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We can't say we're that eager about the possibility of an "iPhone 5S" (or even an iPhone 6) right now, but new spy shots out of Foxconn could reveal they're being assembled even as we write this.
9to5Mac is reporting that newly-leaked spy shots out of a Foxconn facility may reveal the company's next iPhone, which many believe will follow the naming convention started with the iPhone 3GS and carried over to the iPhone 4S.
The so-called "iPhone 5S" shots reveal details of the inside components of the handset, and the presence of a vibrating motor has immediately raised suspicion that this could be an upgraded version set for release sometime this summer.
The report notes that Apple switched to a rotational motor with counterweight for vibration starting with the iPhone 5, a move that the teardown gurus at iFixit called a "head scratcher" after the superior linear-oscillating vibrator used in the iPhone 4S.
Upon further inspection, the spy shots could simply be iPhone clones and not the real McCoy, despite the presence of a better vibration motor. It's a bit early in the year yet to start worrying about the iPhone 5S, but that certainly won't stop the rumor mill from chomping on any little crumb they can find…
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(Image courtesy of 9to5Mac)