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Peter Misek from Jefferies is already predicting the next iPhone's specs

Sad to say it, Apple fans, but your iPhone 5 is already old news: the iPhone 5S is coming in about six months, and lets just say it has a pretty colorful personality.

According to Peter Misek, an analyst from American global investment bank and institutional securities firm Jefferies, said that the iPhone 5S will be released in June 2013, and will likely come in six to eight different colors.

Misek said the new iPhone 5S will be colorful like the iPod touch, pictured above.

Misek also predicts that the 5S will have an IGZO screen for Retina+, a super HD camera/screen, NFC capability, 128GB of storage and a longer battery life.

Business Insider was quick to note that Misek's predictions have been off with Apple TV, but that he predicted the iPhone 4S last year while everyone else was expecting the iPhone 5. Hence, it seems to think Misek is spot on in the iPhone department.

Just last week, ETrade Supply claimed it had the first leaked photos of the iPhone 5S. More specifically, they looked to be the rear shell, and it shows a few minor differences between the 5 and the future 5S such as the placement of the logic board screw holes.

The iPhone 5 was released in September of this year. It features the new iOS 6 operating system, a larger 4-inch screen, 1136x640 screen resolution, 4G LTE connectivity, 16GB/32GB/64GB storage options, an A6 dual-core processor and an 8MP rear-facing camera/1.2MP front-facing camera. The price is $200/$300/$400 for 16GB/32GB/64GB storage options respectively.

During launch weekend in September, Apple sold a total of 5 million iPhone 5s.

Source: Business Insider

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I'd love to see
By aliasfox on 12/11/2012 9:27:42 AM , Rating: 2
Apple do two sizes rather than one. As long as the thermals fit between them, there's no need to change PCBs (or even underclock), and they would better be able to cater to different markets. I'm personally a fan of the smaller 3.5" size, and while the 4" iPhone 5 isn't too offensive, it's also not big enough to cater to the 'OMGINEEDAHUGEPHONE' crowd. I think Apple would have done well to release iPhone 5 in a 3.5" form factor and a 5XL around 4.5" - they could then cater to linebackers and women with huge purses, while at the same time, cater to people who want something unobtrusive which can be used with one hand.

Though I think the biggest announcement that they could make when they introduce the next model would be "iPhone 5s! now with working maps!"

As for moving to shorter production cycles, that would seem to make sense, even from a naming perspective. The new generation comes out near the beginning of the year, allowing production volume to ramp up and QC to work out the major bugs, with a speed bump (and color change etc for the superficial) to carry them into the holiday season. Apple (and much of the PC sector) seem to have gotten lazy with once-yearly major refreshes recently (probably due to Intel's once-yearly update cycle), but the ARM cycle is seemingly faster for now.

RE: I'd love to see
By Nutzo on 12/11/2012 11:23:17 AM , Rating: 2
I think Apple would have done well to release iPhone 5 in a 3.5" form factor and a 5XL around 4.5" - they could then cater to linebackers and women with huge purses

Really? linebackers and women with huge purses?
Have you even look at a phone like the S3 with a 4.8" screen?
The S3 easy fits in my pocket, even when I'm wearing jeans.
It actually fits better than my old Blackberry, since it's alot thinner.

RE: I'd love to see
By MartyLK on 12/11/2012 11:35:19 AM , Rating: 2
I even have my sleek GS3 in an Otterbox Defender case and it still is highly portable. But at its size, it makes an outstanding navigation device. The best, actually.

I have a Nexus S with 4" form factor, and although outstanding, it's too small for comfortable usage. Initially it seemed the perfect size. But having a GS3, I *will* grab my GS3 for common usage, and especially for navigating, more than my Nexus.

RE: I'd love to see
By aliasfox on 12/11/2012 11:39:14 AM , Rating: 3
Obviously those are extremes, but it took a while for me to get used to even an iPhone4 (was a gift) moving from a Sony Ericsson dumbphone - and by NYC standards, I don't wear skinny jeans or slim fitting slacks. And I'd much rather have easy one handed use rather than having to stretch (or use two hands).

In fact, my gf has a Galaxy Nexus. She doesn't particularly like the iPhone, but wishes her GN was closer in size to my phone as she keeps her phone in her pocket rather than her purse.

And just from a physical engineering perspective, all else being equal, a larger screen (with a larger piece of unsupported glass) will be more prone to breakage than a smaller screen with a smaller piece of unsupported glass.

RE: I'd love to see
By retrospooty on 12/11/12, Rating: 0
"If a man really wants to make a million dollars, the best way would be to start his own religion." -- Scientology founder L. Ron. Hubbard

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