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Chinese factory workers leak iPhone 5S photos

Posted at 12 February 2013 22:14 CEST by Wombler

A blog on Chinese website has revealed exclusive preproduction photos of Apple’s up and coming iPhone 5S, which allegedly emanate from one of China’s Foxconn facilities.

For those of you that haven’t heard of them Foxconn is the world’s largest contract electronic manufacturer who amongst other things assembles the iPhone, iPad, iPod, Amazon’s Kindle, Sony’s PlayStation3 and Nintendo’s Wii U.

Foxconn is a multinational corporation with large facilities in thirteen Chinese cities, in addition to many other countries around the world, and remarkably it’s estimated that Foxconn assemble 40 percent of all consumer electronics devices sold worldwide.

Some of the photos leaked online show factory workers in clean environment conditions and those shown below include close-ups of partially assembled devices.

Allegedly the iPhone 5S will have an inbuilt fingerprint sensor, a faster processor, and improved higher resolution camera with a more powerful LED flash.

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There are 8 comments

MyCE Senior Member
Posted on: 13 Feb 13 23:11
    From now on, when I hear anything about fingerprint scanners, I think about the evil forces behind Sony, and there anti-secondhand BS.
    MyCE Junior Member
    Posted on: 13 Feb 13 23:29
      So, the iCrap is getting a fingerprint sensor? I had that two years ago with my Motorola Atrix 4G. Leave it to Apple to "innovate" by catching up to where the rest of the world was years ago. Of course, the fanbois will eat it up, and the press will cream their shorts over it as it if was Teh Bestest Thing Evah...
      Senior Moderator, Software Editor and Head of Promotions
      Posted on: 13 Feb 13 23:36
        Fingerprints get redirected to the National Database at a secret location. Talk about paranoid. LOL.
        MyCE Resident
        Posted on: 14 Feb 13 00:21
          Yeah Isupply, it REALLY cost $200+ to build that.. even with 64gb of RAM, give me a friggin break... keep lying for apple..
          MyCE Die Hard
          Posted on: 14 Feb 13 01:06
            I am SHOCKED at the cynicism listed above! SHOCKED! Good grief - just look at those great photos! NOW I'll know how to recognize all those parts as they lay smashed in the busy street intersection, in front of my shop!

            "That looks like a 4... no, wait... 5? Wow - lookee - a new 5S!"

            I can't believe you narrow-minded cynics can't see how incredibly useful THAT will be!

            MyCE Senior Member
            Posted on: 14 Feb 13 09:42
              I'm wondering how long it will take for someone to figure out that you can override the thumbprint reader with a piece of tape and/or gum. Or a report of someone not being able to call 911 because they can't keep their finger still and sweat free.
              Blown to smitherines
              Posted on: 14 Feb 13 11:45
                And now apple will have access to a worldwide database of finger prints ....

                It's not like apple patented 'a bug' to track users or anything ....
                MyCE Die Hard
                Posted on: 14 Feb 13 12:26
                  Hello, 911. What is your emergency?

                  "Help! I've just put out a serious kitchen-fire but I've burned my hands - send an ambulance!"

                  Sir, that's a new Apple iPhone with fingerprint ID. We won't accept your call as legitimate without fingerprint ID and activation.

                  "My hands are too badly burned!!"

                  Sorry, sir, Sony might sue us if we allowed someone to mod their iPhone and use it. It sounds like you need Applie Tech Support first. Shall I connect you? It's only $10... You DO have DRM turned on, right? We wouldn't want to offend MPAA or RIAA, just in case they see files stores on your iPhone that they don't authorize.

                  Once upon a time...
                  ...we were only worried about nukes and offending Coca-Cola.

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