Until the next iPhone will be officially announced, all sorts of rumors keep Apple fans curious and designers’ imagination active.
Some of them have been confirmed over the time, others will prove true in the distant future or will bring more smiles.
We will begin with what everyone is wondering: when will the next iPhone be launched?
Well, according to The Wall Street Journal, Apple will begin production for iPhone 5S in Q2 2013 and the launch will take place in the summer.
If Apple will launch the device in June, then production will probably start somewhere by the end of this month.
Also, the next version of the iPhone is going to have the same design as the iPhone 5.
Upon launch, the new smartphone will become available on the Chinese market for the first time.
Analyst Brian Blair of research firm Wedge Partners expects a TD-SCDMA version of the iPhone 5S to enteer production next month.
It is well known that Apple product development goes on for years, not from one day to the other.
So Steve Jobs’s involvement in the following two smartphones is not a big surprise.
San Francisco district attorney George Gascón has spoken with the SF Examiner and claimed that an Apple representative has confirmed Steve Jobs’ involvement in the development of the next two iPhones.
A poll made by USA Today journalists has revealed what are customers’ demands related to the iPhone 5S.
They prefer the iPhone 5S to have a display of at least 4.5 inches, wireless charging capabilities, a Maps application with an improved navigation system, a fingerprint scanner, iOS widgets, among others.
Analyst Brian White of Topeka Capital Markets wrote that a fingerprint scanner could be implemented in the iPhone 5S and iWatch.
The technology would allow Apple to secure iDevices and introduce a secure payment method using credit cards.
Passing on to iPhone 6 rumors, an Economic Daily News report [via Macotakara] claimed that TSMC will be selected by Apple to support the production of A7 processors that are expected to equip the iPhone 6.
Experts regard TSMC as the most likely successor to Samsung for the supply of Apple chips.
A Branch chat between market watchers has revealed that changes in the interface has delayed the iOS 7 development.
Engineers working on the next OS X 10.9 have been temporarily switched to iOS to meet deadlines.
According to Daring Fireball‘s John Gruber, some iPhones engineers were equipped with polarizing filters to reduce the angle of vision on their devices.
An iPhone 6 prototype concept with curved screen and case was revealed by GSMArena.