HARDWARE DESIGNER Apple’s iPhone 5S or iPhone 6, depending on which name the firm goes for, is arguably the most hotly anticipated smartphone of the year, and will signal the firm looking to steal back marketshare from the likes of Samsung’s Galaxy S4.
Since the launch of the iPhone 5, rumours about its successor have filled the internet, detailing what we can expect from the next generation Apple smartphone. Keep this page bookmarked to keep on top of all of the latest iPhone 5S/iPhone 6 rumours.
Apple’s iPhone 5S/6 is expected to be announced in September, falling in line with previous smartphone announcements from the firm. Foxconn‘s hiring spree added weight to these rumours, and points towards a release at the end of 2013.
Apple’s iPhones have remained largely unchanged when it comes to price, but there are rumours that the firm will launch a budget iPhone model alongside the iPhone 5S/6 this year.
In terms of design, Apple’s next-generation iPhone is expected to remain largely unchanged, sporting the same aluminum design as the iPhone 5.
However, the casing is likely to be a bit bigger, as Apple is reportedly testing screens “larger than four inches” for its upcoming iPhone device, with online speculation hinting that the firm will opt for a 4.3in display.
Typically, the next iPhone will arrive running the newest iteration of Apple’s iOS software, known this time round as iOS 7.
Unveiled at WWDC on 10 June, iOS 7 sees Apple making radical changes to its mobile software, most notably when it comes to design. App icons have been redesigned, colours have been tweaked and the operating system boasts a completely new look and feel.
iOS 7 features redesigned applications include Music and Safari
There’s a host of new features baked-in too. Apple’s Spotify rival, iTunes Radio, comes built into the Music application, there’s now a Control Center menu for toggling settings such as WiFi and Bluetooth and apps such as Safari and Weather have been given a makeover inside and out.
Check out our roundup of everything you need to know about iOS 7.
Given that all UK networks are set to launch their 4G networks later in the year, we’re thinking it’s a pretty safe bet that the iPhone 5S/6 will launch with LTE support, much like its iPhone 5 predecessor. µ
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