iPhone 5S specs prediction

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Bahroo, Mar 14, 2013.

  1. Bahroo macrumors 68000

    Jul 21, 2012
    iPhone 5S:

    -Quad Core A7 running at 1.4-1.5 ghz per core, tagged along with next gen PowerVR graphics

    -13 MP rear camera with improved optics and lowlight performance/ 2.1 MP front camera

    -same resolution display with improved contrast ratio/colors/effiency...possible IGZO display?

    -Dual speakers

    -1650 mAh battery compared to the 1430 mAh battery we have right now

    - more efficent LTE/SoC chipset, increasing battery life and cell reception

    -latest wifi chipset supporting ac wifi

    -NFC/Fingerprint scanner

    -possible IR remote in the Lock button?

    Personally I think iOS 7 has to be a huge hit and update and the 5S can really shine
  2. irDigital0l Guest

    Dec 7, 2010

    A7 chip
    13MP iSight camera
    LTE World phone (with China Mobile support)
    802.11ac Wi-Fi
    iOS 7 (it wont a revamp/huge update)
    More color options

    Anything else is just asking for disappointment.

    I'm not buying the Fingerprint scanner and NFC support for the iPhone 5S. I think they will come to the iPhone 6 and Apple will replace the physical home button with a virtual haptic one (they already have patents). That will incorporate a fingerprint scanner and the new design will also enable NFC.
  3. 617aircav Suspended

    Jul 2, 2012
  4. buysp macrumors 6502

    Feb 12, 2013
    Sydney, Australia
    People will whinge about it being a spec bump :D
  5. Cody21 macrumors 6502a


    Aug 9, 2012
    Knoxville, TN
    First and foremost, I'm looking forward to iOS 7 more than anything. So, I do believe we will see the presence of Jony Ive this year with a small revamp.

    iPhone 5S:

    - A7 chip
    - 13 megapixel camera
    - Improved battery life
    - NFC/Fingerprint scanner
  6. AFDoc macrumors 68030

    Jun 29, 2012
    Colorado Springs USA for now
    Hmmmm this thread concept has never been done before Ill bite.

    I say transporters and sensors you have surgically inserted in your face.... it'll be awesome!
  7. MJD Dawg macrumors 6502

    Apr 27, 2009
    Junction of the Pacific, Juan de Fuca & NA Plates
    Wait...I thought the A7 won't ready until 2014.
  8. SpyderBite macrumors 65816


    Oct 4, 2011
    And 3, 2, 1.... Until the bickering begins over imaginary specs and features...
  9. Cody21 macrumors 6502a


    Aug 9, 2012
    Knoxville, TN
    I read this rumor somewhere. What would Apple use if the A7 wasn't ready?
  10. Faux Carnival macrumors 6502a

    Aug 1, 2010
    iOS 7 is what will determine the new iPhone's success. iOS 6 was a disaster in every single way. Hardware wise, not much to improve anyways.
  11. watchthisspace macrumors 6502a

    Apr 11, 2010
    And it will still be Apple's best selling iPhone :p

    I predict..

    -Revied SoC, A7 or a tweaked A6.
    -Possible RAM bump
    -Small change in camera optics, maybe better low light performance, doubtful increase in MP
    -No NFC or finger print scanner.
    -Newer LTE chip that brings battery life improvements

    Overall, the usual "speed" bump with nothing hugely different.

    iOS 7 maybe the big change with Jony Ive behind the wheel, which will be the exciting part.
  12. buysp macrumors 6502

    Feb 12, 2013
    Sydney, Australia
    To be candid, I do truly think that the hardware is robust but there could be some imagination with iOS 7 via Jonny's so called magic!
  13. aneftp macrumors 601

    Jul 28, 2007
    I do not see a RAM bump in iPhone 2013 edition (currently at 1gb)

    Android has been stuck at 2GB RAM for the past year. Even the newest GS4 has same 2GB RAM (maybe bumped from DDR2 to DDR3) since USA GS3 release early summer 2012.

