NFC capabilities and a fingerprint sensor are expected to be included as features in the next Apple smartphone, the iPhone 5S.
Cupertino has reportedly selected Taiwanese society Chipbond to provide a number of components, including chips for fingerprint recognition and NFC support, two technologies that will allow users to make safe mobile payments.
Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty believes Apple’s decline will soon be decelerated by the launch of the iPhone 5S.
Huberty expects the smartphone to come with “a killer feature” that will enable it to take a step ahead of the competition.
Adding to the speculation was a report by DigiTimes that states the iPhone 5S is likely to arrive in stores in the third quarter of this year.
The report added that components for the device will start being delivered by the end of May.
New handset is expected to be a minor evolution of the iPhone 5, with slightly improved features, including a faster processor and a better camera.
New components rumored to be integrated into the iPhone 5S were posted by Japanese distributor Moumantai.
The pictures show the Home button, the flex cable and the vibrator that is attached to the flex cable.
The iPhone 6 has been in the news thanks to new concept designs that offer innovative perspective on Apple’s future flagship smartphone.
The iPhone 6 concept with Magic Trackpad for Home button was created by designer Arthur Reis.
This mockup features a new type of Home button that incorporates Magic Trackpad elements, an upgraded 12-megapixel iSight Pro camera, a slimmer form factor and waterproof capabilities.
Another concept was made by graphic designer Valentin Gallard who came up with a multicolored iPhone 6 inspired by Apple’s iMac.