Internets go crazy for (probably fake) pics of the iPhone 5S

Internets go crazy for (probably fake) pics of the iPhone 5S
The Apple iPhone 5 has only been out for a few months now, but that isn't stopping the Internets from going crazy over (probably fake) pics of the iPhone 5S. The pictures were supposedly taken of a device straight off the factory line, and they may well have been, but that doesn't make us any more likely to believe the images are of the iPhone 5S.

The trouble we have is the leap that is being made in the rumor mill over these photos. The assumption has become that these are pics of the iPhone 5S, but the reasoning isn't strong enough for us. First, the part numbers on the back of the case are all "X"s, which often indicates a prototype. The other evidence to the theory is that because some internal screws are different. Let's just all calm down and remember Occam's Razor, which states that the simplest explanation is often the right one. 

What's more likely: changes in the internal screws indicate that Apple has begun producing the next gen iPhone less than 3 months after the last release, or that Apple simply changed the internal design of the iPhone 5? We're going to assume the latter. There is a theory that Apple is moving to a 6 month release cycle rather than yearly, but one quick turnaround on the iPad release doesn't make a trend for us. 

The last issue be have about the rumor is this: what good are leaked pics of the iPhone 5S anyway? As we know from the iPhone 3/3s, and iPhone 4/4S, the external design of the iPhone 5S won't be any different from the iPhone 5. The real interesting info would be in how Apple plans to change the internals of the hardware, and what's in store for iOS 7.

source: eTradeSupply via BGR



123. joey18

Posts: 694; Member since: Jul 20, 2010

ios 7 need to come very sexy this ios 6 is boring not multitouch nobody cares 5s multi colors same iphone 5 i love apple products but needs to understand people or will fail like mac era long time ago apple has to see blackberry how his market share when down now z10 is sexu phone i will try the z10 untill apple comes something diferent

118. CRICKETownz

Posts: 980; Member since: Oct 24, 2009

i'm on board w/iPhone 5 (currently) but iPhone 5S? doesn't even sound right...but whatever *shrugs* i'm more interested in seeing a Galaxy S IV.

117. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Only ifans go crazy over a fake picture. I mean com on its just a color look at NOKIA they have multi color phones u dont see anyone going gaga over just a color phone.

113. markhoppusrules

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 14, 2012

It'd be nice to see the iPhone become more like android software-wise, and android to become more like iPhone hardware-wise. It would be perfect nirvana! Imagine something like the Galaxy Note 2 or the Galaxy S3 with the iPhone's design! That's not likely to happen though, at least not while Apple is putting every company in court for "copying." I was an apple fanboy... until i decided to give android a try!

112. keithrandy

Posts: 22; Member since: Feb 05, 2010

I love how at the end of this article they basically said, "Who gives a damn!" I feels ya, if you're gonna tell me about the 5S show me the operating system because that is the only thing that is going to change. Some features...

102. bvalde09

Posts: 191; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

It really changessss everything !!!! Innovation

99. geniusjatt

Posts: 21; Member since: Oct 30, 2012

correct iphone 3s to 3gs there was no iphone 3s

91. mydi.maus unregistered

its probably real,..looks like a 4.7" inch.

92. MC1123

Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

4.5" would be a good size...bigger than that size is HUGE!

90. MC1123

Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

apple 5S with 4.5" screen... that will make apple iPhone comparable to huge android and now WP devices! really hoping (but with zero chance of bein greal) that iOS 7 will have a major revamp!! if apple wants to wow people and want to make itself relevant in the years to come! live widgets and a real homescreen would be nice...well atleast it has 3 homescreen + dock! and swipe up along with the dock will show the apps!

95. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

that would be cool to see an iphone closer to 5 inches - I wonder if their users would still complain about size then?

100. MC1123

Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

actually for me, 3.5" to 4.5" is normal... bigger than that is huge while smaller than that is tiny! i cant even text properly on my 4.3" phone...but still a good size...coz you can actually hold it and it will wont look rediculous is you're making a call! i dont think a lot of people complains about the current size of the iPhone! but it would be nice that the next iPhone (5S or 6 whatever) and the next iOS version to have a major revamp... yes, i believe steve jobs or people from apple that iOS isnt broken, and they say you dont need to fix what is isnt broken... but its really getting boring! while on android, yes it is very malicous (due to apps) but have some new or great improvements everytime there's a new version! so all i want for apple is to make some major revamp on iOS

89. Raymond_htc

Posts: 430; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

Its just another iPHONE 5.. NOT 5S....Only idiots will believe this.