    I think Apple will focus on the camera a lot. The iPhone 5's camera for all intense purposes is almost the same as the 4 S except its faster due to the A6 processor. Don't Count on megapixels. The size of the lens matters most.

    What iPhone needs is a file management system. I use good reader to store my PDFs and office documents so I can re email them out. But we need a native file management system.
  14. mattopotamus macrumors G5


    Jun 12, 2012
    serious question? What is the point of wifi AC when 90% of people are not even gettings speeds provided by their ISP that are slowed by N?
  15. Bahroo thread starter macrumors 68000

    Jul 21, 2012
    They were talking about the chip being made in 20nm...the first gen A7 chip will be built on 28nm process
  16. Wicked1 macrumors 68040


    Apr 13, 2009
    New Jersey
    I mostly agree, however I do not see the China Mobile Support yet, they still have not worked out a deal bc CM wants more kick backs from Apple.

    Not Sure if A7 will hit, but it will be a must have in order to differentiate them from the IP5

    I think iOS 7 will be a bump with some silly Siri feature, but it will still look the boring old same as it has since 2007
  17. harcosparky macrumors 68020

    Jan 14, 2008
    if it doesn't have a larger screen, it's a non-starter!

    Still using my iPhone 4 and waited to see the iPhone 5 .... blah!!!

    Samsung just announced the Galaxy S4 - saw the highlights .... blah !!!

    C'mon Apple, many people want a larger screen but don't want to use a non-Apple phone !!!!!
  18. aneftp macrumors 601

    Jul 28, 2007
    Are u in the USA? If u have iPhone on contract? And still using iPhone 4?
  19. Kabe Ayofe macrumors newbie

    Dec 27, 2012
    If it isn't a serious upgrade then I'll have to get an S4, as it looks amazing.

    This next phone will be a big indicator of future upgrading trends in my opinion, as the last three upgrades (4, 4S & 5) have been pretty minimal.
  20. SR45 macrumors 65832


    Aug 17, 2011

    1. Same size screen. Thank goodness

    2. Bump up in speed slightly

    3. Bump up in spec's to the camera with a better sensor. No need for more MP

    4. Improved iOS

    5. Same amount of memory

    6. Same two colors (White & Black)

    7. Improved antenna for cellular reception
  21. harcosparky macrumors 68020

    Jan 14, 2008
    In the US .... iPhone4 and NO CONTRACT !!!

    Until Apple comes out with a phone that meets my needs, I will continue with the iPhone 4 and NO CONTRACT !!!

    Why tie myself down with an iPhone5 that honestly won't do more for me than the iPhone 4 already does under CONTRACT.

    That's inhibits what I can do should a new phone come out that meets my needs.

    Having the flexibility of NO CONTRACT, overrides any minuscule increase in benefit an iPone 4S or 5 might give me.


    One thing that turns me off about the S4 - that 'no touch wave your finger over the screen bit'.

    I can see too many accidental screen movements because I moved my hand over the screen not wanting to do anything other than reach for something away from the phone.

    I do like the larger screen of the S4 so if that touch less feature can be disabled .... hmmmmm!
  22. ZombiePete macrumors 68020


    Aug 6, 2008
    San Antonio, TX
    It can be.
  23. Sedrick macrumors 68030


    Nov 10, 2010
    I'm with you on that. I was sorely disappointed way back when the 4 came out and HTC was already introducing 4.3" screens. I just recently bought a new 4S because the 5 only went taller and what a wasted effort that was.

    My prediction for the 5S:
    spec bump and a hand full of more things I won't use like Siri, Newstand, Passbook and Facetime. I could even live with the same ol' OS, just go larger and drop the 16:9 screen.
    (not like I expect that to happen, mind you)
  24. craftytony macrumors regular


    Oct 3, 2012
    Sycamore, IL
    Scroll by twitching your nose
    Turn off phone by blowing on it
    Tilt to adjust brightness
    Spin to reset to defaults
    Drop to turn off
    Will automatically take a photo when held at 90 degrees and 1 foot away from face

    Oh wait...sorry those are features for the upcoming Galaxy SV


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