Leaked KDDI documents reveal July launch, fingerprint scanner and 13MP camera for Apple iPhone 5S

Leaked KDDI documents reveal July launch, fingerprint scanner and 13MP camera for Apple iPhone 5S
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.

source: Nowhereelse.fr (translated) via TechRadar

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32 Comments

1. HDShatter

Posts: 1021; Member since: Jan 17, 2013

The Motorla Attrix has a fingerprint scanner already, Apple better prepare for a lawsuit if it does anything similar to the way the Attrix uses the scanner. The 13mp camera though is most likely an Exmor Rs and of course Apple will bring good software to compliment that wonderful camera.

6. Ninetysix

Posts: 2965; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

Do you know why Apple bought Authentec last year? Do you think Authentec doesn't own any patents? http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/tech/news/story/2012-07-27/apple-buys-authentec-Inc/56534418/1 Also, Apple already has a patent which includes NFC+fingerprint scanner that dates back to 2008. Google apple patent 20100082444

7. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

I agree, Apple does great with cameras. But that's only the thing i'm looking forward to...fingerprint scanner is just meh! Maybe Apple decided to implement the scanner on their phones since their lock screen has always been bypassed easily!

9. mrblah

Posts: 577; Member since: Jan 22, 2013

Yah, say that when you tap to unlock r :) not slow and glitchy half a**ed Attrix style.

13. javac

Posts: 102; Member since: Mar 04, 2013

lol tap to unlock eh... you really think its going to be that easy? do you even know how finger print scanners work? try hold down for 3 seconds then unlock. Besides that it will have a ton of issues wrong with it. i hope you get i and it doesnt work for you at all so your stuck with a paper weight... o wait that still doesnt change much about the iphone

14. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Now what do u have to say? Stop the hating man, people are starting to move away from that. Just like what u like dude.

16. javac

Posts: 102; Member since: Mar 04, 2013

I just hate when people dont have anything productive to say about either phone. To be honest your one of the only people i can have a discussion with because there are so many people that want to bash every phone on the market but have no idea what they are talking about. Its aggravating lol

18. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Exactly it's even android against android now. At first it was OS fanboy flame wars, now it's handset maker fanboy flame wars. When does it end? Next it'll be battery life fanboy flame wars lol.

23. javac

Posts: 102; Member since: Mar 04, 2013

no next itll be the type of proccessor each phone has.haha it is getting insane though. I work at Verizon and my biggest problem with he iphone i just that most people buying are people that wont listen to me and dont make educated decisions. I wouldnt have a problem with all the arguing if everyone would just do some research on he products you know?

26. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Yes I see that a lot too. Buying a name, not the product.

19. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

The first mobile phone with a fingerprint scanner was made by Siemens in 1999, it was Siemens SL 10 D. :)

21. xsmartphonex

Posts: 41; Member since: Mar 14, 2013

Most of the consumers, don't even know what a Motorola attrix is..

22. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

And what you want to say by that?

25. stealthd unregistered

Yeah, the first Atrix used it, then they dropped it for the Atrix 2 and Atrix HD, so we're talking about a phone that isn't being sold or manufactured for. And btw, they didn't invent the finger print scanner, there's more than one way to do that, so if they did sue it would probably just be another loss in the courtroom for Googorola.

2. javac

Posts: 102; Member since: Mar 04, 2013

O god i hope they put everything that the rumors are saying into this next phone. With the way apple has been f**king up this should be the end of the iphone.

4. HDShatter

Posts: 1021; Member since: Jan 17, 2013

I hope it ends them too. The rumors are not looking good at all.

15. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Why do you hope it ends them? Do you have any idea of the negative global impact it would cause by losing apple ?

17. javac

Posts: 102; Member since: Mar 04, 2013

No not apple i still think they make great devices such as ipads mabooks etc. but the iphone i just dont like. i dont wish the company to be gone just the iphone

20. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

No that was meant for HD Shatter. My bad javac

24. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

it would only be a negative impact for patent lawyers that rely on those apple lawsuits to make their big bucks. Everything else Apple does can be easily done by another company and we will all move on. A few hipsters may off themselves, but such is the cost.

27. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I was hoping for some intelligence. -1

3. ddurand

Posts: 7; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

borrrrrrringgggggg

5. xprimer

Posts: 43; Member since: Jan 25, 2013

oh, bring it on. . . I don't fel any excitement, why?

8. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

I'm excited about the new camera on the next iPhone. I really want to see how well it performs.

10. javac

Posts: 102; Member since: Mar 04, 2013

The issue is they are putting way to much stuff in at once they are going to have some major issues with this net iphone if all of this is true

11. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Already have that feature on my atrix. Why got so hyped up on a technology thats already been on a older phone.

12. javac

Posts: 102; Member since: Mar 04, 2013

Idk man why dont you ask every iphone user? That questions is right up there with the meaing of life. No one has an answer...

28. 9thWonderful

Posts: 232; Member since: Jan 24, 2013

why try to down play a feature being offered on a new phone b/c its already on a previous phone. doesn't mean they are going to do it the same way. ppl get hyped up b/c of brand loyalty & if a feature is coming to their brand...then that's cause for excitement. it seems like a pretty simple concept to me.

29. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Apple it's just too late, I'm not excited at all. I don't know why? Sorry Apple!

30. martinlosha unregistered

The camera is the reason why I want to buy it.... Apple really makes good cameras. What about the screen size, any news for that?

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