Apple could be ramping up production of its latest iPhone as soon as next month according to The Wall Street Journal. Production of the iPhone 5 successor, which will likely be named the iPhone 5S, may begin in Q2 of this year for a summer launch.
The iPhone 5S is said to follow the iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4S and retain the same design as its “S-less” predecessor, the iPhone 5. We’ll likely see some beefier internals and a better camera inside the upcoming device, with the next version of iOS being the star of the show.
Both the iPhone 4S and 5 were announced in the fall, with the previous four iPhone handsets being announced in the month of June. A return to this time frame should excite customers and possibly pissed existing iPhone 5 owners off. That said, the shortened time gap may have some potential Samsung Galaxy S 4 owners rethink their decision and wait for the iPhone 5S.
More reports of a lower-cost iPhone were mentioned, claiming that the handset will rock a 4-inch display, a different casing as the new iPhone, and may have multiple color options at launch. As far as time frame goes, the cheaper iPhone could land on store shelves sometime in the 2nd half of the year.
One thing is highly probable: Even if the iPhone 5S ends up a bit underwhelming on the hardware side, it will still likely become the most successful iPhone Apple has produced.
[Via: The Verge]