This Red iPhone 5S Housing Probably Isn't Real, But It Should Be

By Brian Barrett on at

Kinja user lotzosushi has uploaded a few pictures from a larger Flickr collection of what he claims are iPhone 5c parts. But while there's nothing in the budget iPhones we haven't seen before, there is one unexpected surprise: What looks very much like a red iPhone 5S. Too bad it seems very unlikely to be actually be real.

While there have been plenty of rumours surrounding a new gold iPhone, and a few more dubious ones saying a graphite colour scheme is in the works, this is the first time a red iPhone 5S has reared its head. It's a tantalising colour option—Apple's Product RED offerings have always had a special appeal—but it's sadly inconsistent with other iPhone 5S casings we've seen before. Specifically, it lacks the dual-LED flash we've seen from multiple gold iPhone components leaks.

That doesn't mean we can't dream, though; with increasing certainty that the iPhone 5c will come in a rainbow of colours, there's no reason not to think the flagship iPhone might not someday as well. And if you can't wait that long, there are plenty of people out there who can help you out in the meantime: [Flickr via Kinja]