I’m sure the entire tech-loving world would be shocked if Apple didn’t release an iPhone 5S this year. For the past 5 years, Apple has updated its iPhone lineup in steps (3G>3GS>4>4S>5>?).
There’s a clear pattern, and to add to that, there have been plenty of leaks showing components that almost look like the iPhone 5, but with a few differences. These iPhone 5S leaks have shown new internal designs that tidy up and improve on the circuit board and flex connectors of last year’s phone.
LetemSetemApplem today, brought those parts together with the corresponding parts from the iPhone 5 and snapped some very high quality images comparing the two.
As you can see from the images at the top of this article, there’s a very clear difference in design between the two flex connectors between the display and circuit board. Instead of having two parallel connectors, it has two perpendicular connectors.
At the bottom, where the home button resides, there are some very minor differences, but for the most part, they’re the same. Fixing points are in the same place but presumable use slightly different materials as the different color metals would suggest.
The tab on the underside of the display is also thicker on the iPhone 5S, but there’s little to suggest that this serves any real purpose.
Apple’s next iPhone is set to land towards the second half of September, and will feature an A7 chip and improved battery. Display size is likely to stay the same, and there have been rumors surrounding a fingerprint sensor. Sadly, we’re yet to see any physical evidence to confirm the existence of a fingerprint scanner.
You can be sure we’ll be keeping up with all further developments.