With only few hours left until Tim Cook kicks off WWDC, a brand new rumor has added spice to the existing story. It is reported that iPhone 5S has been delayed up to October. It is said that iPhone 5S was originally planned to be announced at September event, but due to production difficulties ---Apple took the decision to announce world's best smartphone later this year.
Supply chain insiders told Glen Yeung of Citigroup that iPhone 5S, and the iPad Mini have been delayed further.
"With respect to the iPhone 5S, our checks suggest production has been delayed by 2-4 weeks, likely due to display issues. And while this does not preclude a September iPhone 5S launch date, we suspect volumes in September may consequently be challenged. As an aside, we continue to expect a 4.8" screen iPhone 6 to be launched in 1Q14."
The report further stated that iPad Mini Retina Display is real, but it won't arrive before Q4. The iPad Mini 2 would be cheaper than current generation iPad Mini, which costs Rs. 21,990 in the Indian market.
"This puts the emphasis on the reduced-price iPad Mini2 (we expect this to be priced at $230-$250 versus $329 for the current iPad Mini), ostensibly to better compete with the plethora of low-priced competing tablets, but creating some risk to 2H13 iPad revenue estimates in the process."
Talking about iPad 5 which is rumored to be announced at WWDC; it will be slimmer and thinner like iPad Mini. This instance perfectly fits with what other sources have been telling since past few months.
"We continue to expect iPad5 to sport characteristics similar to iPad Mini (slimmer, lighter), although the prospect of a higher-end solution (like the MS Surface Pro) seems unlikely given discussions with Intel have not resulted in an Intel design win at 22nm. We note that 3Q13 is expected to be the last quarter of iPad2 and iPad4 production."
WWDC 2013: Top 5 five expectations
Apple will announce a newer version of iOS 7 (99 % chance)
Tim Cook could announce iRadio streaming service (75 % chance)
Low cost iPhone to be announced at WWDC 2013 (40 % chance)
Apple store will be down a minute before WWDC kicks off (80 % chance)
Updated MacBook Air and MacBook Pro coming soon (97 % chance)
Want to know five rumored facts about iPhone 5S? Here are the details.
iPhone 5S Display
It is said that iPhone 5S will arrive with same 4-inch display powered by IGZO technology. That said, it put the forthcoming iPhone at par with Samsung's Galaxy S4 and HTC One in terms of screen quality. There could be more than two versions of iPhone planned, as per multiple reports.
iPhone 5S Design
According to a report, the rumored iPhone will be more or less same like current generation iPhone. It is also believed that iPhone 5S will be made available in Bronze shade.
iPhone 5S Camera
Every tech vendor these days are going for higher mega pixel count. It is reported that Apple could use 12MP camera sensor to improve quality of images.
iPhone 5S Capacity
Earlier this year Apple bumped iPad capacity up to 128GB. That was a surprise by all means. Now it is said that iPhone 5S might be available in higher inbuilt memory.
iPhone 5S OS
iOS is the most sophisticated mobile OS in the industry. It is classic at the same time an extraordinary weapon to combat Android. But from the past few months several iPhone users panned iOS 6 for being "Boring". Now iOS 7 is on the way. It should have revamped with User Interface (UI) with " Flat " design, as speculated by Industry insiders