iPhone 5S rumors
One of the major smartphone manufacturers, Apple, is hell-bent on dominating the smartphone market. One would hope that they would at least expect a new phone to be manufactured so soon after its last launch. Well, it seems that is not part of his ethos. Just 6 months after the release of the iPhone 5, new rumors hit the market that a new iPhone was in the works. If this rumor is true, then the most likely phone is the iPhone 5S. This assumption is largely based on their earlier tendency to launch the ‘S’ range shortly after the original model.
Not all rumors focus on the iPhone 5S, there are those who believe that Apple is working on the iPhone 6. This is not impossible as it would be a suitable response to Samsung’s Galaxy S4. However, the iPhone 5S is the more likely of the two. As with the previous ‘S’ phones: iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4S, the changes that would be made to the phone are not so drastic as to be considered a completely new phone. The iPhone 5S should have some hardware improvements and some software tweaks, but nothing too major.
iPhone 5S: release date
Rumors about the iPhone 5S release date are everywhere, with some saying we should expect a spring 2013 release and others arguing that it will be much later than that. The most consistent rumour, and this is what we can rely on, is that the iPhone 5S will be released in 2013. Some of the sources claim that the manufacturing process for the iPhone 5S started in March and as such we should expect a release in June. .
iPhone 5S: Screen
Apple will install a Super HD display in the iPhone 5S, and according to the China Times, it will also feature a ‘touch screen’ with a 10-point multi-touch panel. However, it should be noted that China Times has not always been on target with its speculations.
iPhone 5S: Design
As noted above, the design of the iPhone 5S isn’t expected to stray that far from the course taken by the iPhone 5. The chassis will definitely be the same, unless Apple has a wild card up its sleeve, which is unlikely.
However, it has been rumored that Apple is trying to acquire a cheaper plastic than its usual preference. This of course is set to lower the cost of the phone they would be making. However, there are rumors that this move has nothing to do with the iPhone 5S. In fact, many believe that Apple is working on a cheaper brand called iPhone Math. The story is that this phone is designed to meet the needs of a different market base for regular Apple customers.
iPhone 5S: Camera
The iPhone 5S will feature a 13MP camera and a bigger, brighter flash. This is according to the update received on iLounge earlier in the year. This upgrade is a big step up from the 8MP iPhone 5, but it won’t surprise many people as we’ve already seen a similar feature in the Samsung Galaxy S3 and HTC One.
iPhone 5S: NFC
In the past, many analysts have said that Apple will eventually switch to NFC and Apple has always proven them wrong. In fact, the iPhone 5 featured a savings book, which is an almost similar feature. However, rumors now suggest that Apple will make the switch with the iPhone 5S.
In addition to NFC, the iPhone 5S is expected to feature a fingerprint scanner on the iPhone 5S. This rumor is supported by Apple’s move to buy mobile security firm AuthenTec. The fingerprint scanner is a feature that was expected to be in the iPhone 6, but we may see early testing in the iPhone 5S.
iPhone 5S Software
According to some sources, Apple has already started testing iOS 7 on some devices. Therefore, we could expect a pleasant surprise in the iPhone 5S, as the smartphone could work with iOS 7.
iPhone 5S: wireless charging
Apple is rumored to have had a breakthrough in wireless charging technology as it recently applied for a patent on the same technology. Therefore, we could expect the iPhone 5S to feature wireless charging, which would be very convenient.
While these rumors might also be unfounded, stay tuned for the latest iPhone 5S rumors.