Well, 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.