Mockups of purported iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C emerge
New images have emerged out of Asia, that claims to accurate mockups of the next products to come in the iPhone line, the iPhone 5s and the 'low-cost' iPhone 5c. These aren't actual devices, but are purportedly mocked up units constructed by an accessory manufacturer so they can get a jump start on production before launch. The images come courtesy of Vietnamese site Tinhte (translated):
5S rumored iPhone will be a slight upgrade from the iPhone 5, similar to the traditional 4 4S and Apple
5C iPhone models have almost exactly the same size iPhone 5, the corners are more rounded, lumpy skin is not smooth but slightly lighter. Notably, the buttons made from plastic, not metal.
If these units pan out to be accurate, it would reflect what we've heard from previous leaks, and more so the kind of upgrade we would expect from Apple to a new 'S' model of the iPhone. The main difference seems to be in the flash, with the unit showing the rumored dual-LED flash set to debut in the iPhone 5s. Plastic, plastic and more plastic would be consistent with what we've been seeing and hearing thus far with respect to the 5C, if indeed it is to be the much fabled 'low-cost' iPhone.
Tinhte has a relatively solid record with pre-release leaks, not just for Apple products either, so their credentials aren't in question. If the iPhone is to be updated come the fall as we all hope and expect it to be, then trusted partners will already be gearing up production of accessories through the use of such mockups. Indeed, almost 12 months ago at IFA 2012 in Berlin, myself and Alex Dobie of Android Central came across an iPhone 5 mockup in the hands of an accessory manufacturer which turned out to be a pretty identical likeness to the finished product.
Hit the source link below for a whole raft of comparison pictures between the two and the current iPhone 5. What do you think of them? Or do you think its too early yet to be taking these kind of leaks seriously?