Alleged pictures of the next generation iPhone, the iPhone 5S have appeared online, depicting the interior and rear of the new iPhone.
Apple focused site MacRumors claims
to have received images of the iPhone 5S.
Interestingly, the phone's interior features the same motherboard that had leaked a few days back. The board has a different layout for connectors and other components than the iPhone 5, as suggested
by the recent leak.
The main chip does not sport an A-series label like chips on the previous iPhones. However, the chip bears a '1243' date code suggesting that it was manufactured in late October, last year. So it's not clear if it's a new chip in the A-series of chips from Apple used by iOS devices, or something completely different.
The phone's battery though sports a recent Apple Part Number and has a higher capacity of 5.92WHr, compared to the 5.45WHr capacity of the iPhone 5's battery. The regulatory certification labels are not present on the battery so it's likely to be a prototype.
The rear shell of the phone looks pretty similar to that of the iPhone 5 but features a pill shaped LED flash as suggested by recent leaks, instead of a round one. The certification identifier is also a placeholder suggesting that the device is indeed a prototype.
While it's hard to verify the authenticity of the images, the motherboard of the phone matching recent leaks and the pill shaped LED flash do suggest that the phone in the images could be of an early prototype of the next generation iPhone whose components appeared in several different leaks. Also, successive iPhones generally do not get a big facelift, so one can expect the iPhone 5S to bear a design similar to that of the iPhone 5.