iPhone 5s Release Date and Rumors: New Model Will Feature Fingerprint Sensor

The iPhone 5s will be one of the most anticipated phones releases over the summer –as is the case with all Apple devices — and we are starting to get a better idea of when the phone will become available. By all accounts, the iPhone 5s will be making it’s appearance on the market in the coming months. Another interesting rumor making the rounds is that the iPhone 5s could come in multiple colors.

Okay, colors are nice, but it won’t mean a thing if the battery life does not improve.

Per MacRumors.com, the new iPhone is set to be released by late summer. The targeted month in July, though some rumors have suggested August as the most likely release date.

We expect Apple will introduce its new iPhones and iOS7 in June, and start shipping the new iPhones (5S and low-cost model) in the FDD version in July. Both dates are earlier than last year’s roadmap. We attribute this to: (1) an effort to avoid repeating the fatal mistake of last year of the delayed iPhone 5 launch, which gave competitors room to grab market share; and (2) the new iPhones this year are mainly designed on the basis of the current iPhone 5, which suggests development time could be reduced.

While the iPhone 5s release date is now rumored to be in late summer, people are wanting to know what new features the phone could have. Of course, the specs will be different, but what about the accessible features that create a greater user experience? Here are some differences between the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5:

  • Lighter and slimmer, with aluminum casing
  • Faster A7 application processor
  • Fingerprint chip under the “Home” button for improved security
  • Better camera and the use of  “Smart Flash”, which will ensure “photo quality using white or yellow flash according to lighting conditions”

KGI Securities has also released the specs to compare the iPhone 5 and iPhone 5s:

Will the steep price be worth the upgrade over the current iPhone 5 model? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section.

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