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 inches
    1136 x 640 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera)
    1.2 MP front
  • Hardware Apple A7, 1GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, not expandable
  • Battery 1570 mAh
  • OS iOS 12.x

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