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#1 +V-Tech

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Posted 16 August 2013 - 16:25

Solid report claims iPhone 5S will be available in gold, new 128GB option coming

 

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It certainly won’t be as gold as some iPhones, but a new report claims Apple’s next-generation iPhone 5S will be available in a new color for the first time since Apple moved from one color option to two on the iPhone 3G. Plugged-in KGI Securities analyst Ming-chi Kuo has a solid track record when it comes to scooping unannounced Apple devices and he’s back again ahead of Apple’s upcoming September 10th iPhone event. Remember those gold-colored SIM trays pictured in an exclusive BGR report back in May? Well Kuo says Apple is indeed planning to launch the iPhone 5S with a new gold color option. It won’t be quite as flashy as BGR’s gold iPhone, pictured above, but it could be a nice way to promote upgrades among current iPhone 5 owners.
 
According to Kuo’s note, which was picked up by 9to5Mac, we can expect the following:
 
(1) the new A7, ARMv8 based AP (application processor), featuring a 1GB LPDDR3 RAM chip;
(2) a sapphire home button with fingerprint  sensor; (3) main camera unchanged with 8MP, but featuring a larger F2.0 aperture with dual flash lights; (4) new option for golden casing; and (5) new option for 128GB storage.
 
“We reckon A7 will upgrade memory bandwidth spec to LPDDR3 from LPDDR2 adapted by A6, in an effort to improve system performance,” Kuo added. “Since Apple is in charge of both hardware  and OS design, it is capable of minimalizing memory capacity at an optimized state. Therefore, A7’s RAM will likely be unchanged at 1GB.”

 

 

 
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#2 Skiver

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Posted 16 August 2013 - 16:29

I cannot imagine this looking nice in anyway shape or form, sounds utterly disgusting.



#3 jakem1

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Posted 16 August 2013 - 16:33

 

...a new color for the first time since Apple moved from one color option to two on the iPhone 3G...

 

Apple have never sold a coloured iPhone.  They only come in black and white.



#4 tsupersonic

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Posted 16 August 2013 - 16:34

Apple: Introducing the world's first innovative iPhone 5S...in GOLD 

Crowd: OOOH AHHHH

Apple: It's a first, one of kind. The best iPhone yet. 

 

:laugh:

 

There have been other golden phones (D&G Razr anyone?)



#5 theyarecomingforyou

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Posted 16 August 2013 - 16:37

It looks like Apple has once again skimped on the battery. :no:



#6 Astra.Xtreme

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Posted 16 August 2013 - 17:33

It looks like Apple has once again skimped on the battery. :no:

That would be a little difficult seeing as the enclosure isn't changing.  Regardless, the iPhone gets better battery life than most phones on the market.  I can easily get 3 days of casual use on my 2 year old 4S.



#7 ILikeTobacco

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Posted 16 August 2013 - 17:46

That would be a little difficult seeing as the enclosure isn't changing.  Regardless, the iPhone gets better battery life than most phones on the market.  I can easily get 3 days of casual use on my 2 year old 4S.

Casing got smaller and lighter.



#8 Astra.Xtreme

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Posted 16 August 2013 - 17:53

Casing got smaller and lighter.

0.3mm thinner.  :laugh:

Probably because of the different screen though.

 

Edit:  Nvm, the 5 is also 7.6mm thick. Is something else cosmetic going to change?



#9 CoLdFuSi0n

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Posted 16 August 2013 - 17:54

What's the point its going to have a case on it anyways

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Posted 16 August 2013 - 18:03

That would be a little difficult seeing as the enclosure isn't changing.  Regardless, the iPhone gets better battery life than most phones on the market.  I can easily get 3 days of casual use on my 2 year old 4S.

 

I barely get a full day ... do you even use it? :p



#11 Buttus

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Posted 16 August 2013 - 18:04

so people wanting a bigger screen will have to upgrade again when the 6 comes out it seems



#12 Astra.Xtreme

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Posted 16 August 2013 - 18:08

I barely get a full day ... do you even use it? :p

Of course.  Email, surfing the net, playing games, etc.  It usually doesn't work too well when I'm on Sprint's useless data network instead of Wifi, but I still get really good battery life.



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Posted 16 August 2013 - 18:08

It looks like Apple has once again skimped on the battery. :no:

 

+1 especially when the norm these days is 2000MaH but then Apple has been using a 4' screen with a less than 720p resolution screen with a dual core processor so maybe it doesn't require a 2000Mah battery especially when the phone will last from morning to evening :s 



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Posted 16 August 2013 - 18:15

Jobs will be turning in his grave.



#15 Denis W.

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Posted 16 August 2013 - 23:21

That would be a little difficult seeing as the enclosure isn't changing. Regardless, the iPhone gets better battery life than most phones on the market. I can easily get 3 days of casual use on my 2 year old 4S.


Kinda have to disagree on that. I've yet to run into an iPhone user amongst friends boasting about good battery life. My 4S especially :/