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Gold iPhone 5S and plastic 5C casings compared in video

What appear to be the bodies of the gold iPhone 5S and plastic iPhone 5C have been compared in video.

In case you aren't sick of seeing the new iPhones turning up in leaked photos already, a video comparing the 'champagne gold' iPhone 5S casing against the plastic-bodied, 'budget' iPhone 5C has surfaced.

The video, courtesy of AppAdvice, and embedded below for your viewing pleasure, gives us a tour over the bodies of what are strongly rumoured to be Apple's forthcoming new phones. AppAdvice doesn't name its sources, so I can't say for sure that they're the real deal, but they tie in exactly with numerous other leaks, so I'd put at least some money on it that they're legit.

Other than the vulgar gold colour, there's little on the metal 5S's body that differentiates it from the existing iPhone 5. The buttons remain the same, as do the speakers along the bottom and 3.5mm headphone jack. The flash unit next to the camera lens looks slightly elongated though, perhaps hinting that a more powerful Xenon flash will be on board.

The plastic iPhone 5C has a few more differences though, including longer volume buttons and smaller speakers. It's only shown off in its blue colour, however, previous leaked photos suggest that it'll be available in a rainbow of garish hues, much like Nokia's Lumia phones. Although no prices have been confirmed, the iPhone 5C is set to be a more 'affordable' iPhone, hence using plastic, rather than the more costly metal for its body.

No internal specs are shown or discussed in the video so processors or screen resolutions are still unknown. Apple is expected to be holding a launch event for both phones on 10 September, so keep your eyes peeled nearer the time for all the latest news.

In the meantime, let me know what you think of a gold or a colourful, plastic iPhone in the comments below or over on our Facebook page.