A Closer Look at Apple’s iPhone 5S and 5C Components (Updated)

25 Aug

Leaked images and details of Apple’s upcoming iPhones –the high-end 5S and budget 5C– appear to be pouring in every now and then. To add to all the hype, Sonny Dickson, an Australian blogger, has posted a massive gallery featuring detailed, side-by-side comparisons of the two models’ various components. We have reproduced some of the more noteworthy pictures below, to keep everyone up to date.

iPhone 5S and 5C -A gallery of the smartphone’s outer casings, volume control buttons, and internal components (all photos courtesy of Sonny Dickson)

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Assuming all the recent speculations and gossips are accurate, Apple’s two updated iPhone models can be expected to be announced in a special media event on September 10. The actual shipments, as mentioned by noteworthy tech sites like BGR and Gigaom, are expected to take place on September 20.*

For those who haven’t yet been keeping track of all the relevant developments, here are some of the potential –as well as semi-confirmed– iPhone 5S features to expect:

  • finger print scanner (with possible protective sapphire layering)
  • 4 color options: black, white, champagne gold, and graphite
  • A possible 128 GB storage model (which appears likely, given the existence of a similar option for the iPad)
  • Updated 64 bit ARM V 8-based A7 processor (with 1GB LPDDR3)
  • Upgraded dual flash camera (f/2.0 apecture)

And for the iPhone 5C:

  • 5 possible color options (white, yellow, green, blue, and pink, as shown in the photo leaks)
  • Sturdy, scratch resistant plastic body allegedly fabricated with nitride-coated liquid metal
  • A5 or higher processor
  • A price ranging from $349 to $399 USD
  • Absence of various key features (ie. impressive camera, Siri, retina display)

*(Note: Due to government regulations, the release of the iPhone 5S and 5C in China are both expected to be delayed to November 28. The possibility of a late China release was first reported in The Financial Daily Times.)