Apple iPhone 5S front panel snapped next to the iPhone 5 one, sporting a new ribbon cable

Apple iPhone 5S front panel snapped next to the iPhone 5 one, sporting a new ribbon cable
A phone parts distributor has gotten a hold of iPhone 5S front panels, and says these are about to cost $240 a pop. They have also been snapped next to the iPhone 5 front assembly to visualize the differences.

It seems there aren't many of them, save for the altered ribbon cable, which seems to be longer and less wide in the iPhone 5S. 

The same goes for the bottom part, and the whole kit indicates that externally we aren't about to see many changes in Apple's upcoming flagship compared to last year's iOS finest, just as speculated.

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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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34 Comments

3. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

yawn......next...

4. Mxyzptlk unregistered

This is looking good.

6. MCrapp

Posts: 318; Member since: Apr 07, 2013

This is Looking good! But What?

10. McLTE

Posts: 922; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Oh yes.. by this article and picture I can see how the 5s will be clearly superior and totally worth an upgrade!

33. joe1blue

Posts: 169; Member since: Jul 25, 2013

It's the "S" what are you talking about! Totally going to upgrade

11. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

it's just a freakn cable.

22. darkkjedii

Posts: 31616; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Then why click the article, and post a comment?

16. Santi_Santi unregistered

same old size... pretty good looking...

18. Caralho

Posts: 119; Member since: Jun 18, 2012

Get ready for Apple's first, trully big epic bomb of a launch!!!

20. darkkjedii

Posts: 31616; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Sure is, I can't wait to get me and my mrs. one each.

5. duder52

Posts: 27; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

One ugly phone. Way too much bezel.

7. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

I love my iphone crafted just like my bmw with precision

8. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

* and attention to detail, Ishould get the 5S

28. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Sorry. BMW's do not have scuffs and chips on the rims out of the factory like iphone's do. And they are definitely not made in China.

9. Santi_Santi unregistered

because of a cable? really? it was really necesary?

12. kabhijeet.16

Posts: 894; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

Same size.. no change is design either..

13. Samsungadroidrules

Posts: 104; Member since: Jul 28, 2013

Lame. I'm expecting big from Apple with this iPhone 5S. I replace my iPhone 4s to Samsung GS4 because GS4 is just simply amazing Phone. And iPhone 5 was a big failure. Now if there will be major improvements in iPhone 5S, like major make over in Display. Camera, FEATURES and Performance LIKE IT SHOULD BE, Then I'll buy and put back my support to Apple. BUT if NOT, if the iPhone 5S will be like iPhone 5 in all aspects with just very minor changes then Bye Bye Apple. I'm sure billions of people has the same thought with mine.

14. Sauce unregistered

First world problems.

15. suneeboy

Posts: 201; Member since: Oct 02, 2012

I'll wait for the finished product and see everything that it offers. I like the iPhone 5 design. A bigger screen would definitely be welcomed but I don't think its a critical feature just yet. iOS is a strong enough platform to overcome a smaller screen size. I previously had an iPhone 4S, and I'm currently rocking a Nexus 4. It's going to either be an iPhone 5S or a Galaxy S4 Play Edition come September.

21. darkkjedii

Posts: 31616; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Good post +1

17. jamesedward318 unregistered

Wake me when the 6 comes out.

26. sats.mine2k4

Posts: 208; Member since: Aug 10, 2012

Siri: Sorry dude i feel miserable, everyone calls me bich...

29. darkkjedii

Posts: 31616; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

That attempt to bash apple was miserable

23. darkkjedii

Posts: 31616; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Hurry up fall 2013. I'm ready, she's ready, release em already big A.

24. jc914

Posts: 9; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

That's effing innovation right there!

25. sats.mine2k4

Posts: 208; Member since: Aug 10, 2012

ok lets play... spot the difference(s)...

30. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2267; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

sleepy

31. fo0ling

Posts: 19; Member since: Jul 07, 2013

Fanboy's dream. Still the same!

32. yajia1

Posts: 151; Member since: Aug 22, 2012

They should at least cut off some bezel. I can forgive the screen size but the front just has so much useless space. 4.3 inch screen would be awesome though. It's quite tiring sometimes to use my SGS4. To think I used to use Note 2. The SGS4 looks lovely with it's thin bezel.

34. Glim12808

Posts: 394; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

So what happened to that rumor about 2 months ago that Apple halted production of the iPhone 5S in order to shift from 4" to 4.7"! Also, what happened to the rumors that the "cheap" iPhone 5C would cost around $350... so now it'll cost $490???

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