According to rumors, the next generation iPhone, unofficially dubbed iPhone 5S, is expected to look exactly like the iPhone 5.
MacRumors has just published what they claim are photos of the iPhone 5S, which seems to corroborate those rumors.
MacRumors has published photos of iPhone 5S’ interiors and the rear panel, which reveal the following details:
- The logic board looks exactly like the logic board that was seen in photos earlier in the week. It is slightly narrower than the logic board used in iPhone 5 and comes with a new layout for connectors and other components.
- The main chip has the Apple logo, but it hasn’t been labeled with an A-series name probably since it may be a prototype.
- MacRumors points out that the date code on the main chip reads 1234, which suggests that it was manufactured in 43rd week of 2012 (late October).
- The battery has a more recent Apple part number 616-0652 compared to the iPhone 5 battery, which has different part numbers including 616-0611 and 616-0613. More importantly, the battery has a capacity of 5.92 Whr compared to the 5.45 Whr capacity of the iPhone 5’s battery. It remains to be seen if the higher capacity battery will ultimately result in longer battery life.
- The photo of the rear panel shows a vertical pill-shaped window for the LED flash as opposed to a round window, which suggests that iPhone 5S could feature dual LED flash.
Apple is widely expected to unveil iPhone 5S alongside a cheaper iPhone around the September timeframe.