Why does the supposed iPhone pictures above look familiar? Because they match a patent almost perfectly. The pictures above were sent into GSM Arena claiming to be pictures of a possible iPhone 5S. But is it real? I’m not sure. Personally, these look somewhat like a mockup that was made to look more like a picture. Cam pointed out how the screen, well, isn’t a screen. So if this is a physical object pictured, it surely isn’t a working one.
Back to what I said about it matching a patent. Remember this?
Does it not look similar? If not perfect. The only really difference I can see on it is that the new Lightning port is in the picture while the 30-pin connecter is found in the patent. But that makes sense, the Lightning port is fairly new so why would it be in a patent that was filed a long time ago? As GSM Arena points out, however, this design is very anti-Apple. Apple prefers the squared off body to enable a more compact, and therefore thinner, design. Overall, I don’t see this happening. But hey, I guess anything is possible, right?
What do you think? Hope this is the next iPhone? Do you see this happening? Let us know in the comments, or tweet me @TiP_Kyle.
Via: GSM Arena