Apple leaks continue, prototype iPhone 5S case spotted

It’s only been a few months since the iPhone 5 was released but we’re already talking about the next version of Apple’s phone: the iPhone 5S.

ETradeSupply has posted some images of what may actually be the upcoming 5S. The website says it believes this to be the case due to 2 reasons: first of all the part number on the case has an “X” which is indicative of a prototype and second there are some differences in the positioning of the screws inside the case when compared to the iPhone 5.

Of course there's no way to tell if this is real. The images might actually show a prototype of the iPhone 5 but if these images are real they might also substantiate another rumor that says the next iPhone will be launched earlier than expected, meaning Apple will not respect their usual autumn launch schedule.

Are you folks excited about this? Let us know in the comments below.

Source: ETradeSupply via: BGR | Images via ETradeSupply

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Just got the Iphone5 2 weeks ago. I know many will complain about this refresh cycle but so what. I love my phone. its great. can communicate with my gf all the time, play my games, and fits in my pocket. Small tweaks would not stir up anything for me.

I will love to have a WPhone, right now i have at home an iPhone5 and a GS3 (my brotherĀ“s one)... God, i really love the Industrial design on the iphone, and how DAMN FAST it is. I have it for sell because in southamerica people pays TOP DOLLAR for iPhones.
Right now using a BB curve (from work) but when i come back to europe in a couple of months will front the though decision of a WPhone over the iPhone5... Will be very though.
So far, i find product by apple the best bang/bling for the buck.

iguanas said,
I will love to have a WPhone, right now i have at home an iPhone5 and a GS3 (my brotherĀ“s one)... God, i really love the Industrial design on the iphone, and how DAMN FAST it is. I have it for sell because in southamerica people pays TOP DOLLAR for iPhones.
Right now using a BB curve (from work) but when i come back to europe in a couple of months will front the though decision of a WPhone over the iPhone5... Will be very though.
So far, i find product by apple the best bang/bling for the buck.

Huh? Come again?

Seriously? Like seriously? Why are we so eager to read leak news? Why is it so important to know what it will look like. Every other news channel is trying to leak some "news" first. These are not news. These are rumors. I don't even know why I am writing this :-/

No matter what Apple makes, people will buy. The iPhone haters can only dream about a Windows phone being as successful.

Maybe because the iPhone is a very solid product, people enjoy how iOS work and find the design amazing. So far everyone who held my iPhone 5 was struck by how sleek, thin and light it is. Even iPhone 4/4S users say it feels like a completely different device.

Thr keak doesnt show Apple maybrelease a model early. It does show that the new model will basically be identical to the last.

Lame.
Thank God I move to Samsung.
First I love HTC where I had 4 phones. I tried 2 iPhones and now I have had 2 Samsung devices which one I still hsve and the wife has the other. Tho the 2 Samsung devices, GS3 and Note 2 look very similar, they are very distinct and essy to tell apart. But the iPhone? But iPhone? Unless you are within 1" you cant. Some holding it cant. Proof?

Heres proof - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rdIWKytq_q4

I thought iPhone4 design could never be matched... and they shipped the 5. I dont mind if nextone looks identical to this one. But, right now, being as fast in everything as the gs3 (except graphics, that is about 2.5x better) what would be needed in a new iOS device? LOL

TechieXP said,
Thr keak doesnt show Apple maybrelease a model early. It does show that the new model will basically be identical to the last.

Lame.
Thank God I move to Samsung.
First I love HTC where I had 4 phones. I tried 2 iPhones and now I have had 2 Samsung devices which one I still hsve and the wife has the other. Tho the 2 Samsung devices, GS3 and Note 2 look very similar, they are very distinct and essy to tell apart. But the iPhone? But iPhone? Unless you are within 1" you cant. Some holding it cant. Proof?

Heres proof - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rdIWKytq_q4

wait a second... isn't it time for ipad 'rumors' and the usual months long hype? oh wait, the changed the hype cycle. thought there would actually be a longer break now when everything comes out in the fall. i guessed wrong. it's a never ending carpet bombing now

I still don't know how to extract photos from my IPOD to PC. I spent days converting my MP3 to AAC as well. I don't know how to use itunes, but I have to use it. damn.

Absolutely loving the iPhone 5's design and see no real reason why they should chance it radically after less than a year. I don't think people here appreciate how different it actually feels from the iPhone 4/4S. I do agree iOS could use an overhaul. Hopefully it's more likely to happen now Jonathan Ive has taken over interface design at Apple.

.Neo said,
Absolutely loving the iPhone 5's design and see no real reason why they should chance it radically after less than a year. I don't think people here appreciate how different it actually feels from the iPhone 4/4S. I do agree iOS could use an overhaul. Hopefully it's more likely to happen now Jonathan Ive has taken over interface design at Apple.

