Leaked photos of what looks like a fully assembled iPhone 5S front panel surfaced online recently. When pictured next to the same parts from the iPhone 5 it’s practically impossible to tell the two apart, except for the longer flex cable poking out at the top of the 5S.
While the outside of the iPhone 5S looks identical to the iPhone 5, right down to the screen’s dimensions and even the bezel, the clear difference between the two flex cables supports rumors that Apple’s new smartphone will have new internals, though that’s fairly obvious at this point.
The iPhone 5S is expected to feature a faster processor and is rumored to sport a larger battery, an improved camera and even a fingerprint scanner. It’s also not impossible that the redesigned internal components could allow for a slimmer handset, but until Apple makes an official announcement this is all just speculation.