Shocker: Supposed iPhone 5S spy pics are fake

"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
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Rene Ritchie is one of the most respected Apple analysts in the business, reaching a combined audience of over 40 million readers a month. His YouTube channel, Vector, has over 90 thousand subscribers and 14 million views and his podcasts, including Debug, have been downloaded over 20 million times. He also regularly co-hosts MacBreak Weekly for the TWiT network and co-hosted CES Live! and Talk Mobile. Based in Montreal, Rene is a former director of product marketing, web developer, and graphic designer. He's authored several books and appeared on numerous television and radio segments to discuss Apple and the technology industry. When not working, he likes to cook, grapple, and spend time with his friends and family.