Resourceful reports indicate that on launch day, iPhone 5s inventory will be amazingly low. “Apple will try to boost capacity by extending metal case orders to Catcher, the company’s current supplier of MacBook Pro uni-body chassis.” says KGI securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo Low yields(manufacturing success) of the iPhone 5s’ metal case, especially the gold color option, and construction time associated with advanced components like the Touch ID fingerprint sensor are thought to be behind the allegedly constrained inventory. The supply chain is not expected to ramp-up till 2014, making obstacles prominent till then. With other partner manufacturers handling metal shell production for the iPad, iPod and MacBook Pro, Catcher is seen as the most-probable choice for expansion. Exacerbating the alleged iPhone 5s, supply constraints is Apple’s expected continued reliance on aluminum) as its mainstream casing material for future devices set to roll out in 2014. It has been speculated that Apple will revamp its product designs to include carbon-fiber or sapphire parts. Key benefits include flexibility with sophisticated design, surface treatment options & cost.
Finally, the analyst notes Apple needs higher capacity output due to low yield for the popular gold and space gray iPhone 5s casings color options.… Read the rest
The Cupertino based tech giant Apple will release a phablet soon according to the Wall Street Journal. Steve Jobs was wary of larger devices and the iPhone 5 is the largest till date with a 4 inch screen. But according to sources within Apple’s many divisions, Apple has actually approached screen makers to send in designs for a larger screen for the iPhone. There is talk of a 4.8 inch screen to even a 6 inch behemoth. This would put it firmly within the phablet section. And given that it has been consistently losing ground to Samsung, it seems likely that Apple will try and emulate the Galaxy Note series’ success.
While the sales of Apple iPhone have increased over the last quarter, Apple’s share of worldwide phone sales has actually fallen to 14 percent from the 19 percent it was at this time last year. In the same period Samsung’s phone sales have risen from 30 to 32 percent. Quite simply, the Korean company Samsung has a whole lot more on offer than Apple, which has only ever had three iPhones available at the same time. With the release of the iPhone 5S and the cheaper iPhone 5C later on this month Apple is already trying to appeal to a larger market and having a phablet sized phone in the line up might just be what Apple needs to get back to the top.… Read the rest
Speculated to be announced at Apple’s keynote event on September 10th, the world awaits the entry of the iPhone 5S or 6 and cheaper iPhone 5C. Along with these devices, the Cupertino Calif.-based firm is also expected to announce the release of its latest operating system; iOS7.
Printed in vivid colors, the invitation hints towards the arrival of the iPhone 5C in rainbow colors.
Also a video with rumors have surfaced around the corner indicating that Apple’s cheaper iPhone 5C might roll out in either hot pink or red, running iOS 7.
However, certain reports also indicate that the iPhone 5S and 5C might hit the shelves on September 20th and 27th respectively.
Molded in a plastic case, the cheaper iPhone 5C might house lower specs as compared to its predecessors. The device might cost in between $300 to $500, which is cheaper as compared to Apple’s costly iPhone devices… Read the rest
This year has so far seen a whole barrage of new smartphones being released. Apple in the meanwhile has been playing its cards close to hand. According to latest reports we won’t have to wait much longer. In fact the smart bet is on Apple revealing the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C on the 10th of September and the completed version of the iOS 7 on the 16th of September. This will be followed by the actual release of the iPhone 5S and the iPhone 5C on the 20th of September, ten days after the initial reveal. The iPhone 5S is the much awaited update to the iPhone 5 and is expected to be built with the new iOS 7 in mind. The iPhone 5C is the rumoured inexpensive iPhone that will be built out of cheaper materials and run slightly lower specification – but it will also have the new iOS 7 as native.
Apple is also likely to release the iPad 5 and the much waited successor to the wildly popular iPad Mini, the iPad Mini 2 – expect these new tablets to be released by late October.
Most people now think that Apple will be revealing a new iPhone at a media event on the 10th of September followed by its release on the 20th of the month. People are not in agreement as to whether it will be the iPhone 5S or the iPhone 6, though most believe that it will be the iPhone 5S first and the iPhone 6 will be released sometime in the first quarter of next year.
Either way, as is usual, in the build up to the release of a new iPhone the older ones start getting cheaper. So it is pretty important for prospective iPhone 5S owners to decide if they want to put their present phone up for sale and upgrade. The new phone has many benefits – better specification and the completely new iOS 7.
