The rumored iPhone 5S likely won’t ship until the fall, but a new leak provides some juicy clues as to what to expect from Apple’s next flagship. New images that surfaced this week show the interior of Apple’s iPhone 5 successor, indicating that it could come with a bigger battery and a dual LED flash.
The purported iPhone appears to come with a 5.92 Whr battery, which is a jump from the 5.45 Whr battery found in the current generation iPhone 5. Paired with the new iOS 7, which promises more efficient multitasking, the next iPhone could last considerably longer on a charge.
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The leaked photos, published by Mac Rumors, also show the rear shell of what could be the next iPhone. There isn’t much of a difference here—it looks like we can expect the same brushed aluminum back plate with a glossy finish at the top and bottom. However, the LED flash next to the camera is noticeably elongated. Although we’re only getting a blurry look at what could be the iPhone 5S, the device appears to feature two LED flashes next to its lens.
The alleged leak follows a report from Reuters last week suggesting that Apple may outfit its future smartphones with larger displays. Specifically, the Cupertino, Calif.-based company is reportedly considering 4.7-inch and 5.7-inch touch screens, although this hasn’t been confirmed.
One of the most prominent rumors surrounding Apple’s next iPhone, however, is the addition of a biometric fingerprint sensor. The company sparked speculation after purchasing security firm Authentic last year, not to mention the several patents Apple has been granted within the last year. The most recent biometric patent details a fingerprint scanner that could be embedded within the bezel of various Apple devices, including iPhones and MacBooks.
Rumors suggest Apple has more than one smartphone in the works for the fall, one of which could be a more budget friendly plastic model available in multiple colors.