Photos of alleged iPhone 5S SIM tray and various buttons

By , Jun 3, 2013

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Although we won’t likely see a new iPhone at WWDC next week, it is on the way. The handset is reportedly scheduled to go into production this month, and is expected to be unveiled during a September or October event.

We know little about the device, believed to be the iPhone 5S, outside of the fact that it is going to look like its predecessor. We have seen a number of minor part leaks though, with a few more turning up this morning…

Earlier today, Nowhereelse.fr reposted these photos from iColorOS of what are believed to be iPhone 5S parts. There’s both a gold and silver-colored SIM card tray, and what appears to be volume, mute, and power buttons.

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Some pundits think that the gold-colored SIM part may be confirmation of the theory that the next iPhone will come in a multitude of new colors. Multiple reports thus far have stated the device won’t come in just black and white.

While there’s no way to confirm these components belong to Apple’s next handset, it’s worth noting that Nowhereelse.fr does have a good track record with part leaks. And it says the same of iColor, so that obviously adds weight.

Also worth noting here is the fact that we have seen a gold SIM card tray before, in a similar context. Photos of gold and gray SIM card trays surfaced online back in April, with the poster claiming it belonged to Apple’s next handset.

Again, not much is really known about the so-called iPhone 5S at this point. Industry speculation suggests the device will feature the usual internal upgrades, as well as a better camera system and possibly a built-in fingerprint sensor. But we’ve seen little evidence of the claims.

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  • turpissima

    What if this gold isn’t the final color? It could be just the color of the alloy..like copper. I doub’t this will replace the black color.

  • Maxim∑

    iColoros is a Chinese company that creates custom parts for your iPhone, they created a gold sim tray that you can place on your iPhone 5 this has nothing to do with the 5S.

    • Melvco

      Hmm… if you read through the source link, Nowhereelse says that iColorOS has provided them with accurate parts in the past like Lightning connector. NWE posted photos of the 9-pin connector several weeks before the iPhone 5 was unveiled.

  • samdchuck

    I hope they put the new iPod nano volume/play/pauze buttons on the new iPhone. Or the old (or new/different) buttons actually, for some reason I never liked the round colume buttons, looked to clunky…

  • Bob

    Yeah, they’re really going to change the colour of the buttons to gold, that makes perfect sense.

  • Gorgonphone

    i am finding it very impossible to be excited about any of this..lol 5S is just another 5…boooo

  • At

    I’m thinking they will have a white, black, and two tone black gold option.

  • Dante Arellano

    If u dont have iphone 5 wait and get iphone 5s if u got iphone 5 wait for the 6.

  • Mohammad Ridwan

    These ‘Alleged’ leaks were boring last year… not it’s just annoying… like if anyone even cares about these anymore…

  • Ricky

    Theres blue or im color blind

  • ClaudieX X

    Notice the blue power button… so one of the iphone 5s colors will be gold/blue?? mmm… but something is true… the new iphones will be in diferent colors like the ipods

    • Kurt

      Just a film protecting the button in shipping. you can see the gold above it, which is the bottom section of the button that would be under the case when installed.