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Adding to a mounting pile of rumors about Apple's upcoming iPhone offerings, a report on Sunday claims a new plastic model will be called the "iPhone 5C," while the iPhone 5 follow-up is to be dubbed "iPhone 5S" and will come in a gold color option.

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Rendering of "iPhone 5C" based on reportedly leaked schematics.


Citing an industry source, Japanese Apple blog Mac Otakara seemingly confirmed suspicions that 2013 will be an "S" model year for the flagship iPhone, a naming scheme Apple uses for phones with upgraded components, but no external design changes.

In addition, the person noted a much-rumored less expensive iPhone model will be called the "iPhone 5C." Speculation regarding the "iPhone 5C" name first appeared in late July, when an image surfaced showing a basket of plastic consumer packaging, each emblazoned with an "iPhone 5C" logo.

Aside from the supposed iPhone names, the publication's source concurred with KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo's predictions regarding the two handsets' specifications. In a report earlier this year, Kuo said he believes the iPhone 5S will carry a custom-designed Apple A7 processor and an upgraded rear-camera, which will feature lens enhancements, but no resolution change. As for the "iPhone 5C," the analyst said that unit will be wrapped in a composite plastic and fiberglass shell.

The publication goes on to say that a new gold color option will be introduced for the iPhone 5S this year, a rumor in line with supposed parts leaks from June.

Finally, the source claimed Apple will remove the familiar rectangular icon on the iPhone's home button, but did not explain the reasoning behind the change. Kuo, in a research note released on Saturday, said Apple had to tweak the design of the iPhone's home button to support a fingerprint sensor. The new part is said to be slightly convex and will be made of sapphire instead of plastic.

Apple has yet to announce either an iPhone 5S or iPhone 5C, but a report from AllThingsD on Saturday said the company will likely announce its new smartphone products at an event on Sept. 10.
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If the iPhone 5S has a convex home button, I'll wait & get the iPhone 6.
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The rectangular icon I guess is an app symbol. But if indeed the new home button will be a finger print scanner I guess another icon would make sense. Either that or perhaps an image can't cover the fingerprint sensor because of interference with the sensor?
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If the iPhone 5S has a convex home button, I'll wait & get the iPhone 6.
The 6 will be rad 1wink.gif
I wonder if that on-screen fingerprint sensor tech will be ready by then.
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If the iPhone 5S has a convex home button, I'll wait & get the iPhone 6.

And if the 6 has a convex button?
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iPhone Cheap and iPhone 'Spensive. 1wink.gif

I'm guessing they will discontinue all other/older models at the same time.
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A few 5C replacement parts have been listed here for a few weeks. www.tvc-mall.com/product/wholesale-iphone-5C-replacement-parts/
There's also a few 5s parts most notably a SIM card holder that is beige.

My thinking is they will discontinue the 4 and 4S replaced with the 5S and 5C. This will streamline the supply chain for various reasons - screen size, connector.
Edited by APPLGUY - 8/12/13 at 12:52am
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The 6 will be rad 1wink.gif

 

Yep and I'm sure you fill it up with your extensive 80's music collection.1tongue.gif

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post #9 of 51

Goldman Sachs bought up all of the aluminum. So I guess gold was the next best thing... 

 

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And if the 6 has a convex button?
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And if the 6 has a convex button?
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And if the 6 has a convex button?
I guess I'll play it by ear. If its going to be something Apple will continue with, then I'll get it. I just don't think a convex button is a great idea. But then, I'm not a designer or engineer.
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Am i the only thinking those are some fugly colours?

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The next iPhone can be twice as slow, have a screen half the size of the last one, and a build quality that has it falling apart in my hands for all I care.

Just sell a f*cking dock with it and I'll buy one.

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Edited by GTR - 8/13/13 at 1:07am
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Am i the only thinking those are some fugly colours?

Yup. You are the only. ;)

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With a convex home button Apple won't be able to claim true 7.6mm thickness, otherwise they gonna put themselves in line with the rest of the manufacturerers who discount camera bump from overall thickness of their devices.
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If the iPhone 5S has a convex home button, I'll wait & get the iPhone 6.

What if on the iPhone 6 makes you spit your phone instead? Kkkrrrrgggh-pptuh ....

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Goldman Sachs bought up all of the aluminum. So I guess gold was the next best thing... 


http://www.theguardian.com/business/2013/aug/05/goldman-sachs-london-metal-exchange-sued
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Am i the only thinking those are some fugly colours?

I like the baby blue, are they just painted or does the colour run through like with the Nokia Lumia.
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post #19 of 51
They can add an alcohol and drug sensor to tell parents if their kids are under the influence.
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post #20 of 51
The schedule for the iPhone 5 was:
Sept. 4th announced event,
Sept. 12th announced phone at event,
Sept. 14th started pre-orders,
Sept. 19th started delivery

Based on that, we can roughly we can expect the 5s will go something like this:
Week of Sept. 2nd announce event for Sept. 10/11th.
Pre-Orders Sept 13th
Deliveries Sept 18th.

