First photos of a running iPhone 4s?

First photos of a running iPhone 4s?

Summary: Three photos surface on the 'tubes on Monday that show a disassembled iPhone 4-like device attached to an A5 processor. These could be the first pics of the real-deal iPhone 4s.

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Early Monday Eastern time, phoneArena.com uncovered an image on Chinese microblogging site Weibo that appeared to show a new iPhone logic board connected to the back of a white iPhone 4-like front panel. In it, an A5 processor, LCD display, battery and several flex cables are clearly visible.

Then at around noon ET on Mon, the cat got let out of the proverbial bag and another -- even more revealing -- photo surfaced on MacPost of the other side of a disassembled device bearing a striking resemblance to iPhone 4. In the new photos, the purported iPhone 4S is even powered on and displays the familiar iTunes activation screen. (I guess that they weren't using iOS 5 on this particular model.)

And finally Pandaxtech posted an even-higher resolution photo of the new device's A5 processor, main board and battery.

While the images are far from confirmed -- and likely never will be -- these photos are starting to look like the real deal. I'm guessing that the photos are leaking from testing engineers and high level channel partners. It can only mean that a launch is imminent.

Too bad it's only the iPhone 4s, though. And in white no less. Where are my pics of the iPhone 5 already?

Kudos to MacRumors, as usual, for the finds. Nice work fellas.

Topics: Hardware, iPhone, Mobility, Smartphones

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  • Some experts already said that these internals are not from/for Apple

    The subject.
    DDERSSS
    • RE: First photos of a running iPhone 4s?

      @DeRSSS

      Srsly? "Some Experts?"
      Links?
      Sources?

      Your comment isn't credible unless you back it up with some links.

      - Jason
      Jason D. O'Grady
      • RE: First photos of a running iPhone 4s?

        @Jason D. O'Grady
        "Your comment isn't credible unless you back it up with some links."

        That's one of the funniest things I've read all week. It's OK for you to join the thousands of sites rehashing the same rumors that came from someone's 4th cousin's neighbor's grandparent's mailman, but it's not OK for someone to respond in kind?
        jragosta
  • RE: First photos of a running iPhone 4s?

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    anonymous
  • RE: First photos of a running iPhone 4s?

    Does anyone care?
    jhughesy
    • RE: First photos of a running iPhone 4s?

      @jhughesy Samsung is getting ready to give us quad-core S3 if that is true this will be crappy phone
      AdnanPirota
      • Yeah but I live in America lol

        @AdnanPirota

        be nice to see a home team win
        msheltra
      • RE: First photos of a running iPhone 4s?

        @AdnanPirota

        Oooh, Monkey-boy is comparing a non-existent Samsung of his future dreams, with a new iPhone that hasn't been released yet (and which he knows nothing about).

        How esoteric can you get? ;-)

        Maybe a realistic (i.e. of this world) comparison would be to wait a few weeks for the release of the iPhone 5 and then compare it to the just released Galaxy II.

        But if you can't wait for that, just compare the sales of the iPhone 4 (which is more than a year old by now) to the sales of Samsung's new Galaxy II. Even though many people are holding off their purchases for the iPhone 5, iPhone 4 sales show that even that "old" phone is much more popular than Samsung's latest phone.

        Check back in a few weeks when the iPhone 5 is released. ;-)
        anonymous
  • RE: First photos of a running iPhone 4s?

    Look! Computer parts and whatchamacallits!
    heymatthew
    • RE: First photos of a running iPhone 4s?

      @heymatthew Great comment!! Lame article.
      mmarquis
  • RE: First photos of a running iPhone 4s?

    Oh course we care!!! But, I (& HEAPS of others) r hang'n out 4 the iPhone5!!!
    jhudson2049
  • RE: First photos of a running iPhone 4s?

    I'm as big an Apple fan as one is likely to encounter, but I'm totally taken aback at the entire stock market holding its breath for this announcement. Any other phone manufacturer comes out with a 'new' model every other week and you have to scour engadget to find it. Apple comes out with a model ostensibly three months 'late' and you'd think it was earth shaking news. Just glad my 401k is heavy with Apple stock right now.
    dheady@...
  • This is a *RUNNING* iPhone ????

    This is a *RUNNING* iPhone ????
    CathyCC