iPhone 5S release rumors, specs, component photos leaked and more

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But until then, here are the latest rumors about the next iPhone.

The iPhone 5S is the next iPhone that Apple is set to release in the fall, and Jefferies & Company analyst Peter Misek stated that the device will enter the production process this month, with the official launch set to take place in September or early October.

The iPhone 5S will be available in limited quantities at launch due to problems with manufacturing the fingerprint scanner. The issue arose due to the lack of chips for the sensor.

The fingerprint reader from the iPhone 5S was developed by AuthenTec, a company acquired by Apple last year, and problems in the production process are related to chip design.

So far it has been rumored that the iPhone 5S will have a sensor embedded in the Home button, but components that have leaked online reject this theory.

Now a new theory suggests that Apple could implement a fingerprint reader directly into the device’s screen, allowing users to scan by simply placing their finger across the screen.

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The theory is based on a new patent registered by Apple, describing how a device could work with an integrated fingerprint scanner in the display.

Basically the software available in the iOS would scan your clicking and would determine by itself if the user using the handset is the owner.

The Commercial Times claims that implementing a 4.3 inch screen in the iPhone 5S would be the real reason for a possible delay of the launch.

It is rumored that the iPhone 5S will come with a 4-inch screen and the iPhone 5’s design.

Perhaps a larger screen will be integrated in the iPhone 6, which is rumored to be released next year. Anyway, nothing is certain until the official presentation of the next iPhones.

Regarding the features, it is rumored that the iPhone 5S is expected to feature 2 GB RAM, an NFC chip, a quad core graphics processor, a 12-megapixel camera, the same 4-inch screen with IGZO technology, a resolution of 1136 × 640 pixels and a new fingerprint reader.

Also, the same A6 chip would include a processor clocked at a superior speed, a quad-core PowerVR SGX544MP4 graphics processor and NFC compatibility.

Images of supposed iPhone 5S production units were posted online by Chinese site EXPreview.

A report by DigiTimes claims that Apple has boosted the pace of its integrated circuit (IC) orders as it gears for the release of new devices in the fall.

Apple has done so in order to increase production for the launch of new products such as the iPhone 5S, iPhone Lite, iPad 5 and iPad Mini 2.

Besides this, Apple is said to be in advanced talks with LG to purchase 4K Ultra HD monitors, perhaps for the production of iTVs.