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iPhone 5S rumours hint to confirmed 2013 release

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iPhone 5S rumours hint to a confirmed 2013 release date for the iPhone 5 follow up handset.

Dedicated Apple news portal, iLounge has said said their sources confirmed the iPhone 5S “is indeed coming this year”, although doesn’t say whether the news comes from Apple directly.

iLounge also added that the iPhone 5S will look “very much” like its predecessor but with an improved rear camera flash.

Whether there will be major spec improvements to the iPhone 5S wasn’t mentioned, but the iPhone 5 upgrade is sure to have 4G capabilities as well as software and hardware upgrades to make it a worthwhile purchase against its predecessor.

Other expected changes include the move to a power-saving IGZO screen, which uses dynamic screen refreshing to lower power consumption. The display is only refreshed for moving images, not static ones.

Also rumoured by iLounge is the value for money plastic-bodied iPhone currently in development. Supposedly set for release sometime this year, the handset is being produced with China Mobile in mind, whose customers find the iPhone 5 prices too high. The iPhone 5 sets back Chinese customers around £540, which is very expensive in a country where the average annual salary is under £2000.

What features would you like to see in the iPhone 5S? Let us know your ideas using the comments section below.

mode11

January 28, 2013, 12:11 pm

I've been a Mac OS fan / user for over a decade, so it's always nice to see that Apple are financially secure these days, rather than teetering on the brink. Having said that, even I am getting fed up with seeing constant Apple non-stories like this. I mean, 'sources' indicate there will be a new iPhone this year, with better but undisclosed specs? Please!

relentles67

January 28, 2013, 2:24 pm

I am also a apple fan but I am getting tired of it being lately nothing but a money generating company. Innovations have gone awoke and we are just getting some small spec improvements with a big price bumper.
We now after Steve Jobs have only accountants running Apple let's see how long it takes for it to start sinking! Apple wake up if you can't come up with anything new you soon lose your customer I a for now have gone to Samsung S3.

I got the Iphone 5 but think now that their is really nothing that worthwhile for my having upgraded. The iphone 4S is sufficiently able to do all the tasks Iphone 5 upgrade in my opinion not worth the cash it is very expensive for what it is.

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