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  • Analyst: iPhone 5S in June 2013 With NFC, 128GB Storage, Colors, Better Camera


    We know. The iPhone 5 just came out. But that isn’t stopping Apple – at least not from an analyst’s point of view.

    According to an analyst by the name of Peter Misek, the iPhone 5S is expected to arrive back on track for Apple’s usual iPhone release time – the middle of the year in June or July of 2013. For the most part, it would look a lot like the iPhone 5, however the analyst points out some new features the iPhone 5S would have that would set it apart from the iPhone 5:

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Misek
    Based on our checks, likely updates include a new super HD camera/screen, a better battery, and NFC. Possible updates include an IGZO screen for Retina+, 128GB storage, and coming in 6 to 8 colors.
    For one, it is believed that the iPhone 5S would adopt the color lineup of the iPod touch 5G, bringing all kinds of colored anodized aluminum options to the iPhone for the first time, such as blue, yellow, red, and others on top of the white and black options. Colors are something that users have requested for a while, but at the time it just seemed strange to do with an iPhone. On the other hand, with all the younger hands getting their hands on an iPhone nowadays, it could be a good selling point.

    Misek also sees the possibility of a 128GB storage option, which would offer the greatest amount of storage an iPhone has ever come with. Apple shattered the iPhone storage record in 2011 by offering a 64GB option with the iPhone 4S, so this is entirely possible. It would be plausible because media is growing in size with its higher quality, especially with the iPhone's latest 8-megapixel camera, which records video in full 1080p.

    What else? – NFC technology is being brought up again as a possibility. It’s also pointed out that we might be seeing an IGZO display, which would increase the quality of the display. Apart from these changes, some other obvious changes that we've seen in nearly every iPhone release are also expected, such as a better battery and better camera.

    Many people are probably going to want to wait out and see if Apple releases a redesigned iPhone after the iPhone 5S (if Apple even names it that) in order to put their money into newer technology that isn’t basically the same iPhone design with an internal hardware upgrade. Some, on the other hand, just won't be able to hold back their shopping habits.

    Sources: MacRumors
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Analyst: iPhone 5S in June 2013 With NFC, 128GB Storage, Colors, Better Camera started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 234 Comments
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by NewdestinyX View Post
      Oops.. Mustard beat me to it.. But, yes, Anthony - as is the expectation in all battery threads - can you post a proof shot for us ASAP.. Would love to see those kinda stats proved with a pic.
      You know... I used to have a picture on my Twitter and I can't find it. I'll just have to go through another stress test.
    1. NewdestinyX's Avatar
      NewdestinyX -
      Quote Originally Posted by Anthony Bouchard View Post
      You know... I used to have a picture on my Twitter and I can't find it. I'll just have to go through another stress test.
      You're always straight with us, Anthony.. Please don't hear distrust.. It's just Battery life issues are almost the reason people lean on to buy or not buy a phone. Empirical evidence is possible to get and show from an iPhone in the Usage window. So it's nice to have. If the 5 has the battery life you're suggesting (which I have to say is still only HALF what Apple reports it should have) then I'll be confident in getting one sooner.
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by NewdestinyX View Post
      You're always straight with us, Anthony.. Please don't hear distrust.. It's just Battery life issues are almost the reason people lean on to buy or not buy a phone. Empirical evidence is possible to get and show from an iPhone in the Usage window. So it's nice to have. If the 5 has the battery life you're suggesting (which I have to say is still only HALF what Apple reports it should have) then I'll be confident in getting one sooner.
      Apple reports 16 hours of LTE usage? I thought they said 8. I get 8.

      Edit: Yeah Apple's Web site claims 8 on LTE:



      I never get the 10 hours on Wi-Fi though. I wish.
    1. mustard05's Avatar
      mustard05 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Anthony Bouchard View Post
      Apple reports 16 hours of LTE usage? I thought they said 8. I get 8.

      Edit: Yeah Apple's Web site claims 8 on LTE:



      I never get the 10 hours on Wi-Fi though. I wish.
      The 4S has some nice "advertised" batt stats. I never see over 6hr. Never!
    1. NewdestinyX's Avatar
      NewdestinyX -
      Quote Originally Posted by Anthony Bouchard View Post
      Apple reports 16 hours of LTE usage? I thought they said 8. I get 8.

      Edit: Yeah Apple's Web site claims 8 on LTE:



      I never get the 10 hours on Wi-Fi though. I wish.
      Yes. Of course you don't. And no one ever gets anywhere near Apple's Standby time either. Not since iPhone 4 on iOS 4.2.8.. That was a truly great battery. iOS 5 on iP4 changed things huge as well - proving battery life was also a function of iOS 5 and not just a function of 4S hardware.

