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Apple to out an iPhone 5S with A7 chip and fingerprint security in June, plus a cheaper fiberglass model

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Apple to out an iPhone 5S with A7 chip and fingerprint security in June, plus a cheaper fiberglass model
Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities, who has correctly predicted Apple's plans before, now restates that Cupertino is aiming to launch both a souped-up iPhone 5S, and a more affordable iPhone in June.

The iPhone 5S might look and feel like the current Apple flagship, but upgraded with a more powerful A7 SoC, dual LED flash with alternative coloring, which we've heard about before, as well as a fingerprint security method, integrated after its acquiring of AuthenTec last year for $356 million.

The cheaper iPhone is going to add some bulk and heft compared to the premium device, and the chassis is allegedly going to be fused out of fiberglass and plastic. 

It will sport LTE radio, but the analyst thinks Apple will be having tailored versions for different carriers like the TD-SCDMA China Mobile, rather than slap Qualcomm's newly-announced chip that combines all radios under the sun: "RF360's customers are OEMs who have no capability to design RF front end and PA by themselves," mentioned the analyst. 

The iPhone 5S is also going to arrive in a version for China Mobile subscribers, but the analyst expects the network testing procedures to be done at a later date than the global July launch, namely around September this year, which will serve as a huge boost for the iPhone 5S holiday quarter sales.

source: AppleInsider

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posted on 05 Mar 2013, 02:36 7

1. blackice214 (Posts: 163; Member since: 03 Jan 2013)


wow there you go for innovation.

posted on 05 Mar 2013, 02:51 9

9. anywherehome (Posts: 971; Member since: 13 Dec 2011)


youre kidding, right? :)
see the real innovations:
http://www.android.com/whatsnew/

posted on 05 Mar 2013, 02:54 10

10. emadshiny (Posts: 1127; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


no, he is ridiculing.

posted on 05 Mar 2013, 23:18

37. anywherehome (Posts: 971; Member since: 13 Dec 2011)


I hope so :)

posted on 05 Mar 2013, 03:22 2

19. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 2992; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


"The cheaper iPhone is going to add bulk and heft compared to the premium device, and the chassis is allegedly going to be fused out of fiberglass and plastic mold."
That's the innovation right there... 'Bulk and heft'.
Suddenly, bulky and hefty phones are going to be back and termed 'sexy' because Apple did it...and they did it with a reasonable price. SMH¡¡¡

posted on 05 Mar 2013, 03:32

21. ray77 (Posts: 121; Member since: 17 Nov 2012)


thank U for the info ^-^

posted on 05 Mar 2013, 02:38 6

2. Taters (Posts: 2592; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


Should be interesting to see how much the iphone 5s sells. A lot of people were holding off on the 4s for the iphone 5. My guess is that the iphone 5 is the peak sales and they will see a decrease from here on out.

posted on 05 Mar 2013, 02:39

3. tiara6918 (Posts: 1322; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


I doubt the 5s will sell much as its predecessor if apple will release a slightly modified new version

posted on 05 Mar 2013, 15:38

36. SkurtMcGurt (Posts: 21; Member since: 18 Dec 2012)


The 4s was one of the best if not the best selling Iphone of all time. What makes you think the 5s won't do the same? Apple fans must have the 'latest and greatest' smh

posted on 05 Mar 2013, 02:41 19

4. Andrewtst (Posts: 292; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


This is APPLE - EXTREME INNOVATION - New processor, finger print!, dual LED, What a CRAP!

posted on 05 Mar 2013, 02:54 7

11. rusticguy (Posts: 2819; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


Dual LED Flash has been a MADE In China trademark. So now Apple steals this from China after Tim Cook's visit to China ... LOL :D

posted on 05 Mar 2013, 02:45 6

5. preet27in (banned) (Posts: 173; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


usual apple. lack of everything and even innovation, making fools out of their customers.apple GROW UP !!!! crap company

posted on 05 Mar 2013, 06:05

27. tusshharish (Posts: 341; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)


another crap apple innovation(means according to apple increase the processor ram etc...)with another icrap device/..............

posted on 05 Mar 2013, 02:47 2

6. nikenturd (unregistered)


Now all of a sudden a 5s rumor resurfaces , I see some desperate attemt here to recoup the stock price loss....wait...no , I must be wrong....lol

posted on 05 Mar 2013, 02:48 4

7. emadshiny (Posts: 1127; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


people will not be fooled by apple anymore.
we'll see its downfall soon.

posted on 05 Mar 2013, 02:54 4

13. anywherehome (Posts: 971; Member since: 13 Dec 2011)


unfortunately its not true....they are still dumb and Apple will have record revenues again

posted on 05 Mar 2013, 03:03 1

16. nikenturd (unregistered)


