iPhone 5S release date: this time it’s August

iPhone 5S release date: this time it’s AugustWell, Mobile World Congress 2013 is done and dusted, so that means it’s back to Samsung Galaxy S IV launch hype and – my personal favourite (not actually sure if I’m joking) – iPhone 5S rumours.

To be fair, we haven’t written about the iPhone 5S since Valentine’s Day (aww), so we’re long overdue an injection of rumour junk. Show me your veins.

The general consensus was that the iPhone 5S launch would go down in June at the annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), despite the iPhone 4S and iPhone 5 launching in October (2010 and 2011 respectively).

Of course, the first few iPhones (up till the iPhone 4) launched in summer, so it’d be somewhat of a return to normality – if that were indeed the case.

However, not so according to some chaps out east. EMSOne credits Barclays Capital analysts when it touts the iPhone 5S release date (and launch date, incidentally) as August.

Chiming with similar iPhone 5S leaks, we’re told to expect an iPhone 5S similar in design to the existing iPhone 5 - alongside an entry-level iPhone.

Meanwhile, Japanese site Macotakara reckons the cheaper iPhone will have a 4.5in display and polycarbonate body.

Say what? A larger iPhone with presumably lower specs? I reckon there’d be quite a lot of interest in a 4.5in iPhone, but don’t scrimp on the internals, man. If anything, surely the entry-level guy should be smaller; isn’t that how the smartphone world rolls?

Yeah, give us a big beast of an iPhone with an octo-core processor and 3GB of RAM. Just because. That’d be more like it.

via: BGR

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JanSt / MOD  Mar. 2, 2013 at 19:53

Sadly, I might be interested in a bigger iPhone. Go figure.

TJ Skywasher  Mar. 2, 2013 at 19:55

Octo-core? It'll more than likely be another dual-core, not that the number of cores matters, it'll still perform better than most phones out their with more cores. But it'll be interesting to see if they release a less expensive iPhone this year.

JanSt / MOD  Mar. 2, 2013 at 19:58

http://i1-news.softpedia-static.com/images/news2/The-Multi-Color-iPhone-5S-Here-s-what-It-Will-Look-Like-2.jpg?1362225966
iPhone 5S ("s" stands for Several colours... )

JanSt / MOD  Mar. 2, 2013 at 20:01

Octo-core? It'll more than likely be another dual-core, not that the number of cores matters, it'll still perform better than most phones out their with more cores. But it'll be interesting to see if they release a less expensive iPhone this year.

I have the 'feeling' they might... Not convinced by the plastic rumours, though...

mrlee2013  Mar. 2, 2013 at 20:34

mugs will still pay top buck for the poundstretcher version

Pondlife  Mar. 3, 2013 at 00:41

Sadly, I might be interested in a bigger iPhone. Go figure.

Dead to me. :p

JanSt / MOD  Mar. 3, 2013 at 00:49

Sadly, I might be interested in a bigger iPhone. Go figure.

Dead to me. :p


If it's bigger than the One S / 4.3-in, then I'd pass... Also, I haven't had a chance to try the Z10, yet. I just cannot get to grips*** with Android. And my N9 is obviously dead-sh... WP is out of the question, etc etc... But if they release another iPhone with the same UI and wallpaper, ... YAWN.

(*** polite way of saying I'm tired of its forever-in-beta feel :p )

Pondlife  Mar. 3, 2013 at 06:24

Well it might have an extra column on the home screen...

JanSt / MOD  Mar. 3, 2013 at 10:05

Oh god, yes...
14 million people jailbreaked their iOS 6.xx device in what? A month? Those are quite a few votes for a more open 'different' iOS...

shuwaz  Mar. 3, 2013 at 10:44

that iPhone 5S picture looks like a fancy remote control.

JanSt / MOD  Mar. 3, 2013 at 12:26

that iPhone 5S picture looks like a fancy remote control.


So, basically it looks like what all smartphones have become? :p

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