Apple iPhone 5S pictures prove to be of cheap clones

Apple iPhone 5S pictures prove to be of cheap clones
This morning, we showed you some pictures that were allegedly of the Apple iPhone 5S. There has been some speculation that Apple could actually launch as many as three different versions of its iconic smartphone in 2013, including a 4.8 inch model called the Apple iPhone + (or Math by those who take the addition sign literally). But before imaginations start firing up, it seems that the pictures this morning were of nothing more than cheap Apple iPhone clones.

Certain things give away the true story here. One is the microSD slot inside the device. Why, there hasn't been a microSD slot inside an Apple iPhone since, well, never! Another thing gave away the secret was the cheap battery used on the device. No, it's not like the cell had a picture of a bunny on it, but it was a cheaper make that you would not find on the real Apple iPhone. In fact, the battery is smaller than the one on the real Apple iPhone 5. Another clue was the connector port which was not the Lightning connector.

Assuming that the Apple iPhone 5S is going to be the low-cost version of the phone that we have heard about constantly over the last 6 months, we could see the launch as soon as June, according to Topeka Capital analyst Brian White. It is beginning to remind us of those constant denials about a small Apple iPad  that we kept hearing until one day there was an Apple iPad mini. Remember Phil Schiller's comments. The more Apple denies that a mini version of the Apple iPhone is coming, the better the odds that it will launch later this year.

source: Slashgear

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  • 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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23 Comments

1. androidfurever

Posts: 48; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

More functional than the actual iPhone.

8. BillyG

Posts: 305; Member since: Sep 24, 2012

if your definition of functional is laggy, freeze, hang and only good as a paperweight, then you absolutely correct.

9. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I've only seen that on phones who's OS is based on Linux or something like it.

10. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Well ain't you got balls saying that!! In your own words "This is real innovation and design." on yesterday's post. You would jump at the very name of Apple...might even ready for sacrificial ceremony, lol.

18. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011

lol thats when you know someones a true apple fan

19. daftastic

Posts: 87; Member since: Jan 07, 2013

Basically the iPhone 4 on iOS6 right?

21. MobileFun.Pk

Posts: 6; Member since: Jan 30, 2013

i used iOS and Android both. and no doubt iOS is far better than Android in performance.

22. bipinm

Posts: 124; Member since: Oct 07, 2012

please explain....

14. darkkjedii

Posts: 31601; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Nahhh just admit it was wrong.

16. lucasho2312

Posts: 32; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

i wonder if these ppl already used any iphone and compared it to other phones.

2. haindelmers

Posts: 3; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

I swear to G-D, 99% of the users on this site have no life outside of hating on either iphone or Android. (Usually iPhone.) Just shut up already.

20. tusshharish

Posts: 342; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

thank u pa for not being iphonearena in this 'featured' article

3. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Woooohoooo... Chinese goods made a fool of everyone.

6. TheMan

Posts: 494; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

Not every one. Once I saw the Chinese verbiage my first thought was "Knock-offs" Too many years working with Mainland manufacturers, I guess.

4. ZayZay

Posts: 571; Member since: Feb 26, 2011

And PA had a "featured" article about it the first time around. Good work.

5. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

They are probably goophones. Saw a goophone 5 the other day it was actually recently quality.

7. legend1

Posts: 104; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

hahahahaha loved that pic

11. imkyle

Posts: 1116; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

Didn't even think twice that the pictures were real.

12. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

So one article to report and one to refute .... Apple's PR machinery working overtime at feeding the press i guess :D

13. joey18

Posts: 682; Member since: Jul 20, 2010

Samsung start clone the new iphone

15. gmracer1

Posts: 646; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

Cheap clones? Are they talking about the entire iPhone lineup, or......................

17. syedzain

Posts: 175; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

Lol,, rumors will be rumors.

23. JunkCreek

Posts: 407; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

like i've said, premium device had fair specs. mid device had "peace" specs. and now, low-end device had this "please" specs. c'mon, please...

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