Now that we have gotten the iOS 7 rumors out of the way, it's time that the rumor mill sets its sight on the upcoming iPhone. Over time, we have come across a good deal of concepts and leaked parts of the next-gen iPhone, which is speculated to be the iPhone 5S. But now, we are getting a good look at what is purported to be the entire iPhone 5S handset.
MacRumors has managed to get their hands on some images that show both the interior and rear shell of the upcoming iPhone 5S. The device in the image carries the same redesigned logic board which have been floating earlier this week, which brings credence to the possibility that this is indeed a new iPhone.
The published alleged photos of iPhone 5S reveal some interesting details:
- The logic board appears to be similar to the photos that appeared earlier this week, only with a narrower profile and new connector layouts and other components.
- The main chip has the Apple logo embedded in it but it has been labeled as an A-series which could indicate that it's a prototype.
- The date code on the main chip reads "1234". This could signify that the chip has been manufactured in the 43rd week of 2012, which makes it fall on late October last year.
- Compared to the iPhone 5 battery, the battery in the image contains a more recent Apple part number, which is 616-0652. The iPhone 5 part numbers includes 616-0611 and 616-0613.
- Another important detail is the battery capacity. The battery in the image has a capacity of 5.92 Whr. Comparing it to the iPhone 5's 5.45 Whr capacity, this could indicate that this is indeed an upgrade, which could result to longer battery life.
- The rear panel reveals a vertical pill-shaped window for the LED flash instead of a round-shaped one. This could mean that the iPhone 5S may have a dual-LED feature.
Apple is expected to launch the iPhone 5S around the September time-frame. If the rumors turned out to be true, it will launch alongside a budget iPhone which will come in many different color options. [via MacRumors]Contact Us for News Tips, Corrections and Feedback