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.
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