Alleged frame for Apple iPhone 5S shows change in position of front-facing camera

Alleged frame for Apple iPhone 5S shows change in position of front-facing camera
Pictures of a frame, said to belong to the Apple iPhone 5S, reveal that there will be changes to the placement of the front-facing camera on the next iteration of Apple's iconic smartphone. A side-by-side comparison between the frame for the Apple iPhone 5 and the Apple iPhone 5S shows that where there was room for the front-facing camera sensor on the current model of the device, there is no longer an opening on the frame in that same area. And instead, a small round circle cut into the top of the iPhone 5S frame would seem to indicate a shift in position for the front-facing shooter.

We must take these photos with a grain of salt considering the large number of iPhone knock-offs produced in China each year. However, this particular source correctly leaked the spare parts for the Apple iPhone 5 before, which means that they do have a positive track record.

The next iteration of the Apple iPhone is expected to be introduced late in the third quarter of this year. We expect to see a higher capacity battery, an improvement in the camera sensor and the next-generation A7 processor under the hood. There has also been talk of a fingerprint sensor being included on the Apple iPhone 5S.


Thanks Anonymous Tipster!

source: TechKiddy

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67 Comments

1. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

innovation

4. valapsp

Posts: 565; Member since: Aug 12, 2011

iPhone 5S the most advanced smartphone with repositioned camera. Pure innovation!!!

12. itsjustJOH

Posts: 232; Member since: Oct 18, 2012

*Teary-eyed standing ovation*

7. squallz506

Posts: 1075; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

I'm speechless.

9. sam_tek

Posts: 105; Member since: Feb 18, 2011

Alan, what is this - a slow news day? why is this even news??

31. darkkjedii

Posts: 30836; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Cuz it's a tech site, and tech sites report news on tech.

35. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

"Alan, what is this - a slow news day?" On the weekends news in PhoneArena.com are always slow.

13. TheBitterrTruth unregistered

I am so surprised. How can they do this? I mean how man how? This is truly innovation. Extremely innovative. I can't believe. Amazing.

54. amiaq

Posts: 509; Member since: Jun 30, 2012

With this, I will definitely be camping prior to the release, It's a "statement of art and technology" at the same time. I know it coz am a BARISTA!!

19. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Revolutionary! :)

21. techspace

Posts: 1037; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

Apple:"every smartphone which has a camera at that position will be banned and the others won't be considered as innovative smartphones"

34. darkkjedii

Posts: 30836; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Wack post

69. techspace

Posts: 1037; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

lol....i agree, it is a wack post

53. AnTuTu

Posts: 1595; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

Apple --> FTW :p

72. Daftama

Posts: 640; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Haha new cases

2. ckoch125

Posts: 193; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

That's so they can tell the 5s apart from the 5. You know how the apple followers are they need to be able to feel superior with their new tech.

30. ghaniosman

Posts: 78; Member since: Jun 06, 2013

The new cam position will surely change one's entire life... This is pure revolution!!!!

55. darkkjedii

Posts: 30836; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

It'll make mobiles best overall camera even better. The iPhones camera isn't about gimmicks, it's about the end result...one heckuva photo/video.

3. wendygarett unregistered

It seems like Apple fanboy start to crave some attention and they will call this brick with bump-up spec, the most revolutionary since the most revolutionary... Unfortunately consumers nowadays are smart enough to say no to Apple

8. sniper1087

Posts: 537; Member since: Dec 31, 2011

well I will say the same thing about samsung with the S4 or S3S which it should have been called, nothing really revolutionary, the gesture features tend to be more cumbersome, and most people turn them off, because it drains battery as well as causes frequents stutters. so at this point I wont even point fingers at apple because samsung has done pretty shady things to copy as well, just look at S-Voice, everybody knows is a siri knockup which is not as good, and yes I am talking about samsung and not google just in case, google has done a great job with google now. I just feel samsung could have done better on their next big thing is here, than just some software features that just are gimmicks. let the bashing begin because of all the gestures dont work as intended, and yes I used the S4 for a day and had to return it.

36. darkkjedii

Posts: 30836; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Takes up most of the internal storage too! +1 on s voice too, f Samfans conveniently forget that.

45. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

Actually, S Voice is based off of Vlingo, which was out long before S Voice, Siri, or Google Now. I had it on my OG Droid Incredible, and went to a new phone in the early part of 2010. Later that year Samsung's Nexus S had Vlingo integration/preloaded on it. That was a full year before Siri was launched on the 4S. Personally I hardly use any of these "assistants". I would also rate S Voice the worst of the three, it just seems completely clueless. Aside from using Siri on my nephew's 4S, all of my experience with these types of programs are on the android side of it. If I want info found I use Google Now. If I want a Siri like experience I use an app called Assistant. It gives you the ability to build (visually) your assistant, and can be sarcastic at times (if you give her a request that warrants it). But the point is all of them seem to be not quite ready for primetime. I guess I won't be satisfied until I have something like JARVIS on my phone (British accent and all).

52. darkkjedii

Posts: 30836; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

True, but the approach was Siri inspired. It's not a big deal cuz all these guys copy in one way, or another VZW.

58. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

They could've called it anything and it would've said to have been Siri inspired. Everytime a company comes out with something, their competitors do the same. It's not copying, it's trying to get a spice of that pie. Myself, I define copying as looking or working so much like the original that it's hard to tell them apart. That's not the case here or in many of the lawsuits. I understand some feel the lawsuits spur innovation, but the only innovation they are creating is a new way to do something that can already be done. Real innovation is something completely new or only possible in someone's mind being brought to reality.

59. darkkjedii

Posts: 30836; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Well said. 100% agreed. I think the next wave of true innovation is a few years away. I like how Sammy's pushing the envelope though.

66. sniper1087

Posts: 537; Member since: Dec 31, 2011

While I think innovation might be years away , looking at google glass >.>. I think samsung got lazy and you just metioned pushing the envelope? lets look at things that makes the S4 unique, gestures, airview, camera features and multi window, correct me if I am wrong, but several reviewers have reported that people that own the phone have airview and motion gestures turned off, why? because Touchwiz became as bloated as Sense 3 and there are some mayor signs of lag when panning as well as opening some apps like the camera, yes the camera has some nice features but everything comes at a price, even the HTC One performs better than the S4 in day to day performance. what HTC did was push the envelope, they took a risk on the camera and created a beautiful desing, while samsung decided to keep a similar design which you cannot tell the difference if looking at them side by side unless you get to hold them. I dont love or hate android or any other OS and hope something greater is built up out of this competition going on between manufacturers.

18. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

How much does Sammy pay you for each of your posts?

20. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

One post = $1.

23. techspace

Posts: 1037; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

even the samsung fanboys laugh at you, please stop making fun of yourself sometimes you support apple, sometimes you support samsung, what's next? i think you should change your website preferences as well...so, when are you leaving PA?...live and let live, we come here for tech news, not for the fanboys and trolls

33. darkkjedii

Posts: 30836; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Then why are they selling millions of devices nowadays?

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