December 14, 2012

iPhone 5S – More details surface

iPhone 5S Logo

This is 4G.co.uk’s third article this week about the forthcoming iPhone 5S. Why is there so much interest in the iPhone 5S you may wonder – well the iPhone 5 has just won the Times Magazine Gadget of the year award and when a smartphone sells over 5 million units in its first weekend on sale this tends to make its successor a “hot potato”.

The latest information doing the rounds is that the iPhone 5S will be available to buy in June 2013. A new report from Peter Misek, from research analysts Jefferies, used information from  “supply chain checks” to glean these latest details. This is a well respected forecaster / analyst and we see no reason not to go with a June date for the iPhone 5S and the specification details below.

Peter Misek included some specification details that indicate that the main camera and display screen will be at a level called “super HD resolution” which we have not heard of before. We can only assume this means a PPI of higher than 326 which is what the current iPhone 5 comes in at.

More details suggest that the iPhone 5S’s touch screen display will be called Retina+ and be made of IGZO. 4G.co.uk have not heard of IGZO before but we now know that this is all to do with transparent thin-film transistor technology which allows smaller screen pixels with a faster touch speed coupled with a higher resolution. Gosh sounds good.

Other noteable details via Peter Misek include the addition of NFC, a quad-core A7 processor and a longer lasting battery for the iPhone 5S.

Our earlier posts suggested that Apple are in the process of a pre-production run of the iPhone 5S and we also posted the only photograph of the iPhone 5S we have seen to-date ( rear cover snap showing a change in the mounting positions ). More on this here.