There are many options available to sell an old iPhone. For example Amazon and E-bay both offer lock in periods – meaning a seller can confirm that he will sell and then get the best price in the time period. The sooner a person puts their old iPhone up for sale, the better price or deal they will get, expect the price to fall dramatically by the end of September.… Read the rest
Apple. Inc is expected to move beyond its comfort zone of designing silicon and is looking towards manufacturing its own chipset. If rumors are to be believed, Apple is now planning to extend its capabilities and rely less on external chip set manufacturers like TSMC or Samsung. The announcement of the release dates of iPhone 5s and iPhone 6 have added more credence to these reports.
As per trusted sources, Apple’s buy-in into a not yet revealed chip fabrication plant is not simply an investment which is trivial in nature. The names of a Taiwan based chip manufacturer have been often linked with that of Apple. It is believed that this company is planning to aid the Big A revert back to the world of Nvidia graphics processors for its MacBooks.
Over the years, Samsung has been building chips for the iPad, iPod touch, iPhone and Apple TV. With an increase in competition between the two giants, Apple now wishes to reduce its reliance on Samsung. The latest rumors suggest that Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. is expected to partner with Apple for manufacturing chipset—beginning 2014. However, the diversification efforts can lead to a lot more investments by Apple in the chip fabrication company and this may go beyond\d the figures mentioned in the manufacturing agreement.… Read the rest
According to the latest buzz in media and telecom circle, Apple is all set to release its power packed next-gen model of the iPhone. The iPhone 5S is expected to make its appearance on the 20th of March this year and is slated for a release in the month of August.
iFans can also look forward to more exciting news from Apple. According to MacFan—a Japanese website, the giant is all set to launch a cost effective variant of its much acclaimed iPhone in a month’s time. The model is expected to become a rage in countries like China and India—which usually shy from devices which come packaged with premium prices.
The affordability and cheaper prices associated with these models are making the product all the more lucrative for those looking for lower end models. The site further added that Apple may consider announcing or previewing a new and more innovative update to its iOS, which would bring about some major changes in the forthcoming Apple products.
The iPhone 5S will be introduced on June 20, a date which coincides with the sixth anniversary of the first iPhone— June 29, 2007.Ming-Chi Kuo,noted KGI Securities analyst, feels that Apple will release its next-gen iPhone in June and sales would be triggered off in July.… Read the rest
According to recent reports, the iPad 5 and iPhone 5S are all set for a launch on the 29th of June 2013—though there may be flexibility in the dates mentioned. According to reports by Gizmorati, the gala event will be named “Original Passion, New Ideas” –we feel that these reports will prove to be untrue in future, as Apple is expected to portray more eloquence and graceful in its nomenclature of events.
The reports from Topeka Capital Market and the analysts of Canaccord Genuity along with those from independent sources, suggest that the next-gen hardware components will be shipped by the supply chain of Apple as late as May—and the assembly would begin soon after. The reports further state that the iPhone 5S is expected be an enhanced version of the iPhone 5 and will boast of more developed features.
In spite of these run-of the mill rumors hogging the limelight, there are certain production-pipeline which seem to hold their ground. The news regarding the cheaper version of the iPhone is expected to make sense. The cost effective model has been in the pipeline for quite some time and is expected to unveil itself in the near future. The six year anniversary of Apple is liable to coincide with the Summer 2013 release of these phones.… Read the rest
The next iPhone from apple is raking up quite a bit of buzz in media circles and the world of rumor mongers. The roundup for the iPhone 5S begins with the query-“Will this much awaited Apple product look like the iPhone 5”?
Well, as you already know by now, the rumors and notifications connected with the launch of iPhones are simply unstoppable. Whether it’s about the news connected with further redesigns or the apprehensions regarding their newer features—we all do wait for Tim Cook‘s appearance on stage.
However, some of the educated guesses which are most likely to be proved in the near future are those linked with its time of debut. There are very strong odds that this successor to the iPhone will unveil itself in the summer to autumn time frame–which effectively refers to the months from June to October.
The release of the iPhone 5S is expected to conflict with the availability of the iOS 7. If the earlier history of Apple is to be followed in this case as well—we can expect to get a similar design but one that is tweaked inwards. In the line of the 3GS and iPhone 4S, there will also be certain improvements in the resolution of the cameras, scrolling features and obviously a bigger screen—a neat package indeed!… Read the rest
The past few days were a haven for giants such as HTC, Samsung and Sony having had their pieces of cake, we can get talking about Apple. Why so? If you remember—Apple has the iPhone 5S to show to the world soon. While Samsung wooed with its eye tracker, Apple could bring in its ‘killer feature’.
This is no application or spec, as far as we know. One thing that it could be is a bait to get more users hooked on to the iOS. We do not expect leaps in terms of phone build or features in the Apple iPhone 5S but we rely on the makers to turn in a surprise of a killer. Until then, we might just wait to grab the Apple. This time it could mean competition for Samsung Galaxy S IV and Sony Xperia Z too!… Read the rest