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)







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.)