Over the last several months, there have been a series of rumors about the Apple iPhone 5S
. Some have called for a summer launch, others talk about a delay in the release of the phone until September. Now, we have some documentation from a carrier that might shed some light on the subject. Leaked documents from Japanese carrier KDDI's au wireless service show that the mobile operator will start accepting pre-orders for the next iteration of the Apple iPhone on June 20th
with a launch sometime in July.
A June 20th pre-order period for the Apple iPhone 5S would seem to fit in perfectly with an introduction of the phone at WWDC during the period of June 10 through the 14th. During the developer conference, Apple is expected to introduce a revamped iOS 7
. A Summer launch of the Apple iPhone 5S would allow Apple to challenge some of the new top-shelf Android models that have been released recently such as the Samsung Galaxy S4
, HTC One
and the LG Optimus G Pro
The leaked documents also reveal that the Apple iPhone 5S will feature the oft-rumored fingerprint scanner and a 13MP camera. The device will be powered by iOS 7. Problems with the fingerprint scanner
have been previously mentioned as a reason for a delay in the launch of the device.
(translated) via TechRadar