iPhone 5S

iPhone 5S

Rumors about the upcoming iPhone 5S continue to swirl, with the latest research note from Topeka analyst Brian White suggesting that the iPhone 5S will launch alongside a new, cheaper iPhone Mini this June.

The report came following White’s attendance at a smartphone industry trade show in China where he had contact with a number of supply chain partners involved with the production of the two new iPhone models.

Fingerprint Technology Headed to the iPhone 5S?

The iPhone 5S is expected to feature the same screen size as the current model iPhone 5, with suggestions that the 5S may include fingerprint technology that will offer a ‘point of difference’ between the iPhone 5 and 5S, as Siri did for the iPhone 4 and 4S. Fingerprint sensing has been a long-rumored feature of the upcoming iPhone 5S and is expected to set the standard for digital security and the burgeoning market of NFC-enabled mobile payments.

White also went on to divulge some details about the rumored cheap iPhone/iPhone “mini” that will be aimed at the lower end of the market and emerging markets:

Strangely enough, the lower-priced iPhone is still being called the “iPhone mini”; however, the general consensus (albeit a few disagreed and expect a slightly smaller screen) was that this new device would actually have the same screen size (i.e., 4-inches) as the iPhone 5. However, the “iPhone mini” will have a curved back casing made of colored plastic and will be thicker than the iPhone 5. We also learned the pricing could be a bit higher than our recently raised expectation, reaching as high as $400.

While there have been plenty of rumors and analyst reports over the past few months, there has been little in the way of parts leaks to confirm that new iPhone 5S features – namely fingerprint technology – will actually make it to the device. With a proposed iPhone 5S release date in June, we should expect to see more details come to hand about the new iPhone over the coming months.

What features are you hoping to see when the iPhone 5S is finally released? Let us know in the comments below. 

4 COMMENTS

  1. Great to hear that Siri’s undergoing improvements! If anyone is interested in Siri on their iPhone 4 or 3GS, check out http://www.siri-on-iphone-4.com. Allows you to use Siri on iDevices older than the iPhone 4S! Just my 2 cents!

  2. The front camera for video chats will be identical in both smartphones, only the back camera will offer a smaller aperture of f2.0, F2.4 against the iPhone 5 In addition, the iPhone 5S offer a flash with the colors white and yellow, while the 5 Series model gets no flash.
    LTE will be available in two models, with first models will be released, which can be sold in the U.S., Australia, Japan and Europe. Until September then copies will be published with LTE chip, the “Time-Division Duplexing” uses short TDD, which is used by China’s largest mobile operator, China Mobile.

    In addition, Ming-Chi Kuo promises for the iphone 5S a fingerprint sensor with the home button, which is to increase the security of your smartphone.

  3. Don’t you just love the rumor mill? Seriously though, I’m a FanBoy but I’m not impressed this go round. Hopefully Apple can pull something more out of the hat than what has been rumored for iPhone 6 because it appears that Mr. Cook hasn’t kept up the legacy Mr. Jobs left!

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