Leaked Document From Japanese Network Points To June Announcement Of The iPhone 5S

iphone-5s-june-2The so far in 2013, a number of impressive smartphone models have been released such as the HTC One, Sony Xperia Z and more recently the Samsung Galaxy S4. These are among the most impressive devices to have hit the market, so they are of course putting more pressure on Apple to produce the goods with its next iPhone release.

 

For a few months now, there have been plenty of rumours regarding the next instalment of Apple’s iconic smartphones series. Speculation has suggested that an iPhone 6, a budget iPhone model and an iPhone 5S are in the pipeline. Most attention has been paid to the latter, and a number of sources have suggested that the device is likely to hit the market this summer.

 

Although Apple is yet to officially announce this device, it appears that it is indeed set up for a summer launch. GSM Arena has recently reported on a leaked document from a Japanese mobile network operator. The document states that the iPhone 5S will be announced on June 20th, and released in July.

 

This is not the first time that there have been rumours about the possible launch date of the iPhone 5S, and although the credibility of this document cannot be fully verified at this point, it certainly backs up recent speculation.

 

The Apple iPhone 5S is rumoured to include the new iOS 7 operating system, an upgraded 13 megapixel rear facing camera and a two megapixel front facing camera with HD video capture. Of course, as Apple is yet to announce the device, we cannot to confirm its specifications, but it certainly fits in with Apple’s previous upgraded models like the iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4S.

 

We can expect much more news about the iPhone 5S to be revealed in the coming weeks, so as usual we will be sure to keep you posted with the latest updates.

Delays To iPhone 5S Launch May Lead To Fall In Apple’s Quarterly Profits

images (2)Ever since the first iPhone model was launched back into 2007, the California based manufacturer has been one of the dominant brands in the smartphone market. Each consecutive new iPhone launch has seen the sales records broken for the manufacturer, with the current iPhone 5 model continuing to be one of the best selling models on the market.

 

The iPhone 5 was launched back in September 2012, so the fact that it’s been on the market for several months coupled with its commercial success has naturally led to plenty of speculation and rumours about the next instalment of the series. In recent months, a number of sources have suggested that Apple may be launching an iPhone 6, an iPhone 5S and even a budget iPhone model in 2013. However, an increasing amount of evidence is suggesting that this may not be the case. It has recently been widely reported that the iPhone 6 is highly unlikely to hit the market in 2013. However, GSM Arena has also stated that the iPhone 5S is likely to the severely delayed, and may even lead to a fall in Apple’s profits for the first time in a decade.

 

The website explains that a number of factors are likely to lead to the situation. For example, a number of iPhone components are becoming more expensive, while demand for cheaper products is increasing, such as the iPad Mini which is of course eating into Apple’s profit margins. Furthermore, the Android operating system as well as Windows Phone OS have steadily increased in popularity, with more and more consumers opting for devices with alternative operating system to Apple’s iOS platform. Of course, Apple now faces higher levels of competition than ever before in the smartphone market, thanks to devices like the HTC One, Sony Xperia Z and upcoming Samsung Galaxy S4, along with the Windows Phone 8 powered Nokia Lumia 920.

 

Of course, Apple is yet to officially announce the iPhone 5S, so information regarding its features, pricing and availability is currently scarce. However, we will be sure to report back when we hear of any details regarding this handset.

Leaked Image Of Rumoured Budget iPhone Casing Posted By Case Manufacturer

download (2)Despite the launch of a number of impressive competitors, the Apple iPhone 5 has remained one of the most popular smartphone models on the market since it was launched back in September 2012. Sales of Apple’s latest iPhone have remained consistently strong, but there is an increasing amount of speculation regarding what Apple has in store for 2013 when it comes to its iconic smartphone series.

