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

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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36 Comments

1. blackice214

Posts: 168; Member since: Jan 03, 2013

wow there you go for innovation.

9. anywherehome

Posts: 971; Member since: Dec 13, 2011

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

10. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

no, he is ridiculing.

37. anywherehome

Posts: 971; Member since: Dec 13, 2011

I hope so :)

19. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 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¡¡¡

21. ray77

Posts: 126; Member since: Nov 17, 2012

thank U for the info ^-^

2. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 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.

3. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

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

36. SkurtMcGurt

Posts: 21; Member since: Dec 18, 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

4. Andrewtst

Posts: 696; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

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

11. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 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

5. preet27in

Posts: 173; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

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

27. tusshharish

Posts: 342; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

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

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

7. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

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

13. anywherehome

Posts: 971; Member since: Dec 13, 2011

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

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?

24. anywherehome

Posts: 971; Member since: Dec 13, 2011

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

8. deadstroke

Posts: 113; Member since: Jan 22, 2013

lol hahaha

12. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 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

14. wildcard

Posts: 65; Member since: Jan 15, 2013

this ia a joke lol

15. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

More damage control upon the stock fall.

17. ray77

Posts: 126; Member since: Nov 17, 2012

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

18. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

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

20. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

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

32. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

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

22. ddxmms

Posts: 170; Member since: Feb 09, 2012

finger print is overrated..

23. N-fanboy

Posts: 543; Member since: Jan 12, 2013

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

25. oying24

Posts: 48; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

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

28. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

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

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