The iPhone rumours are starting to get more detailed as the September 10 event draws closer, with six new images of the iPhone 5S and more confirmation of a 128GB model for those who need extra-storage space.
The gold iPhone 5S will not be gold in the bling way and Apple is actually looking to make this washed out, almost like the colour has been scrapped off. The end result is a champagne shade, lighter and more faded than the gold we are used to seeing.
This will c0me with the usual black and silver options and Apple will not change anything on the gold version to make it enhanced. The price for the gold edition will be the same as the other two, we believe.
The 128GB iPhone is a nice touch and Apple may be considering dropping the 16GB model, perhaps due to iOS7 demanding more storage space. 16GB may take up a good chunk of the storage, offering less than 8GB free for users.
With the packaging showing the 128GB model, it almost confirms what has already been rumoured multiple times. Samsung is also preparing to add a 128GB model to the Galaxy Note 3 and drop the 16GB model.
As for other differences with the iPhone 5S, the main new feature is the fingerprint sensor. This will allow users to one-touch to unlock their device, quite like the NFC Moto Skip. Apple may also be developing an SDK app developers can use for one-touch payments on mobile.
Inside, we may see the iPhone 5S come with an A7 CPU, boosting the graphical horsepower and lowering battery consumption by a good amount. The memory inside the iPhone 5S may be 2GB of RAM, to help smooth multitasking.
Apple will continue to sell the iPhone at the start price of $199, with the iPhone 5C apparently coming for $99 on contract and the iPhone 4S coming for free on a two year deal. Apple will drop the iPhone 5 to make sure the iPhone 5C succeeds in developing markets.