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What's new in the Apple iPhone 5S? Here's the latest

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What's new in the Apple iPhone 5S? Here's the latest
With the Samsung Galaxy S 4 about to be introduced this Thursday, it seems that the Android flagship model finds itself in the same position that the Apple iPhone still finds itself in every year; potential buyers, excited fans and the media try to guess what the new features of the phone will be and what it will look like. So far, we have heard a number of different rumors about what Apple plans on releasing this year from the strangely named Apple iPhone Math (which probably is the Apple iPhone +) with a 4.8 inch screen, to the Apple iPhone 5S with incremental changes to the current Apple iPhone 5.
 
The China Times has just issued a report with the latest speculation on what to expect with the Apple iPhone 5S. The publication confirms the oft-repeated rumor that the next iPhone will offer a fingerprint scanner. The idea behind this technology would be as a way for the phone to deliver a secure way to enable transactions where identity confirmation is a must. Another feature on the phone will be support for NFC. A Taiwan company called Chipboard will provide the touch display drivers and chips that both the fingerprint scanner and NFC will need. The fingerprint scanner will be made by AuthenTec, a company purchased by Apple last year for $356 million. Word is that the company has turned away customers recently, possibly to focus on the Apple iPhone.

While both the fingerprint scanner and NFC support would seem to indicate Apple's desire to play a big role in mobile payments, until something is said by the Cupertino based tech titan, the company is still relying on its Passbook application as a way to offer its customers a digital wallet and a place to store loyalty and gift cards. With NFC, the Apple iPhone could support a true mobile payment technology with tap-to-pay capabilities.

The Apple iPhone 5S is expected to launch in August with a faster A7 processor and a better camera. Production of the phone is said to have already started at Foxconn.

source: ChinaTimes (translated), MacRumors via BGR

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posted on 11 Mar 2013, 18:46 19

1. menny07 (Posts: 89; Member since: 13 Dec 2012)


As always, incremental updates are the staple.
Apple please pay attention to UI.
moving along now.

posted on 11 Mar 2013, 18:56 17

3. techguy22 (Posts: 227; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)


i dont think you were expecting a 720p display even a 1080P( keep on dreaming apple users).
AS for UI overhaul it will happen maybe around iphone 7-8

posted on 11 Mar 2013, 18:56 9

5. Mxyzptlk (unregistered)


Don't fix what isn't broken.

posted on 11 Mar 2013, 19:03 5

7. thachlel (Posts: 75; Member since: 20 Apr 2012)


Don't swimming as current is flowing?

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 01:06

36. windy (Posts: 21; Member since: 28 Oct 2012)


Android is like Amiga, WP8 is like Windows 3.11, IOS is slippery like butter. Who ever tells opposite do because they love what they have.

posted on 11 Mar 2013, 19:04 6

8. ghostnexus (Posts: 96; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Its getting old, If cars looked the same as they did with the model T I'd be pissed.

posted on 11 Mar 2013, 20:58

25. bowarrow0606 (Posts: 15; Member since: 24 Jan 2011)


well what about Porsche?

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 04:46 3

42. ReddD (Posts: 37; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


Even Porsche innovates more than Apple and I am not a Porsche fan.

posted on 11 Mar 2013, 19:20 11

12. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


It isn't broken, but it is stale, and you replace things that are stale. You wouldn't eat stale bread now, would you?

posted on 11 Mar 2013, 19:24 7

15. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)


If I was DESPERATE! I would lool....mxy is a blind fool out here man :(

posted on 11 Mar 2013, 20:51

24. gallitoking (Posts: 4721; Member since: 17 May 2011)


cars do incremental upgrades.. the Altima for example is being almost 10 years with incremental upgrades and still one of the best selling cars outthere.. so swhy not Apple...

posted on 11 Mar 2013, 21:25 5

31. ray386407 (Posts: 14; Member since: 02 Jul 2012)


Dude the Altona has been completely redesigned like 5 times

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 08:29

45. kellkeezy (Posts: 57; Member since: 17 Dec 2011)


yeah the outside was redesigned with small increments, just like the iphone

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 02:11 1

37. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Mxy does every day. That is why he is not able to acknowledge truth - he is suffering from mild poisoning from the stale, moldy UI. Or, is it the stale moldy bread? Dunno.

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 02:36 1

38. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


And yet you are bored of leaked S4 design right? What a hypocrite :)

posted on 11 Mar 2013, 18:56 6

4. Mxyzptlk (unregistered)


Incremental yet consistent.

posted on 11 Mar 2013, 19:10 14

11. AnTuTu (Posts: 1580; Member since: 14 Oct 2012)


Shove it up in your a$$ :p

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 02:37 2

39. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


Consistent at losing market share and shares tanking ...

posted on 11 Mar 2013, 18:54 8

2. squallz506 (banned) (Posts: 1075; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


NFC in a phone?! Instant game changer.

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 06:42 2

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


forget it....just a new icon's row....

posted on 11 Mar 2013, 18:57 1

6. Mxyzptlk (unregistered)


This is gold, pure gold.

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 02:37 2

40. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


Yea which turned out FAKE :D

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 04:48 4

43. ReddD (Posts: 37; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


Fools gold

posted on 11 Mar 2013, 19:04 4

9. MrJerry (Posts: 403; Member since: 05 Oct 2012)


OMG

We will see soon stolen iphones with thumbs lol

posted on 11 Mar 2013, 19:10 2

10. jacko1977 (Posts: 428; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)


classic comment love it lmao

posted on 11 Mar 2013, 19:21 1

13. MrJerry (Posts: 403; Member since: 05 Oct 2012)


The new way to make a huge money;

S1. Buy an Iphone 5s or math or +, whatever
S2. Being stolen your iphone
S3. Cut your thumb and put it in the freezer
S4. Sue Apple
S5. Get an award of 100 Mils jackpot
S6. Stich your thumb back

Happy ending

posted on 11 Mar 2013, 19:33 4

16. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Since you are providing such "non silly" enrichment plan, would you going to try that on your own?

posted on 11 Mar 2013, 20:10

21. MrJerry (Posts: 403; Member since: 05 Oct 2012)


Only if im desperate enough lol

posted on 11 Mar 2013, 19:51 2

18. DawsonLee (Posts: 26; Member since: 03 Apr 2012)


I'll be honest, your thumb won't survive that long in the freezer~

posted on 11 Mar 2013, 20:15

22. MrJerry (Posts: 403; Member since: 05 Oct 2012)


hm,,
I could use some advices

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