Upgraded flash in the iPhone 5S rumored again, the iPad 5 to come in an ultra compact body

Upgraded flash in the iPhone 5S rumored again, the iPad 5 to come in an ultra compact body
There's a bit more info to the leak that the iPhone 5S, or whatever Apple chooses to name this year's edition, will feature a 13 MP camera module. Insider sources have also mentioned a faster processor plus improved flash, and that this new camera might actually be an Exmor RS unit from Sony, just like the sensor in the Xperia Z.

Of course, there's the sensor, and then we have the optics and the software, so the end result might be something completely different than what Sony has managed to achieve with its own Exmor RS product. 

We are not entirely sure what an improved flash would mean, but Apple has filed plenty of patents in that area, like the LED "dots" array you see in the diagram below, plus we've heard already from a separate source that the next iPhone 5S will sport dual LED flash with a tinted blue unit to nail the white balance measurement.

The source also mentions that the prototype chassis for the iPad 5, which looks "pretty close" to the render below, and is expected to arrive in the fall, is so compact and bezel-less on the sides, that it could only use one of the thin and frugal IGZO displays of Sharp, so an improved battery life and/or smaller battery to fit in the compact body can be expected as well.

Finally, the rumored affordable iPhone with polycarbonate housing is mentioned to be something for the vast emerging markets in mind, and developed in cooperation with China Mobile, the world's largest carrier. As for the alleged big-screen iPhone Math, the sources attributed such a title to bad translation, saying that it is more in the sense of "iPhone +" actually, and is just one of Apple's development prototypes. Carrying a 4.7" screen, they say the iPhone + is unlikely to see the light of day this year, and might undergo many changes if/when it is launched.

source: iLounge

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1. wendygarett unregistered

It doesn't matter what will Apple name his device, coz I'm gonna get it and name it iSunday anyway... just like I named my iPhone 5 iSaturday :)

7. flower99

Posts: 54; Member since: Nov 18, 2012

wendy i must say, you are the funniest hilarious troll i have ever met in my life... keep up the good work!!!

9. zuckerboy

Posts: 898; Member since: Dec 22, 2011

good one. You deserve my dislike ^^

10. wendygarett unregistered

Thank you bro ^^

15. zuckerboy

Posts: 898; Member since: Dec 22, 2011

no need to thank you deserve it mate ^^

2. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

people don't care about these minor changes. they want a real change in design and specs.

23. cheetah2k

Posts: 2316; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

Apple are just reacting to Sony's Z phones and tablets.. Amazing that Sony is now the benchmark...

3. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

Maybe just rumours at current time but let's face it its probably 100% accurate, we should not expect anything else more from the next iphone other than a better camera and slightly better proccessor and a tradutional 's' slapped to the end of the iphone 5 name to make it on paper look like apple released a new phone

4. darkkjedii

Posts: 31748; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Not much more needed for an already great device. I'd still like to see a UI refresh though.

6. MistB

Posts: 581; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

What do you think of the HTC Au Infobar A02 recently unveiled in Japan. I know it looks quite complicated to use but i have to admit i'm a sucker for the fancy look aspect. With Johnny Ive at the helm we may see a radical overhaul or just big improvements over a relatively unchanged IOS 7.

11. affandi

Posts: 85; Member since: Jan 25, 2013

Not much more needed for the iSheep sect members to bend over and donate their cash to apple once again, you mean.

5. MC1123

Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

small changes again? I like apple but come on! they need to have something ground breaking!!! iPhone with taller screen is a good addition but the UI is what I'm looking forward to! about that camera, why not use xenon flash?

8. flower99

Posts: 54; Member since: Nov 18, 2012

the ipad mini has envolved into ipad math :)

16. Joker

Posts: 24; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

There won't be any major changes to the hardware and software unless stocks dipped below 300

12. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

I wonder...Why is this counted as news? 1) We know for sure Apple is not going for a major redesign for the 5S (ok, no redesign, I over-exaggerated) 2) Really? Slimming down, how is that news? It's expected, it shouldn't be a big whoop that they could slim it down, it should be a disappointment if they don't. (Well, considering how the new iPad got fatter from the iPad 2, I guess it's news for iFans) Anyway, we know Apple's game plan, "Never change anything if it's still selling well", and so far Apple is still dominating the market with about 40%+/- (Apple VS Samsung/Sony/etc. not iOS vs Android), so why would they bother to give a major change that would ultimately cost more to make and cut their profit margins?

19. phonemirer

Posts: 111; Member since: Dec 07, 2012

iphones less or moar were the best till the 4, nowadays, steve is gone, and cook does what he wants, and now apple is stuck in mid-2012 (s3+jb > i5)

13. Allen3697

Posts: 86; Member since: Mar 26, 2012

If they do release these, they need to at least update iOS, then I would consider maybe getting the iPhone +

14. imsickwithsmartphone

Posts: 153; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

iphone rumored??? next story please...

17. spiderpig2894

Posts: 597; Member since: Jan 10, 2012

That "blue LED" thingy is something..

18. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Seriously this is news? A upgraded flash? Can do better than that

22. ZeroCide

Posts: 817; Member since: Jan 09, 2013

Come on this is big news. This is inspirational, revolutionary, (insert other colorful adjectives here) apple innovation.

20. TechDork

Posts: 404; Member since: May 10, 2010

Why not change the rounded square of the home button to the apple logo? Seems like something they would add to a new design. As far as colors, add at least a Blue & Red. Now, when it comes to an entire design overhaul........they need some inspiration from somewhere. If they were going to do an aluminum unibody, they should've made it all aluminum and not alum/glass. I don't know....do something....LOL. They already snagged some of Android, take some more.

21. GeekMovement unregistered

Apple can't do anything by themselves can they? No. Now that they stopped using Samsung's technology, they are now depending on Sony's technology. Xperia Z will always be better though.

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