An analyst estimates that the iPhone 5S will be released in June, in several colors and offered in two models of different screen sizes.
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According to analyst Brian White of Topeka Capital Markets, the rumored iPhone 5S will be completely different from its predecessors.
The analyst believes the handset will be entitled to a range of colors as rich as the current version of the iPod Touch.
He also speculates that the new device will be available in May / June 2013.
In a note to investors, White wrote, “Our checks indicate that the next iPhone will have more choices for customers. This entails an expansion in both the color patterns and screen sizes with the next iPhone (i.e., likely called the iPhone 5S) that we currently believe will be launched in May/June with certain supply production starting in March/April.”
White also writes that Apple may adjust the display size by offering models with two sizes of screens.
“Although Apple offers a 4-inch screen on the iPhone 5 and a 3.5-inch screen on the iPhone 4S and iPhone 4, the Company has never offered multiple screen sizes for a single model. We believe this is about to change with the next iPhone offering different screen sizes that we believe will allow Apple to better bifurcate the market and expand its reach. This eventually opens up the possibility for a lower-priced iPhone (i.e., iPhone mini) with a smaller screen size that could allow Apple to further penetrate markets such as China and open up opportunities in India. At the same time, Apple could unveil a larger screen size compared to the recently updated 4-inch screen on the iPhone 5,” he wrote.
So far these are only rumors that could be confirmed.