iPhone 5S/iPhone 6 rumors this week: summer release date, low-cost model, specs, concept designs and others

Designer: Valentin Gallard

iPhone 5S, iPhone 6 or low-cost iPhone, there was something for everyone this week.

Rumors of a summer launch for the iPhone 5S were reiterated by Piper Jaffray’s Gene Munster.

Following the 5S, the analyst expects Cupertino to release a budget smartphone, with a $250 price tag, in September.

In terms of specs, Munster expects the device to feature a faster processor, an improved camera and “an outside chance” to have NFC capabilities.

Also in the summer launch category was a report by MacFan who claimed that the iPhone 5S release is set for July, with a presentation on June 20th.

The report also added that a preview of the low-cost iPhone will be presented by Apple and that this smartphone may debut in August.

TechCrunch contributed to the speculation by continuing the June launch rumors for the iPhone 5S.

An accessory manufacturer presented a line of accessories for charging the iPhone 5, and possibly iPhone 5S, including cases, chargers, and Qi-enabled wireless charging dongles.

A June 2013 launch of what is claimed to be the iPhone 5S is presented as certain in the catalogue.

As for the iPhone 6, the device continues to incite designers’ imagination.

An iPhone 6 concept design with cutout was created by Matt Hughson, featuring a aluminum case and a new cut away in the upper left corner that could be used for various accessories, as well as lock-ability.

The mockup is also presented with a wider display that offers larger screen space.

Designer: Matt Hughson

Another mockup of the iPhone 6 was built with sharp edges instead of the more rounded ones found on the current model.

Designer: Abel Verdezoto

The volume buttons are positioned on the left side, the Nano slot and 3.5mm jack on the right side and the speaker connector is placed at the bottom.

The display appears to be the rumored 4.8-inch screen that the iPhone 6 is expected to feature.