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iPhone 5, 5S and 5C sit for a family portrait, alleged pricing also leaks out

iPhone 5, 5S and 5C sit for a family portrait, alleged pricing also leaks out

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

  • NFC

  • 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.



source: Weibo [1], [2]

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posted on 19 Aug 2013, 09:18 5

1. darkkjedii (Posts: 22050; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


I want the one in the middle.

posted on 19 Aug 2013, 09:19 29

2. Shatter (Posts: 2036; Member since: 29 May 2013)


It does the same thing and looks identical to the one on the left.

posted on 19 Aug 2013, 09:25 10

4. darkkjedii (Posts: 22050; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


So what. I want the one in the middle. Go jump on some android articles, get lost. Not interested in silly fanboy chatter.

posted on 19 Aug 2013, 09:28 18

7. Shatter (Posts: 2036; Member since: 29 May 2013)


People cried about how the S4 used the same design scheme as the S3 but nobody cares that the iphone 5s is a direct copy. They look identical.

posted on 19 Aug 2013, 09:34 1

12. sum182 (Posts: 229; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)


What are you talking about? Theres another flash on the back...not identical....Anyways, interesting they decided to throw NFC into the 5S after all, wonder what they're gonna use it for besides the bs patent they applied for....Bump (think that was the app?) is gonna become obsolete now, since contact card transfer is easily achievable with nfc.

posted on 19 Aug 2013, 09:49 8

24. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


"What are you talking about? Theres another flash on the back...not identical..."

Please, tell me that it was a sarcasm? :D

posted on 19 Aug 2013, 09:35 3

13. addicted2088 (Posts: 53; Member since: 25 Sep 2012)


I think the problem there is that Samsung's design isn't an attractive one for many, so seeing it used again and again gets old. I don't like it either (Samsung's design is the only issue I have with their phones, along with TouchWiz), and it's okay if the same Lumia design continues forever, or even Apple's, but not Samsung's. :P

posted on 19 Aug 2013, 09:52 1

30. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


I also don't like Samsung's design, in my opinion iPhone design looks better.

posted on 19 Aug 2013, 10:02 5

36. Jason2k13 (Posts: 1217; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)


whats wrong with samsung design? they feel comfortable to the hands and pockets, and making a big screen on a small body.

Theres nothing wrong with samsung design, haters and trolls just talk bad about it because its the no.1 selling phone and very popular.

But i do agree they should change the material to glass or aluminium, to try something different.

posted on 19 Aug 2013, 09:43 3

16. scott5626 (Posts: 49; Member since: 01 Sep 2009)


If it's not broke...every "S" revision of apples iPhones are the same outwardly. It's just the guts that are updated.

posted on 19 Aug 2013, 09:48 2

21. darkkjedii (Posts: 22050; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Please tell him that again, so he gets it.

posted on 19 Aug 2013, 10:15 6

43. sats.mine2k4 (banned) (Posts: 208; Member since: 10 Aug 2012)


Hey their is an additional flash and the apple logo is "WHITE" man... innovation from a different planet....LOL;)

posted on 19 Aug 2013, 10:56 1

52. Commentator (Posts: 3709; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


What do you mean "nobody cares that the iPhone 5S is a direct copy"? Every Android fanboy in the world has been screaming about it for the last five years. It's pretty much been their number-one criticism.

posted on 19 Aug 2013, 09:47 3

20. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


darkkjedii, there is no need for insulting, he just said that they look identical. And looking to thumbs up, seems that people agree with him same as I. :)

posted on 19 Aug 2013, 09:49 4

23. Shatter (Posts: 2036; Member since: 29 May 2013)


They are identical designs if you deny it you must be blind.

posted on 19 Aug 2013, 09:50

25. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


I agree with your comment #2.

posted on 19 Aug 2013, 09:56 4

33. quadrazeus (Posts: 359; Member since: 03 May 2013)


*Fandroids agree with him, not people.

posted on 19 Aug 2013, 11:15 1

54. darkkjedii (Posts: 22050; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


No disrespect intended to you or shatter, but please see post #4

posted on 19 Aug 2013, 11:22 1

55. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


I don't have anything against this part:

"So what. I want the one in the middle."

But everything after that was rude and insulting.

posted on 19 Aug 2013, 09:52

29. shamashu9 (Posts: 142; Member since: 10 Jun 2013)


Why does apple allow the leak images before the official announcement? Why don't they sue these leaker just like what they did to the apple employee who leaf his phone in the bar.

posted on 19 Aug 2013, 09:54

32. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Maybe because Apple can't find responsible person and prove that he or she did that.

posted on 25 Aug 2013, 23:35

78. sean2e (Posts: 2; Member since: 25 Aug 2013)


Because they can't be traced.... Theres hundreds of thousands Foxconn employees, they might send the image to a mate then on and on.... Plus suing a leaker before a product revile confirms its legit and not a fake mock up.

posted on 19 Aug 2013, 10:35

49. Pancoon (Posts: 42; Member since: 05 Jul 2013)


LOL, you sir made me laugh.

posted on 19 Aug 2013, 09:52

28. shamashu9 (Posts: 142; Member since: 10 Jun 2013)


Why does apple allow the leak images before the official announcement? Why don't they sue these leaker just like what they did to the apple employee who leaf his phone in the bar.

posted on 20 Aug 2013, 18:22

77. jaychildz (Posts: 129; Member since: 31 May 2013)


The one on the left is a dummy phone

posted on 19 Aug 2013, 13:04 2

60. CtK4949 (Posts: 35; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


Which one is in the middle?? The "new" one or the old one??

posted on 19 Aug 2013, 23:39

76. WakaFlakaD (Posts: 489; Member since: 30 Apr 2011)


Even though the iPhone seem like an old news, but I am still excited for the upcoming one!

posted on 19 Aug 2013, 09:20 7

3. bucky (Posts: 2694; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


I can't wait to see what they do to the camera tbh. I have started taking more and more pics with my iPhone 5 and I love them. A bigger battery would be nice too. As for speed, I never see my iPhone 5 lag anyways so no big deal.

posted on 19 Aug 2013, 09:25 1

5. darkkjedii (Posts: 22050; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Same here. 100% agreed.

posted on 19 Aug 2013, 09:31 6

9. LetsBeHonest (Posts: 1484; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)


Your right. Apple definitely know well how to optimize hardware to work well with softwear.
and iPhone 5 camera still is one of the best on market. And it will get even better on new iPhone 5s.

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