Personally I don't think they need a UI overhaul. Doing so would pi*s off more people than it would make happy. The UI is fast and stable, so I see no reason to change it. If people want bloat and have to bling out their phone, then go with Android. If people want something that is simple, doesn't lag, and is stable, then go with iOS. It's just a damn phone after-all. I put build quality and stability above everything else, and Apple still leads that race.

Nowhere did I say it needs to be completely different. OS X has seen several overhauls while maintaining a recognizable appearance. The changes to iOS' interface have been fairly minimal by comparison. The home screen icons, such as weather and clock, could be a whole lot more dynamic.

Not surprising but feels like Apple are becoming more frequent with small updates to squeeze the last drops out of the designs before they die off and introduce a new substantial product redesign. Just what they do but usually sees them fall hard before rising to the top again, doubt that will happen but it may be a little bump while they get their house in order and bring something new to the table.

Urgh, I can't think of anything worse than another iPhone which is exactly the same with the same UI, with the same feel, what will it be this time? 6 levels of icons? =/

dave164 said,
Urgh, I can't think of anything worse than another iPhone which is exactly the same with the same UI, with the same feel, what will it be this time? 6 levels of icons? =/

No, this time they are adding

ANOTHER COLUMN

*MIND BLOWN*

FoxieFoxie said,

No, this time they are adding

ANOTHER COLUMN

*MIND BLOWN*

Haha! . The iPhone XL (really the iPad Mini but they won't tell you that)

dave164 said,
Urgh, I can't think of anything worse than another iPhone which is exactly the same with the same UI, with the same feel, what will it be this time? 6 levels of icons? =/

How about that thick ass ugly Nokia 920?

JHBrown said,
How about that thick ass ugly Nokia 920?

I dropped mine.
picked it back up and carried on.
Yeah there is something industrial about the Lumia920.

chmidt is right, the primary reason for the successful launch of the iPhone was YouTube then Google Maps. Without both, Apple would not be where it's at today in terms of success. Apple knows this as well as everyone else, that's why Jobs was so hateful of Google, it was due primarily to jealousy

Gaara sama said,
chmidt is right, the primary reason for the successful launch of the iPhone was YouTube then Google Maps. Without both, Apple would not be where it's at today in terms of success. Apple knows this as well as everyone else, that's why Jobs was so hateful of Google, it was due primarily to jealousy
Probably one of the most silliest things I've read today. Firstly, that the primary reason for the iPhone's success was YouTube and Google Maps and secondly that Steve Jobs was jealous of Google. Here's a statement for you: get your head out of the clouds. This is business, not a children's playground.

Gaara sama said,
If This is business, not a children not playground why Apple always in court Ron?
Simple Apple can't competed with the Market

Or because companies keep stealing Apple's property, and they are required by law to act accordingly. What's the point of a patent if other companies can copy and profit from it?

Gaara sama said,
chmidt is right, the primary reason for the successful launch of the iPhone was YouTube then Google Maps. Without both, Apple would not be where it's at today in terms of success. Apple knows this as well as everyone else, that's why Jobs was so hateful of Google, it was due primarily to jealousy

Your clearly clueless. The iPhone changed every single mobile phone manufacture to rethink their product line. Does anyone even make a non-SmartPhone now? The iPhone has been awesome for a long time but since the iPhone 4 everything they have released since has yet to provide anything new.
Maybe Apple have had their time but more disappointing is the lack of other companies bringing anything better.

Astra.Xtreme said,

Or because companies keep stealing Apple's property, and they are required by law to act accordingly. What's the point of a patent if other companies can copy and profit from it?

They aren't required by law to act on it, they use the law to act on it, dragging other companies through the courts which always makes the news. They could form licencing agreements for their patents or settle out of court and keep things behind the scenes. But these latest court battles try to make out that other companies are copying Apple. Which may be true, may not be. But what does it matter to us as consumers apart from now some people believe that other companies have copied Apple - which is what they want. The court room has been used as a way of advertising their products as the market leader.

Dij said,

They aren't required by law to act on it, they use the law to act on it, dragging other companies through the courts which always makes the news. They could form licencing agreements for their patents or settle out of court and keep things behind the scenes. But these latest court battles try to make out that other companies are copying Apple. Which may be true, may not be. But what does it matter to us as consumers apart from now some people believe that other companies have copied Apple - which is what they want. The court room has been used as a way of advertising their products as the market leader.

Actually they are required to or else they lose the patent. Like I said, what's the point of a patent if people can copy it and profit on it?

Astra.Xtreme said,

Actually they are required to or else they lose the patent. Like I said, what's the point of a patent if people can copy it and profit on it?

