Schematics attempt to reveal iPhone 5S, low-cost iPhone dimensions

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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.

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Source: Apple Insider

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Stephen Schenck
Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen's first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he's convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he's not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bitsRead more about Stephen Schenck!