A case maker has created design schematics and 3D renders of iPhone 5S and the cheaper iPhone, showing the expected dimensions for the two devices. The schematics are based on the blueprints the company has received from its sources in Apple’s supply chain.
The blueprints, unsurprisingly, show the iPhone 5S having the same shape and size as the iPhone 5, but what’s revealing are the schematics for the “iPhone Lite,” a name given to the cheaper iPhone by the case maker.
The iPhone Lite is expected to be slightly wider and taller than the iPhone 5S. It is shown to have a thickness of 8.5mm, which is 0.8mm more than the iPhone 5’s thickness of 7.7mm. Unlike recent models, the cheaper iPhone would reportedly have rounded edges, as seen on the iPod touch.
If you have a look at the designs closely, you’ll notice that the volume buttons on the “iPhone Lite” are longer, pill-shaped, and not circular. A few months ago, we had posted an image of the budget iPhone’s alleged rear shell, which shares the same features shown in the designs here.
The LED flash on the iPhone 5S is pill-shaped, as opposed to circular, possibly hinting at a dual LED flash.
Case makers like to be prepared for new Apple hardware, so that they can have their accessories available for the new devices on launch day. It’s however important to note that case makers have been wrong on previous occasions about future iOS devices.
Rumors suggest that both these devices would be launched in the September-October timeframe.
Via: Apple Insider