They could sell their patents or lease out the use of the patented element - gaining a revenue from this. I think it is fine to sue over an infringement, but I'd rather see companies work to develop new technologies and push progress forward rather than limit the use of certain systems/technology - in the general consumer arena anyway.

Dij said,

They could sell their patents or lease out the use of the patented element - gaining a revenue from this. I think it is fine to sue over an infringement, but I'd rather see companies work to develop new technologies and push progress forward rather than limit the use of certain systems/technology - in the general consumer arena anyway.

Absolutely. You hit it right on the head as to why Apple has been a bit of an as*hole to everybody else. Though they did make a licensing deal with HTC lately, so maybe they are at a turning point. Let's hope, at least. I'm sure we're all sick of hearing about these lawsuits every other week.

Astra.Xtreme said,
Or because companies keep stealing Apple's property, and they are required by law to act accordingly. What's the point of a patent if other companies can copy and profit from it?

Well I'm so happy they decided rounded corners and icons on a grid were theirs.

deadonthefloor said,

Well I'm so happy they decided rounded corners and icons on a grid were theirs.

You clearly haven't read the patents they own...

O. M. G. Tell me they didn't move the screw holes!!! Holy ****! Such a change is unprecedented, nay, revolutionary! /sarcasm

M_Lyons10 said,
O. M. G. Tell me they didn't move the screw holes!!! Holy ****! Such a change is unprecedented, nay, revolutionary! /sarcasm

I wish other companies could be as iNnovative as Apple when it comes to screw placement. Anyone that says Apple has lost is magic is ludicrous. The Samsung Galaxy S3's screw placement cannot even compare.

Shadier said,

I wish other companies could be as iNnovative as Apple when it comes to screw placement. Anyone that says Apple has lost is magic is ludicrous. The Samsung Galaxy S3's screw placement cannot even compare.

HAHAHAHA!

Shadier said,

I wish other companies could be as iNnovative as Apple when it comes to screw placement. Anyone that says Apple has lost is magic is ludicrous. The Samsung Galaxy S3's screw placement cannot even compare.
Windows Phone had better screw placement first!!!1! http://www.arabmobile.mobi/c/c...media/54/HTC_7_Pro_CDMA.jpg

</troll>

No, but seriously, my desktop's screws aren't even as good. I think I might drop my desktop off a roof and get an iPhone 5S3XII8T!

"Are you folks excited about this?"

I couldn't be any less excited. Another boring uninovative phone with an OS that looks seriously dated.

1Pixel said,
"Are you folks excited about this?"

I couldn't be any less excited. Another boring uninovative phone with an OS that looks seriously dated.

do you have some inside information that non of us have or is it that can you see into the future?

Uplift said,

do you have some inside information that non of us have or is it that can you see into the future?

No needs to see in the future, what he said is predictable. What is the last innovation apple did?

I can't think of anything HTC or Samsung did that changed the world. Apples done it 3 times over now with the iPod, iPhone and iPad.

I do agree though, Apple are boring right now. It's a shame there isn't decent competition to convince me to use something else.

Uplift said,

do you have some inside information that non of us have or is it that can you see into the future?

Apple past is there future. BUB!!!
Look at Mac OSX. Its still on version 10 as in X. It has basically been same since the original OS X. All they have been doing is adding features and changing the UI a bit with each release. Nothing is really new tho.

Do you really think they are going to change iOS? What are they going ot change it too? Staic icons that rotate on their axis? Use 64bit color for them?

Here is what you can expect from the 5S. Possibly the same CPU that is in the latest iPad. Same 4" screen, but with double the resolution. Same useless connector. Same everything else physically. The software will liekly provide betetr NFC capability and that probably it. I can assure you you wont get the ability to touch phones and chare files. lol.

Here is how you can tell Apple you want new, stop standing in line like a bunch of jobless, leeching off governement taxpayers like Romney said of the 47%, camping out like you dont have a bed at home, and do go online or to store and keep buying identical models like a bunch of spoil children with a iPhone drung habit you can't break. Then they will know they need to change.

Here let me show you what happened in the past for companies who did this. RIM for 2 decades basically got away with no innovation whatsoever. Microsoft with Windows Mobile, basically got away with no innovation for a decade. WHERE ARE THEY NOW. MS is at 3% almost and RIM is just shy of falling from 4%.
Innovation is what is going to land Android/Goole 75% of the market and every one else will take up teh other 25% combined. Why? Because Android right now is the only one where the phone makers becaus eof real competition with the same OS are giving you endless array of features,substancial changes in phone design and style. Other than HTC, what phone maker has had 3 flagship phones that look essentially alike?

Apple, Nokia, Motorola. With the exception of APple, all of them are at the bottom of their gene pools. The only reason why Apple isnt at the bottom bevcause they ahve the ONLY device that runs iOS. Is any of the top 3 phone makers also made iOS phones, specially Samsung, Nokia and Sony, Applw ould be at the bottom by the time they had released the iPhone 3GS.

