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iPhone 5S Production Has Already Commenced [RUMOR]

If you have been keeping tabs on everything Apple, you should know very well that the next iPhone upgrade is the one which is stirring the rumor mill the most. As expected at this point, talks about the rumored iPhone 5 upgrade, the iPhone 5S, are becoming a lot prevalent. It is previously rumored that the iPhone 5S is likely to be launched between June and August. However, according to a new report, it seems that Apple is already ramping up the production of the iPhone 5S.

iPhone 5S Rumors

That's right folks, if this report from the Japanese blog Macotakara turns out to be accurate, the iPhone 5S has already hit the assembly lines. If anyone can recall, Apple's main production partner Foxconn had a difficult time coping with the iPhone 5 production thanks to the latest iPhone's radical new design and other upgrades. However, according to this new report, Foxconn should now be well-accustomed to producing the iPhone 5's would-be predecessor since the upgrade and changes will most likely be limited to the internals of the device. Just like the iPhone 4S to the iPhone 4, the iPhone 5S will likely be an upgraded version of the latest iPhone with little to no changes to the aesthetics and form factor.

What can we expect from the iPhone 5S? While there have been plenty of reports regarding this future Apple handset, the details are still quite scarce. All we know is that it will look pretty similar to the iPhone 5 in terms of design. There are reports indicating that the new upgraded iPhone will feature a new 13 megapixel camera accompanied with a more powerful flash and a new “Touch-On-Display” technology. A more powerful quad core A-Series processor is also expected to be included. Just like the iPod touch 5th-gen, the iPhone 5S will be sold in many different colors and screen sizes.


The Japanese blog also notes that NTT DoCoMo, Japan's largest mobile carrier, has already started cutting down its orders for Android smartphones for this year. While NTT DoCoMo is not yet an Apple carrier partner, easing off the orders for Android smartphones could mean that the company is making space to accommodate the iPhone. Tim Cook has been on the move to take Apple's dominance to the Asian market, so this might as well be one of those strategic moves.

In addition to the iPhone 5S, the rumor mill also dictates that the Cupertino company might also reveal a new cheaper iPhone. It is quite not sure if it will be unveiled in the coming months or by the end of the year. [via RedmondPie]

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