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iPhone 5S: green colourway photo shows side view

iPhone 5S: green colourway photo shows side view

The iPhone 5S in dashng lime green has posed for another picture, this time giving us a look at the handset’s side-view.

Sourced by the extraordinarily well connected mobile maven Sonny Dickson, who was behind leaks of the same device earlier this week, the latest photo shows us the tell-tale side-loading Nano SIM tray and eject-pin aperture that identifies the handset as an iPhone.

Other than that it’s hard to discern too much from the image. Other than the fact that it offers yet more proof that, after years as a tech site trope, the low-cost plastic phone is finally about to make its real-world debut.

However, going by Sonny’s previous leaks we know that the design will once again feature a headphone jack in the bottom, as per the iPhone 5, and that multiple colour options will be available.

Dickson's snaps of the iPhone 5S next to the iPhone 5 also indicate that the handset will be a smidgeon thicker than the current-gen Apple smartphone, but will retain the iPhone 4’s height and, by extension, four-inch screen.

iphone 5s front

This was further borne out earlier this week by a photo of the front panel. After subjecting the image to some scaling and Photoshop wizardry, uSwitch Tech determined that the iPhone 5S won't be much changed in the dimensions stakes.

Apple is expected to make the iPhone 5S official in September or October, possibly alongside a new edition of the standard iPhone which will be fashioned from the same premium materials as the iPhone 5.

The plastic iPhone is principally intended to boost the phone-maker’s market share in developing world countries where affordable Android smartphones rule the roost.

Update

Sonny has since teamed up with US site Tech Examined for a hands-on video of the iPhone 5S in all its mean, green glory. Check it for yourself below...

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