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  • 'iPhone 5S' Prototype Points to Purported Design Changes


    Several weeks ago we first began hearing rumblings across the Asian supply chain that Apple is preparing an iPhone 5 refresh likely to be branded the 'iPhone 5S.' And now we're starting to see images that just might back up this suggestion.

    Assuming, of course, that these purported shots of the Phone 5S are legitimate, we can tell that some minor changes to the internal design of the smartphone are coming in the next upgrade.

    French news site Nowhereelse.fr, which obtained the photos, presents an iPhone 5 and iPhone 5S side by side. In the comparison we can see a tiny tweaked design that is perhaps most noticeable based on the different placement of screws. While it's impossible to assess what improved hardware features will separate the iPhone 5S from the current model, it should be noted that this image could be of a prototype for the iPhone 5 before tweaks were made ahead of the device's massive production last summer.

    All told, a growing number of analysts and market watchers now believe that Apple may soon begin upgrading the iPhone more than once a year with most improvements concentrated on performance rather than aesthetics.

    Source: Nowhereelse.fr
    This article was originally published in forum thread: 'iPhone 5S' Prototype Points to Purported Design Changes started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 47 Comments
    1. ohthatguyagain's Avatar
      ohthatguyagain -
      Sorry guys, but this one is a painfully obvious photoshopped image.
    1. mustard05's Avatar
      mustard05 -
      Quote Originally Posted by ohthatguyagain View Post
      Sorry guys, but this one is a painfully obvious photoshopped image.
      Do you think they care?
    1. shigh's Avatar
      shigh -
      Yea do u think i care?
    1. mustard05's Avatar
      mustard05 -
      I don't think anyone cares.
    1. csglinux's Avatar
      csglinux -
      Still, it's pretty much a certainty that there will be a 5S. It'll be interesting to see how the 5S sells. I'm sure many people bought the iPhone 5 expecting there'd eventually be a jailbreak released for it. When that doesn't happen, how many people will go and buy another iPhone, just to put it in a drawer, waiting for the "inevitable, imminent" jailbreak?...
    1. lukeyb's Avatar
      lukeyb -
      Whats this? The iPhone 5minssincethelastone
    1. Silverado1987's Avatar
      Silverado1987 -
      Quote Originally Posted by csglinux View Post
      Still, it's pretty much a certainty that there will be a 5S. It'll be interesting to see how the 5S sells. I'm sure many people bought the iPhone 5 expecting there'd eventually be a jailbreak released for it. When that doesn't happen, how many people will go and buy another iPhone, just to put it in a drawer, waiting for the "inevitable, imminent" jailbreak?...
      I didn't buy an iphone 5 cause of the jailbreak. The jailbreak is an added bonus. My i5 is awesome.
    1. Jj2345's Avatar
      Jj2345 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Silverado1987 View Post
      I didn't buy an iphone 5 cause of the jailbreak. The jailbreak is an added bonus. My i5 is awesome.
      I did,if there's no more jailbreaks I'm gonna stay with my iPhone 5 til further notice.
    1. iRevival's Avatar
      iRevival -
      Aren't the gsm and CDMA versions different? Haven't seen the inside of the CDMA version yet
    1. Tucnepo's Avatar
      Tucnepo -
      I miss my jailbroken i4 on 5.1.1. Upgrading is not worth it
    1. GenesisDH's Avatar
      GenesisDH -
      Quote Originally Posted by iRevival View Post
      Aren't the gsm and CDMA versions different? Haven't seen the inside of the CDMA version yet
      No, the iPhone 4 versions were different, but the 4S and 5 have the same internals and all.
    1. mustard05's Avatar
      mustard05 -
      I actually never upgrade until a J/B is released. Mywi all the way. I am grandfathered in with unlimited. No sense in having a phone I can't tether with for free.
    1. hogcia's Avatar
      hogcia -
      Something tells me I'm not upgrading next year.
    1. tdawg3000's Avatar
      tdawg3000 -
      this could also might be the "more affordable" iphone redesign?
      Apple, iPhone and iPad News | ModMyi - Improvement in iPhone 5 Production Expects to Boost Apple’s Profitability
      Just speculation of course
    1. Bloodwork's Avatar
      Bloodwork -
      Another incremental change for the iPhone, since the iPhone 4. Is Apple running out of new ideas?
    1. docmagoo2's Avatar
      docmagoo2 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Bloodwork View Post
      Another incremental change for the iPhone, since the iPhone 4. Is Apple running out of new ideas?
      People are still buying them by the truckload....
    1. Dranon's Avatar
      Dranon -
      Quote Originally Posted by mustard05 View Post
      I actually never upgrade until a J/B is released. Mywi all the way. I am grandfathered in with unlimited. No sense in having a phone I can't tether with for free.
      Cant believe you have not been caught tethering yet! It seems everyone I know myself included have been caught and slammed into a 3gb or 5gb with tethering plan!
    1. mvangogh's Avatar
      mvangogh -
      Quote Originally Posted by Dranon View Post
      Cant believe you have not been caught tethering yet! It seems everyone I know myself included have been caught and slammed into a 3gb or 5gb with tethering plan!
      i've got the same using pdanet and haven't had a problem. still on unlimited.
    1. Silverado1987's Avatar
      Silverado1987 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Dranon View Post
      Cant believe you have not been caught tethering yet! It seems everyone I know myself included have been caught and slammed into a 3gb or 5gb with tethering plan!
      I can't believe they would switch your plans. Well I can actually. My AT&T seen how much data I was using coming off an unlimited and put me in a 10gb a month plan for no additional charge
    1. RokeSmoreMeefer's Avatar
      RokeSmoreMeefer -
      Quote Originally Posted by Dranon View Post
      Cant believe you have not been caught tethering yet! It seems everyone I know myself included have been caught and slammed into a 3gb or 5gb with tethering plan!
      I'm also still grandfathered into an unlimited plan (AT&T) and tether with MyWi on my i4. They don't seem to care unless your usage becomes ridiculous. It may also be that our account is over 10 years old and they don't want to lose us to Verizon.