Everything we think we know about the iPhone 5S

By , Sep 7, 2013

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It’s been a long, long time, or so it seems, since Apple unveiled the iPhone 5. And while the handset has done decidedly well for the company, it’s been close to a year now, and consumers are ready for something new.

If our intel is accurate, they shouldn’t have to wait much longer. Apple sent out invites last week to a media event set to take place on Tuesday, September 10 at its Cupertino, California campus. And it’s widely expected to use the stage to unveil a new handset.

In fact, most of the evidence suggests that, for the first time in its history, Apple will unveil two new iPhones next week. One is the replacement for the flagship iPhone 5, believed to be called the iPhone 5S, and the other is an all-new budget model, allegedly called the iPhone 5C.

Now, Christian has already done a great job going over what we expect to see from the latter, so it’s time to take a look at the former. Here’s everything we think we know about the iPhone 5S…

iPhones (iPhone 5, graphite gold iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C)From left: iPhone 5, iPhone 5S, iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C

All of the information you’ll find below comes directly from hundreds of reports by credible news outlets, proven-accurate analysts, and various component and part leaks. While it’s impossible, obviously, to confirm the legitimacy of any of this, the fact that everything fits a similar narrative is assuring.

Let’s get to it.

What’s Apple going to call it?

Sometimes it’s tough to speculate on what Apple is going to call a new product. They like to use a variety of naming schemes, including numbers (iPhone 3G, 4, 5), Pro and Consumer models (MacBook Pro, Mac Pro, iMac, MacBook Air), and then off the wall stuff like last year’s ‘The New iPad.’

But this is not one of those times. Since we first started hearing talk of the seventh generation iPhone late last year, the device has always and consistently been referred to as the iPhone 5S.

hi-res 5s boxUnconfirmed photos of iPhone 5S retail packaging

Why? Because Apple has, for several years now, alternated the naming of its handset between numbered models (iPhone 3G, iPhone 4, iPhone 5) and S models (iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4S) in a tic-tock-like pattern. First comes the numbered model, which typically features a new hardware design, and then comes the S model, which usually sports its predecessor’s design with a focus on internal and software improvements. And as you’ll see below, everything about this year’s iPhone points to it being an S model.

What’s it going to look like?

It’s not hard to picture what the iPhone 5S is going to look like, just take a quick look at the iPhone 5. Following the S model trend of year’s past, the two handsets look nearly identical.

gold iphone 2iPhone 5 stacked on top of champagne-colored iPhone 5S 

Practically everything we’ve seen as far as 5S part leaks matches up with the iPhone 5. Looking at the rear shell, you’ll see a 3.5mm headphone jack, a microphone, a Lightning port and a speaker across the bottom, and around the sides you’ll find familiar volume, mute and power buttons.

On the back there’s the usual iPhone and Apple logos, and a cluster in the top lefthand corner that features an iSight camera lens, a microphone and a flash. Note that one of the few differences we have seen thus far between the iPhone 5 and 5S is that the latter features a pill-shaped flash, which is believed to house dual LED bulbs. More on that later.

iPhone 5S (graphite, gold, Sonny Dickson 001)Champagne and graphite iPhone 5S shells with various components

Interestingly enough, we haven’t seen much in the way of front part leaks for the iPhone 5S, but reports claim that it will look very familiar. We imagine the same 4-inch display will separate an iSight camera and earpiece slit up top, and a large Home button on bottom. We do, however, expect to see at least a slight change in the Home button, considering it’s believed to contain a built-in fingerprint sensor. More on that later too.

Same 4-inch Retina display

Though there’s been some talk lately of Apple testing iPhone displays between 4.5 and 6-inches, this year’s model, the 5S, is expected to feature the same 4-inch Retina display found on the iPhone 5.

iOS 7 (multiple iPhones, flat 002)

For those not familiar with the panel’s specs, it offers a resolution of 1136-by-640-pixels, at 326 ppi (or pixels per inch). And if you really want to nerd-out, it has an 800:1 contrast ratio and 500 cd/m2 max brightness.

What about the cameras?

