iPhone 6, iPhone 5S Release Date Rumors Back to July?
By Kristin Dian Mariano | June 27, 2013 11:31 AM EST
The most recent rumors came from one analyst who has made correct predictions about Apple before. They said that the iPhone 6 would be out early next year, but massive markdowns on the iPhone 5 and iPhone 4S are triggering rumors that we might not have to wait that long to see the device.
Stabley Times' Phil Moore believes this means that the iPhone 6 will be out in July because when Apple has made such deep discounts on its products in the past, it meant that a major upgrade was about to be happen.
Moore says it might have something to do with iOS 7. According to him, Apple cannot announce the release date of the iPhone 6 until iOS 7 is launched. The initial iOS 7 beta came out this month, but it was only the iPhone version.
In the past, Apple typically put out the iPhone and iPad versions out at the same time. He speculates that this means the company is putting all of its attention on the iPhone version and plans to release iOS 7 for the iPad later.
The next iPhone is rumoured to feature Retina or IGZO screen display, A7 quad core chip processor, iOS 7, 128GB internal storage, 13 mega-pixel camera, and longer battery life. The lack of NFC support on the iPhone 5 was one of the biggest criticisms aimed at Apple's smartphone.
Meanwhile, the cheaper iPhone 5S is rumoured to sport a plastic casing, 4-inch screen display, dual core processor and 8-megapixel camera. The smartphone is speculated to be available in five to six different colors.
Both Apple smartphones are rumoured to include a fingerprint sensor technology for added security. The rumour is strengthened by the report that Apple bought a fingerprint technology firm Authentec last year.
It is initially reported that the new iPhones will be launched in June along with the upgraded iOS. However, other reports stated that the devices will make its debut in September.
The Apple chief Tim Cook also dropped several hints that the upcoming iPhone 6 and 5S will be released later this year. Cook said that no new products are to launch before the end of the year.
However, In the D11 interview of Apple's chief Tim Cook subtly suggested that the company will not release a low cost iPhone or a phablet this year. Tim Cook stressed that Apple invests time and effort in making each phone that serves various markets rather than making a myriad of phones aim to serve specific users.
But if rumours proved to be and Apple will indeed release iPhone 5S and iPhone Light this year, previous rumour that iPhone 6 may come next year.
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