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Old Feb 11, 2013, 10:25 AM   #1
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Photos of iPhone 5 Clone Circulating as Alleged 'iPhone 5S'




Last week, a forum user at Chinese site sjbbs.zol.com.cn posted several photos (via The Times of India) of what was alleged to be the iPhone 5S in production. Despite the fact that the device is clearly an iPhone 5 clone, the photos have been widely circulating today.

The photos show a device with an outward appearance very similar to the iPhone 5, but the internals show essentially no resemblance to an Apple-designed device. Examples of just a few of the inconsistencies include:

- A battery capacity of just 1130 mAh compared to 1440 mAh for the iPhone 5
- An apparent SD card slot
- Loose red and black wires connecting components
- A green PCB for the connector bearing no resemblance to Apple's Lightning connector

Apple has been reported to be moving forward on an iPhone 5S model that will unsurprisingly appear very similar to the iPhone 5, although the iPhone 5S is said to feature upgrades to the rear camera. Other improvements such as upgraded internals are also certain to make their way into the new model. Reports have suggested that the device could launch as soon as June or July of this year.

Steve Hemmerstoffer of French site Nowhereelse.fr tweeted a photo three days ago showing some of the obviously fake characteristics of the device:


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Old Feb 11, 2013, 10:27 AM   #2
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Apple's lawyers are already preparing for a fight.
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 10:27 AM   #3
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Soooo what is it?
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 10:27 AM   #4
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still the same..
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 10:27 AM   #5
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An SD card slot. On an Apple phone. If only!

*Wakes up from dream*

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Old Feb 11, 2013, 10:28 AM   #6
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Soooo what is it?
a clone/counterfeit
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 10:28 AM   #7
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*Me being DigiTimes*

This is CLEARLY an Apple prototype, so click this link and get us ad money!!

*Me being CNBC*
Apple is a dying company, look at their margins!

*Me being rabid fandroid*
The iPhone is clearly a crappy platform, look at the quality, it's clearly going downhill

*Me being Apple Sheep*
OMG AMAZING, magical loose battery is loose.

*Me being a sane, normal individual*
Meh, looks like it's cheap crap. Probably not genuine.

*Me Being me*
Let me write out what everyone is probably thinking about in the comments section of macrumors!
Oh look a cheap fake iPhone.
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 10:29 AM   #8
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I refuse to believe Apple will release a device with such a small digital display, and an extending measuring rod, as their next iteration of the iPhone.
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 10:29 AM   #9
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a clone/counterfeit
In other words, a Samsung?

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Old Feb 11, 2013, 10:29 AM   #10
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SD card slot? What is going to happen to iCloud then for storage.

This is fake.
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 10:29 AM   #11
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Or maybe...an iPhone 5s clone? Aka kirf
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 10:29 AM   #12
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- An apparent SD card clot
Mmmm. Card clot.
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those replicas is getting better and better.....
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 10:30 AM   #14
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I refuse to believe Apple will release a device with such a small digital display, and an extending measuring rod, as their next iteration of the iPhone.
Absolutely priceless comment
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 10:30 AM   #15
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Iphone 5s will be the first upgrade Ill have missed. Eventually you have to ask yourself if it is real value for money upgrading every time. Dont think it is anymore. They're all so good now and cameras also that improvement are negligible and the upgrades are not cheap.
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 10:33 AM   #16
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I have seen this story on plenty of sites talking about how this is definitely the new iPhone 5s. I don't know why I read anything other than items posted on Macrumors.
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 10:34 AM   #17
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An SD card slot...

If only!
Yes Please! That would be so great!!!
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 10:35 AM   #18
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I stopped reading at "it had an SD slot".
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 10:37 AM   #19
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fake
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 10:43 AM   #21
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Location: Canada, eh?
Maybe it's the Brazilian IPHONE.
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 10:46 AM   #22
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So fake. Not even funny.
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I believe!
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 10:49 AM   #24
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and this is on front page because...?
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 10:49 AM   #25
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An SD card slot...

If only!
Your joking right?!

Why would you want an SD card slot?
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