Apple could launch iPhone 5S in June

Apple could be pushing out its latest smartphone earlier than expected. At least, that's what one pundit claims.

The new iPhone, said to be the iPhone 5S, will be launched formally on 20 June at a 'special' event, with the report from Japanese site MacFan adding that Apple will roll out the new hardware in July, which is obviously well under a year since Apple launched the iPhone 5 and ahead of the date previously talked about.

That's not all. The source speculates that Apple will also show off an all-new version of its iOS platform, said to be the first design overhaul of the platform, although this could be something held back for a different event.

Apple is said to be keen on an earlier launch because of the rather uninspiring arrival of Samsung Galaxy S4 - Apple apparently looking at it as an opportunity to get back on the front foot and pick up sales in the process. That all depends on what Apple introduces - details of which are scarce right now, but rumoured to be a general overhaul of the main hardware.

Is it the last mobile kit from Apple this year? Possibly not. The iPhone 5S could be followed by an iPhone 6, but more likely, Apple will finally produce a 'low-cost' version of the iPhone aimed at the pre-paid market in developing countries such as China and India. That may debut in August.

All in all (and if true), a busy summer coming up for Apple - and a pricey one for its fans.

Source: Electronista

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