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A leaked photo of the iPhone 5S’ casing has surfaced on the internet, showing us what the rumoured iOS-powered smartphone may look like. Judging from the casing’s shape, it seems the next generation iPhone will look exactly like the iPhone 5.
Nowhereelse.fr, a French site, spotted the picture on the forum iPhone5parts.net. The image shows the devices casing shaped just like Apple’s current smartphone, but with different internal fixings.
It’s possible that this casing is a fake, with the internals tweaked. However, it would make sense for the Cupertino firm to slightly move around the handset’s internals since Apple is likely to outfit the phone with new components. These include a more powerful processor and a larger battery.
If this photo is the real deal, the similarly sized casing suggests that Apple will be placing the same 4-inch retina display of the iPhone 5 on the iPhone 5S.
The iPhone 5 is a solid device that packs the powerful A6 chip and a larger 4-inch screen every Apple fan was waiting for. However, the smartphone is far from perfect. The phone is will set you back £529, which will cost you an arm and a leg. Furthermore, it seems Apple failed to test its software properly before making it available to the public. The result is the purple haze effect affecting the phone’s camera and the Apple Maps app mess.
Of course, since Apple is yet to announce anything official about the rumoured iPhone 5S, take this information with a pinch of salt. We are, however, expecting more leaks in the months to come.
The iPhone 5S, iPhone 6, or whatever Apple plans to name the phone is expected to be unveiled in autumn of next year.
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Foxconn has denied that a strike has delayed production in one of its iPhone 5 plants.
According to reports, three to four thousand Foxconn factory workers in Zhengzhou central China went on strike on Friday, due to Apple request to impose stricter quality control. This was denied by Foxconn. They said there were only two minor disputes that happened earlier during the week. They also claim that production of the iPhone 5 was not delayed and is still on schedule.
Foxconn emailed a statement to Reuters that reads, “Any reports that there has been an employee strike are inaccurate. There has been no workplace stoppage in that facility or any other Foxconn facility and production has continued on schedule.”
It adds that the minor disputes that occurred on the 1st and 2nd of October have been “immediately addressed and measures taken, including providing additional staff for the lines in question.”
It seems iPhone 5 owners complaining about aesthetic flaws on their new kit are the root cause of Apple’s request to impose stricter quality control.
New York advocacy group, China Labor Watch, said on Friday, “This strike is a result of the fact that these workers just have too much pressure.”
According to Reuters, “China’s official Xinhua news agency quoted a government spokesman in Zhengzhou as saying some 100 quality inspectors at Foxconn refused to work for an hour on Friday after one was allegedly beaten by workers irate over the inspection demands.”
Although the entire story is only beginning to unfold, it’s apparent that serious problems are affecting the Foxconn plant. The said plant employs approximately 130,000 workers. Approximately 70% of these workers assemble the iPhone 5.
We can’t say that we’re surprised this is happening to Foxconn. Just last month, a riot broke out at a Foxconn facility in Taiyuan north China.
Apple once stepped up to investigate the reported poor working conditions of Foxconn factory workers. However, it seems it isn’t doing enough to ensure the workers are treated accordingly.
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Previously GeekBench’s benchmarking tool revealed that the A6 chip sitting within the Apple iPhone 5 was clocked at 1GHz. However, it has now been discovered that the processor on Apple’s new kit is actually clocked at 1.3GHz.
These new benchmark scores come yet again from GeekBench, but a more up to date version. The updated version reportedly features a “dramatically improved processor frequency detection algorithm, which consistently reports the A6′s frequency as 1.3GHz”. This is according to Private Labs’ John Poole.
In an interview with Engadget, Poole said GeekBench’s previous version was having trouble finding out the real frequency of the new A6 chipset manufactured in-house by the Cupertino firm. This led to inaccurate measurements, which led to the reports claiming that the A6 chip was clocked at only 1GHz.
Poole also talked about conducting his own tests on the A6 chip. He said, “I don’t believe the A6 has any form of processor boost. In our testing, we found the 1.3GHz was constant regardless of whether one core or both cores were busy.”
You may be wondering what the difference is between a processor clocked at 1GHz and a processor clocked at 1.3GHz. True, 1.3GHz is more powerful, but it’s unlikely that iPhone 5 users will get to notice the difference.
The real question is, will the iPhone 5 go up against the Android’s quad-core superphones such as the HTC One X and the highly-popular Samsung Galaxy S3 when it comes to performance? We’ll just have to wait and see until the phones are put up against each other in other tests.
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