Apple iPhone 5S is destined to arrive this year. The Cupertino-based tech giant is working hard to craft a prolific device that matches up to some of its previous iconic devices. When Steve Jobs announced original iPhone back in 2007; it was more of an innovation. Now neither Steve is alive nor does Apple produce ‘magical ‘devices. Blame competition or lack of new innovative ideas.
Due to the sudden rise of Google's Android mobile OS along with brigade of hardware partners, Apple has suffered to some extent. Samsung, who was active in making feature phones until 2008 - went straight to top - with Galaxy S series.
This year Samsung has announced sequel to its best selling smartphone - Galaxy S4. HTC, a Taiwan-based player has come up with aluminum body styled - HTC One. So, it is clear that Apple is now one among many players who are actively participating in the smartphone space.
Recently reports have come in that a Japanese electronics vendor Moumantai and French site Nowhereelse.fr has allegedly obtained parts that Apple plans to use in its next-generation iPhone 5S. According to the leak, the purported iPhone 5S parts are a slightly redesigned Home button and a vibrator piece. Consequently, GizBot brings out top 5 expected features based on various reports published every day to dig into the features of iPhone 5S. Take a look!
iPhone 5S to Flaunt IGZO Display
Apple used Retina Display to power up the iPhone 4. It was a real deal when Steve Jobs announced the device back in June, 2010. The device had a 3.5-inch display (Apple claims 326ppi) with a resolution of 960 X 640 pixels.
Then iPhone 4S came with beefed up internals. Apple's last wonder - iPhone 5 comes with a 4-inch screen (again, 326ppi) with resolution of 1136 X 640 pixels.
Sharp, a struggling Japanese player is said to be working on next-gen iPhone 5S device. The firm has a patented display technology known by the name of IGZO. Right now, the Sony Xperia Z or HTC One has a 5-inch display 1080p with up to 469ppi led display. It is believed that Apple iPhone 5S will arrive with 4.99-inch display 1080p Full HD, and would be far better in displaying vivid colours.
iPhone 5S to be Powered by A6X Chip
Apple's next -gen iPhone will houses custom -designed A6X processor. You heard it right. The iPhone 5 uses the same processor. By large, the difference would be of more cores thrown in and better graphics for gaming. It is said that 64-bit A7X processor is pegged for 2014 release along with iPhone 6.
iPhone 5S to Come Running on iOS 7
Late last year, Tim Cook, CEO Apple, fired iOS Chief Scott Forstall from Apple. Blame map fiasco and slow progress of iOS for that matter.
The iPhone 5S will bring some incremental change in regards to iOS. It is safe to say that iOS 7 is coming this year. It is being said that iOS 7 will bring ‘Killer features ‘. It could have flat design. One of the incremental changes expected is in the space of better app management. Other expected changes include: Android-type lock screen among others. Voice assistant service - Siri should be benefited.
iPhone 5S to Feature Fingerprint sensor
In July 2012, Apple acquired AuthenTec, a network security company bought for $ 356 million. It is said that Apple will like to use fingerprint sensor to make iPhone 5S better device in regards to security. The technology is not new, Dell and HP, often use fingerprint sensor technique in their notebook devices. Generally, consumers never use these types of techniques, as they find password security better placed.
iPhone 5S to Integrate iCloud
Recently, it was revealed that Apple's iCloud is the most popular cloud based service in the Americas. Storage is the biggest problem when it comes to iPhone. Apple does not give option to expand iPhone memory via microSD card.
The Cupertino-based company is investing heavily in the cloud based services. As per a report, Apple invested $1 billion in its Nevada data centre. Currently, there are more than 250 million people who have subscribed to iCloud services. So, it is safe to say that cloud based platform is here to stay.