along with one of the handset's back side. 

Now, we have no way of confirming the legitimacy of these two images, but we might be looking at the real deal. The arrangement of the elements and connectors on the circuit board resembles closely what we saw in a previous leak, while the opening for the LED light has an oval shape, as it did in these iPhone diagrams that leaked days ago.

Is this the iPhone 5S?
Is this the iPhone 5S?

Is this the iPhone 5S?

The oval shape is to accommodate a dual LED flash, rumors about which we've been hearing since last year. Some say that one of these LEDs will have a blueish tint, but we can't tell whether that's the case from this image. Other than that, the back side of this iPhone 5S appears to have not been changed. 

On the inside we have a battery that's rated at 5.95 watt-hours. In comparison, the one in the iPhone 5 has a capacity of 5.45 watt-hours, so hopefully, the iPhone 5S will have better battery life than the current model. The SoC housing the smartphone's processor hasn't been marked so we aren't sure whether that's an A7 chip or something else. As MacRumors notes, the silicon has been manufactured in October of 2012 and it might be Apple's A6 SoC placed there for testing purposes.

The rumored iPhone 5S is expected to arrive later in 2013 alongside a cheaper iPhone model. Both are likely to come with the same 4-inch screen and iOS 7 pre-installed. The low-cost iPhone, however, will probably be thicker and plastic-made, while the pricier iPhone 5S will most likely stick with the current model's aluminum design.

source: MacRumors

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posted on 21 Jun 2013, 02:58 12

1. whoyton2 (banned) (Posts: 142; Member since: 19 Jun 2013)


Well, I am vastly underwhelmed.....

posted on 21 Jun 2013, 03:05 4

3. AnTuTu (Posts: 681; Member since: 14 Oct 2012)


All over again :p

posted on 21 Jun 2013, 11:41

22. Potato. (banned) (Posts: 607; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)


Because of GS4's design?

posted on 21 Jun 2013, 20:18 4

25. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2941; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


Seriously? At least the SGS4 got a boost in screen size, screen resolution, slimmer design yet bigger battery, and smaller bezels.

posted on 22 Jun 2013, 05:47

29. Potato. (banned) (Posts: 607; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)


Yes I am serious

posted on 22 Jun 2013, 10:53 1

31. Just_a_boy (Posts: 183; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Still a Galaxy S3s, nothing really impressive, only what we expected.

And Where's the thumb down button?

posted on 21 Jun 2013, 03:00 2

2. ArtSim98 (Posts: 2511; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


WOOOW DUAL LED FLASH!

posted on 21 Jun 2013, 04:10 15

9. zuckerboy (Posts: 898; Member since: 22 Dec 2011)


innovation, inovation everywhere ! :P

posted on 23 Jun 2013, 00:31

32. AnTuTu (Posts: 681; Member since: 14 Oct 2012)


A totally different SIM tray :p

posted on 21 Jun 2013, 06:50

15. rusticguy (Posts: 2826; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


Existed on Chinese origin phones since iPhone 3 days :D

posted on 22 Jun 2013, 09:58

30. juandante (Posts: 291; Member since: 23 Apr 2013)


Welcome to 2009 Apple !!!

posted on 21 Jun 2013, 03:17

4. valapsp (Posts: 473; Member since: 12 Aug 2011)


I think it's fake. Look below the lens and you'll notice a shadow. (Zoom in of course)

posted on 21 Jun 2013, 03:21

5. wendygarett (unregistered)


I hope not, my friends happy with his new MacBook air and can operate whole day long, surfing the safari 6hr consercutive... I wish this babe battery life can be as awesome as mac :)

posted on 21 Jun 2013, 04:54 4

11. gaurang (Posts: 94; Member since: 16 Nov 2012)


don't give the credit to the mac..its because of the new haswell micro architecture...what a fool

posted on 21 Jun 2013, 05:06 2

13. zuckerboy (Posts: 898; Member since: 22 Dec 2011)


yes fake but next iphone will be look like iphone 5

posted on 21 Jun 2013, 03:26 3

6. blackice214 (Posts: 163; Member since: 03 Jan 2013)


weak sauce

posted on 21 Jun 2013, 03:29

7. bugsbunny00 (Posts: 942; Member since: 07 Jun 2013)


this is not the 5s,still iphone something.

posted on 21 Jun 2013, 03:29 6

8. _Bone_ (Posts: 2110; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


10% innovation in battery,

posted on 21 Jun 2013, 09:29 1

20. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6251; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