Unlike the display, the camera specs for the upcoming iPhone 5S are a little bit tougher to nail down. For starters, we haven’t heard much regarding the front-facing FaceTime camera, meaning there’s little evidence that it will be an improvement over the 1.2-megapixel sensor found in the current iPhone. That being said, with prices of camera modules dropping all the time, we wouldn’t be surprised if it received a little bump.

facetime ios 7

As for the rear iSight camera, we’ve heard conflicting reports calling for everything from an 8-megapixel sensor to a 12-megapixel sensor, but the consensus seems to be settling on the former. Yes, it seems likely that Apple will keep the iPhone’s camera sensor at 8MP, while improving various other components. For instance, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes it will have a wider f/2.0 aperture and a dual LED-flash. The dual flash is said to be made of both white and yellow bulbs for improved low-light shooting.

iPhone 5S glass wedge (dual-LED flash, NowhereElse 001)Rear iPhone 5S component showing pill-shaped opening for dual-flash

But perhaps the most interesting thing we’ve seen regarding the iPhone 5S camera is a new feature that surfaced in the source code of one of the early iOS 7 betas. It’s called “Mogul mode,” and it allows for video recording at a frame rate of 120 frames per second. This would give users the ability to create slow motion videos, and other effects. And since the iPhone 5 can’t shoot video at 120 FPS, it’s likely that this new feature utilizes the 5S’ upgraded camera equipment.

Upgraded internals

The star of the iPhone 5S internals is going to be Apple’s new A7 processor, and if previous reports hold up, it’s going to be quite the upgrade over the current A6. Last month, Fox News’ Clayton Morris cited sources claiming that the chip is roughly 31% faster than its predecessor. “I’m hearing it’s very fast,” he said, “and I’ve also heard there’s a separate chip devoted to motion tracking.” It’s worth noting here that Morris’ claims haven’t been corroborated by any other reports, but they aren’t unlikely, given the aforementioned camera improvements.

iphone_5s_interiorInternal shot of an iPhone 5S prototype

As for the rest of the internals, we haven’t heard much. But it sounds like the A7 will be paired with 1GB of Elpida DRAM. It also appears likely that the new iPhone will feature a larger battery than its predecessor, with Ming-Chi Kuo calling for a 1600mAh pack (the 5 has a 1440mAh battery). The prediction is backed up by the above photo from MacRumors, which shows an alleged iPhone 5S prototype containing a substantially larger battery.

Connection options

The iPhone 5S is expected to come with a wide range of connection options allowing you to connect to virtually any cell network, wireless access point, or device. Bluetooth 4.0 is of course on the menu, as are all of the current cellular bands and frequencies including UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA, GSM/EDGE, CDMA EV-DO Rev. A and Rev. B.

We also expect to see broader support for LTE, possibly including China Mobile’s TD-LTE network, but we aren’t anticipating support for the much faster LTE-A (or LTE Advanced). The technology just isn’t there yet.

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As for Wi-Fi, we know 802.11a/b/g/n (802.11n 2.4GHz and 5GHz) will be supported, as they currently are in the iPhone 5, but we aren’t sure about the new 802.11ac standard. One would think it would make the cut, considering Apple’s latest Macs support it, but we’ve seen zero evidence supporting that theory.

Color and storage options

Now, let’s talk about color options. The iPhone 5 comes in two flavors: white and silver and slate and black. It appears that the iPhone 5S, however, will come in four colorways: white and silver, black and slate, white and champagne, and a mysterious graphite color. A lot of folks have scoffed at the idea of Apple offering a gold-colored handset, but this has been confirmed by multiple credible news outlets and part leaks. The good new is, though, that it’s so light and subtle, it looks more classy than gaudy.

Gold iPhone 5S (Sonny Dickson 009)Rear shell of a champagne-colored iPhone 5S

Storage options will likely follow the trend of 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB that we’ve seen over the past few years. There have been some rumblings though, that there will be a 128GB this time around. But the evidence for this theory is weak, outside of an August report [again] from analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. However, given that Apple began offering a 128GB iPad model earlier this year, it wouldn’t be a stretch to think it would do the same with its smartphone.

