iPhone 5S (or 6) production has reportedly started

It looks like production for Apple’s seventh-generation iPhone has already started over at Foxconn, Apple’s long-term hardware partner. At least that’s what Japanese website MacOtakara is reporting, quoting reliable sources.

Most analysts expect the new iPhone 5S / 6 to look a lot like the current iPhone 5. This probably means it’s going to have the same 4 inch display with 1136 x 640 pixels. Sure enough, there will be improvements – including a new (possible quad-core) processor, more RAM, a better camera, and numerous iOS software enhancements.

Of course, we don’t know for sure the name of the next-generation iPhone, but something else than iPhone 5S or iPhone 6 doesn’t really make sense. In any case, the new Apple handset might not hit the shelves until August. This would give Samsung, HTC, Sony, LG and others an important advantage, as they’d already have new high-end smartphones on the market.

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A cheaper iPhone might be unveiled by Apple, too, before the end of 2013. This should be smaller than the 5 / 5S / 6 models.

Smartphones aside, later this year Apple is almost certainly also going to introduce a new iPad Mini, likely called iPad Mini 2, plus a new 9.7 inch iPad, called iPad 5. Both could be announced as soon as April. We’ll let you know when more details arrive.

Via Apple Insider

Author: Florin

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