Curious tech geeks are casting many a rumor about the much-awaited iPhone 5S even before it’s release date. The latest iPhone 5S concept video puts those rumors together to visualize what the model will look like. Outwardly, the emphasis is on a higher resolution display, but inwardly the focus is on what the iOS 7 will incorporate.
To accommodate a larger display, Apple will narrow down the bezels, as in the iPad Mini. Some even expect a bezel-less device. Regardless of the level of improvement, a better resolution is definitely expected, especially considering that the iPhone 5S is being outperformed by other phones like the HTC One.
Latest rumors from Wei Feng Network expect iPhone 5S to come with twice the pixel density of its predecessor. The calculation is based on Apple’s standard aspect ratio of 16:9, so the resolution is possibly 1600 x 900, which translates to 1.44 million (~1.5 million) pixels.
The most exciting thing is that iPhone 5S is presumed to be the first iDevice to feature the new iOS. The iOS 7 launch is expected at Apple’s World Wide Developer’s Conference, a few weeks from now. The fact that Johny Ive is leading the iOS design team to incorporate radical changes is even more exciting.
The rear camera of the device will likely feature a 12-13MP sensor and dual-LED flash, pairing up with iOS 7’s dual-shot feature, which can use both cameras simultaneously. The fingerprint reader is also an expected feature based on Apple’s acquisition of AuthenTec in 2012 to enhance security technology.
A larger retina display, improved camera, and a more powerful processor are definitely going to impress Apple fans. Apple has announced a new product this Fall, prompting analysts to forecast the iPhone 5S release this September. The iPad Mini 2 is expected in Q4 2013.