Is This China’s Version of the iPhone 5S?
Once again, an Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPhone leak has sprung out of China. The latest leaked image shows a slate/black iPhone 5S with regulatory markings that seem to indicate it is ready to be sold on the Chinese market.
The image was originally posted on China’s CtechCN website and first reported by Dutch-language blog iPhone5SKopen. Unfortunately, the iPhone seen in the low-quality photo is encased in a protective cover that makes it difficult to read the markings on the casing.
However, the pill-shape dual LED flash window that has been seen in previous iPhone 5S leaks is clearly visible. An enlargement provided by the leaker appears to show a triple-C logo imprinted on the back of the device. The CCC Mark is the China Compulsory Certificate that is required for many products sold on the Chinese market. 9to5Mac also notes that this image disproves BGC Partners analyst Colin Gillis’s theory that Apple would only sell the lower-cost iPhone 5C in China.