Analyst Predicts iPhone 5S Coming in June with Multiple Color Options
As Misek sees it, the iPhone 5S will include a new super HD camera/screen, an upgraded battery, and NFC support, SFGate reports. Other than the release time frame, Misek isn't really go out on a limb with any of his predictions. NFC support is almost a given after it was skipped on the iPhone 5, and none of the other features he mentions are game changers.
Launching the iPhone 5S in June is a bit more interesting, as far as predictions go. It would be a departure from Apple's recent release time frames, though a June release isn't unprecedented. Here's how things have shaken out up to this point:
- iPhone 5: September 21, 2012
- iPhone 4S: October 14, 20111
- iPhone 4: June 24, 2010
- iPhone 3GS: June 19, 2009
- iPhone 3G: July 11, 2008
- iPhone: June 29, 2007
With increased competition from Android devices, and Samsung in particular, along with Microsoft making a push with Windows Phone 8, it wouldn't be all that shocking if Apple reverted back to a mid-year release for its next iPhone.