iPhone 5, 5S and 5C sit for a family portrait, alleged pricing also leaks out

iPhone 5, 5S and 5C sit for a family portrait, alleged pricing also leaks out

The Chinese Twitter-equivalent,Weibo, has been a gold mine of intel on a plethora of smart devicesso far, and this trend shows no signs of slowing down. That's notsurprising in the slightest, considering that many smartphone OEMshave been taking advantage of China's lower overall labor andproduction costs, allowing for a number of plant workers to get theirhands on the new goodies prior to an official launch.



Of course, whether the above is thestory of today's leak is unknown. That being said, a family photo hasbeen outed on Weibo, giving us yet another peek at what's to comefairlysoon, if reports are to be trusted. Showcasing the iPhone 5 and5S, the author of the snaps hasn't forgotten to include the lastsibling – the iPhone 5C.



The upcoming iPhone 5S is seencompared directly with the iPhone 5, and you'll probably notice thealleged dual-LED flash and the slight redesign it has commanded uptop.



Almost simultaneously, regularleakster CTech has outed the expected initial pricing of both theiPhone 5S and 5C referring to a report by the Chinese Ministry ofAudit. The price of the flagship iPhone 5S has been pegged at 5599yuan, or about $915. Similarly steep is the tag that price-consciousChinese consumers will find attached to the iPhone 5C – 3399 yuan,or about $555. Alongside pricing, a bunch of specs for the iPhone 5Shave also been seemingly confirmed:



  • A 12-megapixel camera; f/2.0 aperture

  • Improved, but unspecified front shooter

  • Fingerprint sensor doubles up as a Home button

  • NFC

  • Rumored golden color variant confirmed once again

As always, be advised that while aresourceful corner of the web, information posted on Weibo is by nomeans on the money, much less official.




source: Weibo [1], [2]

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79 Comments

1. darkkjedii

Posts: 31625; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I want the one in the middle.

2. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

It does the same thing and looks identical to the one on the left.

4. darkkjedii

Posts: 31625; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

So what. I want the one in the middle. Go jump on some android articles, get lost. Not interested in silly fanboy chatter.

7. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

People cried about how the S4 used the same design scheme as the S3 but nobody cares that the iphone 5s is a direct copy. They look identical.

12. sum182

Posts: 229; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

What are you talking about? Theres another flash on the back...not identical....Anyways, interesting they decided to throw NFC into the 5S after all, wonder what they're gonna use it for besides the bs patent they applied for....Bump (think that was the app?) is gonna become obsolete now, since contact card transfer is easily achievable with nfc.

24. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

"What are you talking about? Theres another flash on the back...not identical..." Please, tell me that it was a sarcasm? :D

13. addicted2088

Posts: 58; Member since: Sep 25, 2012

I think the problem there is that Samsung's design isn't an attractive one for many, so seeing it used again and again gets old. I don't like it either (Samsung's design is the only issue I have with their phones, along with TouchWiz), and it's okay if the same Lumia design continues forever, or even Apple's, but not Samsung's. :P

30. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

I also don't like Samsung's design, in my opinion iPhone design looks better.

36. Jason2k13

Posts: 1471; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

whats wrong with samsung design? they feel comfortable to the hands and pockets, and making a big screen on a small body. Theres nothing wrong with samsung design, haters and trolls just talk bad about it because its the no.1 selling phone and very popular. But i do agree they should change the material to glass or aluminium, to try something different.

16. scott5626

Posts: 49; Member since: Sep 01, 2009

If it's not broke...every "S" revision of apples iPhones are the same outwardly. It's just the guts that are updated.

21. darkkjedii

Posts: 31625; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Please tell him that again, so he gets it.

43. sats.mine2k4

Posts: 208; Member since: Aug 10, 2012

Hey their is an additional flash and the apple logo is "WHITE" man... innovation from a different planet....LOL;)

52. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

What do you mean "nobody cares that the iPhone 5S is a direct copy"? Every Android fanboy in the world has been screaming about it for the last five years. It's pretty much been their number-one criticism.

20. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

darkkjedii, there is no need for insulting, he just said that they look identical. And looking to thumbs up, seems that people agree with him same as I. :)

23. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

They are identical designs if you deny it you must be blind.

25. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

I agree with your comment #2.

33. quadrazeus

Posts: 359; Member since: May 03, 2013

*Fandroids agree with him, not people.

54. darkkjedii

Posts: 31625; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

No disrespect intended to you or shatter, but please see post #4

55. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

I don't have anything against this part: "So what. I want the one in the middle." But everything after that was rude and insulting.

29. shamashu9

Posts: 142; Member since: Jun 10, 2013

Why does apple allow the leak images before the official announcement? Why don't they sue these leaker just like what they did to the apple employee who leaf his phone in the bar.

32. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Maybe because Apple can't find responsible person and prove that he or she did that.

78. sean2e

Posts: 2; Member since: Aug 25, 2013

Because they can't be traced.... Theres hundreds of thousands Foxconn employees, they might send the image to a mate then on and on.... Plus suing a leaker before a product revile confirms its legit and not a fake mock up.

49. Pancoon

Posts: 42; Member since: Jul 05, 2013

LOL, you sir made me laugh.

28. shamashu9

Posts: 142; Member since: Jun 10, 2013

Why does apple allow the leak images before the official announcement? Why don't they sue these leaker just like what they did to the apple employee who leaf his phone in the bar.

77. jaychildz

Posts: 144; Member since: May 31, 2013

The one on the left is a dummy phone

60. CtK4949

Posts: 35; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

Which one is in the middle?? The "new" one or the old one??

76. WakaFlakaD

Posts: 576; Member since: Apr 30, 2011

Even though the iPhone seem like an old news, but I am still excited for the upcoming one!

3. bucky

Posts: 3795; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

I can't wait to see what they do to the camera tbh. I have started taking more and more pics with my iPhone 5 and I love them. A bigger battery would be nice too. As for speed, I never see my iPhone 5 lag anyways so no big deal.

5. darkkjedii

Posts: 31625; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Same here. 100% agreed.

9. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

Your right. Apple definitely know well how to optimize hardware to work well with softwear. and iPhone 5 camera still is one of the best on market. And it will get even better on new iPhone 5s.

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