Despite the fact that dust has barely settled following the launch of the iPhone 5, rumors from various global ports are suggesting that the iPhone 5S release date could be just weeks away. Regardless of personal standpoint it is impossible not to respond with something of a “Seriously…?” or words to that effect, but on the other hand the one thing we’ve come to know from Apple is that they not only do what they want when they want, but somehow seem to hit the nail on the head every time.
The iPhone 4S, the iPad Mini, the iPad 4…all criticized and to some extent panned ahead of launch – all enormous success stories and in some instances record breakers.
So, this would suggest that by no means can we rule out the idea of an imminent iPhone 5S release date, which in turn begs the question of how smart a move or otherwise it would be for Apple. Do we really need an iPhone 5S so soon after the iPhone 5?
There’s a good chance that Apple could get away with an early release of the iPhone 5S if they manage to pack it with enough specs and features for it to differentiate itself from the standard iPhone 5. According to recent industry reports, Apple’s various patent applications over recent weeks suggest that an industry-leading wireless charging feature may be on the cards for the iPhone 5S, as may revolutionary e-ink support, a brighter display and fully maximized battery life.
There is also talk of the iPhone 5S coming with a built-in projector, though this is unlikely at best.
Even so, make the iPhone 5S a wireless charging beast optimized in many ways for use as an e-reader and chances are it will go on to incredible success for those looking for a tablet/e-book combo that doesn’t strain their eyes.
On the other hand, assuming Apple does go ahead with the iPhone 5S launch in the coming weeks – or even the next few months – it is inevitable that they will successfully p*** off tens of millions of iPhone 5 owners who only got to enjoy top-end bragging rights for a matter of weeks. In addition, more frequent and irregular product refreshes is only likely to lead to a situation where consumers the world over are less hell-bent on investing in an iOS products immediately after its launch, given the suspicion than the next version will probably be release shortly afterwards.