New Delhi: After Samsung and Sony, now it's time for Apple to take the wraps off its long-rumoured next-gen smartphones. While Apple has not yet said what it is going to unveil at its September 10 event, but it is likely that the Cupertino-based tech giant will announce the launch of its next-gen iPhone, unofficially dubbed iPhone 5S, and debut a mid-range iPhone, nickmaked iPhone 5C.
As always, the much-anticipated smartphones have already appeared in a slew of leaked images and reports are also doing the rounds claiming what all the new iPhones are expected to include.
Here is what all we know about the much-anticipated smartphones so far.
Apple iPhone 5S
The iPhone 5S is expected to come with a display carrying twice the pixels than the current generation and a quad-core processor. The phone is speculated to come with a thinner bezel, thereby adopting the iPad mini like design.
If the leaked photos are to be believed, the Apple iPhone 5S will come with a dual LED flash. The battery in the iPhone 5S is also expected to be of a higher capacity compared to the battery of the iPhone 5.
An Australian teenager who has built an online following by leaking pictures of upcoming Apple products has also showed off the purported fingerprint scanner of the latest iPhone ahead of its expected launch next week.
The iPhone 5S is rumoured to come in four colours - Gold, Slate, White, and Graphite. The leaked photos of the upcoming iPhone 5S hint that Apple may include a fingerprint scanner in the iPhone 5S.
Sonny Dickson, who lives with his parents in suburban Melbourne, attracted attention in August after he released detailed pictures and videos of the new grey and champagne casing on the upcoming iPhone.
Recently, Dickson leaked what he says are the first detailed pictures of the new model's new "home" button with its rumoured biometric fingerprint scanner. "While the design differences have yet to be technically assessed, they could have a whole lot to do with the rumoured biometric fingerprint scanner that numerous pundits and analysts have predicted. In fact, we'd count on it," Dickson said on his website, sonnydickson.com/
Apple iPhone 5C
If reports are to be believed, the C in iPhone 5C is for colour. Also, the multi-coloured polka dots on the invite sent by Apple hints at the colourful lot of upcoming iPhones.
Supply chain sources told Reuters in June that Apple is expected to launch two new models this year, one with new fingerprint technology and a cheaper version in a plastic casing, widely referred to as the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C respectively.
Apple plans to dress up the 5C model in a range of five or six colours to differentiate it from the more expensive model that has traditionally come only in black and white, according to the sources.
The iPhone 5C is likely come in blue, pink, yellow, white and green colours. Apple iPhone 5C is liekly to be released on September 20.
Here are some leaked images of the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C: