Leaked Component Pics Show iPhone 5S Goes for the Gold
One week from today, Apple will kick off its annual WWDC and present iOS 7 for the world to see. Although new hardware isn't expected to take the stage during Apple CEO Tim Cook's keynote, new image leaks hitting the web Monday are generating more buzz about the iPhone 5S.
Surfacing hours ago on Chinese site Weibo, new component images of Apple's forthcoming iPhone 5S purportedly show that the next-gen device will be available in a multitude of colors (as previously rumored) that will include gold.
For now, color is about as much as the blogosphere has to buzz about in light of the sobering fact that the overwhelming evidence - including these and other leaked shots of the power button, SIM card tray, etc. - indicates that the iPhone 5S will not deliver a significant redesign over the iPhone 5.
Although the internal components will naturally be upgraded for the 5S, there are very few elements pertinent to aesthetics to get charged up about, with the exception of the perpetually-mounting piles of clues hinting at a broad spectrum of color options.
As of this writing, most analysts, supply chain sources, and market watchers believe Apple will unveil and launch its iPhone 5S in September.