Leaked pics claim to be the iPhone 5S with curved display

Leaked pics claim to be the iPhone 5S with curved display
Okay, let's just get it out of the way right from the start: we are very doubtful that these images are legit, so we'd rather tackle this from a "would you be happy if it turned out to be real?" type of perspective. A couple of pics have come out that claim to be the iPhone 5S, although to us it looks more like a black Nokia Lumia 920 complete with a curved display.

There are a few things about these pics that jump out as trouble for us as far as believing they are real. First, it doesn't look like the iPhone 5. Apple may be leaving behind the yearly release cycle, but there's no indication it's going to start changing the hardware design of the S model releases. Second, even if Apple was going to change the design, there is no home button. Sure, there have been rumors that Apple would be changing the home button a bit, but we can't imagine Apple would remove it all together. Second, while the curved display looks great with the edge to edge design, it doesn't match the aspect ratio of previous iPhones, which would force developers to once again update apps for a new layout. Lastly, there is just something about the Apple logo on the back that doesn't look right. 

All that said, what if this were real (even though it almost certainly isn't)? Given the rumors that Apple is working on a deeper redesign of iOS, what would you say to a new iPhone that updated both the hardware and software design fairly dramatically?

source: GSM Arena via pocketnow

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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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57 Comments

1. StevenFranklin

Posts: 22; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

tha hell?

11. Johnnokia

Posts: 1158; Member since: May 27, 2012

It even looks so ugly. But I so doubt they would change the design

36. doejon

Posts: 411; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

hahaha if this device is the real iphone i hope the other will sue apple for the sharp corners

18. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2362; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

It's Nokia 920... Big fail

26. eisenbricher

Posts: 973; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

Just look at the shadow below. Totally fake render.

45. HäckeMáte

Posts: 168; Member since: Feb 28, 2012

El Capitan Obviousooo!!

33. valapsp

Posts: 565; Member since: Aug 12, 2011

U OK?

43. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

crap...

50. cheetah2k

Posts: 2288; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

Re-branded nokia?

2. Android4u

Posts: 456; Member since: Aug 16, 2012

Damn. That's the ugliest concept for a phone that I've seen. That curved back looks so much better on the lumia!

3. Xolar

Posts: 57; Member since: Apr 02, 2013

it's ugly! but the good thing is that they are redesigning iOS! hooray for that

6. Android4u

Posts: 456; Member since: Aug 16, 2012

Let's just see about that .

4. fistigons

Posts: 368; Member since: Feb 11, 2012

So this is what a Lumia and iPhone baby would look like.

10. Android4u

Posts: 456; Member since: Aug 16, 2012

Not even. The iPhone's genes brought out the worse of this fake photo

24. quakan

Posts: 1419; Member since: Mar 02, 2011

or iPhone nano

27. TBomb

Posts: 1632; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

looks like a nano to me

5. Timmehor

Posts: 599; Member since: Mar 09, 2013

Fake. Simply that.

7. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Ooooo........curved display....... THIS THING SUCKS!

12. Timmehor

Posts: 599; Member since: Mar 09, 2013

Seriously is everything that is Apple sucks to you? It's most definitely a fake but c'mon give phones a chance, don't judge because its Apple. Thats just dumb and narrow minded. The Nokia Lumia's have curved displays, OH NO, that means they "SUCK".

13. Timmehor

Posts: 599; Member since: Mar 09, 2013

Maybe your not that smartphone open minded person I thought you were.

19. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Dude, I know this will be fake, and you know why I said this thing sucks? Not because its Apple, don't forget, just look at it's back, its curved, remember Sony phones have curved back, and curved display is from Samsung. Why Apple likes to sue, because Apple thinks that other manufacturers copied the design from them. Now, iPhone with curved display and back, you know Sony and Samsung can sue Apple for that. I'm a smartphone open minded person, I respect every smartphone manufacturers, and I don't hate Apple, I just don't like them. :(

23. Timmehor

Posts: 599; Member since: Mar 09, 2013

:/ Everything you say seems to be blatantly negative.

56. bobolicious

Posts: 19; Member since: Jan 20, 2013

The truth hurts... well said xperia

8. Tyrexl050

Posts: 19; Member since: Nov 11, 2011

looks more like Ipod than an Iphone.

15. jphillips63

Posts: 253; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

damn what do you think the Iphone is? Honestly it's an Ipod with a radio installed. Apple really does have folks brainwashed.

25. quakan

Posts: 1419; Member since: Mar 02, 2011

Same could be said about Android phones if you took the radio out too.

57. bobolicious

Posts: 19; Member since: Jan 20, 2013

iphone makes you buy special cords and special things that only work on apple products, as well as other things like not being able to change sd cards or battery, Not to mention the high price when they come out. And those are just some of the reasons why people dislike apple. most android phones are interchaingeable as in chargers, you can remove the batteries, sd cards ect... ect... 90% of the apps are FREE the list goes on and on. Thats my personal reasons why i like android better.

9. JC557

Posts: 1925; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

So it appears they are trying to turn their 5th gen iPod Nano into a phone... using a curved display innovated by someone else. Of course this is most likely fake.

14. Gsmalltheway

Posts: 277; Member since: Aug 15, 2009

totally looks like a lumia 920 and a sony ion had a baby

16. BadAssAbe

Posts: 508; Member since: Apr 22, 2011

I find it funny how people are looking forward to the new iOS redesign, Look at how the great redesigned iPhone5 looks LOL " Its longer, ohh, ahh"

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