Recently Leaked High Resolution Images Claim to Show iPhone 5S Display
A set of recently released high resolution images were posted on the web claiming to show a side-by-side comparison of the display assemblies for Apple’s iPhone 5 and a rumored next-generation model dubbed “iPhone 5S.” The photos come from FanaticFone
, which alleges to have gotten their hands on a sample of the iPhone 5S display assembly some months before analysts expect Apple to unveil the next-gen handset.
The high-resolution pictures come on the heels of an identical image previously revealed, which appears to match up with a supposed iPhone 5S “leaked” logic board. While the previous photos appear to be congruent with the latest imagery, it isn’t clear whether the display assembly is a production model, a prototype, or just a well-crafted mock-up.
The pictures recently released by FanaticFone
, while clear and unobstructed, are of unusually high quality with no shadows or digital artifacts. This means that photos’ metadata shows the picture were taken with a prosumer DSLR without flash, meaning an external lighting source such as a light box was used to capture the nearly flawless images. Assuming that the part is legitimate though, it appears as if Apple made only minor changes to the display assembly, with chassis anchor points, camera holes and even antenna plugs located in an identical spot. The most obvious difference between the two components is the flex cable that feeds information and power to the panel and touch data back to the handset.
As Apple’ annual refresh cycle is coming to the end, an increasing number of purported leaks are showing up online. Ultimately, we’ll have to wait and be patient to see what is true and what isn’t.