The Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPhone 5S has yet to make its debut but people already want to know how it will compare to the current iPhone 5. One Czech tech site called Letem Svetem Applem shared a direct comparison of the front panels on the iPhone 5 and purported iPhone 5S.

iPhone 5s

Difference between iPhone 5S and iPhone 5

Not surprisingly, the new phone will look a lot like the old phone. The only noticiable difference would be a longer redesigned ribbon cable on the front panel. And aside from a few minor tweaks on the inside like a few moved screws, the overall look is the same. It even features a FaceTime camera directly above the earpiece on the headset.


Fingerprint scanner feature

The screw placement around the home button for the iPhone 5S is also the same. Although there have been numerous rumors that the next iPhone would feature a fingerprint scanner inside the “home” button, however we don’t see any of that in the leaked pictures.

Apple Insider adds, “Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is expected to hold an event at some point in September to unveil its new iPhone lineup for the fall of 2013 and beyond. In addition to a next-generation flagship ‘iPhone 5S,’ Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is also expected to introduce a new low-cost iPhone with a plastic back and the same 4-inch display as the iPhone 5.”

For those who are disappointed with Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s lack of innovation for the iPhone 5S, hopefully the iPhone 6 will hold more promise. The latter will hopefully feature a new design and more impressive specs. If Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) wants to continue to stay relevant in the ever-changing tech market, they will need to make some significant changes in their products. Thanks to competition from Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (LON:BC94) (KRX:005930) and other Android phone makers, it’s vital to elevate their products. Hopefully, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) will revamp their brand with an exciting new smartphone next year.