As iPhone 5 has been available for around nine months now and Apple is expected to be preparing a new phone, the Internet is full of rumors pointing to a September launch for the iPhone 5S. In addition, there is a new source stating that Apple suppliers have started work for a next generation iPhone, to be called iPhone 5S.
Not only that the iPhone 5S’s launch is expected soon, but there are also rumors about its features, the latest speculations mentioning a 4 inch display with a higher pixel density. In addition, there have also been discussions regarding the iPhone 5S camera, which is expected to be upgraded to either 12 MP or 13 MP.
Furthermore, other rumors mention a dual LED flash and multiple color versions. However, the most popular feature that the iPhone 5S is expected to have is a security measure involving a built in fingerprint reader, which is supposed to use technology from AuthenTec, a company purchased by Apple one year ago.
Another change that Apple plans for its new product is the color. According to a slew of new images from Chinese site Weibo, iPhone 5S leak suggests color options could include gold.
Speculation regarding Apple’s follow-up to the iPhone 5 appeared on Monday, as new images of supposed components became available. The pictures show parts from the iPhone 4S, iPhone 5 and iPhone 5S. What seems to be very interesting is that the SIM-tray for the iPhone 5S appears to be bronze colored. Therefore, many presumed that Apple’s next iPhone will be offered with multiple color options beyond black and white.
The images also suggest that the supposed iPhone 5S will not come with important design changes from the iPhone 5’s look, as the power button, SIM card tray, volume rocker, and mute switch appear to be almost identical.
However, not only that at the moment, telling whether or not the pictures are real is nearly impossible, but judging by the company’s preferred minimalist look, offering a gold device does not seem likely.
As WWDC is ready to go in just one week from now on June 10, Apple is expected not only to unveil the new versions of iOS and Mac OS X, but also to make some announcements regarding the launch of its new iPhone then.