First hands-on video comparison of gold iPhone 5S/5C/5 casing emerges

By , Aug 26, 2013

iPhone 5S vs 5C casing video

You’ve seen the supposed photos of the upcoming iPhone 5S’s chassis and watched a video depicting the scratch-resistance of the plastic iPhone 5C. Now what? Well, how about the ultimate video hands-on showing off the rumored gold/champagne iPhone 5S and a blue iPhone 5C variant next to an iPhone 5?

Your prayers have been listened to: you’re in for a treat as one blogger has posted exactly such footage, and it’s been making the rounds this morning…

Dom Esposito of AppAdvice has gotten hold of a high-definition video that seems to provide a rather detailed comparison of what appears to be the casing of Apple’s rumored gold iPhone 5S and the polycarbonate plastic iPhone 5C.

The clip compares the iPhone 5S/5C casing to the existing two-tone aluminum and glass design of the current-generation iPhone 5, have a look below. Of course, there’s no telling whether these parts are legit, even if they line up with previous leaks.

Esposito writes:

As shown in the video, the back inlay on the gold/champagne iPhone 5S has enough room to accommodate the rumored dual LED flash, but aside from its color, there’s not much of a difference when compared to the iPhone 5.

The author notes that the “iPhone” text on the back appears to be a bit thinner on the 5S relative to the 5, though“its font matches the text found on the blue iPhone 5C”.

As per usual, you’re advised to proceed with caution, pinches of salt and everything.

A couple notes here.

Firstly, even though these images look authentic, there’s no telling whether the supposed plastic iPhone represents a genuine part or if it’s some prankster’s exquisite 3D print (imagine that).

Secondly, that gold iPhone 5S casing could have been easily faked by anodizing the existing iPhone 5 chassis and most people wouldn’t be able to tell the difference.

Thirdly, it could also be a counterfeit iPhone – they’re that good.

Fourthly, the iPhone 5C shell could be for an Android handset – it wouldn’t be the first time a white-label maker sold an Android phone based on the budget iPhone design.

iPhone 5S (graphite)

And lastly, even if these are actual prototypes, there’s no telling if we’re dealing with the final designs here or early-stage prototypes that Apple could have dropped long ago.

For the sake of completeness, our favorite parts leaker Sonny Dickson published the above image today, suggesting another possible iPhone 5S color option – graphite.

At any rate, the prevalence of these “leaks” is a tell-tale sign we’re getting close to the official announcement.

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  • Negative_Return

    Ghetto fabulous

  • illK†Δ

    I would like a gunmetal/grey more than gold…

    • Danuel Carr

      I think the graphite looks gorgeous.

      • quitcherbichinn

        i would kill for the graphite!!

  • Victor

    WOW just WOW

  • Khan Rulzz

    loving the gold 1 !!!

  • Fevostone

    They all look nice to me gold white black gray….

  • Feathermetal

    That gold iPhone…drool…

  • Swifity

    What epic music.

  • Victor

    When’s the winner of the giveaway going to be announced??

    • Burge

      Go to the post ..if you had won you would of got a DM on twitter..the fact you are asking means you didn’t win

  • Manuel Molina

    Is it me or is that instrumental just amazing?

  • Jamie Pettus

    Hmmm. Why is the gold one the only one with dual flash??

    • http://young-smil-officiel.skyrock.com/ Young SMIL

      Because the others are assembled iPhone 5 !

  • http://young-smil-officiel.skyrock.com/ Young SMIL

    I’d like to know if these two new colored iPhones are as fragile as the black iPhone 5, easily being scratched. Why does Apple use paint at all ??

    • dedegarrido

      It actually doesn’t use paint… LOL, its anodized aluminum… that’s why the black one is easily scratched; the white one is raw aluminum, so the scratches aren’t easily shown.

      • http://young-smil-officiel.skyrock.com/ Young SMIL

        Ok, sorry, but they still should make it different. Can’t they color the aluminium ?

      • Saeed Ghattas

        If they color it, it would me more scratchable…!

      • FOFF

        yes they can make the metal darker but that would cost more .. so they just use cheap paint and paint it and dont care about chipping and scratching

      • dedegarrido

        they don’t use paint at all guys!!! they just anodize the aluminum; if they painted the aluminum, it would look terrible and it would be more scratchable!!

    • dedegarrido

      Sorry, I think I misread what you said; your question is; is the plastic iPhone 5C less scratchable than the Aluminum iPhone 5S? Well… in my opinion yes, it will be less scratchable.

  • M Last

    very good idea to add gold
    looks nice!

  • Jamie Pettus

    Oh duh. Didn’t read it thoroughly. I thought they were trying to say all 3 were the new iPhone.

  • Matthew Cooper

    Make the 5S one row of icons wider and I will come back!!!!!

    • A friend

      no one misses you

  • Fuse

    No new news on 128GB iPhone?

  • Malay Mody

    thinner font matches iOS 7. Makes sense. I like champagne the more i see it, but i don’t think i would buy one. Would definitely go for that rumored graphite 5S though!

    • FOFF

      graphite and black will be the big sellers

  • on3simpleclick

    “Ok guys, I got it.. let’s release two new phones, that look exactly like the previous model we released, but here’s the catch.. we change the color”

    Innovation my arse.

    • FOFF

      yeah well it makes alot of profit with minimal investment welcome to capitalism

    • felixtaf

      You are right. But no one claimed it as an Innovation!

  • 3aloo1

    Shiny Gold I Phone its straining my eyes lololol
    Definitely gonna buy it

  • Razick Rilshad

    All colors are nice

  • john wilbur

    its just fake…doesen’t look like real……china made fake iphone case
    s…