Killer new feature

In past iPhone S models, Apple has provided at least one so-called ‘killer feature’ to entice folks to upgrade. In the 3GS, it was video recording, and with the 4S, it was Siri. For the 5S, it’s believed to be a fingerprint sensor built into the Home button. Here’s a concept of what it could look like (via Martin Hajek), based on recent photos of alleged iPhone 5S packaging, which depict a silver ring around the handset’s Home button.

mockup fingerprint sensor iPhone 5S Marti Hajek

The feature will utilize technology built by AuthenTec, which Apple purchased last summer for almost $400 million, and will allow users to quickly and securely unlock their phones. But that’s just the first phase. Eventually, the sensor could be used to replace passwords for both Apple and third-party services, as well as to authenticate mobile payments.

As far-fetched as this all sounds, there’s actually quite a bit of evidence here. Analyst and insider reports, part leaks, and code found within an early iOS 7 beta all corroborate the theory. Expect a fingerprint sensor in the new iPhone.

Pricing and Availability

What will the iPhone 5S cost? Well at this point, we have no reason to believe that the handset is going to be any more expensive than its predecessor. So that means that we would be looking at $649, $749 and $849 (USD) full retail for the 16GB, 32GB and 64GB models respectively. Folks who plan on buying the phone subsidized through a carrier can expect the usual $199, $299 and $399 pricing. And if the rumored 128GB model shows up, we imagine it would fall in at $949 and $499. Wow.

iPhone 5 presser (Phil Schiller, iPhone family prices)

Initial availability for the iPhone 5S appears to be September 20. This is backed up by a scoop from business resource Nikkei, a premature announcement by China Telecom, and reports that both T-Mobile and AT&T have blacked out the date for employee vacations. And considering the 20th falls on the Friday of the week following Apple’s media event—a common launch sequence for Apple—we say it’s pretty likely.

Wrapping up

Rumors and reports have been very consistent this year regarding the iPhone 5S—there’s been very little conflicting information about the major aspects of the device. With that being said, this is Apple we’re talking about here—a company known to go through extraordinary lengths to keep its product plans secret—so keep in mind that none of this is official until Tim Cook and the executive team take the stage on Tuesday.

We’d like to think, though, that we did a pretty good job of wading through the pool of rumors and separating fact from fiction. I guess we’ll find out in 72 hours.

Be sure to share your thoughts on the iPhone 5S, or let us know if we missed something, in the comments below!

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  • Mr.H

    The anticipation is killing me !

    • http://www.infotales.com/ infotales

      i’m also dying to know, sitting on the edge of my seat, have no idea though if they are going to come out with a bang or a bust, doesn’t look like they made any grand changes so far.

  • http://www.nowhereelse.fr/ Stagueve

    In addition, iPhone 5S Model is A1533, Darkest color is called “Space Gray” and I’ve got a 99% confirmation about the Fingerprint Scanner.

    • Melvco

      ^ Respect.

      • http://www.nowhereelse.fr/ Stagueve

        Haha thanks Pal but better wait official confirmation… You know… ;)

      • Manuel Molina

        Unless Steve Jobs is coming back from the dead, I wouldn’t expect any surprises on Tuesday from all the evidence a lot of these sites have brought to light.

      • Michael Hulet

        Maybe they’re going to take the phrase “iLife” literally and managed to write an app to reanimate the dead, and they’re using it on Steve onstage

      • Manuel Molina

        If so, then maybe more Apple iPhones would be brought. Steve Jobs always new how to make even the most recycled product sound like gold; 3GS, 4S.

  • Lame

    If a fingerprint sensor is the “killer new feature” that’s quite pathetic. Well S models are shiit anyway.

    • Moi

      I agree

    • Lagax

      Yeah and since they could at least push a few 5S-only Software features, everything we know right now is an iPhone 5 with a fingerprint sensor, that won’t be of any sence until, let’s say, 2016, cause the API’s won’t be used until everybody has such a sensor, respectively the iPhone 6 or 6S propably.

      And I won’t buy a new handset for just a new method of unlocking.

      • mehrab

        Lets think about this 2 years ago apple introduced an actualt smart vouce assistant aince then everyone has it no matter what mobile os it is wp blackberry android etc. So yeah i”ll be happy to use the sensor for unlocking and giving my fingerprint to itunes to everytimei. Download something its just a fingerprint away lol

      • Maxim∑

        3 years for an API to be used? seriously more like a month.

