iPhone 5

iPhone 5S Gunmetal parts appear in Japanese repair shop

iPhone 5S Gunmetal parts appear in Japanese repair shop

Though it's not quite as likely that we'd find official Apple-made hardware leaked to a Japan-based parts replacement store as it would one in China, today's appearance of a Gunmetal-colored iPhone 5S SIM-tray is intriguing all the same. What we're seeing here is a series of comparison shots of this Gunmetal color (not black, but darker than the white iPhone 5) near the iPhone 5's two color iterations. This would be the fourth color iPhone 5S tray to have appeared in the past month.

Continue Reading

Gold iPhone 5S hardware dummy appears aside standard black and white

Gold iPhone 5S hardware dummy appears aside standard black and white

This week we've heard more than one unofficial confirmation that the iPhone 5S would be launched with three color models - and today we're seeing the whole lot. According to sources - the anonymous kind - speaking on the iPhone 5S launch coming up soon (as soon as September 10th, as it were), the device is set to be sent out in white, black, and gold. This third color option is not likely to be gold the same way a golden pirate coin is gold, instead appearing much closer to a Champagne in tone.

Continue Reading

New iPhones ship in September: “high-end and low-end”

New iPhones ship in September: “high-end and low-end”

In the midst of the unofficial confirmations of both the iPhone and the iPad appearing soon in reboots at a single Apple event comes an assembly line tip that two iterations of the iPhone will ship in September. This suggestion comes from the Wall Street Journal seeing word from people familiar with the matter speaking on Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., this group supposedly acting as assembler of two iPhone models. This report suggests that a high-end version of the iPhone will be joined by a low-end version of the iPhone in September.

Continue Reading

Gold iPhone 5S looks a September 10 lock-in

Gold iPhone 5S looks a September 10 lock-in

Apple's iPhone 5S will almost certainly come in a gold or champagne finish, multiple sources have confirmed with insiders familiar with the next-gen iOS 7 flagship smartphone, describing the finish as "elegant" rather than gaudy. After reports over the weekend of a new color option for the iPhone 5S alongside the existing black and silver, and chatter of leaked parts earlier this month, now AllThingsD claims its moles have told it to "think champagne, not ingot" about the third hue, which will be paired with a white fascia. However, the gold iPhone 5S isn't solely about a new color, with long-standing talk of fingerprint biometrics expected to culminate in a new push for smartphone security in iOS 7 and beyond.

Continue Reading

iPhone 5S gold edition surfaces in France

iPhone 5S gold edition surfaces in France

In the array of photos of the iPhone 5S that've we've seen over the past few weeks, one set of "Champagne" or otherwise gold-colored parts have appeared: today we can make that two. What's appearing to be a set of gold iPhone 5S parts have arrived at Mac Boutique where they've suggested the device to have its logos "blurred" for one reason or another - in other words: they're deliberately edited out. These parts appear to match leaks of this next-generation device we've seen in silver and black as recent as early this week.

Continue Reading

iPhone 5S and pink 5C aim to prove falsehood of early leaks

iPhone 5S and pink 5C aim to prove falsehood of early leaks

This week a fellow by the name of Skyline O (translated) has spoken up on the possibility of Apple's next-generation iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C (plastic) having their specifications leaked early. In Chinese forum WeiPhone, Skyline not only lies out the map on how and where early mock-up models for Apple's smartphones were turned into the mock-ups you've seen in tech news over the past few weeks, but takes new photos of a couple he's got on-hand, including a plastic iPhone in pink!

Continue Reading

iPhone 5S parts arrive upstream: minor feature changes in order

iPhone 5S parts arrive upstream: minor feature changes in order

Again the iPhone 5S appears to be hitting the parts community internationally and again we're treated to an up-close look at how little the device will be changing from one generation to the next. What you're about to see is a set of spare parts appearing in stock at parts source TVC Mall, they suggesting said parts are all officially source (OEM originals, that is). While you're perfectly willing to take this report with a grain of salt, know this: the hardware bits and pieces here do indeed appear to line up exceedingly well with past leaks.

Continue Reading

iPhone event September 10th: unofficial confirmations flow in

iPhone event September 10th: unofficial confirmations flow in

Today a one-word "yep" confirmation (unofficial, though it is) appeared for a September 10th, 2013 Apple event that'll almost certainly unveil the next iPhone. This event date was first reported this weekend by AllThingsD, they having received an anonymous tip from someone with knowledge of the matter. Today this "next iPhone at a special event on Sept. 10" has been confirmed with that single word by Jim Dalrymple of The Loop.

Continue Reading

iPhone 5S camera teased by black bar hardware

iPhone 5S camera teased by black bar hardware

In a set of photos from what appears to be a factory floor the iPhone 5S has been teased with two iterations: one a single-LED flash, another with a dual-LED flash. This is indicated by a single circle hole or a bit more of an oval, here showing the next-generation iPhone to be working with the same configuration we've seen in dummy models over the past two days. This leak comes from C Tech, a leakster of some note with sources in Vietnam and throughout China.

Continue Reading

iPhone 5S fingerprint scanner may be this year’s show-stopping feature

iPhone 5S fingerprint scanner may be this year’s show-stopping feature

Where with the iPhone 4S came Apple's re-application of the personal assistant software Siri, it's been re-tipped this week that the iPhone 5S will be coming with a fingerprint scanner. This word comes from future-telling analyst Ming-Chi Kuo from KGI Securities, a fellow known for his prophesy-telling tips on soon-to-exist Apple products. This suggestion of a fingerprint scanner up front of the iPhone 5S lines up well with Apple's acquisition of Authentec just over a year ago.

Continue Reading