So much for Steve Jobs claiming that Microsoft has no taste. Has no orginality in their products.
Well look now fools! Apple shows they ahve no taste. They simply use the mickups from Sony and made aphone where it hasn't change in what...7 models? over 7 years?

This is why Jobs kill Mac clones when he returned, becaus eit was going to run them out the hardware business because in reality, Apple has no vision, no innovation and no clue. What they do have is the knack to still, borrow, other peoples ideas and concepts and make a nice looking product that offers no benefit or substance.

The iPhone is like a blond. All looks and nothing more. I am so glad I dont have one.
For the price of one 64GB iPhone I got the GS3 and I bought 64GB of storage for $50 and I would still have change left over for the $850 Apple charges or $899 retail. I got the GS3 cash for $650 and $50 for 64GB of storage and I have more than the iPhjone 5 64GB along with other pluses. Now I have graduated to the Note 2 for $699 + $50 for storage and I still came out better

TechieXP said,

wwaahhh aPple sux cuz it all sam

I think the biggest flaw of your argument is that you put too much focus on how a device looks. There was also something about market share, which is nice and all, but then you look to see that (A) Apple takes most of the mobile revenue and profit leaving the other 30% or so to Android and the rest. (B) The only company really making any money off of Android is Samsung, kind of makes determining the winner based only on market share moot.

This is why Jobs kill Mac clones when he returned, becaus eit was going to run them out the hardware business because in reality, Apple has no vision, no innovation and no clue. What they do have is the knack to still, borrow, other peoples ideas and concepts and make a nice looking product that offers no benefit or substance.

And it's worked wonderfully for them. Sounds like they have a clue to me...

ahhell said,
Apple's originality is astounding.

It is sad really. I think back to some of the products they've made over the years.. and now in the last 3 years or so we've simply had nothing new, or interesting. It's a real shame

ahhell said,
Apple's originality is astounding.

it's not about originality, it's about money. They know they can release minor upgrades on products every 6 months and people will eat it up! it's amazing how many people fall for it actually...

Chicane-UK said,
It is sad really. I think back to some of the products they've made over the years.. and now in the last 3 years or so we've simply had nothing new, or interesting. It's a real shame

Well, as long as the general public are blinded by the shiny logo, and fail to put any real thought or research into their spending, this is unlikely to change for the next 3 years or so.

I'm excited by the prospect of Apple having a complete failure of a product launch. Then again, that prospect has excited me since the Ipod. It's about damn time.

Slayer said,
I'm excited by the prospect of Apple having a complete failure of a product launch. Then again, that prospect has excited me since the Ipod. It's about damn time.

yes but every time Apple releases a new iphone or even back in the iPod only days people ate them up because ther was nothing like them at the time everything else was really just crap and sub-par at the time and still is in the MP3 player only market and Apple clearly has the right fusion of hardware and software in there product to make it a great device for the iPods they have out

notuptome2004 said,

yes but every time Apple releases a new iphone or even back in the iPod only days people ate them up because ther was nothing like them at the time everything else was really just crap and sub-par at the time and still is in the MP3 player only market and Apple clearly has the right fusion of hardware and software in there product to make it a great device for the iPods they have out

Please insert commas and periods into your comment so I can reply to it. Thank you.


notuptome2004 said,

yes but every time Apple releases a new iphone or even back in the iPod only days people ate them up because ther was nothing like them at the time everything else was really just crap and sub-par at the time and still is in the MP3 player only market and Apple clearly has the right fusion of hardware and software in there product to make it a great device for the iPods they have out

I have to agree. Apple got into the MP3 player market at the ideal time. People had less appealing options to the iPod and fell especially for the look of the products. I call it sheer luck of when they entered the market. Then the success and craze of the iPod grew and was emulated with the launch of their other product lines, such as the iPhones, iPads, and so on.

Slayer said,
I'm excited by the prospect of Apple having a complete failure of a product launch. Then again, that prospect has excited me since the Ipod. It's about damn time.

Sort of like Windows Phone 8

notuptome2004 said,

yes but every time Apple releases a new iphone or even back in the iPod only days people ate them up because ther was nothing like them at the time everything else was really just crap and sub-par at the time and still is in the MP3 player only market and Apple clearly has the right fusion of hardware and software in there product to make it a great device for the iPods they have out

lol wut

Slayer said,
I'm excited by the prospect of Apple having a complete failure of a product launch. Then again, that prospect has excited me since the Ipod. It's about damn time.

I'm sorry Steve jobs raped your family.

Oh, wait. Is there any other valid reason for such silly thing as hating a company?