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Huge iPhone 5S Leak: Is This What the New iPhone Will Look Like?

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After conflicting reports and leaks in the past, this huge recent leak of the iPhone 5S could give insight into what Apple may introduce in the fall for its next generation flagship. A self-proclaimed insider had posted a series of images of the iPhone 5S’s housing, shown wrapped in plastic. The images could have been images taken from inside Apple manufacturing partner Foxconn’s factory.

The color of the housing for the iPhone shown is pictured in silver.

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READ: iPhone 5S: What to Expect This Fall

More recently, there have been mixed reports on the true specs of the iPhone 5S. While most observers believe that the “S” generation refresh will offer a modest boost to the internals of the device while at the same time keeping the same hardware design, a few recent reports have popped up in the last few weeks suggesting that the iPhone 5S may go with a larger 4.3-inch display, a 0.43-inch increase in the diagonal measurement of the screen from the iPhone 5. From the leaked images, it doesn’t appear that this would be the case, according to a report published on BGR

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According to the specs published by C Technology on Chinese site Weibo, the phone would utilize a 4-inch display with Sharp’s IGZO technology that will help conserve battery life. The resolution will remain consistent with the iPhone 5, meaning the iPhone 5S will have a 4-inch Retina Display. The smartphone will be powered by a slightly faster Apple A6 ARM processor, a quad-core SGX-554MP4 graphics, and 2 GB of RAM.

READ: Hands-on with IGZO at CES 2013

Though the radio is said to be an upgraded LTE chip, it’s uncear if the upgrade will deliver any noticeable performance boosts to upload and download speeds for U.S. users.

The report mentions that the device would have a 12-megapixel camera with dual-LED flash.

What’s interesting is that C Technology claims that the iPhone 5S will include NFC and a fingerprint scanner. We’ve been hearing of Apple filing for patent applications regarding the fingerprint scanner, and a recent patent would have the scanner, designed by the AuthenTec security firm that Apple had acquired, integrated into the touchscreen, rather than concealed under the home button as early rumors suggested.

The NFC inclusion may be surprising considering Apple had found ways to implement features that other hardware rivals had leaned on NFC to deliver. Instead of using a mobile wallet that relies on the near field communications technology, Apple’s Passbook application uses barcodes. Rather than the tap-to-share feature of NFC, Apple is using AirDrop as a protocol for WiFi sharing. These workarounds and software that Apple had developed would allow users, vendors, and partners to use existing hardware in their workflow without requiring them to purchase new equipment. For example, vendors could use existing barcode scanners for Passbook payments, rather than having to purchase a new NFC scanner.

READ: 5 iPhone 5S Features We Want

Tech enthusiast in Silicon Valley enjoying the possibilities of ubiquitous connectivity, information sharing, and collaboration enabled by mobile broadband. You can contact Chuong on Twitter @chuongvision or search +chuongvision on Google+.

15 Comments

  1. sarah

    07/19/2013 at 5:55 am

    omg the suspense is killing me. i just cant wait anymore!!! im gna preorder my 5s asap !

  2. IOU812

    07/19/2013 at 7:31 am

    Looks the same to me as the 5?? I will pass not a apple junky anyways!!

    • sarah

      07/19/2013 at 7:33 am

      youre rite so far. but we wont really know for sure until apple confirms something, peace :)

      • IOU812

        07/20/2013 at 7:49 am

        Finally I agree with you:)) until launch day or confirms I agree there 100% it’s just rumor mill again time just to get our nervs going Sarah ..like they do every year!!

        • sarah

          07/21/2013 at 6:29 am

          yep so true :) ive been reading so many different rumours its like i hav a permanent hedache lol and until apple confirms the new iphone my hedaches not going anyway lol btw im so glad we finally agreed on one thing hehehe :):):) peace

          • IOU812

            07/21/2013 at 2:51 pm

            Cool :))))) we came to peace MUCH better I will be honest I would like to see a iPhone screen at least 5 inche screen and a different UI aka new settings and look a total overhaul!! It’s been the same since 2007 and I think it’s way over due for apple, if they don’t I think they are done with??? There are too much competition out there and options people are leaning away from apple sinc iPhone 5 release.. If Steve jobs was still here this would have happen I’m sure of I remember the 4S was the iPhone 5 rumor back in 2011 or late 2010 just before he passed away.. And Tim cook blew it?? But R.I.P. Steve your missed and needed!!

    • Eric

      07/29/2013 at 10:57 am

      How about you learn how to spell before you bash anything, ya tool. Wow. Check yourself before you wreck yourself, sir.

      • BL

        07/30/2013 at 9:33 am

        Apple is still behind (spell check).

  3. Tony

    07/19/2013 at 9:53 am

    Dont expect anythng diffrnt,look at iphone 4n 4s..soo it the same thg slight upgrade..

    • IOU812

      07/20/2013 at 7:52 am

      All S are just slight upgrades yep!! 3GS 4S now 5S

  4. JumbaLumber

    07/21/2013 at 6:04 am

    The look and feel of the iphone is sublime, everything else is just meh…it was cool when they were the only ones doing it, but now they’ve sorta fallen behind. I have an android and just keep waiting and hoping for Apple to step up their game so I can switch over.

  5. Hrm Felix Caraballo III

    07/23/2013 at 8:08 am

    Sometimes I wonder… If I want something that looks like an Android, I would just switch to an Android… I like the way the iPhone is. I appreciate the hardware upgrades that improve the functionality of the phone, but I wouldn’t like to switch the feel of the phone or have a mini iPad that rings in my pocket. For me, iPhone is perfect the way it is. Once again, if anyone is unhappy with the way the iPhone is, just get another phone, there are others who are happy with the way the iPhone is.

  6. BL

    07/30/2013 at 9:31 am

    Galaxy Note 3 ftw.

  7. Chris

    08/09/2013 at 8:08 am

    I used to be an Apple fan. With my new acquisitions of S4 and a S4 mini, the cost, performance, wider integration, and the new Version 3 Tab coming, a great integrated platform will be up, and thank goodness to be away from Apples closed circles. I am going to change all my phones/Pads to Samsung. HTC’s One is also very cool – but there is no backup service in South Africa.

  8. Getger

    08/29/2013 at 7:35 pm

    I love my apple iPhone

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