New iPhone 5S leaks hint at A7 chip inside made by TSMC, more colors, and a tinted dual LED flash

New iPhone 5S leaks hint at A7 chip inside made by TSMC, more colors, and a tinted dual LED flash
A few snaps emerged the other day of the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5 front panels compared, as well as the back sides, then a corner shot where we could clearly see there will be a dual LED flash, if the pics turn out to be legit.

Now the assembled innards of an alleged iPhone 5S prototype have been snapped, and they reveal something we all expected will happen - a processor stamped with APL0698, indicating the next generation Apple A7 chip made by TSMC instead of Samsung might be inside, since the latest one A6X found in the iPad 4 is coded as APL5598.

Moreover, we get to see the dual LED flash up close and personal for the first time, and, as was rumored for a while, one of the lights is of different color, supposedly tinted to help with getting the perfect white balance measurements when fired. The nano SIM trays in multiple colors, unless they are of the affordable iPhone, and the other parts painted in blue, also indicate we might be seeing more colors than the traditional black and white scheme with the iPhone 5S.

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iPhone 5s
  • 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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31 Comments

1. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

Apple hasn't been doing a good job keeping their next handset in secret. We might even see the 5s weeks before its launch

3. MCrapp

Posts: 318; Member since: Apr 07, 2013

So now Iphone is even more Chinese! And more colourful?

41. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

More Chinese? How so? Fewer parts from Japan and Korea?

6. papss unregistered

So this A7 chip.. What's it based off of and do we know where it lies as far as performance?

8. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

They'll probably use a custom architecture that has "A15-class" performance. Typically they claim double the performance on both CPU and GPU for every new iteration of the Ax series. For the GPU they'll probably use multi-core PowerVR Rogue

24. Dorothy69

Posts: 498; Member since: May 21, 2013

It's based off of A6 and lies somewhere between the former and A8.

12. MachidoDen

Posts: 202; Member since: May 30, 2013

dont need

17. darkkjedii

Posts: 30836; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

When's the friggin launch date? I need mine Mr. Cook. And a note 3 while you're at it.

21. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

September, 2013 launch date for the iP5S. Sammy is going to do everything they can to pee in Timmy's bowl of Cheerios. Note III might even be shipping before iP5S ships. Stock up on popcorn and beer.

23. Dorothy69

Posts: 498; Member since: May 21, 2013

.... and, fasten your iSeatbelts; it's gonna be a bumpy ride!!

27. darkkjedii

Posts: 30836; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Lol exactly. I'm getn both Doug. What's your next device?

40. MistB

Posts: 581; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

The IPhone 5s with with IOS 7 is definitely my first choice but no longer interested in the Note 3 due to the reduced screen size, 5.7 inch to me means it will be exactly the same size as the note 2 and the multi tasking will be more or less the same and lame when you compare it to the Mega 6.3's bigger real estate screen. Wasted opportunity from a company constantly shooting themselves in the foot with disastrous decision making to the point I can't defend them, more excited to see what Nokia brings out in this category now.

42. darkkjedii

Posts: 30836; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Wow MistB that's deep. +1

43. belovedson

Posts: 1060; Member since: Nov 30, 2010

I just sold my iPhone five. It had probably the worst battery life out all modern (latest) lte enabled phones, and the screen responsiveness was atrocious. Swipes would not register correctly especially the lock-screen. The 5s will use even more battery and require even more charge, I say I will buy one only to sell it for $$$

22. Dorothy69

Posts: 498; Member since: May 21, 2013

This is just FAB-u-LOUS news!!! First, the colorfully new iOS 7 and, now, tinted LED (two of 'em, Auntie M')!! Oh I just can't wait for it to get here; why I'm so happy I could sing!!

25. davecann2

Posts: 460; Member since: Mar 15, 2011

iOS 7 is going to rock.... iPhone 5s is a bit of a let down =(

28. darkkjedii

Posts: 30836; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Stay tuned Dave

33. davecann2

Posts: 460; Member since: Mar 15, 2011

Yeah DK.... I know that Apple will have something great just around the corner (2014). My dilemma is that if I get the iPhone 5s then I have to wait 2yrs (contract) to get the iPhone that I have been waiting for! No matter what I am going to get the new iPhone.

34. darkkjedii

Posts: 30836; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Me too, and these alleged leaks prove nothing. Just wait till sept. bro

31. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

I personally am waiting to see how the iPhone 5S is going to perform. What is stopping me from thinking about getting an iPhone is iOS 7. I'm not a fan of all the colors of the rainbow on one screen (not making any attacks on homosexuals, just too many colors for my taste.)

35. darkkjedii

Posts: 30836; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I feel u Smurf, it's all about taste.

26. bootroot

Posts: 35; Member since: Sep 11, 2012

Iphone5 is fabulous, it plunge me instantly in deep sleeeeep So boring and lack of innovation....

29. darkkjedii

Posts: 30836; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

The fact that you bothered to post that shows that you're awake, and interested.

32. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Exactly haha. +1

30. Googler

Posts: 813; Member since: Jun 10, 2013

Looks like the same home button, just smaller bezel around it. If it's supposed to use biometrics, doesn't yield much information from image 5.

36. flynfree

Posts: 374; Member since: Jun 09, 2013

The cheapest and weakest version of cpu , I think.

37. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

looks the same and I'm guessing its not even quad core

38. Jelmer97

Posts: 3; Member since: Jun 24, 2013

It looks way too complicated for a good telephone.

39. AjaydeepSingh

Posts: 2; Member since: May 18, 2013

Waiting for iPhone 6.... Must be a revolution.... IPhone 5s isn't that impressive...

44. jacko1977

Posts: 428; Member since: Feb 11, 2012

pic #3 got marks already pic #6 if thats the home button hope sammy takes them to court ios still copying off android since android was developed first apple new ads iphone the same thing since iphone iphone we do tiny upgrades cause we know you still buy it

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