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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. subywrex's Avatar
      subywrex -
      Quote Originally Posted by Anthony Bouchard View Post
      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.
      Right but you see my point. 12 out of 48 hours is 1/4 usage of your phone. And when I means music app was referring to any type of playing music. Even streaming music doesn't use much data. Especially when your screen is off. Actual screen time is what uses most of your battery.

      I would say on a normal heavy user 1 day of battery is about normal. When I stream spotify my battery specs are amazing. When I don't and am using the phone more my battery drains a little faster. 8 hours is about normal Usage for me.

      But hey maybe that dfu restore really works. I'm to lazy to try lol
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by subywrex View Post
      Right but you see my point. 12 out of 48 hours is 1/4 usage of your phone. And when I means music app was referring to any type of playing music.
      Unless you're referring to streaming from YouTube, I didn't stream or play music in my testing period.

      The DFU ordeal is on Orby, I just took his word for it
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      Weird. My usage and standby are reading the same time. But my screen has definitely been off today. Wonder what could cause that.

      edit: dataman was the culprit I believe, seems to run even in standby
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by Simon View Post
      Weird. My usage and standby are reading the same time. But my screen has definitely been off today. Wonder what could cause that.
      Any kind of background processing will count as usage.

      I'm not sure why they're reading exactly the same?
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      Quote Originally Posted by Anthony Bouchard View Post
      Any kind of background processing will count as usage.

      I'm not sure why they're reading exactly the same?
      dataman was doing it, wonder how much battery it was using.
    1. NewdestinyX's Avatar
      NewdestinyX -
      Quote Originally Posted by Simon View Post
      dataman was doing it, wonder how much battery it was using.
      I'm convinced there are a lot of apps that run in the background draining batteries. People have such wildly different experiences with their battery life yet using the same phone. It's maddening to get to the bottom of it. If an iP5 on 6.0.2 can get Anthony's stats using lots of LTE, Wifi and GPS data usage - it'll be the first phone since iP4 on iOS 4.2.8 to get it.
    1. mustard05's Avatar
      mustard05 -
      Quote Originally Posted by NewdestinyX View Post
      I'm convinced there are a lot of apps that run in the background draining batteries. People have such wildly different experiences with their battery life yet using the same phone. It's maddening to get to the bottom of it. If an iP5 on 6.0.2 can get Anthony's stats using lots of LTE, Wifi and GPS data usage - it'll be the first phone since iP4 on iOS 4.2.8 to get it.
      There are apps doing stuff in the background. It's a part of notifications.
    1. NewdestinyX's Avatar
      NewdestinyX -
      Quote Originally Posted by mustard05 View Post
      There are apps doing stuff in the background. It's a part of notifications.
      Are you implying that if I turned off all notifications my battery life would 'double' from what it is now?
    1. mustard05's Avatar
      mustard05 -
      Quote Originally Posted by NewdestinyX View Post
      Are you implying that if I turned off all notifications my battery life would 'double' from what it is now?
      No, but it would increase.....not double though. The gains wouldn't be out of this world either.

      I def limit the number of app that utilize NC for that reason. It has helped me.
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by mustard05 View Post
      No, but it would increase.....not double though. The gains wouldn't be out of this world either.

      I def limit the number of app that utilize NC for that reason. It has helped me.
      You'd be right about that.

      You have to think that these applications are connecting to the Internet constantly for your notifications. If you're in standby mode, the notifications turn on your display for however long it stays on for, and if you're using your iPhone the notification uses GPU power to show the banner .

      It's not an out-of-this-world battery gain, but there is a battery gain when you limit your services.
    1. NewdestinyX's Avatar
      NewdestinyX -
      Quote Originally Posted by Anthony Bouchard View Post
      You'd be right about that.

      You have to think that these applications are connecting to the Internet constantly for your notifications. If you're in standby mode, the notifications turn on your display for however long it stays on for, and if you're using your iPhone the notification uses GPU power to show the banner .

