The Chinese Twitter-equivalent, Weibo, has been a gold mine of intel on a plethora of smart devices so far, and this trend shows no signs of slowing down. That's not surprising in the slightest, considering that many smartphone OEMs have been taking advantage of China's lower overall labor and production costs, allowing for a number of plant workers to get their hands on the new goodies prior to an official launch.
Of course, whether the above is the story of today's leak is unknown. That being said, a family photo has been outed on Weibo, giving us yet another peek at what's to come fairly soon, if reports are to be trusted. Showcasing the iPhone 5 and 5S, the author of the snaps hasn't forgotten to include the last sibling – the iPhone 5C.
The upcoming iPhone 5S is seen compared directly with the iPhone 5, and you'll probably notice the alleged dual-LED flash and the slight redesign it has commanded up top.
Almost simultaneously, regular leakster CTech has outed the expected initial pricing of both the iPhone 5S and 5C referring to a report by the Chinese Ministry of Audit. The price of the flagship iPhone 5S has been pegged at 5599 yuan, or about $915. Similarly steep is the tag that price-conscious Chinese consumers will find attached to the iPhone 5C – 3399 yuan, or about $555. Alongside pricing, a bunch of specs for the iPhone 5S have also been seemingly confirmed:
A 12-megapixel camera; f/2.0 aperture
Improved, but unspecified front shooter
Fingerprint sensor doubles up as a Home button
Rumored golden color variant confirmed once again
As always, be advised that while a resourceful corner of the web, information posted on Weibo is by no means on the money, much less official.