Well it seems as if it is definitely that time again. With the iPhone 5 launching all way the way back in September, it seems that a good amount of time has passed that we can talk about the next iPhone and what it could possibly bring us.
According to analyst Peter Misek of Jefferies Apple has been testing an iPhone 5S prototype. A prototype could only mean one things, that Apple is looking to put the iPhone 5S on the production line very soon and a release is sure to follow after that. While the first prototype is exactly what we except, the iPhone 5S that will be the successor to the iPhone 5, it is the second prototype that is probably going to catch people’s ears. According to rumors it is a low-cost iPhone that is designed to target the economic market at the entry-level of smart phone prices vs the high-end, where the iPhone sits now.
Recently Apple Senior VP of Marketing Phil Schiller came out and said that Apple will without a doubt not be making a cheap or low-cost iPhone. But this wouldn’t be the first time that Apple would double back on their word. But if Apple does decide to go for it with a smaller iPhone then it will most likely just turn out to be similar to the iPad, drop a ton of features, but still end of forking over close to the same amount of money. Misek believes the device will be:
Similar to the iPad mini, we expect a concentrated low-cost iPhone rather than a ‘cheap’ one. Likely specs: polycarbonate case with 4-inch non-Retina display and no LTE.
Meanwhile the new iPhone 5S is expected to have new faster processor, improved performance, and a couple of Siri improvements to hold off the iPhone community until the iPhone 6, of which Misek believes will rep a huge 4.8 inch display.
According to current rumor the iPhone 5S is set for a June/July launch day but we’ll have to see. Misek has been known to be particularly spectacularly wrong about rumors and predictions and this writer is going to hold off for slightly more concrete evidence before I make any wild jumps.
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