When the iPhone 5S comes out, well-known KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicts that it will be offered in a gold color and also have an option for 128 GB of storage space. That’s according to a report reviewed by Mikey Campbell of Apple Insider.
Expected features for the iPhone 5S
In addition to the gold color and the larger storage option, the analyst also said that he believes the iPhone 5S will have many of the same features as the iPhone 5, including the 4-inch screen. He predicts that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) will use its next generation processor—the A7—and include 1 GB of LPDDR3 RAM. The chip is expected to be based on the ARMv8 architecture, which could boost efficiency of the device by 20 percent.
The analyst predicts that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) will also make some adjustments to the rear camera of the iPhone 5S. Although he believes the sensor will be the same, he expects to see a bigger F2.0 aperture lens assembly complete with dual LED flashes.
In terms of memory, he’s expecting the iPhone 5S to come with an option for 128 GB of flash memory. This is the same addition offered by Apple when it released the fourth generation of the iPad earlier this year.
He’s also expecting to see more color choices with the iPhone 5S. This time he believes Apple will add gold in addition to black and silver.
What about the fingerprint sensor?
Of course one of the widely rumored features of the iPhone 5S is the fingerprint sensor, and the analyst is still of the belief he held last week. He expects to see the sensor embedded inside a home button made of sapphire glass.
Many Apple fans have been hoping that the iPhone 5S would have near-field communication, although Kuo doesn’t think that it will.
The device is still expected to be unveiled at a Sept. 10 event and then go on sale 10 days later. Apple is expected to unveil a less expensive iPhone 5C alongside the iPhone 5S this year.