5% innovation no SD card.

posted on 21 Jun 2013, 04:38

10. taikucing (unregistered)


5.92 Wh --> 1550 mAh * 3.8 V

posted on 21 Jun 2013, 04:57 4

12. YourNightmare (Posts: 32; Member since: 12 Jun 2013)


This is Amazing.. this is what all we waited for Yeezus!! now I can have a stylish new pretty OS, a bigger screen from 4" to 4,00001" and dual led flash!!.. YEEEESSSS!!!!
Take my 1000€ for the 128GB version!

posted on 21 Jun 2013, 05:26 1

14. Alex123 (Posts: 209; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)


Dual Led flash and Xenon Flash mostly see only in Nokia. Iphone 5S comes with Dual Led Flash and I heard that Samsung always just put Xenon flash into its device and the rumor said that the next sony flash will also pack a Xenon flash. very interesting!!!!!

posted on 21 Jun 2013, 07:03 4

16. dan86 (Posts: 298; Member since: 17 Mar 2012)


Putting a dual LED flash makes iPhone revolutionary?

posted on 21 Jun 2013, 09:27

19. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6251; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


Not so fast it's not revolutionary.

posted on 22 Jun 2013, 01:34

27. frydaexiii (Posts: 1214; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


Well, I'm sure Apple will say they placed it at such an angle that blah blah blah aperture, blah blah blah shutter, blah blah blah never been done before, blah new way, blah blah INNOVATION!

posted on 21 Jun 2013, 07:52

17. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Surely it will also have a CPU and Gpu upgrade, great!

A7X = E5410 A15 Dualcore clocked at 1.5Ghz

Gpu PvrSgx 554 Dual

50% upgrade

720P

400+Ppi

1800 Mah battery

Yes hope it does? il'e sell the iP5 and get this, if not I'm happy with this!

posted on 21 Jun 2013, 09:26 1

18. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6251; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


This is soo sad. As we knew it. It looks the same nothing too get excited over.

posted on 21 Jun 2013, 11:40 1

21. Potato. (banned) (Posts: 607; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)


5% innovation in Battery
10% innovation in Flash
50% innovation in their price.

Here you have "the all-new iPhone 6! "

posted on 21 Jun 2013, 14:23

23. affandi (Posts: 84; Member since: 25 Jan 2013)


So Apples flagship phone will have a 4 inch 640p display from now and in to late 2014, talk about being a leader of the industri!

posted on 21 Jun 2013, 16:01

24. quakan (Posts: 1158; Member since: 02 Mar 2011)


Apple should just make a new phone for its redesigned OS.

posted on 22 Jun 2013, 01:30

26. frydaexiii (Posts: 1214; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


WOW! Dual LED! It's SOOOO innovative and (HTC) SENSTATIONal

posted on 22 Jun 2013, 04:38 1

28. kbayer (Posts: 19; Member since: 08 Feb 2010)


iPhone, stop tip-toeing and just make the friggin jump to a 5.5" screen, 3 gb RAM, mega resolution, etc... jeez. The technology is there. Stop milking the journey with these incremental, microscopic changes that nobody gives a rat's ass about.

posted on 23 Jun 2013, 13:30

34. Traynor (Posts: 4; Member since: 23 Jun 2013)


However, that is the business model invented by "Hyper-Consumerism". If they actually released the technology they are capable of now, then no one would upgrade for years and there would go their profits. The same for new cars. They design the best looking version of a car then back engineer the design so they can update the look for several years, until they reach the design they originally came up with. Does 720p - to 1080p - to 4K - to 8K resolution sound familiar too? Just make 8K TV's and skip the middle resolution ... BUT NO!!! This way people will have to keep purchasing and upgrading.

posted on 23 Jun 2013, 13:24

33. Traynor (Posts: 4; Member since: 23 Jun 2013)


I emailed this to Apple Head Office recently:

Apple may be the first smartphone with TWO LED Flashes on the back with the upcoming iPhone 5S....
I say...
...Instead of being the first phone with two LED Flashes on the back... Why not be the first smartphone with one on the back AND ONE ON THE FRONT???!!!???... For all the "Selfies" that EVERYONE IN THE WORLD actually uses the camera for???

-DUH!

I don't even care to get compensation for this idea... It is just so obvious, that I would be embarrassed to receive money for thinking it up. Just about as embarrassed YOU should be for not thinking of it a long time ago!

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