88. bayusuputra

Posts: 963; Member since: Feb 12, 2012

Why would they go crazy for iP5S.. It will be the same like the iP5.. wanna look at the iP5S? take a look at iP5.. Want to look at iP6S? take a look at the iP6..

81. bojan

Posts: 188; Member since: Oct 06, 2012

apple should in introduce a fresh new OS its gettting boring many people leave for andriod 7 family members of mine left and went over to andriod they got bored of it. look how the shipping time went down to 4 days and also apple doesnt have limt of how many iphone you buy because no one in the us is buying it anymore people got bored of it. its the same old shit every year people got bored. whats good about andriod and windows is every year or two they have fresh os and apple doesnt thats why apple will lose many people in the coming years

94. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

yes, iOS needs a complete makeover....

78. amiaq

Posts: 509; Member since: Jun 30, 2012

s**t..I just had multiple orgasms looking at the new iphone

70. bluescreen

Posts: 154; Member since: Nov 22, 2012

a 6month turn around for phones...why so apple can stick u with 4-5minor upgrades just important enough to make u wanna switch phones??? i mean really i think its bad enough were locked into 2yr contracts and most companies relase a newer model a year later so ur stuck with almost a paper weight for another year....i say just stick with the yearly updates

68. antmiu2

Posts: 552; Member since: Jun 19, 2011

so as far as design all they'll change is some screws inside?.... typical

64. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

ok, everyone, be nice to APPLE now...

66. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

theres a differance between hating and attacking anyone who says anything that isnt hate for apple ( i refer you to my comments which are reasonable yet look at the hate) and been fair with your comments. face it android users on here love to moan and slate others, play the biased card every article that isnt focused on android or isnt praising android.

69. redmd

Posts: 1965; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

how's android mentioned in this article? your hate on android unimaginable

72. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

you should re-read, look on this article and look at all the android fans moaning and slating apple. if they hate that much why look on the apple articles and i dont hate android, you just dont like people saying the truth. to you android fans are perfect and always right. besides i have an android tab, why would i buy one if i hate them .....get your facts right before saying bs

83. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

You seem to be a bigger troll honestly. Should join PA team. Did you do a coun t of how many times you use the pharse "ANDROID FANS" in any of your posts. Grow up man instead of drooling. What you have and you don;t have is non verifiable. So just don;t yap you have android tab just to present yourself as a "balanced" person. The number of times ytou write "ANDROID FANS" is also "GENERALISING MILLIONS" and wonder why @MH lets you troll so much. Go ahead write a lengthy cr@p again in response to this :)

97. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

im sorry how dare i stat fact sthat the android fans are taking over the site and been disrespectful to everyone who use anything else. you show your true self too, i aint gonna bother wasting my words on those who's mind are closed to one os. you clas it as trolling only as its not in androids favor, your all transparent. grow up yourself kid

98. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

So your "opinion" is a "fact" and others are just "opinions". What a joke really and find it surprising MH seconding your opinion (oops fact in your opinion Surprising you didn't post a long enuff sermon that you are habitual of doing whenever it comes to tryin g to make some sense. What's your mental age?

107. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

yeah your not very good at trying to twist my words, especially when you have to add words to make it work. ive seen some onf your posts always commenting from a point of self superiority. ''What's your mental age?'' wow so how low does that make you, please you android lot love to team up its pretty sad enjoy your flase sense of belonging

116. phonemonkey

Posts: 168; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

i mean to be fair to the guy out of millions a large portion of them are going to share the same point of views and most of the ones that don't share the same point of view derrive their feelings from the same source the android experience so anyone that prefers android over ios and hates ios... well android fan


Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Soon or later people will realize and regret using this, time awaits!™®©

85. darkkjedii

Posts: 31798; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

That's true

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