iPhone 6, iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C: rumors, specs, launch and more

iPhone 6 Concept/Designer: Heo Leo

The iPhone 5S camera was lauded as “very capable” by National Geographic photographer Jim Richardson, in an interesting article retweeted by Apple SVP Phil Schiller with the caption, “iPhoneography.”

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Maynard Um of Wells Fargo Securities estimates that Apple margins will increase by 39.6% thanks to the iPhone 5S in the coming quarters.

In an interview from last week, senior vice president and chief marketing officer at Qualcomm Anand Chandrasekher called the 64-bit A7 processor a “marketing gimmick,” saying it doesn’t bring any real benefits to the iPhone 5S.

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The statements were deemed as misinterpreted in an email from a Qualcomm spokesman.

Apps on the iPhone 5S are more prone to crashing than they are on the iPhone 5 or 5C according to data gathered by mobile app analytics company Crittercism.

On October 25th the iPhone 5S and 5C will arrive in 35 countries, followed by another 16 after November 1st.

Ship times for the iPhone 5S have changed in the US to 2-3 weeks.

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Meanwhile, Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster noticed that availability of the smartphone is tight ahead of its launch in other countries as stock in the US dropped from 27 % to just 6 % this past week.

The main rumors regarding the iPhone 6 are connected to the larger screen speculation.

Jeffries analyst Peter Misek expects the device to come with an upgrade to the size of the display.

His premises were echoed by DisplaySearch analyst David Hsieh who claimed that Apple is testing two iPhones of different screen sizes, a 4.7-inch panel with 1,280 x 720-pixel resolution and a 5.7-inch display with full HD 1080p resolution.

Finally, Cantor Fitzgerald’s Brian White joined the bandwagon alleging the smartphone will come with a screen measuring almost 5 inches.