Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Analyst predicts iPhone 5S with Gold option, larger F2.0 aperture camera and 128GB high-end

In a new report out today,KGI’sMingchi Kuoupdated hisprevious predictionsfor the iPhone 5S due forannouncement on September 10th. Notably, he expects:(1) the new A7, ARMv8 based AP (appliion processor), fturing a 1GB LPDDR3 RAM chip; (2) a sapphire home button with fingerprint sensor; (3) main camera unchanged with 8MP, but fturing a larger F2.0 aperture with dual flash lights; (4) new option for golden casing; and (5) new option for 128GB storage.We’ve hrd theSapphire fingerprint rding home button previously from Kuoand the A7 is the natural successor to the A6 and will likely be a 64-bit processor. The 1GB RAM seems in line with previous predictions but that 1GB of RAM will be faster according to Kuo:We reckon A7 will upgrade memory bandwidth spec to LPDDR3 from LPDDR2 adapted by A6, in an effort to improve system performance. Since 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.However, the Gold option is something that has beenonly hrd of in more sketchy rumorsuntil now. Additionally,we discussed the 128GB option in our roundtable quite a bityesterday. TheiPad got a 128GB option this springand the option on the iPhone would be a big differentiator for power users.We’ve also hrd the upgrade on the camera would include an F2.0 aperture withdual flashesbut have hrd a variety of megapixel options including 12 and 13. As with previous ‘S’ models, this one would be able to takedramatically better pictures, especially in low light situations.Kuo doesn’t believe that there will be NFC capabilities in the iPhone 5S.All told, Kuo expects to sell 35M iPhone 5S units in 2013 (not including previous models and the lower cost iPhone 5C) as long as sapphire fingerprint rder manufacturers can keep up with demand.Kuo’s record on parts predictions is good (timing notwithstanding) and these predictions should be taken seriously.Mockups,

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