A slightly clearer picture of the iPhone 5S seems to be emerging, with analysts claiming the next gen Apple flagship device slated to be announced only towards late September. KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has attributed the delay to production issues and further added it could be only towards October and November that the production of the new gen iPhone could stabilize.
However, the low cost iPhone supposedly named iPhone Lite could be launched by early September itself. Aimed primarily at emerging markets, the iPhone Lite is priced at around $450 to $550. The device will have a plastic body and will be available in several color options, unlike the flagship iPhone which is only available in shades of black and white.
Meanwhile, the iPhone 5S is expected to share a similar design theme as its ancestors but will boast of a number of enhancements. These include a better camera, slow motion video capture mode along with a fingerprint sensor that could be integrated either below the display or underneath the home button. Also, it is the latter that is being considered to be causing the delay.
Interestingly, if that be the case than the iPhone 5S will have an analogy with the HTC One that too had met with a similar fate when manufacturers found it tough to put together the ultrapixel camera the HTC flagship device comes with. This had led to it losing a few crucial weeks after launch when demand was at its peak though production remained stagnant.
Kno also predicted Apple will launch the new iPad 5 in September, one that will be marked by iPad Mini like thinner bezel along with a lighter and thinner design. However, the analysts also claimed there could be no iPad Mini launch this year and the earliest we can expect a new version of the mini iPad launched is early 2014. It could be in March or April 2014 when the Retina display equipped iPad Mini 2 is launched.