        Banks etc… will adopt this in a heartbeat. And by the way this could be used with iCloud keychain so you won’t have to sign into websites or have to rely on auto fill which is less secure obviously.

        This will be used with NFC, according to patently apple this is NFC and a fingerprint read combined

      • Lagax

        Siri was on market since iPhone 4S. Now the 5S comes so there won’t be any iDevices not supporting Siri anymore. Most car manufacturers, if they implement it, will implement Siri eyes free 2014.

        And it won’t be faster with a fingerprint sensor. They don’t support things caused by compatability. A lot of developers still build with the iOS 4/5 SDK and deploy for iOS 3/4.

    • Kristoffer

      I actually prefer the “S” models.
      It’s not only about new features, but improvements of already existing.
      Like how the 4S fixed the iP4’s antenna problems… That was a great improvement IMO.
      And the 5S(or whatever) may fix glitches like call dropping etc. which is a problem with the current 5 (Here in Sweden at least), and it might also bring broader support for LTE/4G frequencies, currently not supported by all operators, not outside US anyways.

      So I look forward to the new “S” generation, since I’m not using the iPhone 5, but 4S.
      It may not be worth the upgrade from an iPhone 5…

      • Kaptivator

        I would have to agree with you. In sitting on my 4s and skipped on the 5 because a bigger screen didn’t move me to purchase. I switched from the Number to the S models and have been satisfied ever since. It all boils down to the cycle you are on and what appeals to each cycle. Me personally, I appreciate the software upgrades instead of the hardware upgrades (screen size, handset design)

      • Manuel Molina

        You forgot to mention that the 4S also had a ton of battery issues and iOS5 was part cause to that unlike the 4. I’ll wait until the 6.

      • Kristoffer

        Good point, the iPhone 4S had battery issues for some.
        I wasn’t affected by it, nor anyone I know.
        But at least it wasn’t hardware, but bugs in iOS that could be patched(unlike the antenna problem).
        I had an iPhone 4 a few years ago, and on iOS 4 it had memory problems. It crashed all the time, but it was also fixed by software updates.

        But really, the “S” models have brought new features to the iPhone, and improved already existing. Then of course the iPhone 6 will be further improved…
        So guess it depends on what cycle you’re in, and what you think you can afford.

        But the main interest in my first post was that the “S” models wasn’t “shiit”, but as good as it’s predecessor if not better.

      • Kurt

        4S may have fixed the antenna problem and the home button problem but it created new problems. and one of the worst was the battery issues. People still suffer from batteries last a few hours. Upgrading firmware did nothing to help.

      • Kristoffer

        Sorry, My bad. Thought they’d fixed it :/

      • mehrab

        Ios 7 improves it idk how but it just does.

  • Linton Findlay

    Earlier in the year there was buzz that there might be nfc, any news on that story?

    • ConduciveMammal

      There’s an apple patent that just came out that would have NFC built into the silver ring of the fingerprint sensor. It’s possible that it could be in the 5D but probably more likely to be in the 6/6S

  • batongxue

    If the iPhone 5C is to get retina display, which we are pretty sure.
    Then I think there are chances Apple would increase the resolution of the iPhone 5S.

    • Arnaud Nelissen

      Poor developers… Apple won’t change the resolution of its devices each year, they don’t want to have the same fragmentation as Android. That’s (one of) the strengths of iOS, less fragmentation = more adapted apps, betters apps => better ecosystem, better Operating System.

      Apple is acting with iOS the same way it acts with OSX and the Macs. One day we will no longer talk about “Concurrence”, Android and others OS will cohabit with iOS as Windows cohabits with OSX.

      • batongxue

        I know about the Android fragment stuff. But higher resolution, like the 1080p display on the HTC One is nothing but just gorgeous, and let’s just admit it, it sort of put iPhone 5’s 1136×640 to shame.

        And even if Apple changes the res of 5S, there are just 2 iPhone resolutions to deal with (oh, I forgot the older 960×640).

        I’m no developer, but I guess that would not be too hard to handle, just look at those apps compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPad mini at the same time.

