To believe or not to believe: Chinese blogger claims iPhone 5S and iPhone 6 are coming this year

To believe or not to believe: Chinese blogger claims iPhone 5S and iPhone 6 are coming this year
Believe it or not, rumor has it that Apple is to abandon its current release strategy of one iPhone a year. In fact, some of the wilder speculations claim that Apple may even announce three iPhone models in 2013: iPhone 5S, iPhone 6 and iPhone Math, with the first being a slight upgrade to the current iPhone 5, the second being a real successor, and the third being a more of a phablet device. While we really doubt that the iPhone Math is real, who knows, there may be some truth in the rumors claiming that we'll see not one, but two iPhones this year. After all, Apple announced two big iPads and an iPad mini last year, so pretty much anything can happen at this point.

A new unofficial source has confirmed the existence of the iPhone 5S and iPhone 6, and while the source isn't really of the reputable type, we can't ignore it just like that. Here's how the story goes: a Chinese blogger from the site Sina Tech claims that a friend of his, who works at one of Apple's suppliers, has seen the two new iPhones. According to the blogger's friend, the iPhone 5S will look just like the current iPhone 5, but will feature some upgrades under the hood, including a new A7 processor. The iPhone 6, on the other hand, is said to be thinner, longer and wider compared to the iPhone 5. Apparently, the increased height and width signify the presence of an even larger screen, with the source claiming that the size will be 5 inches. This is where we should note that while we would believe that Apple might use a slightly bigger screen for the iPhone 6, a size of 5 inches sounds absolutely unthinkable for a company which is focused mainly on the mainstream market. However, it might be possible that the iPhone 5S will remain Apple's mainstream iPhone, while this new iPhone 6 model will be the phablet model, or the above-mentioned iPhone Math, though with such thoughts we're easily entering the area of wild speculations.

Apple increased the size of the iPhone screen for the first time with last year's iPhone 5, bumping it from 3.5 to 4 inches. While this display size is still much smaller compared to most models powered by Android OS, that is seen as beneficial to most Apple customers who often demand a highly-functional, but still compact and easy to handle smartphone. However, with mobile devices gaining access to more and more computational power, software developers have started creating more advanced applications like complex productivity tools and beautiful 3D games, not to mention interactive books and magazines. Naturally, such kind of applications would be experienced much better on larger screens, which is why we're willing to believe that Apple may increase the size of its iPhone once more with some of the future releases.

source: CNet

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40 Comments

1. kartik4u98

Posts: 511; Member since: May 19, 2012

If this is true, then the people who would buy iPhone 5S would be dUmbsticks, right ?!!

3. omarr

Posts: 149; Member since: Sep 15, 2012

Maybe the iPhone 5S is the iPhone mini who knows

9. sayedejaz

Posts: 24; Member since: Feb 05, 2013

Haha Mini ? already 4Inches are mini.. 4inches of Samsung's Galaxy is called mini ..

39. omarr

Posts: 149; Member since: Sep 15, 2012

Mini doesn't always mean a smaller screen . Mini can mean downgraded specs of the original model

8. jsdechavez

Posts: 793; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

Or that would be how those with the iPhone5 feel when the 5s comes out.. pointless upgrades.

14. anywherehome

Posts: 971; Member since: Dec 13, 2011

iDumbstic is every iConboard....but for games, why not? :)

28. MONUQ

Posts: 31; Member since: Jan 26, 2013

What is the Benefit of releasing 2 super smart phones with some less or nothing changes.....and loot people money.... I will appreciate ,if they brig i new device.... But it is hard to say whit the s**t they provide in S addition....

37. kartik4u98

Posts: 511; Member since: May 19, 2012

SUPER SMARTPHONES !!!!!! hahahaha !!

2. Adithya7184 unregistered

who cares...

6. Johnnokia

Posts: 1158; Member since: May 27, 2012

I don't care either.

25. tusshharish

Posts: 342; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

they gonna make longer not bigger ..............ha ha ha.....

4. wendygarett unregistered

I can't wait to hold a math-sized siri!!!! Fap fap fap :)

10. sayedejaz

Posts: 24; Member since: Feb 05, 2013

You May be the one who said NOTE series will be flop when samsung released ..! Now u want that size phone for you ? Pity on you..

12. wendygarett unregistered

Fapfapfap? :)

24. dexter_jdr

Posts: 1163; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

stahp....

26. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

i also said that the Note was going to fail,,, but the fandroids have been claiming that the 'same' iphone will not sell..

29. Droiddoes unregistered

Go home, chicken, you are drunk! and dumb.

5. SIGPRO

Posts: 2815; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Iphone sucks, they are way behind the market with their silly little upgrades everytime!

7. nikenturd unregistered

An 5-incher iPhone would be the perfect companion of my Note 2....best of both worlds

15. anywherehome

Posts: 971; Member since: Dec 13, 2011

just of an interest, why iPhone? for what? games? thank you for your answer

19. techspace

Posts: 1037; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

if you have a note 2 then you should buy an ipad to enjoy both the worlds.....

11. buccob

Posts: 2963; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

This will confuse a lot of Apple fans who are not used to having to chose what fits them better...

33. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

Apple knows this. This way, they can get them to buy both!

13. JayPolo

Posts: 3; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

Apple love taking money

16. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

Lot of catching up to do. They would need 4 releases per year for next 2 years to catch up :)

17. gustavoace

Posts: 187; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

Maybe the chinese version of iphone 5s 6 and 6s

18. techspace

Posts: 1037; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

iphone 5s will be a better iphone 5 and.....maybe the iphone 6 will be a phablet.......Apple has the money, they have great engineers, they have the patents etc etc...they have all the resources to make a phablet with a few widgets and live tiles with additional features and some cool things like solar charging through the screen etc etc...... they can earn billions with the iphone 5s, but a phablet will take them to a whole new level.......a 4 inch phone is excellent for using with one hand, but there are many people(like me) who love bigger phones with more customization..... Apple already has the advantage of better apps, games...smoother and faster ui,high security, better stability...etc etc....but its time to add something more....

21. Shinydesert

Posts: 62; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

It would be nice to see something a bit different,I have the Samsung Galaxy S3 and the iPhone 5 and I am really enjoying both. A game changer is going to be great.

22. darkkjedii

Posts: 30971; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Can't wait.

23. Gaijin_Xiao_Pao

Posts: 7; Member since: Feb 07, 2013

Minor updates tweeks and + more will be iPhone 5s & Tim will call it revolutionary huge queues for this will shake & shock the mobile industry OMG grow up Apple please you have the ability to come up with good things why are you not working on innovations no Jobs no thinking mind huh Android...Windows...BB...Sailfish & Ubuntu are going good what heck is your "Apple's" problem soon you'll be thrown out of this universe...No harsh feeling to any of iPhone user guys but yes truth is hard to digest. seriously...

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