Based on rumored specs and reports on the iPhone 5S, Ran Avni has created a concept video with some remarkable highlights. Assessing the improvements of the iPhone 4S over the iPhone 4, analysts believe that the iPhone 5S will feature a moderate upgrade, so there will be no fundamental changes.
Among the key changes, the concept video shows that the iPhone 5S’ front panel will have thinner bezels. The standard Home button will be replaced by a capacitive button. The dimensions are the same as that of the iPhone 5, though the display is shown to be slightly larger at 4.87 inches.
Earlier rumors have talked of an OLED flexible display for the iPhone 5S. A force detection sensor will be fused with the display, enhancing durability and allowing the incorporation of 3D control keys. The resultant capacitive keys would protect the hardware from the wear and tear of continued use.
While hardware upgrades are not conspicuous, Apple’s upgraded iOS is likely to introduce notable changes in the user interface. The iOS 7, expected to be announced at the WWDC on June 10th, could make it to the iPhone 5S. In that case, the device will exude the updated iOS’ UI, and provide additional features, such as Fingerprint recognition, Notification Center Widgets, etc.
Apple’s new product line is expected to debut from late Q3 2013 into next year. The iPhone 5S, expected to be the first, has grabbed much attention from analysts. Most reports point to a release of the iPhone 5S in September, with the iOS 7 platform under the hood. The iPhone 6, which is likely to launch in 2014, is expected to be an overall spec-boost of the iPhone 5. So, the iPhone 5S is likely an interim upgrade.