 

In recent months, the internet has seen plenty of speculation about the next iPhone, with rumours suggesting two or more new models being launched in 2013. A number of sources of varying credibility have suggested that Apple will be launching an iPhone 5S and iPhone 6 this year, but we’re still awaiting an official announcement from Apple itself. There have been rumours of a budget iPhone model, which some believe will be the iPhone 5S. With the increasing popularity of more affordable smartphones, this would certainly be a beneficial product for Apple, with particularly high sales of such devices in emerging markets like China and Brazil, where more affordable Android smartphones sell in huge volumes.

 

Pocket Lint has recently reported on a photo which has been leaked from a company called Tactus, which is a manufacturer of smartphone cases. The photo shows the plastic back casing of a mystery iPhone, and although we can’t confirm the legitimacy of this leak, it certainly backs up a number of recent rumours about the design and materials used on Apple’s rumoured budget iPhone model.

 

The manufacturer has also share specifications of the as yet unofficial device, stating that it will sport an Apple A5 processor, 3.5 inch retina display, 5 megapixel camera and five different colour options, which has recently been widely reported by several sources.

 

We can expect more news and rumours about the Apple iPhone 5S over the coming weeks and months, so we will be sure to keep you updated with all the latest information.

Sources Claim The iPhone 5S Will Come With A 12 Megapixel Camera

images (6)The Apple iPhone 5 remains one of the most popular smartphone models on the market, despite the recent launch of a number of notable competitors with the Android platform. Like previous iPhone models, the device is well known for its versatility, but has gained an enviable reputation as one of the best camera phones available.

 

The iPhone 5 sports an 8 megapixel camera with an LED flash and 1080p video capture. However, the rumoured iPhone 5S is believed to sport a 12 megapixel camera, GSM Arena reports. The website reports that a source at a manufacturing company which supplies Apple with its camera components has stated that the iPhone 5S will indeed come with a 12 megapixel rear facing camera, with improved shooting under low light conditions and HDR support.

 

Of course, the Apple iPhone 5S is yet to be officially announced, but an improved camera is certainly on the cards as Apple is under increasing pressure from rival manufacturers like Samsung, HTC and Sony due to their recently launched flagship devices. Apple will really have to produce something special with its next iPhone, and a 12 megapixel camera will mean it will be the least able to compete with Android powered rivals in the camera department.

 

Little information is available regarding other features of the iPhone 5S, although rumours have suggested that it may come with more internal storage, a larger screen and even a fingerprint scanner.

 

Recent news has suggested that Apple is gearing up to begin production of its next iPhone models in the near future, which points to a return to the company’s previous summer release schedule for its latest iPhone models. We will keep you posted when we hear of any more developments regarding the iPhone 5S and other new products from Apple.

Analyst Believes Fingerprint Scanner On The iPhone 5S Will Lead To Production Issues And Launch Delays

images (5)The Apple iPhone 5 continues to be one of the best selling smartphones on the market, but has now been available since September 2012 which has naturally led to plenty of speculation about what Apple has in store for 2013.

 

There have recently been plenty of rumours circulating around the internet suggesting that Apple is planning to launch a low cost iPhone model and an upgraded iPhone 5S this year. Furthermore, the California based technology giant is also expected to release a new version of its popular iPad Mini with a retina display this year. Details about its next smartphones are still a bit sketchy, but a number of sources and analysts believe that the iPhone 5S may include a fingerprint scanner, with the budget iPhone incorporating an all new ultra thin plastic casing.

 

Apple Insider has recently reported that Ming-chi Kuo, an analyst at KGI securities believes that these new components may cause delays in the launch of these products, resulting in them hitting the market later than many people have been expecting. Kuo has provided accurate predictions about previous releases from Apple ahead of their launch, so this information may be worth paying attention to. Kuo reports that the inclusion of a fingerprint sensor on the iPhone 5S, along with the new retina display of the iPad Mini 2 and the new casing for the budget iPhone are likely to cause headaches for Apple when it comes to mass production. For example, Kuo suggests that Apple has to work out how to prevent interference from the black and white casing material under the cover glass if such a feature is included on the iPhone 5S, indicating that this feature has not yet been perfected.

