Carphone Warehouse has started harvesting would-be buyers for the next iPhone with a pre-registration webpage, adding weight to speculation that the handset will land next month.
The retailer's page enables interested parties to sign up for availability and pricing updates for what it describes as ‘the year’s most hotly anticipated new smartphone’.
Interestingly, it doesn’t mention the iPhone by name. But this is surely because Carphone is attempting to get around Apple’s advertising restrictions and brand-rights regulations.
However, the fact that the page appears as the top result when you Google either ‘iPhone 5S’ or ‘iPhone 6’ removes any doubt over which phone the page’s breathless blurb is referring to.
Apple is forecast to unveil the next-gen iPhone next month. Carphone’s pre-registration scheme appears to corroborate that September due date by tentatively promising an announcement in the ‘coming weeks’.
Rumours suggest that the handset won’t be too much of a departure from the current model in the looks stakes. Improvements are instead set to be restricted to the smartphone’s internals, such as beefier processor and more storage.
The handset is, however, purported to debut fingerprint scanning technology to clamp down on theft and improve security for credit card payments. The biometric scanner is expected to be located in the home button.
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