Are These The First Leaked Images Of The iPhone 5S?

Are These The First Leaked Images Of The iPhone 5S?

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This is intriguing: leaked images purporting to be the rear housing of the forthcoming iPhone 5S have just appeared online, and if previous reports about when the iPhone 5S is supposed to enter production are correct, they could be the real thing.

The images originally leaked over at iPhone5parts.net and were publicized by Etrade Supply.

Are These The First Leaked Images Of The iPhone 5S?

The photos appear to be a new iPhone housing photographed on an assembly line. The housing looks very similar to the iPhone 5, but several screws and other features have been slightly tweaked from the existing iPhone 5 housing, and information about the phone — including Model. No. and FCC ID: — have been replaced with placeholder information, which usually indicates a prototype.

Think it’s too early for iPhone 5S parts to start showing up? We’ve already heard reports that the iPhone 5S would enter test production in December, and that it would debut in summer of 2013.

  • FriarNurgle

    You’re kidding me. This is like putting up xmas decorations right after Halloween.

  • Whodakat

    This is truly absurd. Are you telling me that Foxconn can’t keep its workers from carrying their cell phones with them while they are on the line? If I was Tim, I would be blowing a gasket daily from these leaks. They need to hire some guys that do casino security. They could keep it tight.

  • Stevaroo01

    Can we PLEASE not go here yet?!?! I just got my iPhone 5 yesterday and I am very happy with it! Can we not talk about replacing it already? Please? Ok, end rant.

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