New Videos Depict 'Champagne' and 'Graphite' iPhone 5S Casings

Two new videos published today give a detailed look at the casings of the "champagne" colored iPhone 5S and the "graphite" 5S, which first showed up in photos earlier this week.

While there has been a non-stop stream of images and videos depicting the gold iPhone 5S, a video from TLD offers a good overview of both the casing and the structural differences between the iPhone 5S and the iPhone 5.


As has been previously noted, the iPhone 5S features repositioned logic board screws and a larger flash cutout to accommodate a dual-LED flash. Placing the iPhone 5’s battery into the iPhone 5S casing, TLD notes that the amount of space available for the logic board has been decreased to increase the available battery space.

A second video from BestTechInfo offers a view of the purported black and "graphite" version of the iPhone 5S compared to the existing black and slate iPhone 5.


When side-by-side, the graphite iPhone 5S is noticeably lighter in color than the existing black and slate iPhone 5, but as 9to5Mac points out, initial versions of the slate iPhone 5 were lighter in color as well. This suggests that the graphite iPhone 5S color variation may just be an early prototype rather than a new color that Apple plans to introduce.

The iPhone 5S will retain the same form factor as the iPhone 5, but it will include a number of upgrades including the aforementioned dual-LED flash, an improved processor, and a fingerprint sensor. It is also rumored to offer a better camera and new picture taking modes.

Apple is expected to debut the iPhone 5S and the low-cost iPhone 5C at an iPhone event that will take place on September 10, with the phones shipping on September 20.

Top Rated Comments

Krazy Bill Avatar
107 months ago
Oh Joy. It's our daily Champagne iPhone update.
Score: 51 Votes (Like | Disagree)
tbrand7 Avatar
107 months ago
Wow Tim. Just wow.
Score: 49 Votes (Like | Disagree)
BlindGoldfish Avatar
107 months ago
This is a good tutorial on how not to open a delicate package with a giant knife.
Score: 24 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ActionableMango Avatar
106 months ago
I just switched from an iPhone 4 to an S4. I got sick of waiting for a worthwhile upgrade from Apple. It will take more than a 5" screen to get me back - it will take the following:


* Real customization features
* Widgets (see above)
* SBSettings-like feature out of the box
* SD slot
* user-replaceable/upgradable battery (I loved the extreme light weight of my S4 but I just had to upgrade the battery - now I have a 7500mah battery and it is well worth the bulk; I can watch multiple movies and play games for a FULL day and still have a good amount of runtime left at the end of the day)
* USB host mode (I love that I can plug in a keyboard and mouse and actually use it much like a PC)
* Compatibility with standardized devices, such as MHL 2.0 interfaces
* 1080p resolution
* 2 GB RAM
* "virtual" buttons in addition to home (like Android's Back and Menu buttons)
* Better task management
Isn't going to happen. You might as well add "world peace" and "cats and dogs, living together!" to that list.
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
the411 Avatar
107 months ago
Graphite looks nice. Better than slate, IMO.

Still sticking with a green iPhone 5C for my next-- IF it has a black front. :o
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Xiroteus Avatar
107 months ago
They seriously need to make the back all one color. Maybe with the iPhone 6.
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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