Apple iPhone 5S models photographed in black, gold and silver may be fake

Apple iPhone 5S models photographed in black, gold and silver may be fake
An earlier report on Thursday showed the Apple iPhone 5S in other precious metal colors besides gold. A published report on Thursday included photographs of the Apple iPhone 5S in the traditional black, gold and in silver.  And while we would be more than happy to see Apple's iconic smartphone offered in multiple colors, there is a good reason to suspect that the pictures are not real. This comes right after word has come out that those Apple iPhone 5C models in black could also be fake.

Every picture that we have seen of the Apple iPhone 5S included a pill shaped dual-LED flash on the back of the device. This is conspicuously missing from the new pictures that were released this morning. The Apple iPhone 5S will be the new top-shelf model of the phone with the Apple iPhone 5 expected to slide down to become the mid-range offering and the Apple iPhone 5C allegedly slotted as the budget priced model. There has been some speculation that the Apple iPhone 5C is actually not a budget priced model and is actually a replacement for the Apple iPhone 5.

All will be revealed on September 10th when Apple is scheduled to unveil its new Apple iPhone models

source: weekly.ascii.japan (translated) via Mashable, TechRadar

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1. amilcarmz86

Posts: 95; Member since: Jul 09, 2013

the same article over and over....

9. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Same design over and over.

11. amilcarmz86

Posts: 95; Member since: Jul 09, 2013

you are right on that too.

14. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Same spewed bs over and over.

15. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Nice to see that you also agree with amilcarmz86 and InspectorGadget80, because usually you are in denial and so on. :)

23. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

same old Mxyzptik over and over and over again

12. imkyle

Posts: 1116; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

Enough of the photos of the iPhone 5C and 5S.

13. Mxyzptlk unregistered

For once I agree. PA needs to stop with posting the same article over and over with iPhone rumors.

26. zennacko unregistered

And lose their ad revenue given by several vicious clicks? Nah... even if a 4 year old kid draws something that looks like an iPhone, they'll post it saying that the kid is a paranormal that saw how the next iPhone would look like. Or if a pigeon poo'd on Apple's logo on Cupertino HQ they'd make up some "breaking news" about it and what it could mean for the company's near future... Come on, it's Phone Arena, not iPhone Arena (until now, I guess.) P.S. I don't think the ad companies pay for my adblock-ed version of the page though...

16. greathero1

Posts: 584; Member since: Jun 13, 2008

PA writers are too smart. They only do it to start the flame war because many of their subscribers just can't help themselves. Let's just ignore these everytime. It's been absolutely crazy with these. I know news is slow but d**n. Maybe they should have more contests like the photo one from earlier instead of baiting a flame war.

18. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

I'm pretty sure they're blatantly mocking us at this point. "Oh, so you've had enough of the 45 stories we've already done on 'what freaking color the next iPhone has allegedly been pictured in and/or is rumored to come in'? WELL HERE'S ANOTHER ONE!!! ENJOY CONTRIBUTING TO OUR REVENUE, YA BUNCH OF RUBES!!! HAHAHAHAHA!!!" ...Or at least that's what I imagine is going on behind the scenes at PhoneArena World HQ...

24. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

of course they do

2. guest

Posts: 372; Member since: Jun 13, 2012

If it looks the same as the last model how will people know I upgraded?

10. pradeepreddy

Posts: 65; Member since: Apr 01, 2013

Break the phone & show them internal specs lol

20. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

is very simple.. people have yet to ask me if I upgraded.. al they say "nice iphone" but if the ask you.. you tell them that you did infact upgraded they should believe your words if not... then why are you worried about that questions.. as you can see no need to panic on that question.. just keep calm and enjoy the awesomess of your device..

3. JewBakaUCFG

Posts: 176; Member since: Sep 25, 2012

Oh, come on. Enough of this color reporting. When will this thinig be able to wipe my butt? That will be news. Because, you know ... I need help in that department.

4. Commbubba19

Posts: 18; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

I don't see dual LED flash.

8. sum182

Posts: 229; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

Yea.....wheres it at? Maybe only the champagne gets it haha

5. Joosty

Posts: 490; Member since: Mar 14, 2013

Looks like a 5S! I mean 5.

6. Danishs

Posts: 147; Member since: May 23, 2013


7. cornerofthemoon

Posts: 620; Member since: Apr 20, 2010

Drip drip drip....Will Apple have anything left to announce?

17. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Unless their only announcement is going to be that the iPhone will (apparently) be available in the rumored 274,625,184,028,174 different colors that PA has reported on, there's probably a few things left.

19. fanboy1974

Posts: 1345; Member since: Nov 12, 2011

It would be the funniest thing if Apple never had any plans on releasing a plastic model in different colors and just made the current iPhone 5 the $100 model. How embarrassing would that be for the blog sites? They would have been reporting garbage for months.

21. greyhulk

Posts: 184; Member since: Jun 30, 2010

And yet it will still be a 4" screen with barely upgraded hardware. Is Apple even trying anymore?

25. Kayle

Posts: 40; Member since: Jun 26, 2013

But...but it has DUAL LED! This changes everything! Shut up and take my money!!! /s

22. dorianb

Posts: 617; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

I think PA needs to diversify past: The "next" iPhone as soon as the new model is released. Samsung owning the Android world. HTC trying to get better but failing. The impending doom of RI.... I mean Blackberry.

27. dexter_jdr

Posts: 1163; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

why dont just PA make ONE FREAKING NEWS ABOUT IPHONES 5S LEAKS AND CONTINUOUSLY UPDATE IT THERE. instead of posting another same story.

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