We’re taking a quick break from the string of leaked component shots that has dominated iPhone 5S news as of late, turning our attention instead to a line rendering that claims to reveal not just the overall look and size of the iPhone 5S, but also of the lower-cost iPhone we’ve heard rumored, as well.
A manufacturer of iOS device cases provided the image, so realize that no one’s claiming this to be an official Apple creation. Instead, it’s likely a sketch compiled from information obtained through Apple’s manufacturing chain, which case manufacturers turn to in order to get a head-start on production in advance of any Apple announcement.
The iPhone 5S sure looks like we’ve been expecting it to – that is, nearly identical to the iPhone 5. Even the budget iPhone seems to match what little we’ve heard about its design, and in particular the bottom view here is a good fit to the description of the phone’s hardware we heard all the way back in January. Of course, we could have a chicken-and-the-egg situation here: did that rumor possibly help influence the creation of this image?
We’re also not quite willing to put a lot of faith in the name offered up there. It’s iPhone Light in the pic, but even Apple Insider, which first received the imagery, calls it the iPhone Lite, instead. For now, both feel an awful lot like placeholders.
Source: Apple Insider