So Apple is your eternal revenue machine? weren't Nokia, RIM and Sony in a similar position before? they were unstoppable right?

posted on 05 Mar 2013, 04:57 2

24. anywherehome (Posts: 971; Member since: 13 Dec 2011)


for this year...but in 5 years youre right I hope :)

posted on 05 Mar 2013, 02:51 1

8. deadstroke (Posts: 113; Member since: 22 Jan 2013)


lol hahaha

posted on 05 Mar 2013, 02:54 1

12. andro. (Posts: 1935; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


As much as this analyst tries to sensationalise it he is essentially saying what everyone already knows,this years iPhone will be the exact same iPhone 5 again albeit with a faster chip and slightly improved camera. The finger print scanner has already been done on other handsets,don't think apple will use it though.

You never know we might be surprised,apple may use the fingerprint scanner as this years gimmick to pass the phone off as new,it would of course be the worlds first ever and best ever fingerprint scanner

posted on 05 Mar 2013, 02:55

14. wildcard (Posts: 65; Member since: 15 Jan 2013)


this ia a joke lol

posted on 05 Mar 2013, 03:00 2

15. _Bone_ (Posts: 2104; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


More damage control upon the stock fall.

posted on 05 Mar 2013, 03:15 1

17. ray77 (Posts: 121; Member since: 17 Nov 2012)


ur kinding me my motorcycle kawasaki ZX-6r have the finder print security on my bike and u call that innovation hahaha !!

posted on 05 Mar 2013, 03:18 6

18. rusticguy (Posts: 2819; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


Why just finger print ... why not a full body scanner for authentication :D

posted on 05 Mar 2013, 03:24 1

20. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 2992; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


'cause it won't be able to differentiate a 'dong' from a 'Shlong'...well, not just yet. :P

posted on 05 Mar 2013, 07:36

32. rusticguy (Posts: 2819; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


Don't worry apple will patent that on paper by having dual front camera for a 3D perspective :D

posted on 05 Mar 2013, 04:11 1

22. ddxmms (Posts: 141; Member since: 09 Feb 2012)


finger print is overrated..

posted on 05 Mar 2013, 04:35 1

23. N-fanboy (Posts: 528; Member since: 12 Jan 2013)


I just love apples Unpridictable naming scheme + Imagine having ur fingers scanned just to take a picture...

posted on 05 Mar 2013, 05:53 1

25. oying24 (Posts: 48; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)


haters detected... i mean multiple haters detected!!!! witwiiiiw..

posted on 05 Mar 2013, 06:23

28. jeroome86 (Posts: 60; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)


And spammers too. Please go away spammers. Get lost.

posted on 05 Mar 2013, 06:50

29. josephnero (Posts: 278; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)


original Moto atrix had fingerprint security

posted on 05 Mar 2013, 07:27

30. buccob (Posts: 1307; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


And it was the best feature on a smartphone for someone who want to put security and unlock it fast.

The Atrix turned out to be crap... At least mine... but after having the Galaxy S3 and the Xperia Acro S... the only feature I really wish for my next phone is the finger print scanner...

In a Laptop it makes no sense.. since most people unlock their laptop, 3 maybe 5 times a day.... but... how many times do you unlock your phone today?

And the fingerprint scanner in the Atrix worked 99% of the time for me... even upside-down.

Face unlock its BS on a phone... I actually use it on the laptop (Asus face logon is the quickest, but somewhat not as secure)

Pattern lock, is not bad, but believe me, it is at least 3 times slower than figerprint scanner on the Atrix.

If Apple pull this one off, I think many other manufacturers will try to follow... Motorola just didn't have the cult following needed to make this popular.

posted on 05 Mar 2013, 07:35

31. bubbadoes (Posts: 321; Member since: 03 May 2012)


you gotta be kidding. where is the quad core, 2.0 processor & 440 or more ppi display. so the fans will be left with 5 colors, and a dual core a7 processor probably at 1.2, and fingerprint login...Wow!!! Going to be a good year for Android

posted on 05 Mar 2013, 07:47

33. technut (Posts: 52; Member since: 03 Aug 2012)


Zzz...

posted on 05 Mar 2013, 07:58 1

34. fanboy1974 (Posts: 1107; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)


Report to us when they actually release something. So far this year everybody but Motorola has showed real hardware worth owning. Apple is so stale the media and stock analysts are "trying" to keep them revelent. Tim Cook and company are flat out stunned and don't know what to do.

posted on 05 Mar 2013, 13:57

35. Joshing4fun (Posts: 1044; Member since: 13 Aug 2010)


While this sounds like a pitiful upgrade, I love the idea of a fingerprint scanner. Idk why it never took off.

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