      Quote Originally Posted by mustard05 View Post
      The 4S has some nice "advertised" batt stats. I never see over 6hr. Never!
      Yeah - the 4S stats were plain and simple 'false advertising'. I'm amazed Apple was never sued for them.
    1. subywrex's Avatar
      subywrex -
      Quote Originally Posted by NewdestinyX View Post
      Yes. Of course you don't. And no one ever gets anywhere near Apple's Standby time either. Not since iPhone 4 on iOS 4.2.8.. That was a truly great battery. iOS 5 on iP4 changed things huge as well - proving battery life was also a function of iOS 5 and not just a function of 4S hardware.

      Yeah - the 4S stats were plain and simple 'false advertising'. I'm amazed Apple was never sued for them.
      My Samsung s3 got half the battery life as my iPhone 4S. I could not go a full work day with out charging. Another reason I didn't like it

      Here is how today is going so far. Only made a few calls today (phone calls are really what eats up most battery life) but been on twitter mmi email and imessaging all day



      I've never been more happy with a phone battery.

      On a side note, ALL companies advertise these crazy battery numbers
    1. mustard05's Avatar
      mustard05 -
      I have been hearing that the Note 2 batt is crazy. Heard it last for days.

      As for my 4s, this phone is amazing,( I know the iP5 is even more amazing) except the batt life. It's always give and take with Tech.
    1. NewdestinyX's Avatar
      NewdestinyX -
      Quote Originally Posted by mustard05 View Post
      I have been hearing that the Note 2 batt is crazy. Heard it last for days.

      As for my 4s, this phone is amazing,( I know the iP5 is even more amazing) except the batt life. It's always give and take with Tech.
      Actually the 4S battery is terrible - generally and supposedly the 5 is better. I'm sure hoping so..
    1. subywrex's Avatar
      subywrex -
      Quote Originally Posted by mustard05 View Post
      I have been hearing that the Note 2 batt is crazy. Heard it last for days.

      As for my 4s, this phone is amazing,( I know the iP5 is even more amazing) except the batt life. It's always give and take with Tech.
      Not sure. That phone is huge!! The galaxy was way to big for me. Cool when sitting down sucked for one handed tasks (majority of my tasks)

      Only times I've heard of Samsung phones lasting days is when you under clock and under volt them.
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by NewdestinyX View Post
      You're always straight with us, Anthony.. Please don't hear distrust.. It's just Battery life issues are almost the reason people lean on to buy or not buy a phone. Empirical evidence is possible to get and show from an iPhone in the Usage window. So it's nice to have. If the 5 has the battery life you're suggesting (which I have to say is still only HALF what Apple reports it should have) then I'll be confident in getting one sooner.
      I did PM you, however here are my latest battery results on iPhone 5, iOS 6.0.2:

    1. NewdestinyX's Avatar
      NewdestinyX -
      Quote Originally Posted by Anthony Bouchard View Post
      I did PM you, however here are my latest battery results on iPhone 5, iOS 6.0.2:

      Great! Thank you, Anthony! That is indeed a MAJOR step up from a 4S. That's back to 3GS and 4 (running iOS 4 not 5) battery life results. I'm relieved. Apple needed a big win on battery life this time. It's still not Apple's spec for battery life but a heck of a lot closer.

      May I ask if you only have one email address? And is it an iCloud one? They are notoriously light on battery when Push is on. Pop accts eat up more battery. Do you have multiple email accts?

      Thanks for the test and the PM!
    1. subywrex's Avatar
      subywrex -
      Quote Originally Posted by Anthony Bouchard View Post
      I did PM you, however here are my latest battery results on iPhone 5, iOS 6.0.2:

      Idk this seems miss leading. That type of battery life I've only seen achieved by listening to music more than anything. I've owned every iPhone and have never experienced a time that I could go 2 days with it charging.

      I would not call myself a "heavy users" either. I talk on the phone at most 45 mins in a day, and just use twitter, email, SMS, safari and stuff though out the day. Don't play any games either.

      Never got more than 9.5 hours of usage and when I got that high it was because I listened to music app all day at work.

      So if in deed you get that type of batter with solid usage then you got a magical iPhone my friend lol
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Before it died last night I was able to squeeze out an extra hour of Facebook, Twitter, and Safari usage:



      Nothing has been disabled, I'm not sure what's misleading.

      Quote Originally Posted by NewdestinyX View Post
      Great! Thank you, Anthony! That is indeed a MAJOR step up from a 4S. That's back to 3GS and 4 (running iOS 4 not 5) battery life results. I'm relieved. Apple needed a big win on battery life this time. It's still not Apple's spec for battery life but a heck of a lot closer.

      May I ask if you only have one email address? And is it an iCloud one? They are notoriously light on battery when Push is on. Pop accts eat up more battery. Do you have multiple email accts?

      Thanks for the test and the PM!
      I use 3 e-mails, iCloud, Hotmail, and ModMyi.
    1. mustard05's Avatar
      mustard05 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Anthony Bouchard View Post
      Before it died last night I was able to squeeze out an extra hour of Facebook, Twitter, and Safari usage:



      Nothing has been disabled, I'm not sure what's misleading.



