Mockups of the Apple iPhone 5C and Apple iPhone 5S are photographed with the Apple iPhone 5

Mockups of the Apple iPhone 5C and Apple iPhone 5S are photographed with the Apple iPhone 5
A published report out of Vietnam (where many great Apple iPhone leaks have taken place over the years) includes photographs of what are allegedly mockups of the low-cost Apple iPhone 5C and the next full-priced model, the Apple iPhone 5S, side-by-side. Some of the pictures include an Apple iPhone 5 which gives us an idea of what the Apple line up will look like over the next year. The Apple iPhone 5C will replace the Apple iPhone 4 as the entry-level version of the iPhone. The Apple iPhone 5 will replace the Apple iPhone 4S as the mid-range model while the new Apple iPhone 5S will become the high-end unit on Apple's smartphone roster.

Looking at the different variants of the phone, the Apple iPhone 5C has a decidedly lower-range look to it when compared to the other two versions, thanks to the plastic build. Apple is seeking to pick up its market share in emerging market countries with this model. Low-priced handsets like the Nokia Lumia 520 have been sizzling hot in  places like China, Africa and India where full-priced smartphones are too expensive for consumers to buy. A recent report from ABI Research forecasts that the number of sub $200 smartphones shipped globally will rise from 238 million this year to 758 million by 2018.

Looking at the Apple iPhone 5S, we can see the dual LED flash expected on the new model. The next full-priced iPhone is also rumored to include a 12MP camera, an upgraded processor and a fingerprint  scanner. Speculation has the two new models being introduced on September 18th with a launch 9 days later.

In case you can't tell the players without a scorecard, the Apple iPhone 5C is the plastic model, the Apple iPhone 5S has the


source: Tinthe (translated) via 9to5Mac, RedmondPie

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30 Comments

1. Jklaz

Posts: 159; Member since: Jul 01, 2013

They all look the same.. And have for quite a while

19. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Cook: this is iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c. Brain-wash people: wow look at that this is new iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c. Me: hmmmm what the hell they are talking about.

2. Dorothy69

Posts: 498; Member since: May 21, 2013

Yes, please, would an iPhone expert please explain to us which is which?? I only have one set of iBalls and they've just exploded from the pressure of trying to make a distinction; how do we know that Photoshop wasn't used here to mock-up the 5STd (or, whatever the current version is)??

9. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

The 5S has a larger opening for the flash (clearly seen in pics #1 and #2), because it supposedly has 2 LED flashes. I hope you and your iBalls fully recover from the explosion, Dorothy!

11. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

I'm no expert, but I believe the cheap-looking metal-backed one is the 5, the cheap, cheesy-looking pleather-backed one that looks like it has a weird applique on it is the 5S, and the ultra-cheap-looking wannabe-fisher-price-looking one in all white is the 5C. But yeah, they all look the same, and since most users put a fat ugly case on it so any distinction is irrelevant.

12. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2280; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

they're all overpriced piece of ijunk, just an "Apple" classic

23. Dorothy69

Posts: 498; Member since: May 21, 2013

OMG, why couldn't I see that!!?? Thanks, that makes all the sense in the world. Now I can put these pretty little pig tails to sleep (hope I don't have any dreams tonight) :D

25. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 2013

just sayin the pleathery one is the 5 in a case the other is the 5s and the cheapy 1 is the 5c

3. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

iPhone 5C will ruin the Apple "premium" name. http://i.imgur.com/oU5MkWY.gif

20. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Gif is funny dude

21. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

..........

24. Dorothy69

Posts: 498; Member since: May 21, 2013

Thanks, had to download that - scanning now!!

4. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

5S looks a tiny (1mm ?) bit thicker than the 5. IDK if these pics are legit. Stay tuned, only a bit more than a month until release of the real deal.

8. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

You can see on pic #5 that the iPhone 5 has some sort of skin/case on it, that could make up the bit of extra thickness.

5. SingDaFire

Posts: 74; Member since: Jun 21, 2013

Not gonna Work apple... Your entry level phone is still expensive compared to other phones.. So you know what Lumia sales and other entry and mid range level won't be affected.. Try harder...

6. GeekMovement unregistered

Instead of releasing a cheap iphone, they should have focused on improving the UI to make it fresh, new, and innovative. Cheap iphone is just ugly. and i can't tell which one is which either, but maybe it's the one the finger is pointing at on picture 5?

26. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 2013

dude thats what ios 7 is

27. TechDork

Posts: 404; Member since: May 10, 2010

He's coming out from under his rock, be nice..

7. clevername

Posts: 1436; Member since: Jul 11, 2008

I believe the one with the (p)leather back is the 5s. The 5 has an aluminum back. Simple.

10. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

That leather back is a skin on an iPhone 5. The 5S is the one with the differently-shaped camera flash.

30. clevername

Posts: 1436; Member since: Jul 11, 2008

ahhhh. makes sense. leather would be a nice premium feeling material though. too bad i don't plan on getting an iPhone for the foreseeable future.

13. Jklaz

Posts: 159; Member since: Jul 01, 2013

In all serious not trying to start a flame war.. A low cost plastic iPhone with its little square apps and very colorful girly Ios7 is going to look like a little kids toy.

16. a_merryman

Posts: 749; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

I think the 5C one will be popular with women and kids. Women b/c its fairly fashionable looking...especially if it comes in a bunch of different colors and those cool looking plastic cases. And kids b/c it will be so cheap for parents to get. iOS7 is a lot nicer than iOS6 though. A much more fresh and modern UI, while still being subtle enough to not alienate previous users...which they would have given more freedom with what you can do with it and added some more features....I miss swype

14. SleepingOz unregistered

Picture 4; premium aluminium!

15. darkkjedii

Posts: 31597; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Can't wait till they release the actual phones, these mockups are just that...mockups. This is like sugar to ants for the fanboy haters though, they can't resist these articles lol.

17. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Ummm. It is also like sugar to ants for the iFanboi community, too. Which is why PA posted the article.... Nothing like gaming the eyeball click metrics.

18. darkkjedii

Posts: 31597; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

C'mon Doug keep it real bro, camp android can't resist this stuff. Look at all the comments, 90%+ camp android.

28. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Are you saying that there are less than 10% of the PA members who are Apple fans???? Do you disagree with my claim that PA is gaming the eyeball metrics?

22. suneeboy

Posts: 201; Member since: Oct 02, 2012

I'm actually looking forward to the iPhone 5S and iOS7. I've been an Android user since the HTC EVO 4G released on Sprint a few years ago (switched from Blackberry). I switched and used the iPhone 4S for a few months, but jumped back on the Android ship when the Nexus 4 came out. I'm just looking for a change of pace. I may like it, and I may not like it, but ironic as this may sound, Apple offers something "different" for me at this point.

29. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

If you are looking for 'different', you might try WP8. That is waaaay more different than iOS.

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