One of the most hotly-debated topics on the lips of the world’s tech community these days is the iPhone 5S – primarily its release date and what kind of specs and features to expect. Barely a day goes by that the next-generation iPhone isn’t to one extent or another laid bare courtesy of another plucky soul’s imagination, and then there are those oh-so trusty leaks that apparently give us sneak peeks at what’s really going on.
There’s just one nagging problem this time around that’s never happened before in the run-up to an iPhone launch – I’m completely bored of the iPhone 5S already.
This is supposed to be the period during which even the tiniest mention of the iPhone 5S practically has hair standing on end and the critical masses chomping at the bit, wondering in how many ways Apple is going to wow the world this time around. Quite to the contrary however, iPhone 5S rumors and leaks are frankly becoming the kind of filler that’s skipped over entirely and read once the stuff that’s actually interesting has been dealt with.
There’s a pretty simple reason for all this and it lies in the fact that even in the wildest fantasies of those dreaming up weird and wonderful iPhone 5S concepts, it’s about 99.9% certain that it will ultimately bring nothing new to the table.
Not a thin.
And when we say new we mean exactly that. This means that should the iPhone 5S land with a faster processor, higher screen resolution, maybe an even bigger screen, more storage space, a better camera, NFC, a water-proof body, better battery life and so on and so forth, it’s nothing more than a vitamin-enriched iPhone 5 and frankly boring as hell.
But worse still, the above list of features is already covered with plenty more to boot by Apple’s various rivals in the Android camp. Or in other words – how on Earth can anyone get excited about an iPhone 5S which according to rumor and speculation at least is already months, maybe even a full generation behind the competition?
Nevertheless, I remain willing to eat my words and reconsider the whole subject if Apple manages to pull one out of the back and take us all by surprise, which to be perfectly honest I hope for, but don’t expect.