A set of photos
that appeared on a Chinese website
and were subsequently claimed to be the "iPhone 5S" in a number of tech outlets
are almost certainly hoaxes, say experts from iFixIt.com and elsewhere. Much more likely is the idea that the images come from a China-based "iClone" producer
, though there are still some who think they could be the long-rumored "cheaper iPhone"
using inferior parts and assembly techniques to compete with lower-grade smartphones.