Purported Apple 'iPhone 5S' batteries shown on assembly line

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in iPhone edited January 2014
A new picture claims to show trays of batteries intended for Apple's next flagship iPhone fresh off the assembly line, once again suggesting large scale production of the device could begin in the near future.

Batteries


The photo was published on Friday by Nowhereelse.fr, and is just the latest in a series of leaks claiming to show components from Apple's so-called "iPhone 5S." The company is widely expected to launch its next iPhone in September or October, about a year after the debut of the iPhone 5.

The latest leak purportedly shows batteries produced for the "iPhone 5S" before they have been equipped with the appropriate connector. The batteries are also unlabeled, so information about capacity and voltage is unknown.

While the batteries appear about the same size and dimensions as the current iPhone 5 battery, it's impossible to gauge the authenticity of the picture, as the batteries could be intended for a myriad of other devices.

Batteries


However, the recent influx of part leaks claimed to be for Apple's next iPhone suggest that suppliers are ramping up in preparation for full-scale production of the device. To date, leaked components have suggested the internals of the next flagship iPhone will only be slightly tweaked from their predecessor.

As such, it is expected that an "iPhone 5S" will feature largely the same design as the current iPhone 5, with the most obvious external change being a new dual LED camera flash for improved low-light photos. These details match up with a leaked schematic provided to AppleInsider earlier this month.

Perhaps the biggest mystery, however, is whether the next iPhone will include the much-rumored fingerprint sensor under the home button. Well-connected analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has claimed that the 2013 iPhone will add such a feature, but to date none of the alleged hardware leaks have indicated that the feature will be included.
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  • Reply 1 of 25
    palegolaspalegolas Posts: 1,361member
    Biggest mystery is: what are those condoms doing there?
  • Reply 2 of 25
    ham_boneham_bone Posts: 67member
    Are chinese condoms really that small?
  • Reply 3 of 25
    macxpressmacxpress Posts: 5,828member
    Haha....I was just gonna comment about the condoms. :)
  • Reply 4 of 25
    rogifanrogifan Posts: 10,669member
    Why is this newsworthy?
  • Reply 5 of 25


    They aren't condoms.  They're called finger cots.  They go on each finger tip to prevent leaving fingerprints during assembly.

  • Reply 6 of 25

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by PHISHinMA View Post


    They aren't condoms.  They're called finger cots.  They go on each finger tip to prevent leaving fingerprints during assembly.



     


    Exactly...finger condoms!  (just what I always called them...)

  • Reply 7 of 25
    stelligentstelligent Posts: 2,680member

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by palegolas View Post



    Biggest mystery is: what are those condoms doing there?


    To stop the workers from screwing around

  • Reply 8 of 25
    charlitunacharlituna Posts: 7,217member
    Someone really doesn't want to be an Apple supplier
  • Reply 9 of 25
    stelligentstelligent Posts: 2,680member

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by ham_bone View Post



    Are chinese condoms really that small?


    Your intellect clearly is.

  • Reply 10 of 25
    alexmitalexmit Posts: 112member
    Look... A tray of black bricks! It's the new battery for the new iPhone. On other sites... Look... A tray of black bricks! It's the new interchangeable battery for the Tesla S.
    I think you get the point. ;-)
  • Reply 11 of 25
    drblankdrblank Posts: 3,385member
    Oh, from the looks of the battery I can EASILY tell what the rest of the phone is going to be. yeah, right.
  • Reply 12 of 25
    matrix07matrix07 Posts: 1,993member
    Apple porn. I masturbated while watching this.
  • Reply 13 of 25
    rot'napplerot'napple Posts: 1,839member
    Those are battery condoms... They cover the unique batteries out of the bunch that will not work, explode or in other words, screw you in the end.
  • Reply 14 of 25
    alexmitalexmit Posts: 112member


    you said "in the end" hehe. -Beavis

  • Reply 15 of 25
    tallest skiltallest skil Posts: 43,388member
    phishinma wrote: »
    They're called finger cots.  They go on each finger tip to prevent leaving fingerprints during assembly.

    Is THAT what the kids are calling it these days... "assembly"...
  • Reply 16 of 25

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by palegolas View Post



    Biggest mystery is: what are those condoms doing there?


     


    Foxxy Con

  • Reply 17 of 25
    geekdadgeekdad Posts: 1,131member


    ....it's like junior high in here today.........image

  • Reply 18 of 25
    Lol
    Condom posts hysterical.
    M,
  • Reply 19 of 25
    pmzpmz Posts: 3,433member
    If I were Apple I would be none too optimistic about this iPhone year...

    1) iPhone 5S - won't be so dramatically better than the 5 to drive the "must-have" upgrade.
    2) iOS 7 goes out to everyone for Free, giving them basically a new phone all by itself.
    3) US carriers changed upgrade eligibility this year, pushing back many people's early-upgrade options by several months.
    4) A New iPhone model for the $0 & $99 price points is also being introduced secondarily. (allegedly)

    Despite the fact that the 3GS and 4S were both wildly successful as flagship iPhones, the above factors are really working against Apple's endeavor with the 5S this year.

    I've purchased every new iPhone at launch from day 1, including spending $400 to get my iPhone 5 last year (since AT&T screwed everyone on upgrades).

    But this year, they've just made it too easy to skip. Carriers aren't handing out discounts, and meanwhile Apple has new software (Free) that is far more interesting than a refreshed piece of hardware.

    Of course, Apple will likely bill the iPhone 5S as the "first iOS device built to run iOS 7 from the ground up", leading everyone to believe that their device is slow when running iOS 7...(not to be confused with the fact that 7 is indeed painfully slow in beta form).
  • Reply 20 of 25
    richard getzrichard getz Posts: 1,142member

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post





    Is THAT what the kids are calling it these days... "assembly"...


     


    Must be what the geeks are calling it :P 

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