 

Obviously, Apple has not officially announced the existence of this feature or even the iPhone 5S, but number of ever more reliable sources are pointing to this being the case. We will keep you posted as soon as we hear of any developments regarding these features and devices.

Further Evidence That The iPhone 5S Will Be Launched In Multiple Colours

colorware-iphone-5-xlThe Apple iPhone 5 remains one of the most popular smartphone models on the market, and its commercial success, coupled with the fact that it has been on the market for several months has prompted plenty of speculation about its follow up.

 

Although Apple is yet to officially confirm the existence of the iPhone 5S, this device has been rumoured for several months now, with plenty of speculation from a variety of sources and industry analysts suggesting that Apple will be launching an upgraded version of its current flagship smartphone.

 

There’s been widespread speculation regarding potential features of the device, and like previous iPhone upgrade models like the 3GS and 4S, we could possibly expect to see the addition of an upgraded camera, more powerful processor and new version of the iOS platform installed on the device. According to Pocket-Lint, new sources have suggested that the iPhone 5S may be launched in a number of different colour options, adding to the traditional black and white variants. This has previously been rumoured a number of times, but Pocket-Lint reports that a Japanese publication has revealed that unnamed sources have confirmed that pink, yellow and blue versions of the iPhone 5S will be launched alongside the white and black options.

 

This would certainly seem like a logical move by Apple, as the company will really be looking for an edge to make its offerings stand out among increasingly impressive and popular competition from the likes of HTC, Samsung and Sony.

 

The website also reports that the iPhone 5S is set to be announced in July, with a probable release date shortly afterwards in August. In the coming weeks we can expect plenty more news and rumours about the iPhone 5S, so we will be sure to keep you updated when we hear more.

New Rumours Suggest Multiple Screen Sizes For The iPhone 5S

xlargeThe Apple iPhone 5 remains one of the most popular smartphone models on the market. Following its launch back in September 2012, in clocked up millions of sales in its first few days on the market, and despite a number of problems being reported with the handset, remains one of the best selling devices out there.

 

Of course, the fact that the iPhone 5 has been available for so long, coupled with its commercial success has prompted widespread speculation about the next instalment of Apple’s iconic smartphones series. Recent speculation has suggested that the iPhone 5S and iPhone 6 will be launched this year, along with the possibility of a cheaper iPhone.

 

Of course, the iPhone 5S seems like the logical move, as Apple also launched the iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4S with minor upgrades to their predecessors. The iPhone 5S could potentially include an upgraded camera, more processing power and a new instalment of the iOS operating system for example. However, Phones Review has recently reported that the iPhone 5S may be launched with two different screen sizes.

 

The website reports that an industry analyst called Brian White has claimed that Apple has been in meetings with representatives of the supply chain for the iPhone 5S, and believes that sticking with the same screen size may not be the best move. Of course, the increasing popularity of larger screen phablet phones represents a massive opportunity for Apple, so it would not be much of a surprise if the iPhone 5S was also offered in a larger variant.

 

No exact information regarding the sizes of the screens has been revealed, but the website also explains that the budget iPhone may include a 3.5 inch display, which has been included on every iPhone model prior to the iPhone 5.

 

Do you think Apple will stick with a 4 inch screen for the iPhone 5S, or is it likely to offer the handset in different sizes? Let us know you think by leaving a comment.

Possible iPhone 5S Prototype Leaked Online

iphone-wraparoundThe Apple iPhone 5 was launched back in September 2012, and as expected proved to be a massive commercial success for the California based manufacturer, clocking up millions of sales in its first days on the market. Despite problems being reported with a number of the phone’s features, the iPhone 5 remains one of the most sought after smartphones on the market.

 

However, this device has now been on the market for quite a while, and as expected there has been plenty of speculation regarding the next instalment of Apple’s iconic smartphone line. Rumours are suggesting that Apple may launch two new iPhones this year, which are believed to be the iPhone 5S and the iPhone 6.