      • Arnaud Nelissen

        iPad Mini has the same resolution the iPad 2 has, it will get the New iPad resolution once it will get a Retina screen. No work had to be done by the developers to have their apps look great on Mini display as it’s only a littler iPad display !

      • illK†Δ

        Expect a resolution change in the iP6… When they make it an edge to edge 1080 screen ;)

      • Kurt

        +1
        Larger iPad please, and Larger iPhone please. I think I’m gonna hold off on the iPad 5 till we see that 13 incher. Or I’ll get the 12 inch Samsung tablet that should be coming out later this year or early next year.

  • Moi

    if this turns up to be true then the next September 10 event will be damn booooring

    • Dan

      kind of like the iPhone 5 imo

    • ConduciveMammal

      That’s whys I hate leaks, wrecks all element of surprise

  • Tony

    Wow that’s a boring list of specs. What happened to the rumored double retina display and 13 megapixel camera? Really hoping there’s more to this new phone other then a finger scanner, otherwise I’ll really be waiting for the 6. Guess we shall see soonish!

  • Willie

    3GS = Speed
    4S = Siri
    5S?

    • Arnaud Nelissen

      Finger Print Scanner, dual led flash, new Camera sensor (and/or better optics), Speed

      • dialogueanalog

        security

    • Moi

      5S = Surprise ;)

    • ConduciveMammal

      Security

    • suitjackets

      sensor?

    • Deepak

      Steve?

  • Sandeep

    Then it’s sure tat vll get iOS 7 software fr our iPhones

  • Lassi K

    Make the same list but with iPad 5? Will it have anything new but design and speed?

    • Nicholas Osborne

      Who knows… nobody seems to care about the larger iPad anymore :( all people talk about are the iPhone 5S and C and the iPad mini. But, in my opinion, the 9.7″ iPad is so much better, and will always be better than the Mini.

      • Moi

        Yes it will …. I’m replaying from my retina ipad :)

      • Moi

        You’re right , cheers if u have an ipad 3 like I do :)

      • Nicholas Osborne

        I have an iPad 3

  • seyss

    I’d be happy if this new iphone had only one new feature: a breakthrough battery that could last 12 hours of heavy use

    • Moi

      I already have more than that on my ipad

      • seyss

        most of us dont carry ipads to everywhere we go..

  • Wow

    Still only 1GB of RAM. SMFH!!! And they STILL cant even hit the 2000 mAh battery. What is this?

    • mehrab

      This is apple. Apple is a company that optimized and fine tunes everything so 1gb feels like 2. The 5s will have better ram 1 gb of elpida ram the 5 has ddr3 1gb ram this will make it feel like 3 gb and efficient and fast as hell. dual core feels better then any android device out there. Battery is good and will be improved on the 5s and the 5s will be the first quadcore

      • Accel

        Now we’ve heard the fanboy reason it’s time for the real reason, which is, they do it on purpose to stop their devices from being futureproof and force everyone to upgrade.

      • Kaptivator

        How are they forcing someone to upgrade?

      • https://twitter.com/MrElectrifyer MrElectrifyer

        By intentionally slowing down older devices with newer software and locking out the option to use whatever supported firmware you choose. Just like the case of the 3G with iOS >= 4, the 3GS with iOS >= 5, and the 4 with iOS >= 6…

      • Kurt

        exactly. if you upgrade the firmware it goes so slow. on all other OS, you upgrade the firmware it goes faster. Android and Windows prove that over and over again. Probably mac os but i dont know .

      • mehrab

        FIRSTOff slowing down? It does not get slowed down i tested its like the same sometimes slower in some apps sometimes faster in some apps is 5 4s vs ios 6 4s. Other then apples ios and app store apps of today support the 3gs. More apps are supported on the iphone 4 then on the gs3 also ios 7 on iphone 4 is snappy very snappy. Android barely ever supports older devices not to mention its devs. Btw android was laggy in jelly bean they cleared up the lag to some extent. Ios was never laggy so there was nothing to make it faster software wise like safari on ios 5 is slower then ios 6 they added javascript engines to improve the speed of it and ios 6 is more optimized then ios 5

      • Kaptivator

        Point taken. Not down voted. But saying I understand your point.

