Alleged iPhone 5S images leak, smartphone looks familiar

Alleged iPhone 5S images leak, smartphone looks familiar
Yup, that's what the iPhone 5S will look like, if the latest leak delivered by the rumor mill is to be trusted. Looks quite familiar, doesn't it? In fact, the smartphone in the photos below appears to be more or less identical to the iPhone 5

This could mean one out of two things: either Apple has decided to stick with the current iPhone design while focusing more on upgrading its internals and improving the software experience (just like it did with the iPhone 4S), or we're simply looking at iPhone 5 components that a Foxconn employee has secretly snapped photos of.

While we don't have a way of knowing whether the photos are legit or not, this isn't the first time we're lead to believe that the next iPhone will look just like the current model. Rumors from last week hint that the iPhone 5S upgrades will be mostly under the hood, and one of them will be a beefier, A7 processor. We're much more likely to see visual changes with the so-called iPhone 6, which is allegedly due to land later in 2013. Interestingly, rumor has it that Apple might also launch a bigger, 5-inch iPhone model, but speculations like these are too wild to be trusted at this time.

Now feel free to investigate the images below. What's your call on this one – true or fake?

UPDATE: The phone in the images is nothing but a cheap iPhone knockoff.

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iPhone 5s
  • Display 4.0" 640 x 1136 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A7, Dual-core, 1300 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 1570 mAh(10h 3G talk time)

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71 Comments

1. bigmikey23

Posts: 10; Member since: Jul 06, 2011

Does this shock anybody? Once again complete lack of innovation from apple. But yet the sheep will still flock to it...

2. Ravail

Posts: 182; Member since: Oct 14, 2011

I know, its sad to.

32. Mxyzptlk unregistered

This is real innovation and design.

36. cncrim

Posts: 1586; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

Mxyzptlk, stay correct this was.

54. tedkord

Posts: 17288; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

It was. In 2007.

44. jacko1977

Posts: 428; Member since: Feb 11, 2012

you know ios is a stolen product of android right why do you think it had no features when it came out cause apple rushed the stolen product out to make it look like apple was first

47. Eonnaydra

Posts: 217; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

And where is the innovation in Android?Or in the latest Android flagships?iPhone 5 is faster than any Android handset on the market.In the latest 2-3 years I didn't see any innovative iOS or Android handset. The only device that impressed me in last time was the Surface Pro. Phonearena is full of trolls(iphone/android fanboys).

55. tedkord

Posts: 17288; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Smart stay. Smart rotation. Multi window. S-beam. Those are just off the top of my head, and from one flagship.

65. 9thWonderful

Posts: 232; Member since: Jan 24, 2013

Those are all examples of manufacturer overlays...not Android as a whole.

64. androidfurever

Posts: 48; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Nope, only iPhone. Us android fans are too intelligent to be trolls.

51. darkkjedii

Posts: 30955; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

No it isn't and android isn't stolen from apple. Both have design queues from other, but neither is stolen. Get real.

56. tedkord

Posts: 17288; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

I rarely hit the +1 or -1, but you get a +1 for the most common sense thing I've seen posted on PA in a while.

62. darkkjedii

Posts: 30955; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Ted some people r just nuts

70. chaitanya.alur

Posts: 6; Member since: Oct 21, 2011

r u lost?? do some research before you write something...iOS came first into the market in 2007 and then android came in 2008...android was never planned to compete with iOS (coz google don't know) instead they (google) designed it to compete with BB OS...when suddenly apple launched iphone in '07 the game changed all of a sudden...google quickly revamped their OS for touch screens and in '08 android lauched G1...that is in brief...for more info read how & why eric shifted from apple board and became google CEO and google fortunes turned with android....etc... So, don't just comment what ever u want, do some research (of course in google) and then write...

71. chaitanya.alur

Posts: 6; Member since: Oct 21, 2011

r u lost?? do some research before you write something...iOS came first into the market in 2007 and then android came in 2008...android was never planned to compete with iOS (coz google don't know) instead they (google) designed it to compete with BB OS...when suddenly apple launched iphone in '07 the game changed all of a sudden...google quickly revamped their OS for touch screens and in '08 android lauched G1...that is in brief...for more info read how & why eric shifted from apple board and became google CEO and google fortunes turned with android....etc... So, don't just comment what ever u want, do some research (of course in google) and then write...

46. DigitalBoy05

Posts: 275; Member since: Jun 04, 2011

*facepalm*

69. ZeroCide

Posts: 810; Member since: Jan 09, 2013

Its a knockoff. I'm glad to see you support knockoffs.

6. suneeboy

Posts: 201; Member since: Oct 02, 2012

I wish they would innovate. It would be better for the industry. I honestly think a "5s" with the same design will make people wake up. Especially with the Galaxy SIV having visual improvements. I can see the Samsung commercials now if the iPhone of the summer ends up being this.

10. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Apple doesn't learn from its mistakes. Their die hard fans are getting tired of the same old thing year after year. I expect a rise in WP8, BB10, and Android market share this year.

16. binerry

Posts: 99; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

That doesn't make any sense since Apple continuously goes up in market share and user base.

20. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

in USA only right? World doesn't begin and end with USA and that's why Cook goes flying to China to beg China mobile :)

57. tedkord

Posts: 17288; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

But, android almost always goes up more.

22. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

If that happens then expect more litigation for banning devices in USA ...

13. binerry

Posts: 99; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

This is what Apple does every year, it's not meant to be a surprise. And "the sheep" flock to it because it works and doesn't lag like Android over time.

21. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

You actually think there isn't lag in iOS? Nexus 4, GNote II, Xperia Z, Droid DNA, One X+ exhibit no lag. Where have you been?

25. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Even my GS2 with the "Crapdragon" S3 doesn't lag, and it's nearly 2 years old.

35. darkkjedii

Posts: 30955; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

My gnote 2 exhibits lag from time to time. So does my ip5. What never seems to lag is my fiancés 8x. Always butter smooth.

38. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Really? I've worked with the Note II for a bit, and it seemed instantaneous with every action I made. My buddy owns one, and he says it has never lagged on him once. Same thing with the iPhone 5, another friend said it's always responsive and smooth, but he wishes the animations were faster. WP has always been super smooth, even on my old Radar with a single core processor never lagged on me once.

40. ravearamashi

Posts: 11; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

Then there's a problem with ur Note II. I have mine since October 10th and until now have yet to find lag. There might be stuttering once in a blue moon, but that's it. I have 40+ apps, 5 homescreens filled with widgets and icons, 2 1080p movies, 300+ songs and 100+ pictures.

48. darkkjedii

Posts: 30955; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Nope it's just a electronic device and will hiccup now and then. Even yours stutters every blue moon rite?

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