This Red iPhone 5S Housing Isn't Real, But It Should Be

Kinja user lotzosushi has uploaded a few pictures from a larger Flickr collection of what he claims are iPhone 5c parts. But while there's nothing in the budget iPhones we haven't seen before, there is a red iPhone 5 casing that got us dreaming of a red iPhone 5S future.

While there have been plenty of rumors surrounding a new gold iPhone, and a few more dubious ones saying a graphite color scheme is in the works, this is the first time a red iPhone 5S has reared its head. It's a tantalizing color option—Apple's Product RED offerings have always had a special appeal—but it's sadly inconsistent with other iPhone 5S casings we've seen before. Specifically, it lacks the dual-LED flash we've seen from multiple gold iPhone components leaks. And lotzosushi himself has confirmed that it's a plain ol' iPhone 5.

That doesn't mean we can't dream, though; with increasing certainty that the iPhone 5c will come in a rainbow of colors, there's no reason not to think the flagship iPhone might not someday as well. And if you can't wait that long, there are plenty of people out there who can help you out in the meantime:

[Flickr via Kinja]