        Edit for clarity.

      • mehrab

        Broooo :p what cha sayin? First off apple does not need alot cpu or ram cos it is light and very efficient and optimized btw the 3 year old A5 chip is twice and a half of the quadcore tegra 3 my 4s runs on the a5 my 4s supports ios 7 PERFECTLY and plays asphalf 8,N.O.V.A 3, modern combat 4 smoother then my htc one while maintaining top notch graphics. How are they forcing? Only apple is known to support devices upto 3-4 years on the os and software (app store apps)

      • Kurt

        “light” is a fanboyism for lack of features

      • mehrab

        Yeah i miss my everyday features my note 2 had no wonder i sold it for so cheap.

    • iThinkergoiMac

      This is a company that makes great devices. My work phone (Samsung Galaxy Nexus) supposedly outclasses my 4S in terms of battery capacity, processor speed, and screen resolution, but my 4S works better than it in every aspect. The 4S lasts far longer on the battery (and charges so much faster), does everything faster (barring any kind of 3G to 4G comparison, of course), and SuperAMOLED screens are terribly over-saturated. I don’t care if it doesn’t have a 2000 mAh battery if it lasts longer than phones that do.

  • Kartik Dhawan

    Reading this post after the announcement is gonna be a lot of Fun :D

  • Tom Brady

    I can’t for the life of me figure out why some of you go out of your way to comment and say how useless this phone is or will be. Hell I lost my iPhone 5 last week I’m glad its a new one coming out

  • Joe Benning

    I’m not sure why people say S models are shit. The difference in performance between 4 and 4S were huge. My wife has a 4 and the lag is terribe. I don’t own a 5 so I will be tough to compare but it seems like it will be a very strong model. JMO.

  • ela

    me pelqen i pohne shum po juve

  • Omar D. Plumey

    I think the “S” in the 5S will stand for “security”, meaning the new fingerprint sensor.

  • solidsephiroth

    I’m really hoping for storage to start at 32GB.

    • Tony

      That’s what I was thinking too. Makes a lot of sense considering apps are getting bigger and bigger in size.

      • solidsephiroth

        We’ll know for sure tomorrow. Can’t wait!

  • GohWen Jian

    Please a 128GB with all the cools stuffs. IMO i dont really care about the fingerprintscanner :/

  • Garrett

    Being a big apple fan and always upgrading to the newest iphone on launch day, I don’t see the appeal to the 5S. The only differences I can tell are this fingerprint scanner (which will most likely be poor and have problems since its the first phone to have it) and a better camera, which lets be honest how often would you actually use the slow motion feature? This seems like a waste of money and unless there is some big surprise we don’t know about (which I doubt) I don’t think I will be upgrading this year. Disappointing

    • Nicholas Osborne

      I know. A disappoint to be sure! I just don’t believe Apple could sit by while almost all the other phone manufacturers have bigger screens, better cameras, better battery, better (software?). But of course, owning the iPhone 5, none of the above problems bother me too much… but the same can’t be said for others, right? And I definitely wouldn’t complain if I got the above mentioned things… who knows? I don’t think apple is stupid enough to let their market/profit share decline (again) over the next year… and [most] people probably don’t care about the above-mentioned things anyway. As long as it’s from Apple, they’re going to buy it :P

      • mehrab

        Your iphone 5 will be a new phone when you have ios 7 on it. Other then that your iphone 5 is faster smoother designed better and has better cameras then your top end androids like the htc one and gs4. Spwcs dont mean a thing the iphone is faster bcos of its gpu and optimization games and app lauch quicker on the 5 then on an htc one / gs4. The 5s will have better cpu gpu ram battery camaras and a sensor.

      • Nicholas Osborne

        Actually, I have the iOS 7 Beta :-P and just a faster processor isn’t reason (for me) to upgrade. Neither is a fingerprint sensor.

      • mehrab

        Its faster processors* cpu and gpu. Ram. Cameras.batteries. Sensors. Who knows what else

    • mehrab

      That moment when apple completely changes its software (ios 7) completely redesigns it gives it so much makes the 5s SUCH A BEAST in performance the 5 is a beast (faster smoother then gs4) and gives an amazing camera more ram more battery more color and storage options also gives a killer fingerprint feature on that beautiful iphone 5 design. You decide its not appealing to you?

