iPhone 5S, iPhone 6 rumors: release date, leaked documents, front camera, concepts and more

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For the beginning we’ll talk about the release of the iPhone 5S. Until the official presentation nothing is certain, but rumors suggest a possible summer or autumn launch this year.

iPhone 5S would be available for preorder on July 20, according to an internal document of the Japanese mobile operator KDDI.

The document seems to suggest that the device will be launched in July, alongside the iOS 7, but so far there has been no official confirmation.

What we know for sure is that Apple is not releasing iOS 7 without giving developers even a month before the release for testing, and the new version of iOS has not yet been submitted by the company.

If this does not happen in the next two weeks, then an iPhone 5S presentation on June 10 at the WWDC 2013 is impossible.

This information contradicts rumors from last week when Tim Cook said that Apple has no important launch until the fall.

Another rumor is related to the front camera of the device, more precisely the iPhone 5S could come equipped with a 2-megapixel front camera, superior to the 1.3 megapixels implemented in the current iPhone 5.

The new camera would be able to record video in Full HD, and the dual-shot function could be supported.

It looks like this week the rumors insisted on the camera of the next iPhone as another rumored feature of the smartphone is a new front camera Omnivision able to shoot in 1080p.

Omnivision, the provider for the iPhone 5 front cameras, announced the release of the OmniVision OV2724, a sensor for front cameras that can record video in Full HD 1080p and allows recording good pictures in low light conditions.

Given that this sensor is presented now, a few months before the release of iPhone 5S, it is very likely that the handset will integrate it.

After a presentation of the rumors about the iPhone 5S, let’s get to those related to the iPhone 6.

Jefferies analyst Peter Misek believes that the iPhone 6 will be released in June 2014 and that it will come with a 5-inch display besides a mobile payment system, a faster processor, a better camera and a fingerprint sensor.

In the end we’re presenting an interesting concept of an iPhone 6 with curved Amoled display, lacking a Home button. The concept is designed by Nickolay Lamm and Matteo Gianni.

Note: These are just rumors and should be treated as such, until the official presentation nothing is certain.