Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) next gen iPhone is expected to come up with many new features and options including a new 128 GB storage and a gold color option, forecasts well-informed KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.
News of an iPhone to be available in gold or champagne colors has been making rounds from various sources, but Kuo is a trusted source.
iPhone 5S to have increased efficiency
Kuo notes that the new iPhone 5S from Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) will have similar features to the iPhone 5 along with a 4 inch screen form factor. The next gen iPhone will have an A7 system-on-chip design with 1GB of LPDDR3 RAM. It is widely believed that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has designed the latest chip based on the ARMv8 architecture, which means that efficiency might be increased by 20 percent. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) designs both operating system and hardware of iPhone 5S, which signifies that it can enhance LPDDR3 RAM spec for the A7 SoC, keeping the amount of addressable memory to 1GB.
Apple could also upgrade camera
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) will also make changes in its rear facing camera, iPhone 5S will use a larger F2.0 aperture lens assembly with dual LED flashes while sensor unit will be the same. Kuo maintained his previous forecast on the fingerprint sensor fixed in a sapphire glass home button.
Kuo believes that, on the storage front, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) may come up with a 128 GB of non board flash memory like it did in its fourth generation iPad, in February. Apple will offer iPhone 5S in gold color other than black and white. Near field communication will not be included in the iPhone 5S, believes Kuo.
A picture of gold parts meant for iPhone 5S were leaked in June although the complete body that will board these parts is not yet shown. An image of a golden color SIM tray was leaked previously. Though the image was low resolution, the trays shown were leaner than the current generation iPhone 5.
In order to compete with its rivals, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) must include wireless charging for its phone, which it has not done yet. It is believed that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) will launch its iPhone 5S on September 10th along with low-priced handset iPhone 5C.