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Shocker: Supposed iPhone 5S spy pics are fake

Are these the first spy shots of the iPhone 5s?!?!?!?!?!

"Are these the first spy shots of the iPhone 5s?!?!?!?!?!" No. God no. And neither are those KIRF pictures posted by a bunch of sites in Asia today. If Apple follows their previous S-series pattern, iPhone 5s cases wouldn't be high order news anyway. At best, they'd be just another small signpost on the long road towards Apple's next release.

Big news would a re-designed casing, or a casing for a new device, reported by at least semi-reliable sources, and passing normal tests of reason, logic, and sanity.

If you see the photos floating around, ignore them. They're not the iPhone 5s. We now return you to your regularly scheduled, non-Archer-verse Apple coverage...

Rene Ritchie

Editor-in-Chief of iMore, co-host of Iterate, Debug, Review, The TV Show, Vector, ZEN & TECH, and MacBreak Weekly podcasts. Cook, grappler, photon wrangler. Follow him on Twitter and Google+.

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There are 14 comments. Add yours.

Kevin Michaluk says:

Lol. You got me. Totally clicked in on this one. Nicely done Rene... nicely done.

PS. Archer rules!!

maxy67usa says:

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Camfella says:

Do you guys have a competition: who has the better Linkbait?

Rene Ritchie says:

We don't post link bait. Ever. This post was anti-link bait. If we wanted to link bait you, we would have posted it the way a lot of other sites did.

If the ??!?!?!?!?!?!? in the title and the picture of Archer on the post didn't tell you everything you needed to know, then my humor failed you, and I apologize.

But seriously, it was a ridiculous story and this was the only fitting way I could figure out how to warn people off of it without losing my mind and quitting the internet. Again.

GibMcFragger says:

Lol well played sir, well played.

Iamanonymous62 says:

Unfortunately, I came to the blog from a twitter notification where you don't see the picture. I don't think anybody could tell it was a joke from the tweet, if that means your humor failed me, so be it.

Parth Haldia says:

Why the Times of India referrance??

Rene Ritchie says:

Because they posted the bogus iPhone 5S pictures today

sting7k says:

I clicked but I was fully aware I wasn't going to be seeing iPhone 5S photos. I wanted to know why Archer was there.

dowdyrich says:

Man people get so sensitive about the articles on the site. You obviously find merit in at least part of the reporting or articles offered. If you don't like the content of something, why do you find the need to berate or attempt to belittle something that someone else has put effort into? I don't want to hear about the time you spent reading it, because you spend additional time coming up with something to say and typing into the comments. Take it as entertainment, and if you feel that it is not newsworthy, then do your own research and create your own news.

There are always cat in sweaters, or dogs playing the piano on youtube if that floats your boat.

dgbrock says:

A good Gotcha! And it's not even April 1.

Plazmic Flame says:

Man, no one gets comedy these days, eh?