 

GSM Arena has recently reported on screen shots of a mystery Apple smartphone, which may be leaked images of the iPhone 5S. While the website explains that there are no guarantees as to the authenticity of the pictures, it does coincide with a recent patent application by Apple which was approved last week. Specifically, the screen slopes towards the edges and has a true edge to edge display unlike previous instalments of the iPhone series.

 

While the photos certainly look genuine, the fact remains that Apple’s previously released upgraded models, like iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4S had the same designs of the original models, with most improvements being made to the software, so would be natural to expect the iPhone 5S to look almost identical to the iPhone 5.

 

It is likely that Apple will launch its next iPhone models in the summer as has been the case with previous models, so we are likely to hear much more news and rumours regarding its upcoming devices in the near future, so we will be sure to keep you updated.

Wall Street Journal Backs Up Claims Of Two New iPhone Models In 2013

imagesGiven the ongoing popularity of commercial success achieved by the Apple iPhone 5 since its launch in September 2012, it hardly comes as a surprise that speculation about the next instalment of Apple’s iconic smartphone line is really beginning to pick up speed.

 

We have recently reported on news that Apple may be launching two new iPhone devices this year, and there are currently a number of rumours circulating around the internet that these are likely to be an iPhone 5S, which will of course be an upgraded version of the current model, along with an iPhone 6 which is rumoured to be a phablet device, sporting a 4.8 inch display.

 

While these rumours come from sources of varying credibility, they have recently been backed up by the Wall Street Journal, according to Apple Insider. While this news is yet to be officially announced by the California based manufacturer, the fact that it has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, which is one of the world’s leading business publications certainly adds an air of credibility to the rumours.

 

Apple Insider reports that Apple is likely to launch a cheaper alternative to its flagship models, after expressing increasing interest in developing markets like China and Brazil, where consumers tend to prefer buying unsubsidized handsets without a contract. Of course, such markets offer a huge opportunity given the high populations and emerging economies.

 

The website reports that production of both devices is likely to begin in the very near future, as the Wall Street Journal has forecast that they are likely to begin shipping in Q3, backing up recent claims of a summer release.

 

Of course, the launch of a new iPhone model is always a big event, so we will be sure to keep you posted as soon as we hear of any developments regarding Apple’s new models.

Analyst Claims The iPhone 5S Will Have Plastic Casing And No Retina Display

images (3)The Apple iPhone 5 continues to be a top choice among consumers, and despite its problems since its launch, is still generally considered one of the best phones available. As expected the device quickly became another best seller for the California based manufacturer, and sales remain consistently strong in most markets.

 

The device is by far the most advanced instalment of Apple’s iconic smartphone line, boasting a 4 inch retina display, 8 megapixel camera, dual-core processor, and of course iOS 6 which is the latest version of Apple’s touchscreen operating system.

 

The success of the iPhone 5 has naturally led to plenty of speculation about Apple’s next smartphone over recent months. We have recently reported on rumours that Apple will be launching two new iPhones in 2013, and a number of prominent industry analysts have backed up these claims. One of the latest is Amit Daryanani of RBC Capital Markets. Apple Insider reports that Daryanani has sent a note to investors, stating that Apple will indeed be launching multiple new devices in the Summer.

 

The iPhone 6 is rumoured to be Apple’s first entry into the phablet market, where it would compete with Samsung’s market leading Galaxy Note devices. The is Phone 5S on the other hand is widely believed to be a more affordable option, which would see Apple competing against the high number of budget Android phones from a number of other manufacturers.

 

In the note to investors, it is explained that the iPhone 5S will keep the same basic size and design of the current model, but also say that the handset will not include a retina display, and will have a plastic casing instead of aluminium. This is of course to keep costs down, but would mean that Apple stands a good chance of selling a high number of handsets given the huge market for budget friendly smartphones.

 

As soon as any more information about the new iPhone models becomes available, we will be sure to keep you updated.