iPhone 5S features & specs -- new rumors revealed

Apple iPhone 5S features and specs leak.

iPhone 5S features and specs

Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) is expected to release a new smartphone in the fall again. No surprise there, and no surprise if it's an 'S' model: a tweaked version of today's flagship. New pictures have emerged, showing the interior and the rear case of a purported pomaceous prototype.

In IT Blogwatch, bloggers stare at the images, seeking supine inspiration.

Your humble blogwatcher curated these bloggy bits for your entertainment.

A salivating Eric Slivka winds up the iPhone rumor-mill and primes the blog echo-chamber:

...several images...appear to show both the interior and rear shell of Apple's upcoming iPhone 5S.

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The rear shell photo shows a vertical pill-shaped window...supporting rumors of a dual LED flash for the iPhone 5S. ... Apple is expected to launch the iPhone 5S...alongside a lower-cost iPhone. ... Apple is likely to release the new iPhones around...September.  MORE

And Michael Steebler squints and peers at the blurry images:

While these photos reveal little new about the device, they provide a closer picture at what we might see. ... An improved flash, along with software optimization could achieve better low-light performance.

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These new photos come after a long string of iPhone part leaks recently, and closely follow past reports. ... Apple could also be experimenting with other colors for the iPhone.

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Much is still unknown...with rumors of fingerprint sensors and a cheaper iPhone still being thrown around.  MORE

But Jamie Condliffe sounds slightly skeptical:

this could be a very early prototype. Or, perhaps, fake.

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While there's no telling if this is the real deal...subtle incremental changes are perhaps more believable than grand sweeping redesigns.  MORE

Whereas Orlin Milinov seems on the disappointed side:

...using the previous iPhones as reference, it is not going to be a completely redesigned product but more of a faster, more refined version. .

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So it's best to adjust your expectations accordingly.  MORE

So James Oliver puts that thought into a real-world context:

Most people upgrade every two years as per their contract. ...it may not be a huge upgrade from iPhone 5 [but] it will be quite a leap from the iPhone 4S, certainly enough of a leap to justify upgrading.  MORE

Wait. Did someone mention a low-cost iPhone? Jonny Evans can "confirm" it:

Pegatron CEO, TH Tung, told shareholders that while the much-anticipated smartphone will indeed be cheaper than the full-strength iPhone, it won’t be "cheap." ...leaving Android device makers to scratch for their cash in the low-end markets.

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Pegatron has reportedly been contracted to handle some or all of the manufacture of these new models. ...this is the strongest confirmation we've seen yet [of] the chimera of the cheap-but-not-cheap iPhone.  MORE

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