‘iPhone 5S’ Initial Builds in March in Time for June / July Release Date

Cheaper iPhone to offer plastic chassis

Apple is rumored to be working on the next generation iPhone, currently being called the “iPhone 5S”. According to Jeffries analyst Peter Misek, Apple is now testing two prototypes of the next gen iPhone, and will start initial builds in March in order for a early release date in June or July. Since the iPhone 4S, Apple has been releasing … Read More

Images of Claimed iPhone 5S Rear Panel Surfaces Online

The rear panel looks very similar to the one currently shipping on the iPhone 5, likely because of Apple’s pattern of introducing two models with the same design before redesigning. However, the rear panel of the 5S does have some differences, including the placement of several screw holes for attachment of the logic board to the shell. They are located … Read More

iPhone 5 to Support 4G Network Not LTE

Apple’s iPhone 5 is expected to be unveiled in September and the rumor mill has been busy speculating whether the next iPhone will support 4G network or LTE. According to a new blog post published on Barron’s, Hudson Square Research analyst Todd Rethemeier believes that AT&T will benefit much more than Verizon when the next gen iPhone goes on sale. … Read More

iPhone 6 to Feature Sharp’s Next-Gen Poly-Silicon LCDs in 2012

According to a new report from Japanese newspaper Nikkan, Apple has selected Sharp as the supplier of LCDs for iPhone 6 (sixth-generation) expected to launch in 2012. Sharp’s next-generation poly-silicon – or ‘p-Si’ – LCD displays are low temperature, and would allow for a thinner and lighter iPhone 6. The new displays consume less power than traditional LCDs – so … Read More

iPhone 5 Won’t Feature NFC or “E-Wallet” Payments, Apple Tells Carriers

Despite recent rumors, a report in The Independent today, which cites sources with mobile carriers in the U.K., says that Apple has abandoned plans to debut near-field communications (NFC) technology in its forthcoming iPhone 5. In a meeting with British operators, Apple explained that it was concerned with a lack of clear standard for NFC services across the mobile industry. … Read More