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Alleged Photos of Apple’s iPhone 5S Are Fake

by Todd Haselton | February 11, 2013February 11, 2013 7:30 am PDT

Photos of what are allegedly Apple’s iPhone 5S assembly line were recently leaked. As always, it’s hard to tell if these images are legitimate or not, butĀ 9to5MacĀ originally suggested that the photos could be showing us a new iPhone 5S with a few tweaked internals. Turns out the images might not only be fake, but they might actually be parts of a knockoff iPhone 5.

MacRumors says that it’s fairly certain the leaked parts are of an iPhone 5 clone, a fake version of the iPhone 5 that’s likely sold as a cheap knockoff, and that it’s most certainly not the iPhone 5S. The site noticed that the battery is smaller than the iPhone 5, there’s a microSD card slot, there’s a connector that doesn’t resemble the new Lightning port and there are “loose red and black wires.”

We imagine that the iPhone 5S will resemble the iPhone 5, as the photos above do, but apparently these aren’t the real deal.

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Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...