You can’t keep a good rumor down and it’s fair to say that the fabled iPhone 5S release date is about as good as it gets. Yes ladies and gentlemen, the weekend has brought fresh chatter to light about a possible and highly-affordable iPhone 5S tipped for a summer launch, which could be made of the same polycarbonate once used in the more affordable MacBook options.
And let’s face it, they never were and never will be “crappy”…right Mr. Cook?
According to various reports popping up from the Far East, Apple is not only going ahead with its affordable iPhone 5S release date for the summer, but has also pushed back plans to launch the iPhone 6 until next year. In the case of the latter, we’ll (hopefully) be looking at an entirely new form-factor fronted by a screen size of 5-inches and what will technically be Apple’s answer to the Samsung Galaxy Note.
Back with the first of the two however, specs and features remain thin on the ground to say the least but rumor has it that the unlocked iPhone 5S will launch for a beyond-respectable $330 contract-free. Interesting as not only would this see the iPhone5S become an instant smash-hit success story with tens of millions across emerging markets, but it would also throw a serious question mark above the head of the iPad Mini which also starts for the same $330…or $329, if you’re being picky.
Design-wise, chances are the point of the iPhone 5S will be to make use of the kind of stocks and components Apple already has access to in abundance, which means that aside from possibly cheaper materials, the iPhone 5S will look identical to at least one of the iPhones we already have. Some have largely ruled out the notion of such a device ever launching following the seemingly obvious comments of Apple CEO Tim Cook, but when exactly has it been safe to go by what the powers the be tell us regarding their future product launches?
Case in point – the iPad Mini.