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iPhone 5S to Get Upgraded Camera and Processor, Could Ship to Retailers in the 3rd Quarter

iphone_5_black_whiteDigiTimes is reporting that next-generation iPhone components will begin shipping at the end of May, and Apple's new smartphone could show up sometime in the third quarter, matching with other reports that an iPhone 5S would be released in June or July.
Components for the next-generation iPhone will start shipping at the end of May with the new smartphone to have a chance of showing up in the third quarter, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.

The new iPhone will not receive a major upgrade and may just be a slightly enhanced version of iPhone 5 (iPhone 5S), the sources said citing their latest specification data.
DigiTimes' sources claim the iPhone 5S would have a higher-end processor and a higher-megapixel camera, which match with other rumors about the phone.

Other recent reports say Foxconn is currently preparing to ramp production on the iPhone 5S and that it may come equipped with a fingerprint sensor.

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23 months ago
In other news, grass is green, and water is wet.
Rating: 62 Votes
23 months ago

Personally I'd rather they skip the S, give us a little innovation and put a new 6 out next year. Bigger screen, changes to iOS, give Siri a French accent. That kind of thing. Throwing a letter on the end of the name and asking us for another $500 is getting old. Not just with Apple, but all the phone makers who want to take baby steps and charge us premium.


typically contracts are 2 years, so we have two patterns.
iphone -> 3gs -> 4s -> 5s
and
iphone 3g -> iphone 4 -> iphone 5

I don't think it's Apple's intention to encourage users to upgrade every single year, it's just for those that are on the offset +1 year that need a reason to renew their contract.
Rating: 42 Votes
23 months ago
Personally I'd rather they skip the S, give us a little innovation and put a new 6 out next year. Bigger screen, changes to iOS, give Siri a French accent. That kind of thing. Throwing a letter on the end of the name and asking us for another $500 is getting old. Not just with Apple, but all the phone makers who want to take baby steps and charge us premium.
Rating: 35 Votes
23 months ago
I don't want a 5s I want a 6!
Rating: 34 Votes
23 months ago
So much for innovation. :rolleyes:
Rating: 33 Votes
23 months ago
I never thought I would do this, and I still probably won't, but that Samsung Galaxy S4 looks mighty nice.

Apple better rock this update with software if this is it for the hardware.
Rating: 31 Votes
23 months ago
Apple have made my S4 purchase even easier!
Rating: 27 Votes
23 months ago
It's a shame. They definitely acknowledge the competition, as Schiller's comments prove, yet they're not driven to actually do anything about it.

Assuming this report is true of course.
Rating: 26 Votes
23 months ago
A new camera and a slightly faster processor... I'll keep my iPhone 4 and wait to see if the 6 is any better. :(
Rating: 22 Votes
23 months ago
Better camera? Better processor? 3rd quarter? I'm not sure - but this is starting to look a lot like complacency. And considering the fact that Apple's lost almost half its value and that the HTC One and the SGS IV are looking like massive hits, this almost looks like they're doing it on purpose. Perhaps some people at Apple feel nostalgia - nostalgia for "success stories" such as the Newton, that is.
Rating: 21 Votes

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