Leaked Images of Alleged iPhone 5S and iPhone 6 Components Surface
Although Apple’s iPhone 5 is still relatively new to store shelves, a French tech blog claims to have acquired photos of components destined not only the rumored iPhone 5S but the so-called iPhone 6 as well, with one of the models being speculated to launch in a matter of months. NoWhereElse.fr
recently published images of what it claims are loud speaker modules for the iPhone 5S and the iPhone 6. The images, according to the site, come from a source connected to an Apple supplier that makes the components.
The site is saying that Apple will deviate from its normal schedule of releasing one iPhone per year with the intention of rolling out as many as three iPhones in 2013. The iPhone 5S will allegedly serve as an incremental improvement on the iPhone 5, while the iPhone 6 will be a more substantial redesign, although no details were reported as to what the possible differences between the two might be. The third rumored iPhone model is supposedly what some are calling the iPhone Math, a larger-screen iPhone meant to give Apple a stake in the nascent but growing “phablet” market.
The pictured components, although out of focus, do bear a resemblance to the loud speaker unit from the iPhone 5, which the author of the report superimposed onto one photo for a comparison. Based purely off what we see in the pictures, it’s hard to say with certainty how likely they’ll end up inside a future Apple device. If the iPhone 5S and iPhone 6 do come out as described in the report though, it wouldn’t be the first time some components have been leaked prior to the release of an Apple device.
As of late, there seem to be many rumors about the Cupertino California company’s path in the next-generation lineup, despite the fact the previous iteration of the iPhone was released just a few months ago. This may be due to a response to analyst concerns that Apple must make a cheaper iPhone to compete in emerging markets. When asked about the possibility of such a thing, Cook said he wouldn’t go into Apple’s pricing strategy but that the company “[feels] great about the opportunity of getting products to customers.”
In the meantime, we’ll find out if the images end up being credible or not when more concrete information is released.