Apple to Launch iPhone 5S and 5-inch iPhone 6 in 2013?

iPhone 5S iPhone 6

iPhone 5S iPhone 6

Apple released its iPhone 5 last September and has been reportedly working on the upcoming iPhone 5S. Although the ‘iPhone 5S’ was expected due to the company’s naming of previous iPhone generations, a new rumor now suggests that Apple is looking to launch the iPhone 5S as well as a 5 inch iPhone 6 in 2013.

According to Brightwire, which translated a report from a Chinese source, Apple will be launching both an iPhone 5S and the 5 inch iPhone 6 this year.

- A source told Chinese mobile phone information site Laoyaoba.com that he has seen the iPhone 5S and iPhone 6 at Apple’s suppliers. Both models may be released in 2013, according to the website’s microblog on Thursday evening.
– The source noted that the iPhone 5S resembles the iPhone 5, and the five-inch iPhone 6 is lighter and thinner.

Many reports in the past denied that Apple would release a 4-inch device, let alone a 5-inch device. Now, after the iPhone 5 received a taller 4-inch screen, a 5-inch screen seems could be something that the company is testing internally. Reports of a 5-inch iPhone have now taken over the web, with Samsung making big waves with its assortment of larger screen devices.

Since the iPhone 4, parts of almost all Apple devices have been leaked online, including the iPad mini and iPhone 5. With Apple using Chinese vendors for parts, and prototyping all of their devices, leaks are very common and happen with many of the company’s products.

Secrecy is a large part of Apple’s marketing mystique, leaving much of a device’s design to the imagination. However, in recent years, Apple has had issues with preventing leaks of its products. It is unclear exactly when Apple plans to release the new iPhone models, although it is likely that the 5S will arrive in June followed by the iPhone 6 in the Fall.

{Via MacRumors — Image Credit – iMore}

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