iPhone 5S design changes minimal, new flash rumors

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Apple will almost certainly release a new iPhone towards the end of 2013 and it is now looking like we will see an iPhone 5S, rather than an iPhone 6 which is still being speculated upon. This week, we bring you what is thought to be the first accurate glimpse of an actual iPhone 5S back cover, revealing one notable change from the iPhone 5.

At the start of last week, we gave you a little taster on what the iPhone 5S could look like, thanks to one of the best concept videos that are available for viewing over at YouTube. Now though, we could have the real thing to show you, as MacRumors have apparently received an image of the real back casing for the iPhone 5S.

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Assuming it is real, unfortunately it looks like the design and display screen are going to remain exactly the same as the iPhone 5, which is bad news for consumers who were hoping to see some kind of display revamp. Instead, Apple could be making changes in other areas of the hardware – with one possible area being an upgrade to the rear camera.

If you take a look at the image, you’ll see that the circular flash module from the iPhone 5 appears to have been replaced by a much more powerful dual-LED flash instead. The shape is now formed by a pill-like module which should be able to produce amazing picture quality in low-light situations.

There’s no word on whether Apple will be upgrading their actual camera sensor from 8 megapixels, but rumors are still continuing to suggest a 13 megapixel sensor in the iPhone 5S, so let’s wait and see. We love the iPhone 5 design though, so we wouldn’t mind if a new dual-LED flash is the only visible change on the iPhone 5S back cover.

What are your thoughts on this – would you prefer to see Apple keep iPhone 5S design changes to a minimal as well?

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