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iPhone 5S and 5C give a sneak peek inside

The iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C are just days away, and Apple has given us a glimpse inside the new phones.

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The iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C are just days away, and Apple has given us a glimpse inside the new phones.

Apple has posted schematics that tell us a little more about what's inside the brace of smart phones.

The schematics show case manufacturers where they need to allow internal components to breathe. For example, cases shouldn't cover the top and bottom of the phone with metal, because that's where the antennas send and receive signals.

And space has to be left around the Touch ID home button so phone fans can fondle the fingerprint scanner, which identifies you by your loops and whorls to make purchases safely and securely.

Speaking of cases, Apple's own brand cases for the 5C are delayed by a week or two. But having had the misfortune of laying eyes on them, I wouldn't mind if they were delayed forever. Seriously, they're awful.

The 5S and 5C hit shops on 20 September. The 5C is already available to order ahead of the big day, but it seems stock shortages have put the kibosh on pre-orders for the 5S -- so it's the back of the queue for you if you want a 5S on day one.

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