Report: Apple iPhone 5S to be introduced June 20th, will launch in July; low-cost version to come in August

Report: Apple iPhone 5S to be introduced June 20th, will launch in July; low-cost version to come in August
As the workweek winds down to an end, what better way to kick off the weekend than to chew over the latest speculation about the Apple iPhone. According to Japanese magazine Mac Fan, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary, the Apple iPhone 5S will be introduced at an Apple event that will take place on June 20th followed by the launch of the device a few weeks later in July. The low-priced version of the Apple iPhone will be released the following month for pre-paid carriers in emerging markets like China and India.

There has been talk that Apple would launch the Apple iPhone 5S on the sixth anniversary of the launch of the original Apple iPhone back on June 29th, 2007. But the date falls on a Saturday which is generally not a day of the week when Apple releases a product. Most of the speculation about the next Apple iPhone has centered on an incremental update involving a faster processor, with possibly a fingerprint scanner and NFC support

Another part of the rumor deals with the possibility that at the same time that the new phone is unveiled, Apple will show off part or all of the iOS overhaul that has been the focus of Senior VP of Industrial Design, Sir Jonathan Ive. This part of Mac Fan's information is more of a prediction than parroting back inside knowledge from a source. It actually is more likely that Apple would wait until the next WWDC show in June considering that a revised iOS would need attention from developers before it is released. Ive's work is expected to debut on iOS 7.0.

source: MacFan.jp via electronista

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  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 1570 mAh(10h 3G talk time)

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80 Comments

1. Ninetysix

Posts: 2964; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

Big disappointment if it's just a faster iP5 and no change in its dimensions. At least show us a glimpse of what you have in store for us in iOS 7.

31. opensourceftw

Posts: 148; Member since: Jan 01, 2013

Clearly someone is not familiar with apple.

37. appleDOESNT.com

Posts: 456; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

low cost iPhone is actually the one in July, it is last years iPhone with a S on it, which stands for S hit The cheaper iPhone is a 2 year ago re-badged iPhone that is going to be call the iPhone SOS, S ame O utdated S hit but to S heep they will definitely be S hits!

40. DaHarder

Posts: 177; Member since: Oct 10, 2009

Personally... I wouldn't be that harsh, but your 'same' criticism may have less to do with the phone 'looking externally the same' and far more to do with the FACT that the iPhoneOS/iOS has changed (in appearance) so very little over the last 7 years. It's all been just adding (borrowing) some little feature here or there, most often from other platforms, otherwise it's the same, old, tired pages of icons that act as nothing more than a (one at a time) app launcher lost in a world wherein other platforms off much more efficient real-time information at a glance. No one really expects the next iPhone's looks or functionality to change that much, and That's The Problem - Apple's Been Treading Water For Far Too Long, while the rest of the industry has been moving forward/innovating at a blistering pace.

58. Jeradiah3

Posts: 1149; Member since: Feb 11, 2010

you couldnt be more right!!! you cant stay on course in this industry. you have to be innovative. Samsung introduced the phablet and the re-introduced the stylus....i mean the S-Pen lol. its ironic that Apple has dominated the mobile industry no more than 3 years ago............oh, how have the tides have changed

60. darkkjedii

Posts: 31037; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

All that creativity and u only got one green thumb. Tisk tisk tisk.

33. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

3G --> 3GS = Speed 4 ----> 4S = Speed 5 ----> 5S = _______ It's pretty obvious.

41. Yaldo_27

Posts: 28; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

The "S" name on iphone 4S means Siri, not Speed

48. opensourceftw

Posts: 148; Member since: Jan 01, 2013

It actually means "sh*t", or "sucker". As in "holy Sh*t, I cannot believe these Suckers just bought the EXACT same phone we just sold them not even a year ago! LOL!" - tim c*ck

63. yyuu1000

Posts: 260; Member since: Jul 26, 2012

you retarded it means s**tty lag

44. therealestmc

Posts: 679; Member since: Jul 23, 2012

The current size is ok. My concern is IOS. Apple can put more on the screen other than icons.

49. opensourceftw

Posts: 148; Member since: Jan 01, 2013

They really can't. apple cannot program for sh*t. See: appfail maps

66. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

They cant be more faster than qualcomm/tegra4/exynous

2. rumman1995

Posts: 8; Member since: Mar 11, 2013

iPhone 5s Must have 12-13 MP camera in order to compare with S4

7. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

iPhone 5S must have much more than a good camera to compare with latest Android based flagships.

10. Ninetysix

Posts: 2964; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

I have some bad news for you broseph. http://www.phonearena.com/news/6-way-blind-camera-comparison-the-results_id41342 Do you have vision insurance by any chance?

13. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Is everything on the PhoneArena.com is true?

34. tusshharish

Posts: 342; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

nah i dont think so....................and i dont believe on this results............i need side by side comparison of all phones in fhd video............

38. TheBitterTruth unregistered

Its actually biased

35. TechBizJP08

Posts: 495; Member since: Mar 25, 2013

biased.

36. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

I have some bad new for you Ninetysix. iOS 7 is the same as iOS 6.

50. opensourceftw

Posts: 148; Member since: Jan 01, 2013

I'll let you all in on a super secret: ios 8,9,10+ will be the same too!

55. opensourceftw

Posts: 148; Member since: Jan 01, 2013

The camera is the least of the numerous shortcomings of the iphone compared to a real phone.

3. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

oh joy, right on my birthday...lol...luckily, there will be dozens of better android and windows phones already available by then.

21. rcrider4

Posts: 118; Member since: Nov 14, 2011

That's your birthday too?

51. opensourceftw

Posts: 148; Member since: Jan 01, 2013

Dood, there are already Androids that outclass the iPhail in every single way. That.....thing.....was obsolete the day it launched LMAO

81. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Mum, yeahhhh, I believe I said that already

4. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

Attention Android OEM's (Especially HTC): this is how it's done! Introduce a new phone to the public, then launch it a few weeks later. It's called sticking while the iron is HOT! Love em' or hate em', this is why that 6 year old phone with the outdated UI manages to pull the kind of crowds they do. They spark an interest, then capitalize on it by getting that device in people's hand while their interest is still high. Blackberry, you guys should take notes too. We get the Z10 now? HTC, where is the one?

8. Aeires unregistered

I think Samsung is the only one that gets it for Android. Not only do they bring phones more quickly, but they even outdid Apple with the S3 by releasing it on all the US carriers, as well as massive carrier support world wide. T-Mobile is just now getting the iPhone but they've had the S phones for a long time.

15. YaBoiDre10

Posts: 84; Member since: Nov 15, 2012

That's exactly why Samsung is successful. You can't last long making one phone for one carrier

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