What's new in the Apple iPhone 5S? Here's the latest

What's new in the Apple iPhone 5S? Here's the latest
With the Samsung Galaxy S 4 about to be introduced this Thursday, it seems that the Android flagship model finds itself in the same position that the Apple iPhone still finds itself in every year; potential buyers, excited fans and the media try to guess what the new features of the phone will be and what it will look like. So far, we have heard a number of different rumors about what Apple plans on releasing this year from the strangely named Apple iPhone Math (which probably is the Apple iPhone +) with a 4.8 inch screen, to the Apple iPhone 5S with incremental changes to the current Apple iPhone 5.
 
The China Times has just issued a report with the latest speculation on what to expect with the Apple iPhone 5S. The publication confirms the oft-repeated rumor that the next iPhone will offer a fingerprint scanner. The idea behind this technology would be as a way for the phone to deliver a secure way to enable transactions where identity confirmation is a must. Another feature on the phone will be support for NFC. A Taiwan company called Chipboard will provide the touch display drivers and chips that both the fingerprint scanner and NFC will need. The fingerprint scanner will be made by AuthenTec, a company purchased by Apple last year for $356 million. Word is that the company has turned away customers recently, possibly to focus on the Apple iPhone.

While both the fingerprint scanner and NFC support would seem to indicate Apple's desire to play a big role in mobile payments, until something is said by the Cupertino based tech titan, the company is still relying on its Passbook application as a way to offer its customers a digital wallet and a place to store loyalty and gift cards. With NFC, the Apple iPhone could support a true mobile payment technology with tap-to-pay capabilities.

The Apple iPhone 5S is expected to launch in August with a faster A7 processor and a better camera. Production of the phone is said to have already started at Foxconn.

source: ChinaTimes (translated), MacRumors via BGR

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  • Display 4.0" 640 x 1136 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A7, Dual-core, 1300 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 1570 mAh(10h 3G talk time)

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45 Comments

1. menny07

Posts: 89; Member since: Dec 13, 2012

As always, incremental updates are the staple. Apple please pay attention to UI. moving along now.

3. techguy22

Posts: 227; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

i dont think you were expecting a 720p display even a 1080P( keep on dreaming apple users). AS for UI overhaul it will happen maybe around iphone 7-8

5. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Don't fix what isn't broken.

7. thachlel

Posts: 75; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

Don't swimming as current is flowing?

36. windy

Posts: 22; Member since: Oct 28, 2012

Android is like Amiga, WP8 is like Windows 3.11, IOS is slippery like butter. Who ever tells opposite do because they love what they have.

8. ghostnexus

Posts: 96; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Its getting old, If cars looked the same as they did with the model T I'd be pissed.

25. bowarrow0606

Posts: 15; Member since: Jan 24, 2011

well what about Porsche?

42. ReddD

Posts: 37; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Even Porsche innovates more than Apple and I am not a Porsche fan.

12. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

It isn't broken, but it is stale, and you replace things that are stale. You wouldn't eat stale bread now, would you?

15. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

If I was DESPERATE! I would lool....mxy is a blind fool out here man :(

24. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

cars do incremental upgrades.. the Altima for example is being almost 10 years with incremental upgrades and still one of the best selling cars outthere.. so swhy not Apple...

31. ray386407

Posts: 14; Member since: Jul 02, 2012

Dude the Altona has been completely redesigned like 5 times

45. kellkeezy

Posts: 57; Member since: Dec 17, 2011

yeah the outside was redesigned with small increments, just like the iphone

37. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Mxy does every day. That is why he is not able to acknowledge truth - he is suffering from mild poisoning from the stale, moldy UI. Or, is it the stale moldy bread? Dunno.

38. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

And yet you are bored of leaked S4 design right? What a hypocrite :)

4. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Incremental yet consistent.

11. AnTuTu

Posts: 1608; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

Shove it up in your a$$ :p

39. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

Consistent at losing market share and shares tanking ...

2. squallz506

Posts: 1075; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

NFC in a phone?! Instant game changer.

44. anywherehome

Posts: 971; Member since: Dec 13, 2011

forget it....just a new icon's row....

6. Mxyzptlk unregistered

This is gold, pure gold.

40. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

Yea which turned out FAKE :D

43. ReddD

Posts: 37; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Fools gold

9. MrJerry

Posts: 403; Member since: Oct 05, 2012

OMG We will see soon stolen iphones with thumbs lol

10. jacko1977

Posts: 428; Member since: Feb 11, 2012

classic comment love it lmao

13. MrJerry

Posts: 403; Member since: Oct 05, 2012

The new way to make a huge money; S1. Buy an Iphone 5s or math or +, whatever S2. Being stolen your iphone S3. Cut your thumb and put it in the freezer S4. Sue Apple S5. Get an award of 100 Mils jackpot S6. Stich your thumb back Happy ending

16. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Since you are providing such "non silly" enrichment plan, would you going to try that on your own?

21. MrJerry

Posts: 403; Member since: Oct 05, 2012

Only if im desperate enough lol

18. DawsonLee

Posts: 26; Member since: Apr 03, 2012

I'll be honest, your thumb won't survive that long in the freezer~

22. MrJerry

Posts: 403; Member since: Oct 05, 2012

hm,, I could use some advices

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