Instead, analysts believe the smartphone will be released in the fall, in September, while the iPhone 6 is reportedly set for 2014.
Until then, rumors and concepts, based more or less on speculation regarding the next iPhone, will continue to make the rounds.
Rumors concerning the release of an iPhone 5S and a low-cost iPhone with cases in various colors have come back.
The report comes from Japanese blog Macotakara, which provided reliable information in the past.
Besides the colored cases, the iPhone 5S is rumored to have a dual LED flash and a new hole for the microphone between the iSight camera and the LED flash.
Another rumor from an Asian site indicates that Apple intends to double the number of pixels for iPhone 5S or the iPhone 6 screen and the device would have much thinner margins.
According to rumors, the Retina display from the iPhone 5S or iPhone 6 would feature nearly 2 times more pixels than the Retina display from the iPhone 5. That means that 730,000 pixels could turn into about 1.5 million pixels.
The screen’s diagonal will still measure 4 inches and would be located somewhat closer to the casing, as a change taken from the iPad Mini.
According to reports, Apple is beginning to order components that will reach the future device.
Avago Technologies, the manufacturer of iPhone wireless chips, recently confirmed that the largest North American partner is preparing to launch a new smartphone, and analysts only point to Apple.
If assumptions prove to be true, the iPhone 5S would be officially presented in mid-September, and the official launch would take place nine days later. This is the strategy applied by Apple when launching the devices.
Lately interesting concepts of the iPhone 5S and the iPhone 6 have appeared.
Designer Ran Avni came up with an iPhone 5S concept with the same size as the iPhone 5, but different display size.
Another interesting iPhone 6 concept design with curved screen and 3D camera comes from Hassen Cad.
Uygar KAYA has created an ultra slim iPhone 6 concept with HD Retina display and wireless charging.
Based on rumors that have appeared lately regarding the implementation of a fingerprint scanner, Ciccarese Design has designed an iPhone with this specific feature.