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iPhone 5S Rumoured to Feature Upgraded Processor & Camera [Digitimes]

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Apple suppliers will only start shipping next-generation iPhone components at the end of May, with the highly anticipated smartphone arriving sometime in the third quarter, according to Digitimes‘ upstream supply chain sources. The iPhone 5S release date rumour is in line with analyst expectations.

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The next-generation iPhone will not feature any major upgrades; instead, it will be a “slightly enhanced version of [the] iPhone 5 (iPhone 5S)” the Digitimes sources said, without specifying any of the possible upgrades.

As the report points out, the related component orders are expected to “enjoy around 30% sequential growth in the second quarter,” with Foxconn’s performance to start picking up at the end of the second quarter, according to its chairman Terry Guo.

So, what can we expect from the next-generation iPhone or iPhone 5S? Sources point to a processor upgrade and a higher-megapixel camera, yet they don’t specify any tech specs.

“The iPhone 5S is expected to feature a higher-end processor as well as higher-megapixel camera modules, the sources said.”

“Apple is expected to ship 25-30 million iPhone 5s in the first quarter, down from 45 million units in the fourth quarter of 2012.”

Apple is also rumoured to be releasing a low-cost iPhone this year, alongside the iPhone 5S, and the estimates point to a third-quarter release in both cases.

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  • HomeWard

    This is all obvious, but what about a larger battery?

  • FragilityG4

    The space is pretty tight in there so I would imagine they would make the hardware more battery friendly before considering a larger battery … Just my thought.

  • WatDaPhuck

    They forgot to mention your mother is a woman, your father is man.

  • Konstantine Neikours

    You don’t say…

  • Duffsurly

    Not so surprising. This could be a disappointment and hurt Apple if they don’t step it up this time around. If not the hardware then some serious improvement in iOS 7.

  • reformcanada

    Please 128GB iPhone Please! My 64gb iPhone is maxed out. I already have to delete applications. The problem is video recording takes up so much space!

  • FragilityG4

    Yawn … We’ve heard this song before …

  • welldone

    I never would have guessed. Great work!

  • KJ

    No shit same song and dance…why would apple have to do anything speical…lol it can’t because Samsung new phones was such a leap in technology hahaja

  • This year Apple needs to focus on two things;

    Software (iOS & OSX)
    Services (iCoud)

  • If you don’t have an iPhone, well, you don’t have an iPhone.

  • I just hope they upgrade the entire line-up. Hence the 16gb entry model would now be a 32gb entry model and so on.

  • jabohn

    I have also heard that iOS 7 will be released around the same time!

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