Where were we with the iPhone 5S? Ah yes, a few days ago a purported side-by-side comparison of internals suggested the iPhone 5S – surprise, surprise – won’t be hugely different from the iPhone 5.
Now we’re hearing that the iPhone 5S might touch down in June, in as many as 6-8 colours.
That’s the word according to Jefferies analyst Peter Misek, though he’s purely speculating at this stage. Obviously.
Over the years, the iPhone (2G, 3G, 3GS and 4) settled into a summer release pattern, but the iPhone 4S and iPhone 5 threw a spanner in the works, appearing in October and September respectively.
Misek reckons the iPhone 5S will embrace summer, though he’s not saying why. One suggestion is that sales tend to dip in the months before new iPhone launches, so unveiling it earlier than expected would avoid said dip.
As for the 6-8 colour thing, well, it’s not exactly an outrageous proposition. The new iPod touch (pictured) is currently available in six colours.
Other predictions for iPhone 5S specs include a "super HD camera/screen, a better battery, and NFC,” while "possible updates include an IGZO screen for Retina+, 128GB storage."
A 128GB iPhone 5S, you say? Adopting current iPhone pricing convention, that’d be £799. Bargain.
via: Business Insider