      I use 3 e-mails, iCloud, Hotmail, and ModMyi.
      Wait a minute. How the hell did you get that kind of usage? I cant get that usage if I tried. Something has to be wrong here. Are you pulling are leg Anthony?
    1. subywrex's Avatar
      subywrex -
      Quote Originally Posted by mustard05 View Post
      Wait a minute. How the hell did you get that kind of usage? I cant get that usage if I tried. Something has to be wrong here. Are you pulling are leg Anthony?
      He probably listens to music app a lot of the day. When he was claiming 8 hours usage i can confirm that. 12 hours and 2 days with out charging is unreal. At least in my experience and experience of 100 percent of my friends

      I also have 3 push account, and have push turned off on twitter. No way could I get that usage. I know a lot of people with iPhones that pretty much have the same usage patterns as me and none of us could get that type of usage.

      On a typical day I get 8 hours of usage and probably 16 hours off charge. So that 1/2 my day in doing something on my phone weather it be phone or music. Or just texting and stuff

      48 hours of off charge and 12 hours usage only equates to to using your phone 1/4 of the time it's unplugged.

      But to get actual 12 hours in my experience can only happen when you listen to music for a few hours
    1. NewdestinyX's Avatar
      NewdestinyX -
      I knew it was too good to be true. But it's not like Anthony to mislead us. It has to do with usage patterns.

      On the iPhone 4 on OS 4.2.8 I could get multiple days of standby. After upgrading to 5.0 it screwed the phone. Ever since then no 4S on the planet gets specs like that. I can't speak for iP5 yet since I won't own one for another week. But most of my friends have been reporting same battery life on a 5 as a 4S.. That's why I asked Anthony to post his screen shot. Remember listening mostly to music will not drain the battery like a game. And yet will report as "Usage". Standby is standby .. And that picture is hard to believe.
    1. subywrex's Avatar
      subywrex -
      Quote Originally Posted by NewdestinyX View Post
      I knew it was too good to be true. But it's not like Anthony to mislead us. It has to do with usage patterns.

      On the iPhone 4 on OS 4.2.8 I could get multiple days of standby. After upgrading to 5.0 it screwed the phone. Ever since then no 4S on the planet gets specs like that. I can't speak for iP5 yet since I won't own one for another week. But most of my friends have been reporting same battery life on a 5 as a 4S.. That's why I asked Anthony to post his screen shot. Remember listening mostly to music will not drain the battery like a game. And yet will report as "Usage". Standby is standby .. And that picture is hard to believe.
      Well no doubt he got that usage. And I didn't mean to say he was misleading. I was saying the screen shot is misleading as that really doesn't reflect what his other comments about getting 8 hours lol.

      Anyway as stated early I just have never got better battery life than and iPhone 5. Also keeping in mind I've had every iPhone at launch day and have had evey FW produced.

      Music uses almost no battery so 3 hours of music will probably only drop you a couple percent but her will show as 3 hours of usage lol
    1. mustard05's Avatar
      mustard05 -
      Quote Originally Posted by subywrex View Post
      Well no doubt he got that usage. And I didn't mean to say he was misleading. I was saying the screen shot is misleading as that really doesn't reflect what his other comments about getting 8 hours lol.

      Anyway as stated early I just have never got better battery life than and iPhone 5. Also keeping in mind I've had every iPhone at launch day and have had evey FW produced.

      Music uses almost no battery so 3 hours of music will probably only drop you a couple percent but her will show as 3 hours of usage lol
      I agree. He obviously got that usage, but that screenshot does not reflect the type of usage Anthony engage in.
    1. The6uest's Avatar
      The6uest -
      I too get better battery life with my iP5 than I did with my 4S. It lasts all day with quite a bit of usage. I don't use the phone much but I do use the data often.
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by subywrex View Post
      He probably listens to music app a lot of the day.
      I have used Spotify to stream music and listen to cached music, however my Music application is shelved and I don't use it. I haven't listened to any, as far as I remember, throughout my testing period. The only time the iPod controls were ever in use was when I streamed video through YouTube.

      My results are mixed between 4G LTE and Wi-Fi usage. It is what it is, I was recently claiming on Twitter that iOS 6.0.2 actually increased my battery life. After our moderator Orby told me that better battery life could be achieved by DFU restoring to the public version of iOS 6.0 over the factory version of iOS 6.0, I tried that and I've been updating my firmware through iTunes ever since, so this could also have some leverage on my battery.

      Remember, when I said 8 hours, I was referring to usage of LTE, GPS, all the works. This is the first time I've ever gotten anywhere near 10 hours on Wi-Fi, however I've never tested on iOS 6.0.2 either. I'm thinking it has something to do with iOS 6.0.2.