Report: Next Apple iPhone model is an incremental update

Report: Next Apple iPhone model is an incremental update
According to the upstream supply chain, components for the next Apple iPhone will start shipping by late May so that the device can be launched before the end of the third quarter. The sources say that the seventh generation iPhone will be an incremental update and will be a slightly enhanced version of the current Apple iPhone 5. That would dovetail with rumors that the Apple iPhone 5S will be the next model although some call for a faster A7 processor, a fingerprint reader and an improved camera or camera lens with a "Smart Flash" that uses white and yellow LED lights to improve color representation on the phone. There is also speculation that a low cost model made of plastic will be offered so that Apple can increase its global market share.

Component makers are forecast to ride Apple's orders to 30% growth sequentially in Q2. Foxconn Electronics chairman Terry Guo previously stated his expectations that business would pick up in April and May, which would be the time that components would be arriving to be assembled into the iconic smartphone. The sources said that if all components arrive without a hitch, in 1 to 2 weeks after the components arrive, the next Apple iPhone would be ready to start being shipped to retail channels for a third quarter launch.

As with any news about the next Apple iPhone at this point in time, have that salt shaker nearby.

source: DigiTimes

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1. YaBoiDre10

Posts: 84; Member since: Nov 15, 2012

The Apple iPhone 5S. The worlds most advanced operation system. So advanced you can download files from the internet using third party apps!

19. Adithya7184 unregistered

ha ha ...and also you can go to hell using iCr@p :-P


Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012


46. BitterTruth unregistered

And you can also go to mars by using apple maps as these maps are not for earth :D

52. Droiddoes unregistered

Wait, I thought every "new" iphone model was justa an incremental update?

2. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

How can they improve customer.experience is beyond me

12. Topcat488

Posts: 1415; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

The sources say that the seventh generation iPhone will be an incremental update and will be a slightly enhanced version of the current Apple iPhone 5. "Shut up and take their money"... So (the) their saying goes!

13. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

Perhaps offering customers the legal free right of a 2 yr warranty in Europe could be one way to start a better customer experience, asking ifans to pay 200 euro to repair a 13 month old faulty ifans does scream customer service


Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Last year Apple made £1Billion in just repairs™

38. xfire99

Posts: 1205; Member since: Mar 14, 2012

U do have 1 + 2 years = 3 Years total of "waranty" period. 1 year warranty from Apple and 2 years from EU consumers right. (whatever it called). Apple just lost an appeal in Italy court and got fined 1.2M US for it: Also: Not many know about this and think they just got 1 year warranty and pay after 1 year to get theirs iphones reapired.

50. kahoyt

Posts: 2; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Not ifans, iSnobs, iSnobs...

18. tedkord

Posts: 17356; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

The same way they have the past few years – add new features that Android has had for years.

51. Droiddoes unregistered

Basic english and grammar are beyond you

3. Johnnokia

Posts: 1158; Member since: May 27, 2012

We still have News' conflict about the next Iphones.

4. wendygarett unregistered

"With the continuation of boring ios, together with the bumped up spec, and the 200 new gimmicky features such as apple maps and siri for the sake of marketing instead of real innovation. There are MORE OF THE SAME...."

5. techloverNYC

Posts: 601; Member since: Nov 20, 2012

Guess I should just start waiting for the nexus 5... Nexus 4 --- Nexus 5 Improvement and low cost guarantee

48. BitterTruth unregistered

Battery life is the issue in all the nexus phone. Hope Motorola will fix it.

6. Android4u

Posts: 456; Member since: Aug 16, 2012

Lmao sad... Android 2013 we got: htc one, galaxys4,note3(later this year),experiaz, optimus g pro, the new moto coming. And ALL beat the always another great year for android. :)

7. BitterTruth unregistered

Innovation of Apple: 1. iTransfer (bluetooth or NFC) 2. Smart Flash (Dual led flash) 3. You can now download files from third party apps. This is not innovation!!!!! Better to learn something from Nokia and Samsung. Just check the gestures of Sammy and the innovation of Nokia

27. tusshharish

Posts: 342; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

you forgot the no. 4 micro sd card for storage expansion...........:-)

30. tedkord

Posts: 17356; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Apple will never give you a microsd slot. Then they couldn't charge you an extra $100 for each extra 16gb of storage space.

45. BitterTruth unregistered

Or probably 200$ extra for micro sd card version?

8. jshan

Posts: 200; Member since: Dec 25, 2011

cant wait to c em ....

9. jsdechavez

Posts: 799; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

Not news.

10. Note2waitingonNote3

Posts: 87; Member since: Mar 19, 2013

The boredom will never stop. To bad for Apple fans.


Posts: 328; Member since: Oct 13, 2012

I will buy an iPhone if they copy everything from android.

14. Mube1

Posts: 153; Member since: Sep 22, 2011

Bluetooth,bigger screen and new design this is my personal wish :-)

47. BitterTruth unregistered

And the same restricted OS? A BIG LOL

15. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

Its gonna be nothing more than an iPhone 5s. The only interesting thing to see in it is what new gimmick apple will a revolutionary new feature to try con ifans to thinking its actually a 'new' iPhone,perhaps the ability to use the iPhone as a TV remote because of an ir addition to the phone? It would mean your TV remote has never looked so beautiful

40. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

While using as a TV remote they would make sure that neighbor can see the Apple Logo ... otherwise no fund having an iDevice ...

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