What does the iPhone 5 need to deliver to justify a summer release date?
Most of the time when a new top-tier Smartphone is released, it is held like-for-like alongside its closest rivals from other manufacturers in order to determine its worth. With Apple however it’s a little different as ever since the iPhone 4S arrived as more of an upgrade than a complete and total redesign, we’ve been examining new iPhones on an iPhone-Vs-iPhone basis to see whether or not the upgrade has been a worthy one.
And so, even before any concrete specs and feature have been announced, the time has come for many to start picking apart the iPhone 5S in order to compare it with the iPhone 5.
Firstly, we’re told that the iPhone 5S could feature a significantly larger screen of 4.8-inches, delivering Retina+ quality output with the use of Sharp IGZO technology. If true, this could also see the iPhone 5S arriving with significantly improved battery life.
As far as overall aesthetics go, chances are Apple will remain with the same winning and easily identifiable formula, with the majority of changes taking place under the hood. As far as internal specs and features go, the iPhone 5S is expected to launch with a new A7 processor, 2GB of RAM, a new super HD camera of unknown megapixel count and storage options up to 128GB.
There is also talk of next-generation fingerprint detection technology for added security.
The iPhone 5 by contrast packs an A6 processor, storage up to 64GB, 1GB of RAM and an 8-megapixel camera.
If true, all of the above adds up to an iPhone 5S that certainly justifies itself in terms of a worthy refresh, though at the same time would rule out any notion of an affordable iPhone 5S also rumored to be arriving this year for around $300 off-contract.
No word has yet been offered as far as the iPhone 5S release date is concerned, but all eyes are currently on the early summer June to July launch window.