The next iteration of the iPhone will land in the summer, reports indicate, as all eyes turn Apple-wards after Samsung played its hand this week with the Samsung Galaxy S4.
Marketing material from Japanese telecoms giant KDDI unearthed by our French copains at Nowhereelse.fr names a pre-order date of June 20th for the handset, ahead of the handset’s street date of some time in July. That chimes with earlier hints from the Apple supply chain that the handset will arrive during the summer.
The site also claims that the unnamed handset, which tech sites have tentatively titled the iPhone 5S and iPhone 6, will be home to a 13-megapixel camera – that’s a massive improvement - on paper at least - from the eight-megapixel snapper that’s on board the current model.
Fingerprint technology for an extra layer of security will be on board too, we’re told. This has been long rumoured to be a feature of the iOS 7 operating system in its first incarnation under the stewardship of design don Jony Ive.
The seventh full-size version of the iPhone is expected to be accompanied by a low-cost model for the first time ever.
Although there’s no mention of this in the KDDI documents, the cheaper model is purported to recycle parts from earlier iPhones and swap premium materials for a cheaper, plastic construction.
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