Leaked iPhone 5S Box Images Reveal Mystery ‘Ring’ Around Home Button? [PICS]


New alleged photos of the iPhone 5S retail box have been posted on Weibo by user DJMMao, which reveal a silver ring around the Home button, which some have suspected to be possibly linked to the rumoured fingerprint sensor feature. Check out the images below and tell me what you think:

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Clayton Morris from FOX previously told TWIT the iPhone 5S will “absolutely” have a fingerprint sensor, according to his “sources”; he also says the technology is not from biometric company AuthenTec, a recent Apple acquisition.

What Morris says at 1:27 in the following video is interesting:

“…from what I’ve understood it’s an ‘inny’ and it’s going to have a silver ring around it.

Also, do note Apple’s press invitation does show images of silver rings, which many have suspected to be linked to a fingerprint sensor feature:

If Morris is indeed correct, then the pictured box from above could be real, or just someone playing a sick and twisted joke based on his claims. Previous claims have also been made about an embedded fingerprint sensor in the iPhone 5S, by KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo and the Wall Street Journal.

What do you think about these purported images? Real or fake?


  • Nick Cameron Greene

    This looks so fake. No way apple would put a picture of the iPhone with no wallpaper on the phone.

  • Corey Hoffarth

    I was just going to say. No wallpaper not real

  • Al

    “sick and twisted”?? … hehehe

  • Sick in the brain

  • Good observation.

  • crosseyed_mofo

    actually if you look at the 5C leaked pics, wallpapers matched colour of phone, so this would be consistent

    not saying its real, just saying its not inconceivable considering

  • WatDah

    There was no wallpaper on 2G, 3G, and 3GS boxes

  • K3

    What brain?

  • WatDah

    The square on the home button is GONE!!

  • bvizion

    That’s because you would.’t apply wallpapers on the first few versions of iOS

  • Corey Hoffarth

    Because there was no option to put wallpaper on them except the 3gs

  • sammy sung

    It looks like every other iphone…

  • WatDah

    …….Please don’t embarrass yourself like that anymore.

  • Nick

    I hope this isn’t it.. I didn’t get the 5 from the 4S and I may not get the 5S if this is all it is.. Samsung is making big strides to more exciting phones, and if the 5S is just a 5 with a fingerprint reader then it’s really not that interesting..

  • David Lee

    dont tell the emperor he is naked.

  • thomaus

    The 5S needs a visible sign of upgrade. That little ring would do it.

    Of course that means someone will come out with press-on silver rings that will give sad iPhone 5 owners who don’t upgrade a way to not look out-of-step.

  • willdesign

    Completely agree and it’s inline with Johnny I’s clean design methodology.

  • Don

    Yeah kind of just like every Samsung looks like every other Samsung. And everyother Mazda 3 looks like every other Mazda 3 etc.