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Report: iPhone 5S Due in August

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 33 comments

Apple's rumored to be unveiling a new in just six months' time.

While the world talks about Apple's plans for its own brand TV and an iWatch, it's easy to forget that there are other Apple products on the horizon, too. This includes Apple's yearly update to the iPhone line. According to the latest rumors, the iPhone 5S will be arriving in August this year.

Despite the fact that the last iPhone was introduced in September (and the one before that in October of 2011), it seems Apple might be announcing the newest iteration of its smartphone a bit earlier in this time around.

iMore cites sources familiar with the plans that say Apple will introduce the iPhone 5S in August and that it will feature the same design as the iPhone 5. Of course, it wouldn't be a brand new iPhone if there wasn't something different about it. To that end, the new iPhone 5S will apparently boast an improved camera as well as a faster processor.

The iPhone 5 features Apple's own custom built A6 chipset with a 1.2GHz dual-core CPU and PowerVR SGX 543MP3. The camera is a 8MP (3264x2448) affair with autofocus and LED flash. No word on the specs of the camera or processor in the rumored iPhone 5S but we'll keep you posted.

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  • 26 Hide
    edogawa , March 5, 2013 10:12 PM
    Step 1: Control C
    Step 2: Control V
    Step 3: Claim innovation
    Step 4: Profit?
  • 22 Hide
    sacre , March 5, 2013 10:17 PM
    So basically nothing changes? This iPhone has had the same damn interface, features etc for the past couple years. This is annoying as hell now and is the sole reason as to why i'm grabbing a Galaxy S4.

    So damn unimaginative.
  • 14 Hide
    thomasf94 , March 5, 2013 10:21 PM
    htc one X, here I come!
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  • 26 Hide
    edogawa , March 5, 2013 10:12 PM
    Step 1: Control C
    Step 2: Control V
    Step 3: Claim innovation
    Step 4: Profit?
  • 10 Hide
    thomasf94 , March 5, 2013 10:16 PM
    Typical.
  • 22 Hide
    sacre , March 5, 2013 10:17 PM
    So basically nothing changes? This iPhone has had the same damn interface, features etc for the past couple years. This is annoying as hell now and is the sole reason as to why i'm grabbing a Galaxy S4.

    So damn unimaginative.
  • 14 Hide
    thomasf94 , March 5, 2013 10:21 PM
    htc one X, here I come!
  • 6 Hide
    happyballz , March 5, 2013 10:28 PM
    Quote:
    The iPhone 5 features Apple's own custom built A6 chipset with a 1.2GHz dual-core CPU...

    So is it built or designed? I was not aware of Apple manufacturing their own SoC.
  • 9 Hide
    TheBigTroll , March 5, 2013 10:55 PM
    assuming a modern day phone isnt fast enough, i really dont see the point of upgrading unless you are a isheep
  • 2 Hide
    teh_chem , March 5, 2013 11:10 PM
    happyballzSo is it built or designed? t aware of Apple manufacturing their own SoC.

    It doesn't say that Apple manufactured their own processors. But Apple absolutely had a very large internal ARM processor design teams. They even acquired an entire arm design company back when the original iPhone was being designed. Apple designs the processor, then they source a manufacturing entity to crank them out. But the actual chip design resources with Apple.
  • 10 Hide
    nitrium , March 5, 2013 11:10 PM
    Quote:
    Apple's rumored to be unveiling a new in just six months' time.

    "a new..." what? The editing on this site is deteriorating.
  • 5 Hide
    house70 , March 5, 2013 11:19 PM
    You can replace iP5>iP5S with iP3g>iP3GS, or iP4>iP4S, same stuff again...

    This is getting repetitive, boring, uninspired, and so on.

    Oh, surely it will come with some iOS upgrade (same old boring tired looks and functionality, though) that will be an exclusive to that model, even if the rest of iPhones will be getting the new iOS logo... and that's about it. And fans will rave about how unified iOS is.
    LMFAO.
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    echondo , March 5, 2013 11:27 PM
    It's cool that the source of this article is Tom's Hardware LOL.

    It's already been a year since the last iPhone? Weird, feels like it's been a couple weeks. Meh, it's going to look exactly like the iPhone 5 and probably have like one "big" update like more megapixels camera and then a smaller one like a new iOS version that is iPhone 5S exclusive for a couple months or something stupid like that.
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    Anonymous , March 5, 2013 11:57 PM
    I bet a month's pay it looks no different then the 5. Waiting on the Galaxy Note 3 around then. 6.3 inch screen 1920 x 1080p, 4 gb ram, 13mp camera 2ghz quad core. Yeh I want a 5S lol.
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    Au_equus , March 6, 2013 12:09 AM
    There's a reason why apple stocks are going down (below $400?) and the likes of Samsung and Google are going up. Their uninspiring rehashes and CEO are a couple of suggestions.
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    fuzzion , March 6, 2013 12:42 AM
    Do apple owners realise that the android crowd chuckles everytime they see someone use an iphone ?
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    TheBigTroll , March 6, 2013 12:58 AM
    Quote:
    Do apple owners realise that the android crowd chuckles everytime they see someone use an iphone ?


    well do android users realize when they see a android, they chuckle?
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    halcyon , March 6, 2013 2:05 AM
    I have completely lost interest in the iphone. I must admit I never saw that coming. I hope one day they introduce another phone that's at least interesting.
  • 3 Hide
    halcyon , March 6, 2013 2:37 AM
    ^I think you may be better served by the Nexus 10.
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    lunyone , March 6, 2013 2:42 AM
    I'm betting they will get back to the "Summer" release schedule, so they can lock in "Back to School" kids. Since the current schedule is tailored more towards the Holiday sales, this might get them a bit more sales than waiting for the Holiday crowds.
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    makaveli316 , March 6, 2013 3:45 AM
    What are they gonna change, the color hahaha?
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    wdmfiber , March 6, 2013 4:13 AM
    sacreSo basically nothing changes? This iPhone has had the same damn interface, features etc for the past couple years. This is annoying as hell now and is the sole reason as to why i'm grabbing a Galaxy S4. So damn unimaginative.

    Careful, the 4 is old news. Shouldn't be long till the Galaxy 5 is announced.
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    natoco , March 6, 2013 4:16 AM
    Same iphone home screen from 2006 coming in 2013 woooooooo!!! mmm sarcasim
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