It would be the 7th iteration of the iPhone in under 6 years but that’s not stopping Apple as they have reportedly started production on the iPhone 5S.
It’s one of the largest manufacturers of mobile phones in the world, with a mobile phone market share that is estimated to be around 25.1%, Apple and their world encompassing phone are responsible for over an entire quarter of all of the mobiles on Earth. Since the launch of the iPhone in 2007, they’ve released several versions, the iPhone 3G, 3GS, 4, 4S and most recently, at the end of 2012, we saw the release of the iPhone 5. But with all of these iPhones, will that stop Apple from releasing another? Apparently not as the tech company are reportedly working on the iPhone 5S.
This news is from Japanese Apple blog, Macotakara who claim that a “reliable source” has delivered the news to them that the iPhone 5S is currently being produced at the notorious technology production plant, Foxconn.
Foxconn are consistently dogged with damaging stories in the media but that didn’t stop Apple from hiring the firm to produce the iPhone 5 and it is on this production line that the iPhone 5S too, is being made. The Macotakara article including this news says that “it seems there is little change over the process”, regarding the simultaneous production of iPhone 5 and 5S and it seems to have been planned well enough to ensure smoothness of the line, perhaps suggesting that we’ll be hearing much more about an iPhone 5S release date soon.
Macotakara even went on to say that NTT Docomo, the most popular mobile phone service operator in Japan, is also adding fuel to the iPhone 5S rumours as they are apparently slicing down the amount of Android phones they order as they are preparing for deliveries of the iPhone 5S. The fact that NTT Docomo don’t currently stock any iPhones and are doing this could suggest that this version of iPhone will be even more popular than the last 6 and could stop Apple’s market share from slipping, as several analysts have said will happen.
Of course the big question now on in everyone’s minds is just when will we see the iPhone 5S on sale, for now we can only speculate but tech blog cnet have spoken to analysts who are saying that we should expect the new phone between June and August.
Cnet have also said that the iPhone 5S could include a new “A7 Apple chip”, a better camera and fingerprint tech, which could make this the best iPhone ever.