      It's not an out-of-this-world battery gain, but there is a battery gain when you limit your services.
      But the promised battery specs are not based on turning off key iPhone features. Without the NC an iPhone isn't an iPhone.
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by NewdestinyX View Post
      But the promised battery specs are not based on turning off key iPhone features. Without the NC an iPhone isn't an iPhone.
      We're only discussing the principle, nothing about any kind of promised battery specs. At least that is what I have gathered from the most recent posts here.
    1. NewdestinyX's Avatar
      NewdestinyX -
      Quote Originally Posted by Anthony Bouchard View Post
      We're only discussing the principle, nothing about any kind of promised battery specs. At least that is what I have gathered from the most recent posts here.
      You actually are missing the gist of the conversation, Anthony. The points about the settings in notifications were all flowing out of a conversation focused on how people are getting closer to Apple battery specs. If you reread the last 15 posts instead of the last 5 you'll see the context again. I'm not trying to be a pain, I just want everyone to understand the context of the conversation. Context is everything. And all of us are reading a lot of threads. It's easy to forget context.
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by NewdestinyX View Post
      You actually are missing the gist of the conversation, Anthony. The points about the settings in notifications were all flowing out of a conversation focused on how people are getting closer to Apple battery specs. If you reread the last 15 posts instead of the last 5 you'll see the context again. I'm not trying to be a pain, I just want everyone to understand the context of the conversation. Context is everything. And all of us are reading a lot of threads. It's easy to forget context.
      I'm just not commenting on that part of this discussion. That's all. The subject has shifted since the last 15 posts, indefinitely. From Apple's promised battery life, to what can increase battery life.

      I am confirming mustard05's statement. It is true.
    1. NewdestinyX's Avatar
      NewdestinyX -
      Quote Originally Posted by Anthony Bouchard View Post
      I'm just not commenting on that part of this discussion. That's all.

      I am confirming mustard05's statement. It is true.
      Understood. But mustard was speaking to the larger context in his comment. I should have quoted him in my response and not you, Anthony. My bad.
    1. mustard05's Avatar
      mustard05 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Anthony Bouchard View Post
      We're only discussing the principle, nothing about any kind of promised battery specs. At least that is what I have gathered from the most recent posts here.
      Not to cause any more confusion, but Apple's claim of battery life, and iOS's implementing of the NC go hand in hand. Meaning, when Apple does battery tests, the tester phone won't have Apps like Facebook, games, etc. It won't be a device convoluted with Apps. I know this because I worked with an Apple engineer early this year regarding battery issues. To accurately test several devices, the iPhones needed to only have native apps installed. Which is what led me to my stance on monitoring and governing what a user has set up with NC.

      For example, FB will put more load on your phone than you think. Gmail will also put more load because the phone has to check for new mail.

      EDIT: My post was meant towards a different user, not you Anthony. I quoted the wrong post. My bad.
      .

      Quote Originally Posted by NewdestinyX View Post
      Understood. But mustard was speaking to the larger context in his comment. I should have quoted him in my response and not you, Anthony. My bad.
      Haha, I meant to quote you and accidentally quoted Anthony. We made the same mistake. Birds of a feather right? Lol
    1. NewdestinyX's Avatar
      NewdestinyX -
      Quote Originally Posted by mustard05 View Post
      Not to cause any more confusion, but Apple's claim of battery life, and iOS's implementing of the NC go hand in hand. Meaning, when Apple does battery tests, the tester phone won't have Apps like Facebook, games, etc. It won't be a device convoluted with Apps. I know this because I worked with an Apple engineer early this year regarding battery issues. To accurately test several devices, the iPhones needed to only have native apps installed. Which is what led me to my stance on monitoring and governing what a user has set up with NC.

      For example, FB will put more load on your phone than you think. Gmail will also put more load because the phone has to check for new mail.
      Uggh. You make an interesting yet very frustrating point.

      AND - we still haven't gotten to the bottom of why 98% of iP5 users reporting in don't get anywhere near Anthony's battery life. The whole story is not presenting itself yet. :-/
    1. mustard05's Avatar
      mustard05 -
      Quote Originally Posted by NewdestinyX View Post
      Uggh. You make an interesting yet very frustrating point.

      AND - we still haven't gotten to the bottom of why 98% of iP5 users reporting in don't get anywhere near Anthony's battery life. The whole story is not presenting itself yet. :-/
      Simple, Anthony must have only listens to music, with wifi and LTE off. Lol
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by NewdestinyX View Post
      Uggh. You make an interesting yet very frustrating point.

      AND - we still haven't gotten to the bottom of why 98% of iP5 users reporting in don't get anywhere near Anthony's battery life. The whole story is not presenting itself yet. :-/
      If it's any pattern, I'm getting similar results today.

      At 59% battery currently with 7 hours of use and 1 day, 11 hours of standby.
    1. NewdestinyX's Avatar
      NewdestinyX -
      Quote Originally Posted by Anthony Bouchard View Post
      If it's any pattern, I'm getting similar results today.

      At 59% battery currently with 7 hours of use and 1 day, 11 hours of standby.
      Weird. Very weird. Well there is ONE unequal variable here.. You're the only one reporting here doing testing on 6.0.2. I wish others would upgrade and see if their usage pattern yields same results. Anthony, in the Push window/Advanced Tab are you sure all your email accts are set to Push in that window?