Lady: iPhone 5S to rock ‘killer feature’

Lady: iPhone 5S to rock ‘killer feature’There’s been plenty of doom and gloom and negativity surrounding Apple of late, but a lady called Katy Huberty, who currently finds employment with Morgan Stanley, reckons things are about to get a whole lot better for Team Cook.

We’ve just met the all-singing, all-dancing Samsung Galaxy S4, but – according to K-Hub – the iPhone 5S will knock it out of the proverbial park when it touches down later this year, thanks to a “killer feature”.

That’s what K-Hub told CNBC in a “rare TV appearance”. What does Katy know? Well, to be fair, she recently met with Apple CFO Peter Oppenheimer, though it’s not clear what they whispered about.

K-Hub says: “You saw the Samsung Galaxy S4 come out last week, that shows you the innovation cards are up for grabs. What is lacking in that product is a killer feature. We think that’s where Apple will surprise this year.

“This [iPhone] 5S cycle this year will be about a killer feature that drives consumers increasingly to the platform, and that increases the value of those 500 million accounts.”

Needless to say, Katy neglected to specify exactly what the iPhone 5S’s “killer feature” might be, though recent rumourage proposed NFC with fingerprint security.

The rumour mill can't quite settle on an iPhone 5S launch date. WWDC in June has been touted, though we're also hearing August.

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Stelph  Mar. 19, 2013 at 14:35

“This [iPhone] 5S cycle this year will be about a killer feature that drives consumers increasingly to the platform, and that increases the value of those 500 million accounts.”

An odd turn of phrase? Perhaps she is suggesting the killer feature will be some kind of improved drive assist functionality

mightyforest  Mar. 19, 2013 at 15:17

cant wait......oh actually i can

moonmonkey  Mar. 19, 2013 at 15:22

Killer feature?
Maybe built in suicide pills? Sigh...

Pondlife  Mar. 19, 2013 at 16:40

What is lacking in that product is a killer feature. We think that’s where

we think.....
She knows nothing...

JanSt / MOD  Mar. 19, 2013 at 17:31

Has anyone else been to Google News today? Type "iPhone 5" and there are about 67 gazllion stories all...ALL based on this Morgan Stanley non-utterance, and a similar "report" by some other economic hitWOman... Either somebody in Apple or one of its fickle shareholder sub-groups apparently paid for some truly uninspired PR.
If the 5S came with a REAL "killer feature", they'd call it the 6... I guess they just paid Stephen Fry to voice Siri. Or worse (and probably true): coloured cases a la iPod Touch. Oh, my... My hope is a music player that is louder than that Awful Tesco checkout lady from Oz... But who am I kidding?

Pondlife  Mar. 19, 2013 at 19:07

Awful Tesco checkout lady from Oz

???

Ryanhype  Mar. 20, 2013 at 09:43

Well the S4 hardly came with any decent features.

JanSt / MOD  Mar. 20, 2013 at 10:54

Well the S4 hardly came with any decent features.

Now now... That is a bit unfair. I, ahem, dislike Android AND Samsung, but though the SGS4 lacks anything new that would make ME consider it, saying "it has no decent features" is a bit unfair. If the size isn't an issue, and Android's not giving you nightmares, there's a lot to be said for it, and there are advantages over an iPhone 5. Yes, the advantages mightn't be relevant to YOU or ME, but they are there.... I used the Note 2, and it IS blindingly fast for browsing and many other things. MTP, removable battery, SD-card support, personalisation (all ugly imho, but hey....).... You can't just shrug it all of. People differ. I use mostly Linux, so without jailbreak iPhones are pretty handicapped for me (I don't like the cloud much). Over 25 million iDevice users applied the evasion jailbreak in under a month. That's at least 25 million people who are torn... willing to risk their warranty to get some of the "freedom" most smartphones offered pre-2007. Freedom currently only Android offers (to varying degrees, and with strings attached)....

And there...I just fed a troll. D'oh :p

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