New iPhones Still Expected to Launch in June/July, Fingerprint Sensor for iPhone 5S?

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    KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has issued a new research report claiming that Apple is expected to unveil its iPhone 5S and lower-cost iPhone alongside iOS 7 this June, with the devices coming available in July. Versions supporting the time-division duplexing (TDD) standard used by China Mobile are said to follow in September.
    Kuo says that all of the new iPhone models, including the lower-cost iPhone, will support LTE, with differentiation coming in other specs.
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    Kuo's iPhone claims are very similar to ones he laid out in his 2013 Apple product roadmap back in mid-January, but the fresh report suggests that Apple is still on track and his fresh comments on a TDD iPhone suggest that Apple may indeed be very close to bringing the iPhone to China Mobile, the world's largest carrier.

    Kuo has a rather solid track record, having accurately predicted a number of Apple product announcements in recent years. As a result, his research reports have been followed with increasing interest.

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    If that's really the new iPhone, Apple's stock drops below $400. Maybe far below.
     
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    Hello, Key Lime Pie Nexus. Nice to meet you. Oh, you're not on contract either? Even better.
     
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    My phone has enough fingerprint smudges on it.
     
  5. macrumors regular

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    Right on time for when us 4S owners are eligible for an upgrade.
     
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    Bigger screen or revamped iOS 7.

    That's all I want.
     
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    Fingerprint sensor seems silly.

    I don't buy this rumor.
     
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    oh boy....i can't wait for the next iPhone 5. I love iOs :apple: and hope it gets a major overhaul/improvement.....but i just read an article that says the next samsung S4 will have eye motion detection technology. Don't really see the significance of it.....but if works wonders as the article stated it would do (i.e. you'll be able to scroll through webpages with your eyes) then I truly think Samsung will have leaped over Apple in the smartphone technology with that feature. :apple:
     
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    WHY THINNER? It's getting a little ridiculous.
     
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    If a fingerprint sensor is stupid this is even more gimmicky.
     
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    With specs like that on the next iPhone, I'm really hoping software (iOS7) is the focus of this years upgrade.
     
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    Not really, it actually seems quite useful.

    As you look down the page automatically scrolls.
     
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    If you want to call that an upgrade go ahead, I have the 5 and not much different. They need to stop with the S model phones, they are not the only good game in town anymore, time to produce a solid phone every year Apple.
     
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    When its time for an upgrade for my 4s I will get the normal 5 and save some money.
     
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    Call me skeptical that it would actually work smoothly. Maybe it would be cool for people who don't have use of their hands. For me using my finger to scroll up and down works just fine.
     
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    makes complete sense to me. Apple purchased the fingerprint company. People hate typing in their passcodes. Tap on screen to unlock == super awesome. I can also imagine a guest mode feature. If someone else taps on the screen, your phone will enter guest mode.
     
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    What exactly are you looking for hardware wise? 5" 1080p screen?
     
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    A new iPhone usually launches along side a new iOS.

    iOS usually goes through 2-3 months of beta testing before it gets released.

    So if apple doesn't announce iOS 7 in the next month then I wouldn't expect a new iPhone by June.
     
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    The cheaper phone would dominate if there were no other differences than that. Most people wouldn't miss any of the extra features of the expensive phone, certainly less than they would miss the extra cash in their pocket.
     
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    It'd only be useful if it's transparent to the user, otherwise it's just a gimmick. If I have to hold my phone perfectly still while staring at the phone with bug eyes, than there's an obvious issue.
     
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    I'm gonna assume the iPhone 5S will be out this Summer and will have fingerprint sensor technology as well as a 12MP camera and A6X processor.

    Oh and iOS 7.
     
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    Hardware-wise, I am satisfied with iPhone 5. I just want to see what Apple does with iOS7.
     
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    How can the plastic / fiber glass one weigh more than the glass / metal one?

    I call BS on this rumor.
     
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    Am I the only one here who thinks a fingerprint sensor is actually an awesome addition to the next iPhone? Seriously, it will make unlocking your secured iPhone much faster and easier.
     

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