      • Nicholas Osborne

        Is it? Just making it faster and a (slightly) marginally better camera with a fingerprint sensor isn’t —enough— for current iPhone 5 users. Everyone will get iOS 7 anyway… now, for iPhone 4S users or earlier, it could be an upgrade worth getting.

    • Kurt

      Its not the first phone to have a finger print scanner. I remember an Android phone had it 2 years ago. It was located on the back at the top. But it is the first for Apple so there may be problems, especially trying to put it in a place with a home button instead of a dedicated location only for the fingerprint scanner.

  • edd

    the government will all have our finger prints…. watch out and try to stay far from murder places haha

  • Dev Shah

    Apple Can’t Get Away With Just Another “S” Upgrade This Time, I Mean When We Wait For An Entire Year, We Expect Some Great New Hardware/Design Maybe 4.5″ Screen etc. “S” Upgrade Just Reminds Me Of What The Previous Generation iPhone Should Have Been. The Competition Is Fierce Between All The Flagship Phones & I Hope Apple Has Some Really Great Surprises Tomorrow.!!! :D

    • Kurt

      I could consider buying a 5″ iPhone but nothing smaller. I’m done with these tiny screens. And I want a larger tablet.They are gonna come, just when?

      • Dev Shah

        My Heart Still Hopes That All These Rumors Are Not True And Apple Will Launch A Redesigned iPhone, Sadly My Brain Knows That It Is Not Going To Happen Tomorrow. :(

      • Kurt

        I really wish they would. I’d love a iPhablet. I want to play Fight Night Champion (EA Sports boxing game) on a phablet. It’s not on Android. Some other awesome games aren’t on Android either and I can’t stand such little screens that we have. Maybe Apple will surprise us, but I’m with you, I doubt it.

  • Luis Martinez

    im just disappointed with how much actually has leaked. Whether its true or not, it sucks having any kind of idea what to expect. Ever since Jobs’ passing it has gotten pretty bad with there confidentiality.

    • iThinkergoiMac

      Uh, what? For the 5S, it looks like we have less information than we did for the 5. We did have more info on the 5 than we did on the 4S, but let’s not forget the prototype 4 debacle. There were plenty of leaks on the 4S (at least as much as the 5S, IIRC) and we basically knew everything about the 4 before it was released. Both the 4 and the 4S were released under Jobs’ reign.

  • sjah07

    I’m hoping they drop the 16 GB option and sell 32 GB, 64 GB, and 128 GB at $649, $749, and $849 respectively.

    • Kurt

      Glad the Note 3 did that. Can’t wait to get my hands on it. Pre order starts on the 11th here. But if Apple pulls one on us and shows us a iPhablet I may stay with apple. Larger screen and apps are most important to me. I’ll give up on some great apps to go to the Note for that gorgeous large screen.

  • Brandon Weidema

    my problem with a fingerprint sensor in the home button is that it seems like its going to be way too easy to accidentally trigger the home button, and close the app.

  • n0ahcruz3

    This is do or die iphone for apple. If it disappoints marketshare, stockprice, brand perception will deteriorate. People will think apple is running out of ideas. And people will realize that other manufacturer offers more with a reasonable price.

  • Alex Marwaha

    Loll I’m hoping for a 16gb 99$ option. Just because I don’t want the 5c I want 5s but I can’t. Plz be cheaper than usual 5s. Fingerprint scanner looks boss.

  • 3aloo1

    Nice design of the home button (photoshoper)

    • Siddharth Desai

      Actually its 3DS Max

      • 3aloo1

        Hmm…. Some complicated features but still awesome

  • Micah Morton

    Futurama IPhone

  • Nonya Business

    Hey just wondering seeing as all the leaked pics show the champagne, graphite or black colours, do they still have the white/silver iPhone too? Cause that was my favourite and I think the champagne is kinda ugly!

  • therealjjohnson

    So you don’t think there will be an 128GB version?

  • http://www.deltecenterprises.org/ Deltec Enterprises

    I’m hoping for a new Apple TV. But I doubt it.