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Old Aug 29, 2013, 07:07 PM   #1
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New Videos Depict 'Champagne' and 'Graphite' iPhone 5S Casings




Two new videos published today give a detailed look at the casings of the "champagne" colored iPhone 5S and the "graphite" 5S, which first showed up in photos earlier this week.

While there has been a non-stop stream of images and videos depicting the gold iPhone 5S, a video from TLD offers a good overview of both the casing and the structural differences between the iPhone 5S and the iPhone 5.

As has been previously noted, the iPhone 5S features repositioned logic board screws and a larger flash cutout to accommodate a dual-LED flash. Placing the iPhone 5's battery into the iPhone 5S casing, TLD notes that the amount of space available for the logic board has been decreased to increase the available battery space.

A second video from BestTechInfo offers a view of the purported black and "graphite" version of the iPhone 5S compared to the existing black and slate iPhone 5.

When side-by-side, the graphite iPhone 5S is noticeably lighter in color than the existing black and slate iPhone 5, but as 9to5Mac points out, initial versions of the slate iPhone 5 were lighter in color as well. This suggests that the graphite iPhone 5S color variation may just be an early prototype rather than a new color that Apple plans to introduce.

The iPhone 5S will retain the same form factor as the iPhone 5, but it will include a number of upgrades including the aforementioned dual-LED flash, an improved processor, and a fingerprint sensor. It is also rumored to offer a better camera and new picture taking modes.

Apple is expected to debut the iPhone 5S and the low-cost iPhone 5C at an iPhone event that will take place on September 10, with the phones shipping on September 20.

Article Link: New Videos Depict 'Champagne' and 'Graphite' iPhone 5S Casings
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Old Aug 29, 2013, 07:07 PM   #2
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This will be a top seller next month.
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Old Aug 29, 2013, 07:09 PM   #3
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Oh Joy. It's our daily Champagne iPhone update.
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Old Aug 29, 2013, 07:09 PM   #4
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Metalics for 5s, Groovy colors for 5c. I smell a Samsung commercial poking fun at Apple fans "It comes in Red... wow"
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Old Aug 29, 2013, 07:13 PM   #5
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Nice. It does seem like a 10% better battery fits in there. Plus improvements on energy i hope to see 15-20% better battery life.

Still hope the fingerprint sensor and slowmotion filming come true as well though.
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Old Aug 29, 2013, 07:13 PM   #6
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Graphite looks nice. Better than slate, IMO.

Still sticking with a green iPhone 5C for my next-- IF it has a black front.
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Old Aug 29, 2013, 07:16 PM   #7
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i thought i'd like the look of granite.
but i still think the white looks the best out of all of them..
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Old Aug 29, 2013, 07:17 PM   #8
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oh joy. It's our daily champagne iphone update.
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Wow Tim. Just wow.
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Old Aug 29, 2013, 07:18 PM   #10
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Metalics for 5s, Groovy colors for 5c. I smell a Samsung commercial poking fun at Apple fans "It comes in Red... wow"
First they'd have to poke fun at every other phone manufacturer that offers colors....but that would include themselves.
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Looooove the Graphite iPhone 5S. Totally want that color.
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Old Aug 29, 2013, 07:20 PM   #12
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The videos make the champagne color much more appealing. I think the graphite is what I will be getting though.

I am MOST interested in the iPad 5th Gen. back
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Yet again, the Apple logo is transparent.
Either this is fake or the Apple is going to light up.

(Source: SonnyDickson.com)
There are other photos as well.
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Old Aug 29, 2013, 07:21 PM   #13
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graphite for the win!
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The way that guy in the second video was going at that package with that rather large knife…..good thing it was only a shell.
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First slate, then granite. Is apple entering the tabletop industry?
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Old Aug 29, 2013, 07:23 PM   #17
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Hmm, graphite might be an improvement on slate..
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They seriously need to make the back all one color. Maybe with the iPhone 6.
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Yet again, the Apple logo is transparent.
Either this is fake or the Apple is going to light up.
its not transparent. what youre seeing are reflections based on viewing angles.
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Wow Tim. Just wow.
It's really not possible to mass produce such sought after products and expect there to be no leaks. No matter how many times Tim doubles down on secrecy, there will still be some lowly Chinese chain worker eager to sell off a few of the new iPhones to eager tech bloggers.
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I still don't see them using the white border with the gold iPhone. You'd think it would be a light yellow/gold tone.
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The videos make the champagne color much more appealing. I think the graphite is what I will be getting though.

I am MOST interested in the iPad 5th Gen. back
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Yet again, the Apple logo is transparent.
Either this is fake or the Apple is going to light up.

(Source: SonnyDickson.com)
There are other photos as well.
It's not transparent. The aluminum is polished there and therefore reflective. In that shot, the back is still covered by protective plastic, dulling reflections.

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Have there been any leaks of the slate back for the 5S? I'm starting to wonder if this graphite back is not a fourth color option but a replacement for slate instead. It just seems strange to me to have two very similar color options.
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Damn damn damn, I'll take that graphite iPhone please! Way more appealing than white!
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I cant wait to see what apple will do....especially since we have no idea what they're planning
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This is a good tutorial on how not to open a delicate package with a giant knife.
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