If proved to be true, the iPhone 5S will be strikingly identical to its predecessor.
Alleged images of the successor to Apple's iPhone 5 has surfaced two months after the smartphone's launch in September.
French Web site Nowhereelse showcased the purported pictures of the next iPhone, referred to as the iPhone 5S, from a forum run by iPhone5parts.
The images depict an iPhone that features an exterior similar to that of the iPhone 5, with the rear of the unannounced handset effectively passing as an iPhone 5 if the printed information wasn't replaced with an "x," which may suggest a prototype.
Inside the iPhone 5S, meanwhile, it shows different placement for the screws, as well as a few minor differences from its predecessor.
As for when the iPhone 5's successor is scheduled for a release, reports have tipped an early 2013 launch.