Ok so say they do release the 5S.. I doubt an early release would see IOS7 or A7. They could add NFC but have proven no rush to. Can't see a slimmer version as the iPhone 5 is a redesign. 12 mega pixels won't offer much change over 8 mega pixels. So one has to ask as much as the rumours come how could Apple benifit by releasing another one so soon?