Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s next-generation iPhone 5S has become the talk of the town, with the rumor mill giving us some new updates about this much-hyped phone mostly every single day. So what do we know about the iPhone 5S up to now? Well, many things such as production details, specs, pics and release date. Let’s take a closer look at each in detail, however, you should note that since all this information is based on rumors, take them with a pinch of salt.
iPhone 5S production details
According to AllThingsD, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is thinking to start the production of the next generation iPhone during the end of this month. Jefferies analyst Peter Misek says that the sources familiar with the company’s plan have reported that Apple is going to gear up for mass production of this phone, and the company is making final preparations for a launch later this year.
It is also reported that the iPhone 5S supplies will be limited during the time of launch as has happened with many new Apple products in the past. The iPhone 5S is reported to come with a new fingerprint scanner which is in low yields, and this reason might be responsible for the limited stocks.
iPhone 5S specs
According to a new report from Weibo user, Apple’s next generation flagship phone might feature a 4-inch IGZO display with the same Retina resolution as the iPhone 5, an A6 processor clocked slightly faster than the iPhone 5, quad-core SGX 554MP4 graphics, 2GB of RAM and an upgraded LTE radio.
The report further says that Apple’s iPhone 5S will sport a 12-megapixel camera, a dual-LED flash, NFC and a fingerprint scanner. Previously it was dismissed that the iPhone would come with anything like the fingerprint scanner but then numerous reports suggested that it might indeed come with a fingerprint scanner as Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has already purchased AuthenTec, a provider of mobile and network security.
iPhone 5S pics
Here are the leaked photos of the iPhone 5S shell.
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is known for not giving a complete overhaul to its products, and the same is considered true for the iPhone 5S. We’ll most likely not be able to see any major redesign in Apple’s next generation iPhone.
The iPhone 5S is expected to release during September if all goes well, and provided that the manufacturing process is not slowed down by the new fingerprint scanning technology. Some reports suggest that the fingerprint recognition technology is facing the problem of “low yield rates”, but hopefully the Cupertino company will be able to solve this problem soon.