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Analyst: iPhone 5S Will Have Larger Camera, New Fingerprint Technology, Same Screen Size

iphone_5_lteTopeka analyst Brian White today issued a new research note summarizing his thoughts on the phone he calls the iPhone 5S, expected to be released this summer. Most notably, he seems to have reversed his prior assertion that the next iPhone will have multiple screen sizes, noting that at a trade show in China there was a consensus amongst his sources that the screen size will be unchanged from the iPhone 5.

He claims the left side volume and mute buttons will be arranged differently, in line with a parts leak from yesterday, and says the rumored fingerprint technology will be the differentiating feature for the 5S, like what Siri was to the 4S.

White also shares some additional thoughts about the rumored cheaper iPhone he expects this summer:
Strangely enough, the lower-priced iPhone is still being called the "iPhone mini"; however, the general consensus (albeit a few disagreed and expect a slightly smaller screen) was that this new device would actually have the same screen size (i.e., 4-inches) as the iPhone 5. However, the "iPhone mini" will have a curved back casing made of colored plastic and will be thicker than the iPhone 5. We also learned the pricing could be a bit higher than our recently raised expectation, reaching as high as $400.
The picture around this summer's iPhone releases should continue to come into focus as we see more hardware leaks and get closer to the expected launch.

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21 months ago
The next iPhone will have probably have something new and maybe look a little bit different or maybe not.

There! I'm officially an analyst!
Rating: 52 Votes
21 months ago
This is getting annoying. We know this already! Who is paying these analysts to reveal old information?
Rating: 16 Votes
21 months ago
So what they have been saying since day 1? Man I need to get one of these "analyst jobs" they are worse than weathermen
Rating: 16 Votes
21 months ago
I stopped reading at the word 'analyst'
Rating: 14 Votes
21 months ago

If it's a so-called 'cheaper' iPhone, then why is it more expensive than the standard $200 for the low-end flagship model? That doesn't make any sense.


Apple doesn't sell any brand-new iPhone for 200$.
Rating: 8 Votes
21 months ago
screen is too small
Rating: 7 Votes
21 months ago
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If it's a so-called 'cheaper' iPhone, then why is it more expensive than the standard $200 for the low-end flagship model? That doesn't make any sense.


because this is off contract. the $200 is with a contract which isn't the model in many places in the world.
Rating: 7 Votes
21 months ago

He claims the left side volume and mute buttons will be arranged differently


pfft he said that because he saw the part leak. and revise his so called research note.

these analyst knowledge are no different than most of MR members, except kuo.
Rating: 7 Votes
21 months ago
Macrumors need to stop reporting on these so called analysts.
Rating: 5 Votes
21 months ago
This will be the first iPhone model I'll skip if the screensize stays the same as the current model.

I love my iPhone but the screen is too small for me. I would much rather have the HTC One hardware - just a shame it's running Android...

Still hoping Apple will give us a choice - same phone, same resolution, just different screen sizes.
Rating: 5 Votes

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