The iPhone 5S is expected to come out June next year, breaking the product release cycle pattern established over the past couple years, Peter Misek, a Jefferies analyst stated in a note Monday morning, BusinessInsider reports.
According to Misek, the iPhone 5S will feature an improved (super HD) camera and screen, NFC (yes, the eagerly awaited NFC) and a better battery. In addition, the iPhone 5S will be available in up to eight colors, similar to the iPod Touch, which is already shipped in multiple colors.
A June launch means a flip back to the mid-year launch similar to the iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4 launch. While Misek doesn’t support his statement, a possible explanation could be in the iPhone sales numbers Apple recorded for Q3 and Q4 during the past two years, when the handset was launched in the September/October time frame.