Rumor: iPhone 5S to Have Improved Processor and Camera, Launch in Third Quarter

iPhone 5 App StoreThe next-generation iPhone, dubbed as the “iPhone 5S,” is expected to launch in the third quarter with an improved processor and camera, according to DigiTimes. The report cites sources within the upstream supply chain, although Foxconn Electronics has refused to comment on the matter.

Components for the next-generation iPhone will start shipping at the end of May with the new smartphone to have a chance of showing up in the third quarter, according to sources from the upstream supply chain. [...] The iPhone 5S is expected to feature a higher-end processor as well as higher-megapixel camera modules, the sources said.

For several years, Taiwanese supply chain source DigiTimes has speculated about upcoming iPhone and iPad refreshes. On some occasions, its reports have turned out to be factual. At other times, its reports have been far off the radar. Because of its mixed track record at reporting Apple rumors, it’s difficult to take this latest rumor at face value. Nevertheless, we have shared it in the interest of discussion.


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