We’re still expecting to see the iPhone 5S unveiled on Sept. 10, although Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) hasn’t said whether there will even be a launch event scheduled for that date. Meanwhile the rumors continue, covering everything from the release date to the device’s rumored specs.
Here are the latest things that are being reported about the iPhone 5S.
iPhone 5S expected out Sept. 20
Let’s start with the release date, which is expected to be Sept. 20 in the Japan and U.S.—10 days after Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) finally unmasks the new device for the world. But once again, this is pure speculation because the company has not announced an unveiling even for Sept. 10 yet.
Rumored specs for the iPhone 5S
One of the most widely publicized rumors is the expectation that there will be a gold champagne-colored option along with the white and black options. Also expectations of a fingerprint sensor have been well-documented in connection with the iPhone 5S. The sensor is expected to be embedded in the home button of the device.
We are also expecting a much better camera in the iPhone 5S. It’s expected to have an F / 2.0 aperture, which would put it on par with the HTC One and make it much larger than that of the iPhone 5, according to CNET. It will also likely have a dual LED flash.
Other expectations for the iPhone 5S include the option for 128 GB of flash storage, although that seems like a monstrous size to some.
iPhone 5S to be faster than iPhone 5
This latest rumor came from Fox News anchor Clayton Morris via his Twitter feed. According to Morris, the iPhone 5S will have an A7 processor which runs about 31 percent faster than the A6 chip. Mark Gurman of 9 to 5 Mac also reported that independent sources claim the iPhone 5S could use a 64-bit processor because such a processor has been in testing.
Of course it isn’t known yet if the 64-bit processor will be in the final model that’s released.