Awful timing for me since I'm headed overseas that week. Probably couldn't get it unlocked in time to take with me anyway.
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So now the "S" will stand for "Sapphire"?
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Am i the only thinking those are some fugly colours?
You do know that this is a rendering and not the real colors?
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You do know that this is a rendering and not the real colors?

It would be logical to think that colours will be the same as ones available for iPods.

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About time someone sued them since Obama and the Republican'ts are too chicken to do it.

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If the iPhone 5S has a convex home button, I'll wait & get the iPhone 6.

Why, you want a faster phone with a bigger screen and a convex home button?
Citing unnamed sources with limited but direct knowledge of the rumoured device - Comedy Insider (Feb 2014)
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iPhone Cheap and iPhone 'Spensive. 1wink.gif

I'm guessing they will discontinue all other/older models at the same time.

Hehe!

And this old model nonsense can't end soon enough.
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A few 5C replacement parts have been listed here for a few weeks. www.tvc-mall.com/product/wholesale-iphone-5C-replacement-parts/
There's also a few 5s parts most notably a SIM card holder that is beige.

My thinking is they will discontinue the 4 and 4S replaced with the 5S and 5C. This will streamline the supply chain for various reasons - screen size, connector.

Well spotted. Though upon closer inspection that beige is clearly pale gold, which I think will be rather attractive.

http://www.tvc-mall.com/details/SIM-Card-Tray-Holder-Replacement-for-iPhone-5S-7th-Genration-OEM-Beige-I5S-901B/
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post #28 of 51
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Am i the only thinking those are some fugly colours?

Those colours are inaccurate.
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You do know that this is a rendering and not the real colors?

Yes i do. And the leaks and Video points to same colour as well. Which worries me because normally Rendering looks better. And in this case it is not.

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With a convex home button Apple won't be able to claim true 7.6mm thickness, otherwise they gonna put themselves in line with the rest of the manufacturerers who discount camera bump from overall thickness of their devices.

Of course they can. Who cares anyway.
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So now the "S" will stand for "Sapphire"?

No, it stands for "Security"
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I like the baby blue, are they just painted or does the colour run through like with the Nokia Lumia.

That blue is inaccurate. These are the real colours:

https://mobile.twitter.com/SonnyDickson/status/354924020627546113/photo/1

Not sure what's going on with the vomit coloured one. I guess that's one way of ensuring the 5S has more sex appeal. Want a less expensive iPhone? Be prepared to rock a cheesy external colour, or white, and not black. Want a 5S? Sir, would you like that in silver anodised aluminium, black anodised aluminium or champagne anodised aluminium? Have a seat and here's a coffee.
Edited by Ireland - 8/12/13 at 5:21am
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So now the "S" will stand for "Sapphire"?

Or scanner. But really speed.
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post #34 of 51
S peculation.
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I guess people don't think that perhaps Apple "leaks" these false rumors to throw off the media. Hmm, just a thought.
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Ten bucks says the 5C gets the fingerprint scanner, too.

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That blue is inaccurate. These are the real colours:

https://mobile.twitter.com/SonnyDickson/status/354924020627546113/photo/1

Not sure what's going on with the vomit coloured one. I guess that's one way of ensuring the 5S has more sex appeal. Want a less expensive iPhone? Be prepared to rock a cheesy external colour, or white, and not black. Want a 5S? Sir, would you like that in silver anodised aluminium, black anodised aluminium or champagne anodised aluminium? Have a seat and here's a coffee.

Your link shows five pictures of supposedly iPhone hulls taken with five different gamma corrections .......

I think it is not enough to make any statement at all, be it positive or negative.

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I hope these rumors about the iPhone 5c (if that is even the name of a future Apple device) are not true. The phones on the pictures look too much like Nokia Lumia phones. I do not think Apple will ever make phones that look like Nokia phones. Apple will surprise us with something amazing, not this crap that is in the rumor mill at the moment.

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Ten bucks says the 5C gets the fingerprint scanner, too.

$50 says you're wrong. They are looking for differentiators.
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$50 says you're wrong. They are looking for differentiators.

Yes, but not among things that are essential. For example, it will do email. You wouldn't leave that out as a differentiator.

 

The question to ask, I would suggest, is what would the fingerprint sensor allow, and would that be a perk or essential for key operations? If it's just to have an easy way to unlock your phone by making one touch instead of a press-slide-and-four-touches, well then the 5C won't have the fingerprint tech. But what if it's required for sending money through iTunes between phones and Apple gets 1% per transaction? What if it's also for paying at any business that has an iOS device and Apple gets 1.5%? Then Apple will have the scanner on both the 5C and 5S. And that is my contention and suggestion about why it will be there. 

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