The sixth generation iPhone 5 created a record breaking success for the Cupertino tech titan, clocking up millions of sales in its first days of availability. While several problems with some of the features have been widely reported, it appears not to affect sales of the handset badly, and it remains one of the most sought after smartphones in the market.
Naturally, the success of the iPhone 5, combined with the fact that it has now been on the market for several months has prompted smartphone enthusiasts to speculate Apple's iconic smartphones series. Current rumors are suggesting that Apple will be releasing two new iPhone models this year, which are believed to be the iPhone 5S and the iPhone 6, with the latter reported to be Apple's first attempt at a phablet device.
A recent GSM Arena report shows a set of images which could potentially be an iPhone 5S prototype. Of course, such images appear online every day, with most simply being fan made mock ups. Specifically, it shows that the handset has a screen which slopes towards the edges and does not appear to have the same basic design as previous iPhone models.
Given the iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4S borrowed the same general designs from their predecessors, it seems unlikely the prototype featured in these images could be the "iPhone 5S" rumored for later this year. But the design could indicate a future direction for Apple's iconic smartphone, potentially losing the home button users know and love today and replacing it with a curved, edge-to-edge display.
It is important to note that many Apple patent filings including some that actually get approved never see the light of day, so these images should be viewed a curiosity at best.
Ongoing report claim that iPhone 5S have a 4 inch Retina Display, quad core processor, 2GB RAM, 4G LTE, 16GB/32GB/64GB internal memory and wireless charging capability. The most anticipated feature of the iPhone 5S will be much improved iOS, which is nothing but iOS 7. Also, an earlier report claims that the iPhone 5S will be launched on June 20, 2013. Anyways, the tech world has to wait and watch for more updates on the same.